55 MPH Good or Bad Idea...

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  1. New Cell

    New Cell Unleashed Enigma

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    Seems to be growing talk towards another mandatory 55 mph speed limit. I went through one in the early 70's and it was no fun. However, it does save gas/energy and cuts back on accidents. I believe if you need to save money on gas take the slow lane...:newpalm:
     
  2. z22 2006 User

    z22 2006 User BHOT's Own Fluffy

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    I may be young, but this brings up an old song lyric:"I can't Drive 55."
     
  3. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    We'll be driving 55 soon enough, and not long after, gas powered cars will be a moot point. Things are going to change very quickly, or so I hope. We are nearing unsustainable levels in transportation costs. The economic impact will have massive effects, many of which I can't even begin to imagine. The future scares the heck out of me. :(
     
  4. Hook

    Hook Caught Watching Prawn

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    You obviously haven't lived through enough cycles to realize that the world is always falling apart but it never does. This will get better. Things will get worse again. Things change, but not really. :)

    Sit back and relax. It's sort of fun to watch. ;)
     
  5. palmgeek5394

    palmgeek5394 Nokia N800 + HTC Wizard

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    <Hey, Hook, you want some popcorn? I've got extra.> :rolleyes:
     
  6. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mobile Deity

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    I rarely exceed 55MPH in my driveway
     
  7. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Still a young pup by most standards, so you are right. Mind if I come over to your house to watch. :)
     
  8. Konrad Pierce

    Konrad Pierce Village Idiot 2.0

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    How about 55mph under human control and Mach 1 under autopilot/autonav GPS robotic control?

    And maybe a minimal grade on an IQ test as part of the licensing requirements? Y'know, driving is after all a privilege, not a right. Stupid people should simply be denied. Along with anybody having poor reflexes, inability to reach decisions, no idea of where they're going, even less idea of how they intend to get there ...
     
  9. Dick Tracy

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    I read somewhere the other day that Mercedes Benz is looking to produce petroleum free cars by 2015. I'm really sick of the idiots driving 55 on my 25 mph residential street and the lack of enforcement on these fools, especially between midnight and 3AM.
     
  10. qwertyu

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    .....and I'm sick of the people driving 25 in a 55 and in the passing lane besides
     
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