Re: Repeal of the National Speed Limit Law
Chris Glasser (Chris.Glasser@ColumbiaSC.ATTGIS.COM) wrote:
: Right. Going 85 in a 55 MPH zone is perfectly safe. Even if everyone else is
: going 55-65.
: Do you really believe that?
I think we all agree that it's the speed differential, blah blah blah
: What if you're going 75 or 85 in a 55, and the guy in the lane next to you
: about 150 feet in front of you has a tire blow out? What if he then loses
: control of his car temporarily and swerves into your lane? At 75, you have
: MUCH less time to react than at 55. Your brakes will not be able to slow your
: car down anywhere near as well. Your car will not handle as well as 75. You
: have a much greater chance of hitting this guy going 75 than 55. Do you deny
Of course not, but I can equally claim "You have a much greater chance
of hitting this guy going 55 than 35." Or "35 than 15". Or "15 than
0". I think they call this one "Slippery Slope", no?
Besides, how fast was the other guy going? It's the speed differential,
dontcha know (there's an echo in here).
: And common sense also says that the faster you're driving, the less time you
: have to react to unexpected situations. If you're driving an interstate at
: night, your headlights can only cover a certain amount of ground in front of
: you. If you're going 75 in a 55, by the time your headlights hit some
: unexpected debris on the road you will not have any chance of avoiding that
Would anybody care to discuss the pathetic headlights the US DOT has
foisted on us up until very recently? Don't overdrive your lamps,
: The average car's brakes are far less effective at stopping from 75 than at
And "55 than at 35", and - oh, well, you do understand, don't you?
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