Question of the Day: How Incredibly Stupid is the Proposed 60 MPH Federal Limit?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
question of the day how incredibly stupid is the proposed 60 mph federal limit

You can tell by my phrasing that I don't like it. Not one bit. In case you haven't been paying attention, first term congressperson Jackie Speier– California's latest offering to the pyre of political lunacy– is proposing a Federally mandated national limit of 60 mph. I'm so angry I could spit. First of all, NO!!!!! Leave me alone! If I want to pay a bit more to get somewhere quicker that's between me and my bank account. Don't tread! Second, will hybrids, ethanol burners, hydrogen fuel cell and electric cars be limited to 60 mph, or just the dino-juice drinkers? And if all cars are limited, why? If I'm getting veggie-diesel from the local Thai joint what possible business is it of the Feds if I'm driving down the road at 80 mph? Can't they just get back to launching unnecessary wars, illegal phone taps and Alaskan bridges? You know, their core competencies. So what do you think?

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  • Frizzlefry Frizzlefry on Jul 15, 2008

    Even if they did lower the speed limit, could it be enforced? Do they even have the manpower to effectivly pull over everyone if the limit was lowered? I live in canada and the highway speed here is 110kmph. Just this past weekend I flew by a camped out cop going 135kmph with his radar gun pointed right at me and...nothing. The police are so busy pulling over drivers going insanely fast (150kmph +) that I was completely ignored. Or I was very lucky...either way, I really do have to get around to buying that V1.

  • JTH JTH on Jul 15, 2008

    Instead of reducing speed limits, why not eliminate drive-thru's? All those cars getting 0 mpg while waiting in line. So get off your arse and go inside for your Big Mac! Except for the Big Mac part, we'll all be better off!

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Jul 15, 2008
    Dude. Good points, but I think you have - how to put it nicely - issues? My advice: Hate trees, not chicks..... When I had a pool, I did harbor some animosity toward trees. Last week I got off my train and saw that some ahole hit my car and left. So I must say, like trees, hate people. People Suck!!
  • Cheezeweggie Cheezeweggie on Jul 15, 2008

    Big deal. That just means that instead of driving 75 everyone will drive 65.