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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-24 07:48:53 PM
Hold my Maalox and watch this!
 
2014-04-24 09:01:47 PM
A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.
 
2014-04-24 09:15:10 PM
Now all the maniacs will be going faster than me while all the assholes go slower.
 
2014-04-24 09:18:36 PM
And who can blame them.  You get that age, it's best to get to your destination as quickly as possible.
 
2014-04-24 09:23:34 PM

fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.


This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit
 
2014-04-24 09:27:03 PM
It's been pretty well proven that people drive a speed based on number of lanes and lane width. 5 MPH is going to cause an increase in fatalities that can be best describes by the following equation: (jack/shiat) x meh
 
2014-04-24 09:27:13 PM
What Florida needs is higher minimum speeds.
 
2014-04-24 10:05:27 PM
What Florida needs cannot be described within the limits of this forum.
 
2014-04-24 10:14:27 PM
Well, it will come in handy if, I mean, when you want to leave Florida.
 
2014-04-24 10:15:37 PM
First you have to get the idiots to actually drive the speed limit when in the inside/passing lane in the first place...
 
2014-04-24 10:16:58 PM
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-24 10:17:21 PM

dstanley: What Florida needs cannot be described within the limits of this forum.


Challenge accepted!

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-24 10:18:48 PM
TX 130 has an 85 mph limit.
 
2014-04-24 10:19:28 PM

bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit


My cars best mpg is at 74-78 mph or 53-57 mph. it's how the gearing on the diesel works out vs rpm. Either of those gets 48+mpg. I usually tend to want to go faster rather than slower and keep going without using the brakes.
 
2014-04-24 10:21:03 PM
oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2014-04-24 10:23:17 PM
That early bird special at Denny's matters, assholes.
 
2014-04-24 10:24:20 PM
Why does the US believe that speed limits are a good thing?
What with the Market, and all.
 
2014-04-24 10:26:01 PM
We's hereby reminded not to visit FL anytime soon.
 
2014-04-24 10:26:12 PM

aseras: bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit

My cars best mpg is at 74-78 mph or 53-57 mph. it's how the gearing on the diesel works out vs rpm. Either of those gets 48+mpg. I usually tend to want to go faster rather than slower and keep going without using the brakes.


Good to know, but in general, higher speeds equate to lower mpg. I'm not even saying this is the reason for the proposal, just an interesting footnote.
 
2014-04-24 10:29:13 PM
Hitler !
 
2014-04-24 10:33:21 PM
You know what state needs faster speed limits?

All of them


smmercury.com
 
2014-04-24 10:34:33 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-24 10:39:23 PM
The State of Insanity?
 
2014-04-24 10:39:39 PM
New Beertanaslyvania?  (It's somewhere wedged in the smaller, cute eastern states.)

On a serious note, I strongly dislike this new trend of idiots in usually large trucks that cannot grasp the concept that center lines should not be crossed.    Did all the state DMVs stop teaching that critical rule?

Fark faster limits; people drive badly enough at slower speeds.

Let's all take a little bit more time and we'll all get there alive and in one piece, and by extension truly save on health care! ;)

Honestly, today I decided to count the seconds it usually takes me to begin to lose patience at a particular left turn I have to make a lot, shockingly it's low, 4 seconds.

Four freaking seconds should not matter so fudging much, folks. Just checking myself, are you doing the same?
 
2014-04-24 10:44:55 PM
Who cares, they're just going to drive potato anyway.
 
2014-04-24 10:45:11 PM

Danger Avoid Death: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]


True Story...

When Key West residents where faced with a 'boarder patrol' check point in the 80's. (The US goverment set up checkpoint to check US citizenship and roadblock for the 'war on drugs').

The Mayor of Key West...Succeeded from the Union....and declared 'War" on the US.
Shooting watercannon at Navy ships in Keywest and setting up their own roadblocks and requiring a 'Conch Republic' Passport.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch_Republic
 
2014-04-24 10:46:29 PM
Wait, has Florida outlawed texting and driving yet?  Cause, they were pretty slow on the uptake.

Oh, wait, yeah, they have recently banned texting and driving, but no handheld phone laws! http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/fl.html

That's totally what I'd like, you know, someone driving at 75 while yammering away on their cell phone...Awesome!
 
2014-04-24 10:48:44 PM

optikeye: Danger Avoid Death: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]

True Story...

When Key West residents where faced with a 'boarder patrol' check point in the 80's. (The US goverment set up checkpoint to check US citizenship and roadblock for the 'war on drugs').

The Mayor of Key West...Succeeded from the Union....and declared 'War" on the US.
Shooting watercannon at Navy ships in Keywest and setting up their own roadblocks and requiring a 'Conch Republic' Passport.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch_Republic


Seceded even...
 
2014-04-24 11:01:18 PM

tripleseven: Wait, has Florida outlawed texting and driving yet?  Cause, they were pretty slow on the uptake.

Oh, wait, yeah, they have recently banned texting and driving, but no handheld phone laws! http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/fl.html

That's totally what I'd like, you know, someone driving at 75 while yammering away on their cell phone...Awesome!


I see your vagina has been only recently Been interrupted by sand.
 
2014-04-24 11:02:19 PM

dstanley: What Florida needs cannot be described within the limits of this forum.


win
 
2014-04-24 11:03:04 PM

tripleseven: Wait, has Florida outlawed texting and driving yet?  Cause, they were pretty slow on the uptake.

Oh, wait, yeah, they have recently banned texting and driving, but no handheld phone laws! http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/fl.html

That's totally what I'd like, you know, someone driving at 75 while yammering away on their cell phone...Awesome!


I'm of the belief that we don't need laws explicitly banning texting and driving or handheld phone use.  If someone is violating traffic laws due to distracted driving (such as wandering over lane markers, failing to signal, speeding, etc) then they can be pulled over for that regardless of what's causing them to drive poorly.
 
2014-04-24 11:03:08 PM
In Florida they're Speed "Suggestions", not limits.
 
2014-04-24 11:03:10 PM
tripleseven:
That's totally what I'd like, you know, someone driving at 75 while yammering away on their cell phone...Awesome!

I drive Sawgrass everyday and most of the farkers on their cells are doing under 60 and swerving like drunk assholes. Not that it matters how fast they are going, they should all be beaten or tased.
 
2014-04-24 11:03:19 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: tripleseven: Wait, has Florida outlawed texting and driving yet?  Cause, they were pretty slow on the uptake.

Oh, wait, yeah, they have recently banned texting and driving, but no handheld phone laws! http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/fl.html

That's totally what I'd like, you know, someone driving at 75 while yammering away on their cell phone...Awesome!

I see your vagina has been only recently Been interrupted by sand.


Sand from Florida, of course.
 
2014-04-24 11:05:18 PM
FL has a lot of very straight highways with little to no change in elevation and great visibility.  There's really no reason not to increase the speed limits.
 
2014-04-24 11:05:35 PM
All of them?
 
2014-04-24 11:06:21 PM

nijika: In Florida they're Speed "Suggestions", not limits.


THIS!

Seriously - if you go the speed limit down here, you risk getting mowed down or road raged...75 is the current minimum just to survive on these highways!
 
2014-04-24 11:06:57 PM
Saw footage from a hearing about it and some old lady screams, "This is not the autobahn!" I think that might be over stating things a little.
 
2014-04-24 11:07:37 PM

bdub77: aseras: bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit

My cars best mpg is at 74-78 mph or 53-57 mph. it's how the gearing on the diesel works out vs rpm. Either of those gets 48+mpg. I usually tend to want to go faster rather than slower and keep going without using the brakes.

Good to know, but in general, higher speeds equate to lower mpg. I'm not even saying this is the reason for the proposal, just an interesting footnote.


True.  Same with speed limits.  Function of the vehicle and the road.  I have lived in Florida.  That last thing they need to do there is drive FASTER.  Now I live in SD.  Speed limit 75 on the interstate.  You know what?  NOBODY drives over 80.  Everyone is just about exactly 79 MPH.  Seems about right considering a flat, wide open road with no traffic.  Morons in Florida trying to do 90 while some old bugger is doing 50 in the other lane.  On cars I had a 2001 Hyundai Accent 2 door that got 40 mpg if you did 60mph (I lived in Indiana and there was a cop every 100 yards and speed limit 55) but if you cracked it open to 75 you were both feeling like you were at the edge of sanity/safety AND the mpg dropped to 30.  Now in SD my Audi gets 30mpg no matter what speed you drive.  And you could set the cruise at 100 mph and I think still be well within a tolerable safety limit compared to driving in Florida.  It is way safer at 100 in SD than that Hyundai at 70 mph in Florida or Indiana.

tl;dr:  Not sure what Florida needs is faster limits.
 
2014-04-24 11:08:58 PM

bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit



My car gets its optimal gas mileage at 75 mph.
 
2014-04-24 11:09:36 PM
BeatrixK:

Seriously - if you go the speed limit down here, you risk getting mowed down or road raged...75 is the current minimum just to survive on these highways!

Ever driven through Reno? I'm pretty sure it's 90 at a minimum.
 
2014-04-24 11:10:47 PM

brandent: bdub77: aseras: bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit

My cars best mpg is at 74-78 mph or 53-57 mph. it's how the gearing on the diesel works out vs rpm. Either of those gets 48+mpg. I usually tend to want to go faster rather than slower and keep going without using the brakes.

Good to know, but in general, higher speeds equate to lower mpg. I'm not even saying this is the reason for the proposal, just an interesting footnote.

True.  Same with speed limits.  Function of the vehicle and the road.  I have lived in Florida.  That last thing they need to do there is drive FASTER.  Now I live in SD.  Speed limit 75 on the interstate.  You know what?  NOBODY drives over 80.  Everyone is just about exactly 79 MPH.  Seems about right considering a flat, wide open road with no traffic.  Morons in Florida trying to do 90 while some old bugger is doing 50 in the other lane.  On cars I had a 2001 Hyundai Accent 2 door that got 40 mpg if you did 60mph (I lived in Indiana and there was a cop every 100 yards and speed limit 55) but if you cracked it open to 75 you were both feeling like you were at the edge of sanity/safety AND the mpg dropped to 30.  Now in SD my Audi gets 30mpg no matter what speed you drive.  And you could set the cruise at 100 mph and I think still be well within a tolerable safety limit compared to driving in Florida.  It is way safer at 100 in SD than that Hyundai at 70 mph in Florida or Indiana.

tl;dr:  Not sure what Florida needs is faster limits.


Automakers are moving to more and more gears for automatic transmissions.  With the new 8 speed automatics that are starting to hit the market the top gear is so tall that driving 70mph+ shouldn't be a big hit on fuel economy.
 
2014-04-24 11:12:13 PM

FizixJunkee: bdub77: fusillade762: A whole five mile per hour increase. The horror.

This is actually great news for the oil and gas companies who rely on people getting low mpg to constantly fill up their tanks. The higher the speed, the lower the mpg.

/Personally think 70 is a good limit


My car gets its optimal gas mileage at 75 mph.


Which is a load of horse shiat.

Thanks.
 
2014-04-24 11:15:17 PM

tripleseven: FizixJunkee: bdub77: 

My car gets its optimal gas mileage at 75 mph.

Which is a load of horse shiat.

Thanks.


No, it ain't.  I have a fancy computer that tells me my MPGs, and I regularly verify the accuracy of my computer when I fill up my tank (elementary school math, for the win!).

75 mph is best for my car.  Maybe not for your car, but it is for mine.
 
2014-04-24 11:18:08 PM
Driving in the south is a treat for me.  Although after driving 16 straight hours, last thing I want to do is go 90 in Tampa.  Yes, I do come from Ohio.  I apologize for all the idiots from Ohio clogging the left lane going 60.
 
2014-04-24 11:20:37 PM

FizixJunkee: tripleseven: FizixJunkee: bdub77: 

My car gets its optimal gas mileage at 75 mph.

Which is a load of horse shiat.

Thanks.

No, it ain't.  I have a fancy computer that tells me my MPGs, and I regularly verify the accuracy of my computer when I fill up my tank (elementary school math, for the win!).

75 mph is best for my car.  Maybe not for your car, but it is for mine.


Please list the make, model, year and trim level of your car.

Thanks.
 
2014-04-24 11:21:11 PM
Oregon. The answer is Oregon.
 
2014-04-24 11:25:33 PM

FizixJunkee: tripleseven: FizixJunkee: bdub77: 

My car gets its optimal gas mileage at 75 mph.

Which is a load of horse shiat.

Thanks.

No, it ain't.  I have a fancy computer that tells me my MPGs, and I regularly verify the accuracy of my computer when I fill up my tank (elementary school math, for the win!).

75 mph is best for my car.  Maybe not for your car, but it is for mine.


No.
 
2014-04-24 11:28:12 PM

Akuinnen: Ever driven through Reno?


Just to watch it die.
 
2014-04-24 11:32:53 PM
this won't change the speed people drive.
It might change the speed at which they get tickets, which could cut down on the braking stomping when a cop comes into view.
 
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