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(Fox News)   Idaho and Wyoming raise speed limits to 80 miles per hour, which is still around 10 below what people are actually driving   (foxnews.com) divider line 71
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2014-03-27 04:49:11 AM  
I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.
 
2014-03-27 07:50:50 AM  
I'm pretty sure most people would agree that the faster you can get through those states the better.
 
2014-03-27 07:51:56 AM  
So, you're saying that reality is finally starting to make some headway in beating revenue-driven delusion?
 
2014-03-27 08:16:32 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: So, you're saying that reality is finally starting to make some headway in beating revenue-driven delusion?


I can't speak for Idaho but Wyoming is flush with cash from all that sweet fraking money.
 
2014-03-27 08:36:14 AM  
What the f*ck is a Wyoming?
 
2014-03-27 08:38:12 AM  
It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.
 
2014-03-27 08:38:51 AM  

TinyFist: What the f*ck is a Wyoming?


about 81 Rhode Islands
 
2014-03-27 08:40:12 AM  
b.vimeocdn.com

approves
 
2014-03-27 08:40:55 AM  
The toll road that goes around Austin on the way to Dallas is 85, and I've never seen anyone go that slow. Big fan of that road, plus the fact it cuts 40 minutes off the drive, or way more of Austin has normal (awful) traffic.
 
2014-03-27 08:41:00 AM  
I thought driving slower and conserving fuel was the environmentally friendly way to travel.

Why do Wyomians hate the environment and Al Gore ??  Why?
 
2014-03-27 08:42:20 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.


K, thanks!!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-27 08:42:46 AM  
In most of the West people aren't driving 90. They are averaging in the high 70s, barely faster than in speed nazi territory. There as here you can find a pack going faster. I've been in a few 85+ mph packs in Massachusetts, but they average out with the 70 mph packs.

When the limit reaches 85 police can start taking it seriously. A 90 mph limit could be enforced as posted, with Victorian strictness. (That's Victoria, Australia, where some cameras flash if you are 1 mph over the limit.)
 
GBB
2014-03-27 08:45:30 AM  

devildog123: I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.


www.examiner.com
"YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"
 
2014-03-27 08:46:34 AM  

gfid: TinyFist: What the f*ck is a Wyoming?

about 81 Rhode Islands


By god you're right.
 
GBB
2014-03-27 08:46:35 AM  

GBB: devildog123: I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.

[www.examiner.com image 430x286]
"YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"


no, wait..... I'm dyslexic.
 
2014-03-27 08:49:56 AM  
toadist

I thought driving slower and conserving fuel was the environmentally friendly way to travel.

Why do Wyomians hate the environment and Al Gore ?? Why?


I don't live in Wyoming and I hate Al Gore.
 
2014-03-27 08:51:06 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.


Derp derp derp derp
 
2014-03-27 08:52:20 AM  
Spent a couple of years living in Wyoming back in the early 2000's.  Worst speeding ticket I ever received was just north of Gillette driving 77 in a 65 which was the interstate speed limit then.  80 is  a perfectly reasonable speed limit in areas where there is low traffic, and incredibly long distances between locations.
Heck for a while we had a daytime speed limit of reasonable and prudent here in Montana, unfortunately our legislators caved to the feds so we could get highway funding, and dialed it back to 75.
 
2014-03-27 08:53:34 AM  
and no point was made...
 
2014-03-27 08:54:32 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: and no point was made...


post intended for this response:

andyofne: selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.

Derp derp derp derp

 
2014-03-27 08:56:42 AM  

Dinki: I'm pretty sure most people would agree that the faster you can get through those states the better.


At least Wyoming has a lot of beautiful scenery. If you want to know what real soul-crushing boredom is like try taking I-80 through Nebraska.
 
2014-03-27 08:57:41 AM  
The cars I'm in now are much more roadworthy than what I used to run, I still don't like to do much over 75.
You're fuel economy start stinking fast, and you're actual get there time doesn't change much
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-27 09:05:25 AM  
NorthernMT

Montana's speed limit was self-imposed. The Attorney General arranged to lose a case so police could no longer ticket under "reasonable and prudent." Fatalities dropped, but politicians were embarrassed and voted in a strict speed limit soon after.

The reckless driver who beat the R&P speeding ticket has been in and out of prison ever since. I'm following the jury verdict on the reckless driving label. He had multiple convictions and was obviously no victim of vague laws.
 
2014-03-27 09:06:45 AM  
selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.

Yeah those 100mph covered-wagons were a menace.
 
2014-03-27 09:10:20 AM  

GBB: devildog123: I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.

[www.examiner.com image 430x286]
"YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"


How do they know where we're going?
 
KNW
2014-03-27 09:12:13 AM  
my truck doesn't stick to the road very well at 80, and my best fuel mileage is at about 70.  guess I'm gonna be stuck in the slow lanes. :P
 
2014-03-27 09:21:04 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.


You use reality or that aforementioned delusion to come to that conclusion?
 
2014-03-27 09:22:31 AM  

GBB: "YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"


How so they know what lane she's supposed to be in?
 
2014-03-27 09:23:01 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: selena gomez has an anus: Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.

You use reality or that aforementioned delusion to come to that conclusion?


Facts.  Put the uneducated in a car with no legal constraints and see what happens.
 
2014-03-27 09:23:04 AM  

TinyFist: What the f*ck is a Wyoming?


Long stretches of nothing punctuated by moments of next to nothing.
 
2014-03-27 09:23:54 AM  

GBB: no, wait..... I'm dyslexic.


Also, it was, "You're going the wrong way!"

"How do they know where I'm going?"
 
2014-03-27 09:26:49 AM  
So I can go 85 with no worries, right?
 
2014-03-27 09:28:29 AM  

OnlyM3: selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.
Yeah those 100mph covered-wagons were a menace.


Go ahead and make fun of it you....you  manure-slinger, just try and control those horses after you lose a wooden spoke in full stride.

chickenmonkeydog.com
 
2014-03-27 09:32:48 AM  

dforkus: and you're actual get there time doesn't change much


I was once told be a Georgia State Trooper, after he handed me my speeding ticket, that I wouldn't "get there no faster by speeding." I was on my way from Atlanta to Baltimore, a journey of about 700 miles. Averaging 55mph would take about 12 hours and 45 minutes. 65? 10 hours and 45 minutes. 75? Nine and a half. Two to three fewer hours on 85? Yes, please!
 
2014-03-27 09:35:39 AM  

Carn: GBB: devildog123: I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.

[www.examiner.com image 430x286]
"YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"

How do they know where we're going?


Yeah, how do they know....

-----
I still don't know what it is Martin saw in the snow that caused him to realize that they were on the wrong side of the road.
 
2014-03-27 09:36:06 AM  
Idaho and Wyoming are actually nice, scenic states if ya ever get a chance to drive though em.  South Dakota on the other hand. That's a state that needs a 200MPH speed limit.  If you're there you should be questioning the choices you made with your life.
 
2014-03-27 09:37:17 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.


Really, speeds driven by people don't imcrease that much. Do a little reading on Utah's 80 mph zones.
Here's one article:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56883181-90/already-driving-hu ll -limits.html.csp

In previous studies of 80 mph zones tested over several years on I-15, Hull said, the average speed increased by only 1 mph - which is one reason the Legislature said it was safe to expand those zones.
 
2014-03-27 09:41:29 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: Facts. Put the uneducated in a car with no legal constraints and see what happens.


One, facts belie you. I suggest you actually research the topic before you spout off nonsense. Start with The Autobahn. Next, look at the 85 percentile rule. Two, an 85mph speed limit *is* a legal constraint.

On the "uneducated in a car" part, we are in agreement. Though, I'd imagine that the Venn diagram of our thoughts on who constitutes those "uneducated" would have very little overlap.
 
2014-03-27 09:41:39 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: Carn: GBB: devildog123: I drove through Wyoming at 95 mph, in the right lane, with people giving me dirty looks and passing me in the left.  I saw one state trooper, and he was passing me too.

[www.examiner.com image 430x286]
"YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!!!"

How do they know where we're going?

Yeah, how do they know....

-----
I still don't know what it is Martin saw in the snow that caused him to realize that they were on the wrong side of the road.


He didn't see anything in the snow. The outside of the lane has a white line, the inside has a yellow line, even on a divided highway. Look out the window and see the wrong color line, you're obviously in the wrong lane. If the passenger sees yellow, there's an issue.
 
2014-03-27 09:44:33 AM  

solve4x: Idaho and Wyoming are actually nice, scenic states if ya ever get a chance to drive though em.  South Dakota on the other hand. That's a state that needs a 200MPH speed limit.  If you're there you should be questioning the choices you made with your life.


SD is one of the four lower 48 states I've never visited. Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

I might never get to them, either. Except Maine. I hear it's beautiful in the summertime. Bahhh Hahhbahhh and all that.
 
2014-03-27 09:46:36 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: It is amusing to watch the rubes in these flyover states pretend its still the old west.  There are traffic laws for a reason, hillbillys.  Enjoy your traffic fatality stats skyrocketing, I know i will.


In parts of Oklahoma and Kansas where the 1st 70 speed limits were allowed, the reason there was an increase in accidents is that the roads ended up carrying about double the traffic as more people were taking slightly longer drives.  The accident rate per mile driven went down in most of the areas and sometimes it went down substantially.
 
2014-03-27 09:48:00 AM  
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2014-03-27 09:48:03 AM  

H31N0US: SD is one of the four lower 48 states I've never visited. 1)Maine, 2)North Dakota, 3)South Dakota, 4)Nebraska and 5)Oklahoma.


Uhhh...
 
2014-03-27 09:50:08 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: selena gomez has an anus: Facts. Put the uneducated in a car with no legal constraints and see what happens.

One, facts belie you. I suggest you actually research the topic before you spout off nonsense. Start with The Autobahn. Next, look at the 85 percentile rule. Two, an 85mph speed limit *is* a legal constraint.

On the "uneducated in a car" part, we are in agreement. Though, I'd imagine that the Venn diagram of our thoughts on who constitutes those "uneducated" would have very little overlap.


Sorry if my desire to see the uneducated remain safe on the roads is offensive to your desire to drive your smog belching 'murican pickup truck at unsafe speeds on your way to the rodeo.  You will get over it.

DON.MAC: there was an increase in accidents


All you need to know.  Thanks for helping me make my point.
 
2014-03-27 09:51:35 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: H31N0US: SD is one of the four lower 48 states I've never visited. 1)Maine, 2)North Dakota, 3)South Dakota, 4)Nebraska and 5)Oklahoma.

Uhhh...


I meant midwestern states. Yeah. That's the ticket,

I goofed. There were five. Thanks for keeping me honest. By the end of this summer there will be four.
 
2014-03-27 09:51:45 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: H31N0US: SD is one of the four lower 48 states I've never visited. 1)Maine, 2)North Dakota, 3)South Dakota, 4)Nebraska and 5)Oklahoma.

Uhhh...


i'm guessing he lives in one, visited the others
 
2014-03-27 09:56:58 AM  

selena gomez has an anus: Sorry if my desire to see the uneducated remain safe on the roads is offensive to your desire to drive your smog belching 'murican pickup truck at unsafe speeds on your way to the rodeo. You will get over it.


I...uh...I drive a Volkswagen? Though they do make a pick-up truck, it is not available in the US.

You keep mentioning "uneducated". I thought I had picked up on your meaning, but now I'm not so sure. Could you explain please? While you're at it define "unsafe", in your context. If you simply mean a "larger number of accidents", which one of your posts would imply, then I'm afraid you fail at even basic statistics.

Of course, this is all running on the assumption that you're not just bored and figured a "speed limit" thread would provide easy picking for a troll.
 
2014-03-27 09:57:50 AM  

H31N0US: By the end of this summer there will be four.


I will contact the DHS and let them know that you are planning on destroying one of five mid-western states.
 
2014-03-27 10:02:53 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: selena gomez has an anus: Sorry if my desire to see the uneducated remain safe on the roads is offensive to your desire to drive your smog belching 'murican pickup truck at unsafe speeds on your way to the rodeo. You will get over it.

I...uh...I drive a Volkswagen? Though they do make a pick-up truck, it is not available in the US.

You keep mentioning "uneducated". I thought I had picked up on your meaning, but now I'm not so sure. Could you explain please? While you're at it define "unsafe", in your context. If you simply mean a "larger number of accidents", which one of your posts would imply, then I'm afraid you fail at even basic statistics.

Of course, this is all running on the assumption that you're not just bored and figured a "speed limit" thread would provide easy picking for a troll.


Uneducated meaning those who have experienced so little of the world they don't understand how to coexist with other people.  A college education helps a great deal with this type.  It certainly isn't the only way to become educated, but its the fastest.

Picture your average right wing teahadist.  The definition of uneducated and dangerous to his fellow humans.  You cannot allow a person like this to feel they can put other lives at risk.  Give a person like this the ability to drive 85 without fear of reprisal, and they will drive 115 and kill a family.  It happens all the time, and frankly I have no desire to become a victim of some ignorant redneck's Steve McQueen race car drive fantasy.
 
2014-03-27 10:04:25 AM  
When Montana had no daylight speed limit (Oct? Nov? '95 - May '99) I ran through that state doing a buck thirty, the long way (SD to ID).

From a paper published in 2000

For the last 5 months of no daytime limits in Montana, the period after its Supreme Court had ruled that the Reasonable and Prudent law was unconstitutional, reported fatal accident rate declined to a record low. Fixed speed limits were reinstated on Memorial Day weekend 1999. Since then, fatal accidents have begun to rise again.


The average fatal accident rate on 4 lane highways during 1998 was half what it was in 2000.  On 2 lane highways the rates were about the same.

Unfortunately the law was a bit too open to interpretation, by design, which doesn't fly with our justice system.
 
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