The state speed limit debate picks up...

The state speed limit debate picks up the pace

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SpdLimitsUNCONST ITUTIONAL

Ankeny, IA

#1 Mar 14, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- The debate over the speed rate is heating up at the Capitol. Republican Senator Torrey Westrom's plan to raise 55 mile per hour highways to 60 mph has made it out of committee. "We would raise that up 5 miles, except in areas where there are hazards," he told KARE 11.

Senator Westrom, of Elbow Lake, represents 8 counties in the wide-open, western side of the state. He says every time he goes to a town hall meeting, he hears about this issue. His constituents have been asking for this for a long time. "We've tried different times over the last several years," he said.

But 2013 is different. Westrom says in the past, the debate has centered around making a 10 mile per hour change, not a 5 mph change. "It's always about balance here in the legislature and hopefully this is a balance that would make some sense."

Some County Sheriffs and lawmakers wonder if the roads can handle an increase in speeds. "Some are willing to push the envelope and I think others say we err on the side of caution and saving lives," DFL Representative Alice Hausman of St. Paul explained. Rep. Hausman has argued against raising the limits for years.

"What we know to be true is whatever the speed limit we set, you know the speed is going to be 5 miles per hour more than that and that's why some of us get concerned about raising those speed limits," she concluded.

Westrom says his plan, if approved, would be phased in over a dozen years. He says every time a 55 mile per hour sign would need replacing it would be replaced with a 60 sign, so the state wouldn't need to find new revenue to replace all the signage.

"And it doesn't mean you have to go 60. If you really want to go 55, you can stay driving 55," the Senator explained.

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1016290/39...
SpdLimitsUNCONST ITUTIONAL

Ankeny, IA

#2 Mar 14, 2013
Go as fast as you want, there is a reason they charge you under military jurisdiction if you're caught "speeding." Did you know we didn't even have these godless "limits" in 28 states until the 60's with the average existing limits being about 80mph. The godless FGAGGETS that call themselves people today caused the gay garbage to be born.......godless aberations each and every one of you who condone this
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#3 Mar 14, 2013
Blather and useless representatives.....
SpdLimitsUNCONST ITUTIONAL

Ankeny, IA

#4 Mar 14, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Blather and useless representatives.....
Why do you hate my Right to Travel?
SpdLimitsUNCONST ITUTIONAL

Ankeny, IA

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Anything passed by the government in the form of a law, is in fact a law. To be a law, an enactment must be CONSTITUTIONAL; this is an undisputable fact.
SpdLimitsUNCONST ITUTIONAL

Ankeny, IA

#7 Mar 14, 2013
“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; creates no office. It is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” Norton v Shelby County, Tennessee, 118 US 425, 442; 6 S Ct 1121; 30 L Ed 178 (1886).
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Mar 14, 2013
You need a pet.
Will Not fly on a 787

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 14, 2013
One of much wisdom once said: to get a bad law changed all you need to do is strictly enforce it.

Police do not enforce speed laws. Normal speed for traffic is 10 MPH over the posted AND slow down if you see an enforcer.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#10 Mar 14, 2013
Will Not fly on a 787 wrote:
One of much wisdom once said: to get a bad law changed all you need to do is strictly enforce it.
Police do not enforce speed laws. Normal speed for traffic is 10 MPH over the posted AND slow down if you see an enforcer.
It's a fundraiser
But NOT This WHY

Ankeny, IA

#11 Mar 14, 2013
One of Americans' basic “Bill of Rights” rights is “the basic constitutional right to travel,” upheld as long ago as in cases such as Crandall v Nevada, 73 US 35; 18 L Ed 745 (1868), Pinkerton v Verberg, 78 Mich 573; 44 NW 579 (1889), and once again reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in so many words, "right to travel," in Dunn v Blumstein, 405 US 330; 92 S Ct 995; 31 L Ed 2d 274 (1974). This Constitutional "right to travel" has been used to strike down a number of politician-invented laws, devised on various fraudulent pretexts.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 Mar 14, 2013
Blather and useless nonsense.....
Will Not fly on a 787

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 14, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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It's a fundraiser
There is that motivator.

My father always said be careful in spring. With the warm weather the COPs always write a lot more tickets. Who wants to get out in the cold and harrass people?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#14 Mar 15, 2013
Did your father ever say, shup up stupid ????
Will Not fly on a 787

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Mar 15, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Did your father ever say, shup up stupid ????
Did your father ever say, shup up stupid ????
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#16 Mar 15, 2013
Did your father ever say, shup up stupid ????
Iowan

Ankeny, IA

#17 Mar 15, 2013
A slower speed is better for the enviroment, we should all ride the bus. I ride the bus and I am happy with it. I thsould be illegal to have larger vechiles like SUV and VAN also no to long drive you only get a SET AMOUNT OF MILES no more or you go to jail ride bus unlimited though
Iowan

Ankeny, IA

#18 Mar 15, 2013
yes it says ANKENY at the downtown DMACC. YES!
Iowan

Ankeny, IA

#19 Mar 15, 2013
Hey DSM LOCO I know where you use the internet the downtown DMACC I post here now too HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I live by this place I use a lot now HAHAHAHAHAHAHA you will never know if it is me or the loco moco
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#21 Mar 16, 2013
Iowan wrote:
Hey DSM LOCO I know where you use the internet the downtown DMACC I post here now too HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I live by this place I use a lot now HAHAHAHAHAHAHA you will never know if it is me or the loco moco
Whoa, get some help.... I own a computer btw
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#22 Mar 16, 2013
Will Not fly on a 787 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is that motivator.
My father always said be careful in spring. With the warm weather the COPs always write a lot more tickets. Who wants to get out in the cold and harrass people?
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/32680338/ns/us_news...

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