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Lawmakers want to lower speed limits in Texas cities

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This will do exactly zero good. Drunks, stoned, people, morons on their cellphones, fools who don't know how to drive, all ignore traffic laws.
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One can understand why the elites want a police state, but why would the 99% embrace it?

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Lower speed limits cause congestion on the highways. Lowering speeds from 70MPH to 55MPH means the same number of cars must be on the highway for 20% more time. That is the same as adding (overnight) 20% more vehicles.


Why would anyone approve of this?
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Lower speed limits cause congestion on the highways. Lowering speeds from 70MPH to 55MPH means the same number of cars must be on the highway for 20% more time. That is the same as adding (overnight) 20% more vehicles.


Why would anyone approve of this?
It's a nanny mentality feverishly at work in those dumbasses in favor of it.
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so y'all think 70 through town is O.K,?
you're weird
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filed a bill that would reduce the speed limit on city streets by 5 mph
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so y'all think 70 through town is O.K,?
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I spent a week in Dallas and Houston last fall.

Dallas Fort worth has exhausted its supply of concrete every year for the last decade. Interstate system is wide and modern thru town.

As for the city streets, 5MP reduction will do the same thing as I exampled. The math is consistent and it will clog the streets with more vehicles spending more time on the roads.

This is not a safety grab but a money grab. Few will obey the new limits any more than the old ones. But the fines will be higher.

If it was about safety, all streets should be limited to 5 MPH. No one could get to work on time but, at least in theory, they would all arrive safely.

We have had automobiles on our city streets for almost 150 years . One would think that by now we ought to have come to a consensus on what speeds are appropriate. Politicians however, always presume they must do something, anything, to prove they know better.
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so y'all think 70 through town is O.K,?
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You're on the freeway. What's the problem?
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so y'all think 70 through town is O.K,?
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If you believe that is an unsafe speed to travel on a modern highway, then I beg you to stay off of those same highways. In my opinion, it is those that stubbornly refuse to observe the min speed limits that cause most of the issues on our roads and highways.
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