Originally Posted by 1overcosc
My one issue with raising speed limits is what happens to those who like to drive slower. I don't drive much but when I do drive on the 400-series I always go at 100-105 because it's way more fuel efficient than driving at 120.
Personally I like the idea of having a speed limit of 100 in the rightmost lane and 120 in the others.
Well, on German autobahns you often have three lanes, and the right-hand lane often has people pulling trailers and campers and going 90, the centre lane goes about 140-150 and the left lane has the speedsters going 180 or at lot more.
FYI people going too slow on divided highways can be dangerous. Though I don't think 100-105 is too slow, in good weather anything below 80-90 definitely is. In Quebec as some know the freeways have a posted 60 kmh minimum speed as well.
Moral of the story is if you aren't going to be driving reasonably fast you should stay off the freeways and take the secondary highways.