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(Kansas City)   Kansas raises speed limit to 75mph, thus making it easier to get out of Kansas   (kansascity.com) divider line 108
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2011-06-22 02:14:22 PM  
Been there 3 times - once by choice (boy was I dumb) and twice not so much. If I ever find myself there again, the ability to get out quicker will be welcome.
 
2011-06-22 02:29:40 PM  

Wthrwyz: Been there 3 times - once by choice (boy was I dumb) and twice not so much. If I ever find myself there again, the ability to get out quicker will be welcome.



bbsimg.ngfiles.com

/goes for the rest of you too.
 
2011-06-22 04:20:09 PM  
Kansas, why you so square?
 
2011-06-22 05:53:38 PM  
Kansas is - dare I say - evolving.
 
2011-06-22 06:39:35 PM  
Kansas raises speed limit to 75mph, thus making it easier quicker to get out of Kansas

//ftfy
 
2011-06-22 06:41:19 PM  

gameshowhost: Kansas is - dare I say - evolving.


That's it, everyone out! Closing time!
 
2011-06-22 06:55:38 PM  
So by raising the speed limit, is Kansas effectively saying to passing motorists "Carry on my wayward son"?
 
2011-06-22 08:01:48 PM  

mjoven1975: So by raising the speed limit, is Kansas effectively saying to passing motorists "Carry on my wayward son"?


No, they are saying "all we are is dust in the wind"
 
2011-06-22 08:05:03 PM  

Wthrwyz: Been there 3 times - once by choice (boy was I dumb) and twice not so much. If I ever find myself there again, the ability to get out quicker will be welcome.


I never travel anywhere that I cant find a proper Appletini.
 
2011-06-22 08:07:22 PM  
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THIS WAS ENACTED A MONTH AGO, WHEN I WAS DRIVING ACROSS THAT FARKING STATE.
 
2011-06-22 08:08:40 PM  
Kansas has had a 70 mph speed limit in place since 1996, a year after the federal government lifted all speed limit controls. Since 1995, all states have raised their speed limits on rural interstates and some have been increased in cities.

But the need for speed worries highway safety advocates who have been watching national highway fatality rates plummet since 2005.


Sooo, about 9 or 10 years after speed limits got raised, fatalities went down, and this is a problem. Ok then.

\I'd be more interested in the total accident rate myself...
 
2011-06-22 08:09:54 PM  
the minute I heard this news I knew this headline was coming.
 
2011-06-22 08:11:11 PM  
75 is just unsafe. If you drove off the road at that speed you would never survive a collision with....uh....Well it would take longer to get back on the road.
 
2011-06-22 08:11:54 PM  
LMK when you hit 80

/Utah
 
M-G
2011-06-22 08:15:16 PM  

busy chillin': the minute I heard this news I knew this headline was coming.


No, it's just breathing hard.
 
2011-06-22 08:15:21 PM  
I know people all over the country that talk this way about Kansas, but Johnson County, KS a suburb of Kansas City, MO, is one of the nicest places in the country to live and one of the wealthiest 1% of counties in the whole nation. There are professional sports, lots of live entertainment, great food, and entertainment, good schools, and low crime.

I've traveled around the world and it's funny that most of the other shiatholes around seem to think they have it better than I did back when I lived in Kansas. Truth is...you don't. Your shiat stinks where you live too jackass.
 
2011-06-22 08:17:48 PM  
in the past 30 years I have been in Kansass twice, each time I got pulled over for having out of state plates.

And then there is the SMELL. Does the whole state smell like cow shiat? I was in S. Colorado, lovely state, window rolled down... then crossed the border into Kansass... OMG what a stench! feed lots everywhere!.
 
2011-06-22 08:19:04 PM  
Just watch for where it drops in Kansas City, which was intentionally established on the state line between Kansas and Missouri as the perfect cover for speed traps.
 
2011-06-22 08:20:34 PM  

Vivaldi: I know people all over the country that talk this way about Kansas, but Johnson County, KS a suburb of Kansas City, MO, is one of the nicest places in the country to live and one of the wealthiest 1% of counties in the whole nation. There are professional sports, lots of live entertainment, great food, and entertainment, good schools, and low crime.

I've traveled around the world and it's funny that most of the other shiatholes around seem to think they have it better than I did back when I lived in Kansas. Truth is...you don't. Your shiat stinks where you live too jackass.


shhhhhhh!

/Lenexan
 
2011-06-22 08:22:30 PM  

madgordy: in the past 30 years I have been in Kansass twice, each time I got pulled over for having out of state plates.

And then there is the SMELL. Does the whole state smell like cow shiat? I was in S. Colorado, lovely state, window rolled down... then crossed the border into Kansass... OMG what a stench! feed lots everywhere!.


Now imagine what it's like when a tornado hits a feedlot...

Epic shiatstorm.
 
2011-06-22 08:22:57 PM  
Glad to hear this, as I drive across the state on I-70 at least every other month or so. What I'm curious about is how the increase of the official speed limit will affect the effective speed limit. Currently the signs say 70 but you can't blow right past radar gun troopers at 79 without a care in the world, or at 84 with nervous glances in the rearview. Will this push those numbers up to 84 and 89?
 
2011-06-22 08:23:25 PM  

madgordy: in the past 30 years I have been in Kansass twice, each time I got pulled over for having out of state plates.

And then there is the SMELL. Does the whole state smell like cow shiat? I was in S. Colorado, lovely state, window rolled down... then crossed the border into Kansass... OMG what a stench! feed lots everywhere!.



Do you eat meat? Quit your biatching unless you're vegan.
 
2011-06-22 08:23:49 PM  
fireant451
Vivaldi:



shhhhhhh!



i had that typed but deleted it.
 
2011-06-22 08:24:07 PM  

thoreau: signs say 70 but you can't blow right past radar gun troopers


oops..

s/can't/can
 
2011-06-22 08:31:22 PM  
As a lifelong Missouri resident who recently relocated to Colorado...

..I can appreciate this :)
 
2011-06-22 08:35:18 PM  

Vivaldi: I know people all over the country that talk this way about Kansas, but Johnson County, KS a suburb of Kansas City, MO, is one of the nicest places in the country to live and one of the wealthiest 1% of counties in the whole nation. There are professional sports, lots of live entertainment, great food, and entertainment, good schools, and low crime.

I've traveled around the world and it's funny that most of the other shiatholes around seem to think they have it better than I did back when I lived in Kansas. Truth is...you don't. Your shiat stinks where you live too jackass.


I totally get you, and I love the KC area - I live in a much smaller Midwestern town north of you that made Money Magazine's #1 place to live in the US in the 90's. Excellent corporate climate, low taxes, great people and low crime. We are perfectly happy here and don't mind taking a little crap from people who live in the "important" states - they certainly have their issues too. And, we can visit those states any time we like, so it's cool. Lots of grain belt/corn belt/iron range towns are great places to live.

/We've had 75 here for a while now; hate driving through states that don't. I'm looking at YOU, Iowa and Minnesota.
 
2011-06-22 08:43:56 PM  
Haha, small towns along the highways are gonna make bank on the tickets. People already have a hard enough time slowing down to 35 from a posted 65.
 
2011-06-22 08:48:32 PM  
I can't seem to find it, but there was another article that mentioned they were putting up the signs early and that they would ticket anyone caught going 75 before July 1st. Would that even be legal? I mean, what about people driving through from out of state? I guess they're supposed to be psychic, or something...
 
2011-06-22 08:51:19 PM  
Kansas is not square. Kansas is rectangular with a little corner chomped off. You wanna talk about squares, go talk to Colorado.

I love Kansas City. It's gorgeous in the spring and summer, and not that bad in the winter. And considering the metro area has somewhere around 2.5 million people, it's not as bad as a lot of coasters would like to think. Great food, great bbq (c'mon, there's a style named after the city!), and I can still find burlesque and strippers when I want. What's not to love?
 
2011-06-22 08:53:05 PM  
And as soon as one can stop perpetually clicking shoes, they can stay out.
 
2011-06-22 08:55:11 PM  
Best thing in Kansas is I-70. Either way you go, you can get out..
 
2011-06-22 08:55:37 PM  

algrant33: As a lifelong Missouri resident who recently relocated to Colorado...

..I can appreciate this :)


I drove there from Maryland, twice. Out of all the states I drove thru; Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and halfway thru Colorado, Kansas was the worst. Topped with State troopers every few markers, you might as well be walking.
 
2011-06-22 09:03:23 PM  
And Texas is receiving national notoriety for passing a law that allows 85 mph on some state highways that are engineered to handle the faster speeds. Its new speed limit was signed into law last week.

Curse this article. Curse this article for making me begrudgingly cede a point to Texas...
 
2011-06-22 09:07:41 PM  
Suck it, ya bunch of Heineken-drinking Yankees

www.kdhnews.com
 
2011-06-22 09:09:45 PM  
The best thing about Kansas City? The food. Not just the barbecue, but any kind of food you can imagine. Barbecue, Indian, Chinese, Cajun, Ethiopian, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Tapas, Thai, Creole, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, nearly everything. You can't go more than a mile in any direction without tripping over some truly world-class food.
 
2011-06-22 09:12:59 PM  
Even Kansas City didn't want to be in Kansas.
 
2011-06-22 09:14:03 PM  

StrangeQ: And Texas is receiving national notoriety for passing a law that allows 85 mph on some state highways that are engineered to handle the faster speeds. Its new speed limit was signed into law last week.


It's already 75 on Oklahoma turnpikes. You pay extra, but you get to go faster.

But now that Kansas is raising their speed limit to 75, there will be pressure to raise the limit on I-35 going to Kansas to match. And that's a free road.

So the only solution will be to raise Oklahoma's turnpike speed to 80.
 
2011-06-22 09:16:24 PM  
I hope all other states follow suite, my sweet spot is always 80mph...
 
2011-06-22 09:25:12 PM  
I can imagine walking through Kansas...
media.monstersandcritics.com
 
2011-06-22 09:30:32 PM  
The only reason I go to Kansas is to see it destroyed improved by tornadoes!
 
2011-06-22 09:35:12 PM  

El Ojo:
It's already 75 on Oklahoma turnpikes. You pay extra, but you get to go faster.


Pffft, that's nothing. The speed limit gets raised to 200 just outside of Joplin.

/too soon?
//slashies for Joplin
 
2011-06-22 09:38:37 PM  
Easier to get out of Kansas, and easier to die IN Kansas.

I predict...

I'll stay away thank you.
 
2011-06-22 09:38:45 PM  

madgordy: in the past 30 years I have been in Kansass twice, each time I got pulled over for having out of state plates.

And then there is the SMELL. Does the whole state smell like cow shiat? I was in S. Colorado, lovely state, window rolled down... then crossed the border into Kansass... OMG what a stench! feed lots everywhere!.


No, the whole state does not smell like cow shiat.
 
2011-06-22 09:55:42 PM  
<b><a target="_blank" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/6319098/69960904#c69960904">One Bad Apple</a>:</b> <i>75 is just unsafe. If you drove off the road at that speed you would never survive a collision with....uh....Well it would take longer to get back on the road.</i>

Laughed out loud, having driven across Kansas way too many times.
 
2011-06-22 09:55:43 PM  

Nylter: Kansas is not square. Kansas is rectangular with a little corner chomped off. You wanna talk about squares, go talk to Colorado.


Colorado is a curved trapezoidal surface section of an oblate spheroid.
 
2011-06-22 09:58:03 PM  

wiredroach: Nylter: Kansas is not square. Kansas is rectangular with a little corner chomped off. You wanna talk about squares, go talk to Colorado.

Colorado is a curved trapezoidal surface section of an oblate spheroid.


Mercator disagrees.
 
2011-06-22 09:58:22 PM  
wiredroach

Colorado is a curved trapezoidal surface section of an oblate spheroid.

that's what she said
 
2011-06-22 10:04:19 PM  
going by the headline, the ad that shows in this thread would be rather appropriate then? http://puu.sh/2MEY
 
2011-06-22 10:11:55 PM  
Welcome to 2011, ToTo.
 
2011-06-22 10:13:24 PM  
Kansas is pretty much one big animal feeding pen from what I can tell.

agribusiness owns every politician there apart from KC.
 
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