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    Thumbs up Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)



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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    Wasn't Federal funding for State roading tied to keeping the limit down - or is that ancient history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    Wasn't Federal funding for State roading tied to keeping the limit down - or is that ancient history?
    That used to be so in the '70s, Joe can update what it is now. I recall CHP rigidly enforced 55mph (I know, when I slowed to 95mph coming back to LA from Tijuana one night, CHP caught up with me. But that's another story).

    On long holiday weekends, where was there a mass exodus from LA to Las Vegas, the California Highway Patrol used to drive in the centre lane of the Freeway with a roof sign saying "It's 55", with individual cars spaced every 10 miles. There was always a back up of cars between each 55mph block. Then when the California cops reached the state border with Nevada and turned back, it was all on. The start of the Le Mans. (Nevada had a prima facie speed limit where if you weren't driving dangerously, it was legal).

    PS the 95mph sequel was a court appearance wherein I apologised to the Court and the US as a "visitor to [your] country" ... and got off with a $85 fine. I had no shame in those days
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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    I had no shame in those days
    Nothing much has changed then Wal ....

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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    For "where was there", I meant "when there was"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP8's View Post
    Nothing much has changed then Wal ....
    I guess you know who your friends are

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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    I tried showing a cop my PNG license and spoke to him in Pidgin English ... didn't work ... think the skin colour tipped him off ...

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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    Wasn't Federal funding for State roading tied to keeping the limit down - or is that ancient history?
    Now they're hell bent on using up the world's oil supply before anyone else gets control of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP8's View Post
    I tried showing a cop my PNG license and spoke to him in Pidgin English ... didn't work ... think the skin colour tipped him off ...
    Yeah, I employed my best cultured English accent. His Honour picked up on that, and enquired where I was from. Pronouncing sentence, he said, "if you're not more careful young man, you'll go back in a wooden box. Fined $85."
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    Default Re: Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85 (137KPH)

    No worries for SJ though ... don't think that ol' truck of his will go over 30mph ... downhill with a tail wind ...

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