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Re: 55 alive?

On Fri, 22 Sep 1995, Kevin Baluha wrote:

> admittedly, I have not done the speed limit since the last time a cop was
> behind me, but this doen not keep me from wondering If perhaps many of our 
> roadways are unsafe for HIGH rates of speed.

This all goes back to a comment that STEADI (Eric) made concerning 
closing speeds.

It's not so bad to be going 80 if most of the other cars are going 
between 78-82, but if you run across that one old bozo that's going 52, 
there's gonna be problems.  

On the other hand, if you run off the road (you shouldn't) and hit a 
bridge support at 80, it's gonna hurt worse than if you were going 52.  
Kinda like a give and take thing.

If more drivers were better drivers not drinking coffee, talking on the 
phone, reading a map, reading the paper, listening to the radio at mega 
volume, and trying to see who that hot man/woman is in the other lane, it 
would work.  If everyone else stays stupid, it could hurt.

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared