In Reply to: Re: Speed limit posted by . on October 10, 1999 at 10:59:57:
Sorry, I guess I miss-said some things. I don't condone going 20 mph over the speed limit ESPECIALLY in residential. not believing you got a ticket for doing 20+ is a joke to me. BUT, I think the freeway speeds should be bumped up to at least 70 (yeah, I know that some freeways have stretches that are 70mph), some major roads up to 50, and most residential 30-35 (in my town, the residential speed limits are all 25). In Irvine, CA at least one of the major local roads have a speed limit of 55, and the people I know who live around there say they never see any accidents.
One way to make everyone a better driver? Ban talking on the phone while driving, like they did in Italy.
: : I asked my cousin in England, where the speed limit is somewhere around 80 mph, and the cities (especially London) have ridiculously narrow roads and massive over crowding, about the rate of accidents over there, and he said that they were about half of what SoCal's are (he used to live here), and that the fines were much less severe. Let's see, we have the strictest auto regulations, but have more accidents per hundred people than everywhere else; and we have the strictest alcohol control laws, but have a higher percentage of alcohol abuse among teenagers. Anyone see a trend?
: Have you lived in Europe for more than just a few days' vacation? Yes there is a trend. We're a bunch of frigging, undisciplined, self-centered idiots who don't care enough about how potentially dangerous and damaging our actions can be.
: Just look at this idiot who goes 66% above the speed limit and can't believe that he got a ticket. 30 mph is a residential limit --that means children can just suddenly dart into the road. He deserved what he got.