Editorial: Don't rush to 75 mph

There are 35 comments on the Pensacola News Journal story from Nov 18, 2013, titled Editorial: Don't rush to 75 mph. In it, Pensacola News Journal reports that:

If you're like many drivers, you find it hard to resist nudging the speedometer needle past the posted speed limit of 70 mph as you cruise some of the more wide-open stretches of interstate highway.

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1 Nov 18, 2013
Rush to a hundred instead. You want to drive slow? Do so. But do it in the right hand lanes and quit obstructing faster drivers
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#2 Nov 18, 2013
Mykro wrote:
Rush to a hundred instead. You want to drive slow? Do so. But do it in the right hand lanes and quit obstructing faster drivers
Our cars, mine included, are capable of these speeds, BUT so many of the roads and interstates are in terrible shape with dips, bumps, patches and potholes that it isn't safe to drive even the speed limit. With the State Troopers using pause radar and airplanes in speed enforcement, you're toast before you know it!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#3 Nov 18, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Our cars, mine included, are capable of these speeds, BUT so many of the roads and interstates are in terrible shape with dips, bumps, patches and potholes that it isn't safe to drive even the speed limit. With the State Troopers using pause radar and airplanes in speed enforcement, you're toast before you know it!
We wouldn't be toast if the speed limits were higher and slow poke morons stayed to the right. If you're a real driver, the only thing you have on is your radar detector. No radio and no cellphone.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#4 Nov 19, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>We wouldn't be toast if the speed limits were higher and slow poke morons stayed to the right. If you're a real driver, the only thing you have on is your radar detector. No radio and no cellphone.
If the roads were perfect, it would be nice to open up ever now and then and get that adrenaline rush from burying the speedometer BUT there are engineers at DOT that figure out what SAFE speed the highway will allow. After that, it's up to POPO to enforce that speed limits with whatever means possible to protect compliant drivers from those with adolescent defiant mentalities who can't seem to follow rules.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#5 Nov 19, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>If the roads were perfect, it would be nice to open up ever now and then and get that adrenaline rush from burying the speedometer BUT there are engineers at DOT that figure out what SAFE speed the highway will allow. After that, it's up to POPO to enforce that speed limits with whatever means possible to protect compliant drivers from those with adolescent defiant mentalities who can't seem to follow rules.
Name one person that has ever driven that has never exceeded the speed limit. Let me know when you find the next Mother Teresa. Meanwhile, you stay to the right and stay out of the way of the people that know how to drive.
Bud Good

Cantonment, FL

#6 Nov 19, 2013
Oh, yeah.
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Name one person that has ever driven that has never exceeded the speed limit. Let me know when you find the next Mother Teresa. Meanwhile, you stay to the right and stay out of the way of the people that know how to drive.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#7 Nov 22, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Name one person that has ever driven that has never exceeded the speed limit. Let me know when you find the next Mother Teresa. Meanwhile, you stay to the right and stay out of the way of the people that know how to drive.
Please post your deed to the highway system if you own the road. When someone pulls out of the right lane to pass a slower car and see you an eighth mile back they should have time to make their pass UNLESS you're doing eighty +. Then when you clean out a ditch, leave some body parts on the roadside and it's YOUR fault for exceeding the existing conditions and limits. Sounds like you have a mental need for speed so it would be safer strapping on a Late Model Modified or a Sprint Car and see how big you think your balls really are in something you have a chance of survival.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#8 Nov 22, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Please post your deed to the highway system if you own the road. When someone pulls out of the right lane to pass a slower car and see you an eighth mile back they should have time to make their pass UNLESS you're doing eighty +. Then when you clean out a ditch, leave some body parts on the roadside and it's YOUR fault for exceeding the existing conditions and limits. Sounds like you have a mental need for speed so it would be safer strapping on a Late Model Modified or a Sprint Car and see how big you think your balls really are in something you have a chance of survival.
With this stupid post you definitely need to stay on the sidewalk. Anything over two MPH is way beyond your driving ability.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#9 Nov 22, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>With this stupid post you definitely need to stay on the sidewalk. Anything over two MPH is way beyond your driving ability.
Anything over the posted limits is above your mental ability, however you are good for the troopers needing to make their quota for the month. Make another donation to the state tomorrow!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#10 Nov 23, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Anything over the posted limits is above your mental ability, however you are good for the troopers needing to make their quota for the month. Make another donation to the state tomorrow!
Stay to the right and stay out of the way. Better yet, stay off I-95 and call a cab. You don't even deserve to own a car.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#11 Nov 25, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Stay to the right and stay out of the way. Better yet, stay off I-95 and call a cab. You don't even deserve to own a car.
You make a state trooper's day whether it's by writing tickets or helping to get you off the road with a shovel and black bag.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#12 Nov 26, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You make a state trooper's day whether it's by writing tickets or helping to get you off the road with a shovel and black bag.
You're not a state trooper and no one is paying you to enforce the speed limits. Stay off the road, stay home on your couch, turn on your PC and fire up your copy of virtual driving. It's where people like you all belong.
Professional Drunk Driver

Cantonment, FL

#13 Nov 26, 2013
You go, Mykro.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#14 Nov 27, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You're not a state trooper and no one is paying you to enforce the speed limits. Stay off the road, stay home on your couch, turn on your PC and fire up your copy of virtual driving. It's where people like you all belong.
See: Post #11. Body bags make existing roads safer for normal drivers who follow set rules.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#15 Nov 28, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>See: Post #11. Body bags make existing roads safer for normal drivers who follow set rules.
Body bags only hold dead bodies. Nothing else. Stay off the roads. That will keep all of us alot safer.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#16 Nov 28, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Body bags only hold dead bodies. Nothing else. Stay off the roads. That will keep all of us alot safer.
Drive the POSTED speed limits determined by the D.O.T. and we will be even more safer from drivers with a death wish. Why not be a safe driver rather than a window sticker and keep your speed on a track, or race course? I see your point in a way as I have several cars that are capable of high speeds but there are no autobahns as in Germany to wring them out so I have to be happy with the ground shaking and noise at the weekend cruise-in's and car shows. Be safe Bro.!!Happy Thanksgiving, Hope you're around next year.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#17 Nov 29, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Drive the POSTED speed limits determined by the D.O.T. and we will be even more safer from drivers with a death wish. Why not be a safe driver rather than a window sticker and keep your speed on a track, or race course? I see your point in a way as I have several cars that are capable of high speeds but there are no autobahns as in Germany to wring them out so I have to be happy with the ground shaking and noise at the weekend cruise-in's and car shows. Be safe Bro.!!Happy Thanksgiving, Hope you're around next year.
You may have a car capable of "high" speeds, but let's hope you leave the driving to someone way more capable than you to drive it. Stay off the road and stick to the sidewalk with your Segway. That's your maximum speed.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#18 Nov 29, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You may have a car capable of "high" speeds, but let's hope you leave the driving to someone way more capable than you to drive it. Stay off the road and stick to the sidewalk with your Segway. That's your maximum speed.
Got a couple of those toys too. Don't overdrive that mini van in the holiday traffic but on second thought, push it enough to help POPO write his monthly quota.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#19 Nov 29, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> Got a couple of those toys too. Don't overdrive that mini van in the holiday traffic but on second thought, push it enough to help POPO write his monthly quota.
Break out your Big Wheel. Stick to your toys, don't get behind the wheel of a real car. You'll scare the shit out of yourself.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#20 Nov 29, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text> Break out your Big Wheel. Stick to your toys, don't get behind the wheel of a real car. You'll scare the shit out of yourself.
Let's see: Get speeding tickets and go on high risk insurance. Get too many tickets and get license pulled. Get license pulled and get insurance dropped. Get insurance dropped and car loan is called in for immediate payoff. If your POS car is paid off, then a roadblock check during the holidays finds you with no insurance card and the fun begins. Sleep tight!

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