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post #1 of 34 Old 07-10-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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60 mph national speed limit.

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier of Hillsborough, who was sworn in to replace the late Tom Lantos in April, has proposed a new national speed limit of 60 miles per hour.
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Article Launched: 07/10/2008 11:55:14 AM PDT

WASHINGTON - California's newest member of Congress is proposing a new national speed limit of 60 miles per hour.

It's the first bill introduced by Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier of Hillsborough, who was sworn in to replace the late Tom Lantos in April.

Speier's proposal, announced Thursday, is meant to help combat high gas prices. Cars burn more fuel the faster they go.

Congress set a national speed limit of 55 mph in 1974 because of energy shortages, but it was repealed in 1995.

Others have been coming up with the same idea recently. An influential Republican senator, John Warner of Virginia, asked the Energy Department to look into it earlier this month.

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Problem is everyone is used to going mach 9 on the interstates. Its gonna take MONTHS for everyone to slow down to 60-65...... Even if it does pass, I dont think that every states governments will go for it.....

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They tried making Houston's speed limit 55 a little while back. I think they changed it back to whatever it used to be (I'm not completely sure though, I'm not crazy enough to drive on I-10). Everyone continued doing between 70 and 80 and the cops came out and admitted that they used to give people 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit and now they were just giving them like 20 or 30mph to make up the difference.

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ohhh man... sounds like a lot of us are going to be screwed. i dont see people slowing down even if this is passed. the govt is really scrounging for new ideas to help this fuel situation now arent they

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CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL, when are they going to get it that we have had enough.
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just one more step towards socialism.

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If we are not careful it won't be long before we have to ask permission to go to the restroom.

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ohhh man... sounds like a lot of us are going to be screwed. i dont see people slowing down even if this is passed. the govt is really scrounging for new ideas to help this fuel situation now arent they
I think she's tired of being flipped off by everybody that drives by as she cruises 10 under the limit in her Prius, Yes, she drives one (according to our local tv station).

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If we are not careful it won't be long before we have to ask permission to go to the restroom.
they are working on that one. those schmuck politicians have nothing better to do than to figure out different way of bending us over.

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