I had read about this.
But today, I not only got to see the actual sign,
I got to drive this fast legally.
Even a little bit over it.
I made 165 miles in two hours.
Now before you go all green on me
and judge the above sign to be the obscene
action of a legislative body without conscience
or intelligence, (which it is)
What if instead of speed limits,
We had vehicle limits?
And a good, safe, efficient vehicle
would be allowed to travel even faster than I did today.
Then, instead of buying sex, or snobbery, or paramilitary,
you could buy safety, and efficiency, and speed.
If you then collect the insurance costs
and the social costs of the medical expenses
as you purchase the fuel or electricity,
You have a reasonably equitable system
that promotes high fuel efficiency, (high cafe standards)
and well built cars that can travel safely at high
Speed doesn't just sell in the truck stops,
Going faster would make any "red stater"
drop his "hummer dummer" for a hybrid.
Why do you think they say,