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the Binkman

Southfield, MI

#1 Jun 27, 2008
Keep the speed limit where it is. If I want to save gas
I can just drive slower which I already have been doing.
It should be up to the individual weather they want to drive slower or not.

“Listen to the Truth, Man.”

Since: Apr 08

Comstock Park

#2 Jun 27, 2008
I think it should be a personal choice.
Seenitbefore

Jenison, MI

#3 Jun 27, 2008
They are all saying we can drive slower, drive less, buy higher mileage vehicles and none of the measures we take to consume less is going to stop the fuel prices from rising.

“Does Pavlov ring a bell?”

Since: Apr 08

Booger Hollow

#4 Jun 27, 2008
What has happened to personal freedoms in this country? If I drive 70 MPH or more, it's MY money and MY gasoline that I am expending.

55 MPH is for old folks in Cadillacs. If I am going somewhere I need to get there as fast as I can.
concurned

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Jun 27, 2008
the Binkman wrote:
Keep the speed limit where it is. If I want to save gas
I can just drive slower which I already have been doing.
It should be up to the individual weather they want to drive slower or not.
THATS HOW ACCIDENT HAPPEN DRIVING DIFF SPEEDS
just candid

AOL

#6 Jun 27, 2008
Booger Snacks wrote:
What has happened to personal freedoms in this country? If I drive 70 MPH or more, it's MY money and MY gasoline that I am expending.
55 MPH is for old folks in Cadillacs. If I am going somewhere I need to get there as fast as I can.
But it's not your road.
Car Guy

Shelbyville, MI

#7 Jun 27, 2008
Exactly, we have a choice to pick our Speed, from 55-70 in most open areas why mess with it? Nobody is forcing anyone to drive 70
If they want to lower the lower end to 50, Maybe.
Old Rocker

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Jun 27, 2008
Of course gas prices are going up this week. It's the 4th of July next week. Lots of people traveling on vacation. Could have predicted this in January.

Leave the speed limit alone. I already see lots of cars going slower and the car pool lots are full. Let everyone make their own choices.
just candid

AOL

#9 Jun 27, 2008
Seenitbefore wrote:
They are all saying we can drive slower, drive less, buy higher mileage vehicles and none of the measures we take to consume less is going to stop the fuel prices from rising.
If they sell less gas they have to raise the price on what they do sell to keep my wonderful and outragious divideds comming.
hollander

United States

#10 Jun 27, 2008
Your $$$ & your gas, but how about someone else who doesn't make as much as you do, can't afford a newer, more efficient car, etc. Think of coming generations, too. Burn more gas, more global warming, more wars in the Mideast, etc. We are all far too short sighted. Lower speed limits do not work. Have seen that, but do drive w the future in mind. Think of your kids. Let's not ruin the American lifestyle for them satisfying our immediate wants.
DKG599

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Jun 27, 2008
Of course it would be the answer. Nothing else seems to be working. It would cut back on accidents also. People can't just run out and downsize their vehicles. Who's going to buy them so that a person can then buy a smaller gas guzzler?
Start a little earlier on your way to work. Quit trying to be the first one there! lets all slow down!
Car Guy

Shelbyville, MI

#13 Jun 27, 2008
OH YA, just think of all the Tax $$$$ that would be deverted from Maintenance,& spent on new signage and Labor to install all that, We know the State can't even afford to fix what we have. all we would do, is get another Fuel tax hike to pay for it meaning we probably, wouldn't ever see the savings out of pocket driving slower
Car Guy

Shelbyville, MI

#14 Jun 27, 2008
concurned wrote:
<quoted text>
THATS HOW ACCIDENT HAPPEN DRIVING DIFF SPEEDS
Only if YOU aren't paying attention
SW MI commuter

Kalamazoo, MI

#15 Jun 27, 2008
I am always amazed at the comments people list about reasons for NOT following ANY speed limit as they always seem to need to get to someplace in a hurry..or their time is worth this much $$$, can't slow down. People will drive they way they want to drive regardless of the speed limit. If they really want to do something about the price of fuel, & the amount of income spent on fuel usage, they will figure it out. But there will always be a lot of complaining that will go along with it.
Ron

Macomb, MI

#16 Jun 27, 2008
Yes, 55 is fine with me. I have cut my highway speed to 60 already. Interestingly, I have noticed that many others have done the same. I only wonder why our leaders didn't figure this out long ago.
When this was done before, not only did it conserve fuel, serious injury and death rates from highway accidents went down substantially. Not a bad side benifit, eh?
Jen

United States

#17 Jun 27, 2008
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>But it's not your road.
Yes it is. These roads were built with the taxes I pais.
Jen

United States

#18 Jun 27, 2008
paid.
nobody

Ravenna, MI

#20 Jun 27, 2008
I say yes, lower the speed limit it may slow down the gas guzzling idiot machines and save some gas, and just think of all the money the state could get from handing out speeding tickets to the ones that don,t understand 55.
Ron

Macomb, MI

#21 Jun 27, 2008
Booger Snacks wrote:
What has happened to personal freedoms in this country? If I drive 70 MPH or more, it's MY money and MY gasoline that I am expending.
55 MPH is for old folks in Cadillacs. If I am going somewhere I need to get there as fast as I can.
Along with personal freedom comes personal responsibility. Quoting some of your post " I, MY, MY, I, I, I "
Sorry my friend, it is OUR road and OUR earth's resources involved here.
Like it or not, lower is better for the health of our planet and our neighbor's health, even though personally I like to be the fastest car on the road. I will, however, slow down for the good of all. SWSW
TCB

United States

#22 Jun 27, 2008
Jen wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it is. These roads were built with the taxes I pais.
amen.....

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