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Texans participate in Road Carnage Experiment

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Vic777, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Vic777

    Vic777

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    A lot of Texans will be giving their lives to obtain accurate data for Hwy/Speed experiment. When they raise the speed limit to 85 we will have very accurate information detailing the relationship between Hwy Speed and number of fatalities. If the Limit is 85, can you do 100 without getting a ticket? Texas has found a way to use Darwinism to lower the welfare roles. Can you do a yard in that old Harley Bagger? What do the pipes sound like at 100? Woot! Woot!
     
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  2. Phaze5ive

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    I don't know about Texas, but here in Atlanta 85 sounds like the norm.
     

  3. Sveke

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    Yeah, nothing will happen.

    We drive 100mph up here in CT all the time, and we have no space.

    Everything will be fine.

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  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!

    Blood in the streets!



    (another mindless panicked exclamation!)
     
  5. frank4570

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    It will be a non issue.


    "Blood on the highways! Blood on the highways!"
     
  6. Sveke

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    We're way overdue for an Autobahn type of highway anyways.

    Germans been doing it for years.

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  7. Altaris

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    As has been posted on the multiple other threads on this the past few months....if you are not capable of driving at that speed, stay on the main road(I-35) with all of the traffic.
     
  8. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I'm sorry, but way out west Texas or up in the pan handle there are plenty of areas where there just ain't no one around. Might as well raise the speed limit to 85 and let people get where they are going quicker.
     
  9. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    Hyperbole, you are it!
     
  10. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    Oh please. I made a road trip to Colorado from Oregon a few months back, and drove 80-100 the entire time. No slow, inept, or fearful drivers were harmed in the making of that journey.

    An interesting, but not so surprising side note: I saw more professional ticket-writers in Oregon, than in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado combined. There and back.
     
  11. frank4570

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    Germans take their driving a lot more serious than we do. So I don't agree 100%.
     
  12. Sveke

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    I agree with you but if we had one we'd take it more serious too.

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  13. Gareth68

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  14. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    I drove back to DFW from Yuma and averaged 67mph, including stops (one for 45 minutes waiting for a calzone). I don't think it's going to hurt anything, I had people passing me constantly.
     
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    If we hire German cops to handle driving tests and vehicle inspections, I'm all for it. HH
     
  16. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    You obviously aren't very familiar with Texas.

    The speed limit isn't going to be changed to 85 on all highways, this is primarily going to be used for rural/desert highways out in West Texas where there are vast stretches of good road and very little traffic.

    If you'd ever made a long drive in West Texas, you'd understand this law completely.
     
  17. xArcher

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    This newly opened tollway roughly parallels a congested existing freeway. But for many, the total distance traveled is miles greater. To entice commuters to use and pay for the the longer tollway route, the speed limit was increased to equalize the time factor.

    I wish Texas would stop using transportation related funds/taxes to pay for feel-good projects that are unrelated to transportation.
     
  18. .264 magnum

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    That's a really jaundiced view of this thing. For a lot of other people it's closer than i35. Given the ridiculous traffic on i35 this thing could be many miles farther and still offer a shorter drive time.

    130 plus the bypass around Austin are modern miracles IMO.
     
  19. dango

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    Yo....! Tous..? You are the man , the voice of Texas , at least
    in my book ! :supergrin: How fast you-all , Yaul , Yourn , Yooz,
    Whatever.! :supergrin:

    How Fast Do you ?
    Next-Road-Kill , Talk , Please.
     
  20. Altaris

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    What??? :dunno: