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55 now 70, =$
C'mon, guys and girls, you havn't thought this through...
Higher speed means less MPG. More gasoline sold, govt collects more
tax $. My current state of residence (Wisconsin) is contemplating a 4
- 5 cent per gallon additional gas tax; we're already the 2nd highest
in the nation. Since the current speed limit isn't being enforced
(much) there will be very little loss of revenue from tickets; after
all, they can still ticket the people who exceed the new limit to get
that same money.
The change in the speed limit question is less about safety,
capability of cars or drivers, and convenience than it is about
political posing and money. A very unpopular congress, Republican and
Democrat, is looking for a popular issue at the start of the primary
voting season. Big oil producing states have a lot of electoral
votes...and campaign contributors...
With EPA mandating higher MPG figures, the only way to keep
consumption high is to drive faster...
A mostly tounge-in-cheek observation on the current political climate