Ohio panel OKs 70 mph rural interstat...

Ohio panel OKs 70 mph rural interstate limit

There are 34 comments on the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Ohio panel OKs 70 mph rural interstate limit. In it, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reports that:

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio senators are speeding forward on a measure that would increase Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph.

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“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#27 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I know. But you have to remember that morons like Che the Everest court reporter student are likely to stumble over these posts and makes fools of themselves. I'm just making it easier for them.
I know. Been away for a bit. Just making sure you remember I'm not a fool.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#28 Mar 14, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>I know. Been away for a bit. Just making sure you remember I'm not a fool.
There are no fools among us old-timers here save one: Lady McChipsndip.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#29 Mar 14, 2013
Frugalady wrote:
70 MPH? Thought we were supposed to conserve gas usage. The faster you drive, the more gas we use. At that speed people will be going 75-80+. Can only imagine the amount of future traffic accidents, especially around the larger cities. This will also cause the speedup deterioration of the highways. Of course, this will increase the profit of the gas suppliers, auto mechanics, insurance companies and don't forget the road construction unions. Wonder which group paid the most to which politicians in Columbus?
Speed is 70 in Michigan

I didn't know Michigan was in chaos, well outside of Detroit and Flint...

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#30 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Worst president to ever get 61% of the vote. The present occupant of the White House is doing his best to emulate him with an enemies list, wanting gun control, neutering NASA and fundamentally destroying the economy.
Was he behind the idea of having NASA "cooperate" with the Russians (Apollo/Soyuz)

I do remember a few congressional Ds who thought it was a swell idea to have the Chinese participate in the cancelled moon landings.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#31 Mar 14, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Was he behind the idea of having NASA "cooperate" with the Russians (Apollo/Soyuz)
I do remember a few congressional Ds who thought it was a swell idea to have the Chinese participate in the cancelled moon landings.
Nixon took an axe to NASA's budget. When he took office, Apollo 18, 19 and 20 were set to land on the moon through 1974. Then by 1977, the Shuttle program would have been operating as well as a continuation of the manned lunar program with a six man base by the mid-'80s.
Nixon immediately cancelled Apollo 18, 19 and 20. He wanted to cancel Apollo 16 and 17 but Cap Weinberger talked him out of it. NASA then used the components from the cancelled missions to develop SkyLab and for the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz propaganda play.
To make matters worse, Nixon tinkered with the shuttles. There were supposed to be six originally, then that was cut to four plus the atmospheric test ship (Constitution, renamed Enterprise.) But the killer (literally) was the redesign that deleted liquid fueled boosters and replaced them with solid boosters. That ended up moving the first flight from 1977 to 1981 and killed seven astronauts. The fact that Nixon's name and signature grace all six lunar landing sites is a sore spot at NASA to this day.

Since: Sep 10

wheelersburg

#32 Mar 14, 2013
I hope now, that when you are going 85 because you know you will. when you crash your face becomes part of the dash. people are too stupid to handle
70.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#33 Mar 14, 2013
wonka47 wrote:
I hope now, that when you are going 85 because you know you will. when you crash your face becomes part of the dash. people are too stupid to handle
70.
I already do 85, now I can crank it up to 90!

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

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#34 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Nixon took an axe to NASA's budget. When he took office, Apollo 18, 19 and 20 were set to land on the moon through 1974. Then by 1977, the Shuttle program would have been operating as well as a continuation of the manned lunar program with a six man base by the mid-'80s.
Nixon immediately cancelled Apollo 18, 19 and 20. He wanted to cancel Apollo 16 and 17 but Cap Weinberger talked him out of it. NASA then used the components from the cancelled missions to develop SkyLab and for the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz propaganda play.
To make matters worse, Nixon tinkered with the shuttles. There were supposed to be six originally, then that was cut to four plus the atmospheric test ship (Constitution, renamed Enterprise.) But the killer (literally) was the redesign that deleted liquid fueled boosters and replaced them with solid boosters. That ended up moving the first flight from 1977 to 1981 and killed seven astronauts. The fact that Nixon's name and signature grace all six lunar landing sites is a sore spot at NASA to this day.
Very good summary for someone who was pretty young when all that was going on.

My buddies and I were at the Cape for spring break when AS 16 was supposed to launch, but it got delayed for a month. Got to see it on the pad, though. It was amazingly white, more so than what you see in pictures.

Since: Oct 10

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#35 Mar 14, 2013
Frugalady wrote:
70 MPH? Thought we were supposed to conserve gas usage. The faster you drive, the more gas we use. At that speed people will be going 75-80+. Can only imagine the amount of future traffic accidents, especially around the larger cities. This will also cause the speedup deterioration of the highways. Of course, this will increase the profit of the gas suppliers, auto mechanics, insurance companies and don't forget the road construction unions. Wonder which group paid the most to which politicians in Columbus?
That's my point. If I drive faster, I get there sooner, therefore, I've conserved gas.:-)

More gas is consumed in stop and go traffic then driving 80 MPH on a interstate or turnpike.

Since: Oct 10

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#36 Mar 14, 2013
You cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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The "Speed" of a vehicle doesn't deteriorate the road surface or road bed/ base.
Correct, Spookrini. I only know that because my husband does.

But bringing up road crews, flaggers have about the hardest job in the world. I do ask everyone to be very careful in work zones.

Since: Oct 10

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#37 Mar 14, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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I already do 85, now I can crank it up to 90!
You'll still be tail-gating me.(Don't go anywhere with that, Johnson.)

In all seriousness, speed is dangerous and makes the accident all the worse the faster you are traveling. And different vehicles handle differently.

In traffic, I am a very conservative driver and at a stop light, always leave a car length in front of me.
Which has paid off as I was rear ended 3 times from 2003 to 2006 (don't go there either, Johnson), but I didn't go into the car in front of me.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#38 Mar 14, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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That's my point. If I drive faster, I get there sooner, therefore, I've conserved gas.:-)
More gas is consumed in stop and go traffic then driving 80 MPH on a interstate or turnpike.
Faster speeds reduce congestion. People get where they are going sooner and can exit the highway sooner.

For example: Say you drive to Akron, 120 miles away. At 60 mph it would take two hours. At 80 mph it would take an hour and a half. If everyone did that it would there would be 25% fewer cars on the road at any one time.

What matters is not vehicle miles, but vehicle HOURS. Fewer vehicle hours means less congestion. I-71 can handle the speed. Modern cars are safer than ever. We should be exploiting that instead of building bigger roads.

Since: Oct 10

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#39 Mar 14, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
Faster speeds reduce congestion. People get where they are going sooner and can exit the highway sooner.
For example: Say you drive to Akron, 120 miles away. At 60 mph it would take two hours. At 80 mph it would take an hour and a half. If everyone did that it would there would be 25% fewer cars on the road at any one time.
What matters is not vehicle miles, but vehicle HOURS. Fewer vehicle hours means less congestion. I-71 can handle the speed. Modern cars are safer than ever. We should be exploiting that instead of building bigger roads.
Another good point. Hey.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#40 Mar 14, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
<quoted text>
Very good summary for someone who was pretty young when all that was going on.
My buddies and I were at the Cape for spring break when AS 16 was supposed to launch, but it got delayed for a month. Got to see it on the pad, though. It was amazingly white, more so than what you see in pictures.
Thanks. It's always been a huge hobby of mine.
I managed to get to two shuttle launches...Challenger's first in 1983 and Endeavour in 1996. The noise just about knocked you over from seven miles away.

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