Re: Repeal of the National Speed Limit Law

I agree with the gentleman's assertion that speed limits are 
nothing but cash cows for state budgets and insurance lobbies.

Obviously, a higher rate of speed decreases reaction time. Yet 
what is lost in the debate is driver responsibility. Too often 
many people operate vehicles as if they are the only ones on the 
road. Failure to stay left, using directionals and common sense 
are contributors to accidents, not speed. 

Its funny how purveyors of lower speed limits consistently claim 
that study after study has shown higher speed limits cause 
deaths, yet they never mention a study conducted by two FHA 
engineers in the late eighties that proved speed itself does not 

The bottom line is this: If you are going to drive fast you must 
anticipate hazardous conditions sooner. Driving 80 MPH requires a 
higher level of attention than driving 55 MPH. Merely blaming 
speed for accidents is a cop out and removes responsibility. I 
say raise the speed limit and start going after the REAL hazards 
on the road