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But, if that traffic is exceeding the posted Maximum limit, that traffic is breaking the law. It's pretty straightforward.

None of which is applicable when looking at the regulations as stated in the MVA.

No, I don't.

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It's not only "a bunch of guys" putting the regulations into writing, it's people who know what they're doing showing othe rpeople (who obviously don't know what they're doing) how to drive and operate their vehicles safely with due regard for all the other motorists and pedestrians on the roads.

A law abiding Canadian, thank you. {;^)
With no moving violations since 1983, or incidents of any type for close to two million miles.
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Suppose the posted maximum was set for political reasons and is set too low?
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Good point. There's a 10 mile stretch of westbound I-20 about 35 miles east of Birmingham, AL where the S/L is 55 for no reason other than so the local cops can bag "speeders". The S/L on either side of this speed trap is 70 and the road there is wide, in good repair, has gentle curves and hills only.
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Butch Haynes wrote:

take that up with the feds. i understand that there have been a whole bunch of these kinds of "local economy boosters" that have been eliminated in ca and nv. apparently, there's some kind of law against arbitrary local authority speed limits, and there's a "percentage of local income" economic test applied when scrutinizing.
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My living depends on my licence being perfectly clean. It has been for over twenty five years now, I'm not about to change the way I drive because of any reasons, political or not.
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Nobody said you had to change anything.
And hey, my license is clean too! Now that the seat belt and speeding charges have finally aged off, that is. ;^)
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I took it as being suggested. Sorry.

It's freshly cleaned <g>.
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Brian Smith wrote:

What difference does it make why the limits were set? If the limits are bad limits, complain to you elected officials. Or become an elected official.
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I have no complaints about the speed limits. I operate my vehicles within the limitations happily watching the morons flying by, and down the road ending up beside them at the next red light.
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You are aware that exessively low speed limits are associated with increased collisions due to inattention?
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Tegger wrote:

http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/departments/transportation-faq.html#3
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far more dangerous is speed DIFFERENTIAL;those travelling significantly slower or faster than the majority of traffic.
So,Mr.Brian Smith is likely creating a greater hazard than the "speeders".
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The collisions are caused by the people (they call themselves drivers, but are actually only people that hold on to the steering wheel and point and go) that are exceeding the posted limit while not paying attention to the task at hand.
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that's NAIVE at best. 55mph -used- to be the National Motor Speed Limit(NMSL);before that many highways were posted 70-75 mph. Were they "unsafe" before the 55 NMSL? No. And much later,speed limits got changed back to 65-70 mph in most non- Socialist states. Traffic deaths continued to decrease.
BUT,the Unintended Consequence of the 55 NMSL was that LANE DISCIPLINE was lost forever. 55 NMSL brought about the self-rightous LLB,Left Lane Blocker,and passing on the right,necessary to get around LLBs.
Look at Germany's Autobahn;they have lane discipline,and higher traffic speeds.

Who still doesn't have the authority to alter posted speed limits. Most SLs come from traffic "engineering" manuals. To deviate from them usually requires a legislative majority to vote to change them.
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Jim Yanik wrote:

as i understand it, you can post lower limits, not higher.

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jim beam wrote:

What are the Socialist states?

Traffic deaths decreased in large part because of cars that were able to protect their occupants better, as well as using safety equipment and decreasing drunk driving.

ROTFL. You should write to Dave Letterman. He can use it for his show.

That's because of laws, which are made legislators, who are elected officials.

And who votes for the legislature?
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Or none at all. Remember those "RESUME SPEED" signs?

Originally, nobody said they were.
The primary impetus for the double-nickel was emissions, not "safety". "Safety" came later.
Higher engine speeds tended to wreck early pelletized catalytic converters. Lower road speeds meant lower engine speeds, which also meant gentler exhaust pulses, leading to better cat life. Hence the national 55.
It just so happened the cops discovered the new lower speed limits (which had largely been reduced from those that a given road had originally been designed for) meant an embarrassment of riches in "speeding" fines, since people tended to drive at speeds they felt safe at, which usually coincided with the speed the road was designed for. The police to this very day are the very biggest boosters of speed limits and enforcement.
What was it Ross Perot used to say? "Follow the money!"
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Tegger wrote:

i one time heard rumor to the effect that some speed cops used to get "commission" based on their "yield". i don't think that's the case now, but it sure would add zealotry to their work.

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It was just revealed recently that in a suburb of Detroit, cops will get an hour of overtime for each ticket written over a certain amount.
If that's not a commission, I don't know what is.
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As far as I know, there's no official "quota", but the cops' supervisors have a general idea what to expect when a patrolman is assigned to speed duty. If he comes back with too few tickets, he'd better be able to explain why.
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