Law School Discussion

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Would you support a national 55 mph speed limit for all interstate travel to help save gas?

Absolutely
2 (9.5%)
Absolutely not
13 (61.9%)
Probably
1 (4.8%)
Probably not
5 (23.8%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Lower speed limit to save gas?

jack24

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Lower speed limit to save gas?
« on: July 14, 2008, 11:52:45 AM »
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Elephant Lee

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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 12:08:59 PM »
It was good enough for Nixon.

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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 12:17:30 PM »
Also, it probably needs to be a federal law, since states will be reluctant to lower their limits if adjacent states with alternative routes have not.

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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 01:01:44 PM »
No freaking way. I hate flying so I drive everywhere this would add 1/3 more time to all my trips. Its my gas, if I want to guzzel it at 75-80 so be it. We have much safer cars then we did the last time we tried 55, so traffic deaths won't go down much if any. OMG I would shoot myself if I had to drive 55 through northen Arizona to get home. THERE IS NOTHING THERE BUT STRAIGHT INTERSATE. Bah pox on whomever thinks this is a good idea. My car was not desgined to go that slow.

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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 03:30:44 PM »
Yeah, driving from Denver to Kansas City is bad enough at 75.. 55 would be more likely to cause an accident due to the extended amount of time on the road.


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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 04:09:08 PM »
that's right, people.  let's make sure we support nothing that conserve gas.

now tell julie again how patriotic you are.

Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 04:31:19 PM »
I thought the optimum rate of speed for gas usage was 65? Is that wrong or is that the max?

But even if they did lower it, no one would obey it.

TimMitchell

Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 04:35:25 PM »
I doubt anyone would obey the law anyway, especially on those long streches of highway out west.

Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 04:35:40 PM »
In the 1970's cars were not as efficient at higher speeds as they are today.

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Re: Lower speed limit to save gas?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 04:39:46 PM »
so many excuses.