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      04-09-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Arrow Faster is sometimes better than bigger

Texas is typically says "bigger is better".... but now, is faster any better as well?

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/07/t...mit-at-85-mph/

Being that the state is under a financial cutback, common sense would tell you to drop the speed limit more. For one, folks here in TX speed everyday, everywhere. The more you drop it, the more vulnerable speeders are detected. Simple physics!!!
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      04-09-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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well looks like im moving to texas
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      04-10-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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You would think with all the BS about saving fuel and alternative energy they would lower it since the most fuel efficient speed is 55-60....but hell i might move to texas just for this
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I am so glad now that I live in Texas

Thank god no more driving a 300hp twin turbo put putting along at 70 mph.


30mph-85mph on ramp blasts will be more fun and legal.
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i hope this will happen to colorado
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      04-10-2011, 03:31 AM   #6
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omg yesss! Can you imagine going 100 and only breaking the speed limit by 15mph? lol
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I will move to Texas tomorrow
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sorry.. but

thats what she said

i had to.. my apologies
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This is the best thing to happen...the only problem i see is that it wont be coming to the cities where all of my highway driver occurs
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55-60 is only most fuel-efficient when you're the only car on the road. When there's congestion, there goes your fuel-efficiency.
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30mph-85mph on ramp blasts will be more fun and legal.
Pretty sure you can still get a ticket for being reckless. Just because you can go that fast doesn't mean you can accelerate as fast as you want.
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I am so glad now that I live in Texas

Thank god no more driving a 300hp twin turbo put putting along at 70 mph.


30mph-85mph on ramp blasts will be more fun and legal.
Hate to burst your bubble but the highest speed limit I've seen here is a pathetic 70.
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Hate to burst your bubble but the highest speed limit I've seen here is a pathetic 70.
Aren't we talking about how Texas just raised the speed limit to 85??? /Confused
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      04-10-2011, 11:27 PM   #15
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Aren't we talking about how Texas just raised the speed limit to 85??? /Confused
Did you read the article? It hasn't been put into effect yet.
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I have been researching moving to Austin, TX for the past few months......one more reason
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Being that the state is under a financial cutback, common sense would tell you to drop the speed limit more. For one, folks here in TX speed everyday, everywhere. The more you drop it, the more vulnerable speeders are detected. Simple physics!!!
Well, my "common sense" tells me this is a way to boost oil profits in a state where oil is important economically and where many oil companies are headquartered. Sounds to me like corporate handouts was all behind this sort of thinking.
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