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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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An Extraordinary Act Of Civil Obedience

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Some Atlanta students drive the speed limit and videotape the resulting mayhem. As one of them says, "I'm just glad nobody got hurt. It had the potential to be dangerous, which was really, again, the point. We were dangerous because we were obeying the law."
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...speed+limit%22

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 08:38 AM
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driving the speed limit is often VERY SCARY. Try going through the ipass lanes last summer on 355 when it was a construction zone with 45mph speed limits. I thought I was going to get rear ended by an 80mph SUV every time.

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I remember that, and there was always a State Trooper somewhere waiting to nail you. Bastages.
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someone told me about this the other day, good to see the video.. anyone remember when they came up with the 55 speed limit? wasn't that the 70s?

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I have another view on this......try driving the limit in Alabama or Mississippi (it's 70mph).........you always get a ton of asshats going 5 mph or more UNDER the limit causing ALL the problems. And don't get me started on semi's.........90% of those retards need to be removed from the road.
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We are so doing this!!!!




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We are so doing this!!!!
I'm in!

Taz, +1 on 90% of Semi driver being windowlickers. I've got the Ti plates in my head as evidence.

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The chick in blue is cute

I dont have a vehicle shitty enough to try this and I aint using my Suburban.

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We are so doing this!!!!
+1 Too Funny!!!!

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We are so doing this!!!!
i got a big truck.. i'm in

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Excellent vid New Mexico on two lane blacktop has 65 MPH speed limts so does Kansas, which I managed to average to maintain 92 MPH, because of NO TRAFFIC and EXCELLENT roads. Then I jumped on to I35, 75 MPH speed limit, could barely do 80, because of traffic and the 8500 going off about every 12 minutes. 55 is a crock and maintained by states for the money they get from "violations"

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The chick in blue is cute

I dont have a vehicle shitty enough to try this and I aint using my Suburban.

Not a problem for me. The top speed on the Beater Bonneville I'm driving is 60, any faster and it shuts off

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What a bunch of morons with nothing better to do than to mess up traffic.

What was the point of doing that besides pissing a bunch of people off?

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We were going to do this a few years ago (assuming similar mayhem). The plan was to rent a bunch of like Dodge Neons, get lined up, and drive to Madison and back.

A few beers later we decided the BETTER move was to do it Cannonball Run style and put numbers on the neons and race from O'hare to um... nevermind.

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A few beers later we decided the BETTER move was to do it Cannonball Run style and put numbers on the neons and race from O'hare to um... nevermind.

I'm in !

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Is the problem the posted speed limit or the lack of enforcement for the speed limit? In Michigan, as well as Ohio, there are now fewer troopers on the interstates. With fewer units to enforce the speed limits there's a defacto change in the limit. The limit becomes whatever the driver thinks is appropriate. The problem then becomes the driver's following the speed limit cause bottlenecks. Enforce the law first, change the limit second.

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