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Re: Speed Kills?

Hi Jim, Eliot

> >I think we are in the middle of just such a "media circus" here in Ohio.  
> >I have seen blurbs on the news about a serious crackdown and some of its 
> >implications on I71 in Ohio.  Anyone know more about this blasting?  Mr. 
> >Healey, comment?

I'm really surprised to see this thread (no flame, gentlemen), but Ohio, 
especially I70, has had a reputation as a gaint, permanent, and *very* 
chickensh*t speed-trap for as far back as I can recall (even longer, I can
only recall as far back as this morning, after 0800, to be more precise...)

Seriously, going from Texas or Oklahoma, I have always chosen (ostensibly) less 
desirable southern routes through Kentucky or Tennessee (I done both) for no
other reason than to avoid Ohio's *Notorious* Speed-traps.  I've always used
85 as my (minimum) nominal cruising speed for long trips.  In '72, when all 
interstates allowed 70 (or higher) I went from OK to DC on a Honda CB750, and 
went south to avoid Ohio.  In '77, from DC to San Angelo, on a Kaw Z1b, through 
Tennessee, to avoid Ohio.  

I know you guys spoke about I71, not I70, but what's in a name...This is old 
news (but you *are* doing a service to those unaware of the news...)

Cheers, <vbg>

Bart Chambers,
Frau, Dora
'77 Feline Varmint, Felix, Gray
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Indischrot
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro) Alpenweiss