Re: Repeal of the National Speed Limit Law

>  Not meant as a flame or personal attack, but stuff like this
>is one of the best arguments *not* to raise the speeed limit.
>There are too many people who have no idea of how to deal with
>the incerased stopping distances and how the car is going to
>behave.  I don't really think that the majority of drivers are
>stupid, but they are certainly woefully undertrained and 
>undereducated.  Hell, half of them don't really seem to be
>able to cope with 55 on a daily basis.

	This argument has no real world bearing upon speed limits.
If the ability to stop were important, then newer cars would be allowed
to drive faster, and/or older cars will be forced off the highways.
	My car can stop faster at higher speeds than many new cars, and
better than virtually any car from the 50's/60's/70's and 80's. Heck, 
I'ld wager I can stop quicker and under more control from 100mph, than
that old GM sedan from 60...

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