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Re: (OT) chicago

On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 08:03:10PM -0800, ben wrote:
> On Thursday 21 February 2002 06:54 pm, Mark S. Reglewski wrote:
> > about speed enforcement around here.
> yeah, like who's running the show there? the nazi party? 55 sucks. 65 sucks, 
> for that matter, but, allegedly, it's the national standard wherever local 
> authorities haven't funded the highway system. the worst of this year's 
> models still rate themselves from 0 to 60. dman, screw chicago--head for 
> california, the last enduring stronghold of the pretence that we are free.

Illinois does have comparitively lower speed limits.  But the 55 mph
limit is their own doing these days (has been for several years).  It's
not the Fed's keeping the limit down.  Besides, most of the interstates
around Chicago are toll roads (ick, hopefully that don't catch on out

Note: supposedly trucker's are still limited to 55 mph in CA, a bad idea
IMHO.  Better to have the trucks moving with the flow of traffic rather
than holding it up.  I guess the idea is they can slow down a little
quicker, but whether they're doing 55 or 65, if they're heavy, they
ain't gonna be able to slow down quick enough if some dipshit does a
stupid maneuver in front of them.  The other silly rule is the right
two lane law -- most states don't have that.  Sure, lets line up all
the trucks right next to merging traffic!

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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