The tollways in DFW are 70 mph. The freeways in Houston should be 70. The speed limits are artificially low across the country. If you raise the speed limit in urban areas to 70, I think there would be less traffic and there would be less people hogging the middle to left lanes. More people would stay to the right since everyone is going 70. On the tollways in dfw, most people drive the same speeds as they do on the freeways with 60 mph speed limits. You're just not worries about getting pulled over. Dat revenue.
Originally Posted by harryc
And now those of us doing our PATRIOTIC duty by lowering gas consumption, and lowering dependence on FORIEGN AAARAB oil, those of us who understand GOD's word as expressed in the eloquently simple equation E=MVV -and who act on it by driving 55 Mph. We will be pummeled by those more interested in their personal convenience than the welfare of the country.
Going 55 doesn't make you a saint. i see so many idiots on the road going slow driving side by side on the freeway, causing traffic to bunch up behind them. But, because they are going the speed limit at 60, they are being "safe". Lol, how about moving over behind the person already going your speed. If everyone would pass the cars to their right and kept traffic flowing, there would not be random slow downs for no reason. Oh, and leave some damn space. at least the length of one and a half 18 wheelers, in all lanes. Leave even more space in rural areas.