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BLTHNDR

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 7:16:38 PM

That would lower gas prices like it did before
the locals just better not iforce it
we can have our cake and eat it to
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linku2gasbuddy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:00:53 PM

After seeing a deadly accident today maybe the speed limit should be lowered. Just saying.
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hockeybabe25
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:51:42 PM

no
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:56:44 PM

No, please
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:35:11 PM

no, just raised some of ours to 80.
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LowCountryAl
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 4:51:43 PM

No!
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:40:43 AM

No
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:52:20 AM

No
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 4:00:24 PM

NO! NO! NO!
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:32:13 PM

No
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:26:08 PM

no
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:34:13 AM

hell no
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:26:39 AM

no
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:15:58 AM

That would just be another reason for the GOP to sue President Obama
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:14:09 AM

If you ant to drive 55 to save gas go ahead and do it. Just make sure you are not in the left hand lanes blocking traffic or you will get a ticket for obstructing traffic.
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hockeybabe25
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:35:45 AM

no
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:21:59 AM

Absolutely
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:08:25 AM

No.
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:11:22 AM

no
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 12:46:14 AM

Absolutely
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:03:36 AM

No. It would not lower fuel prices.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:19:39 AM

no way. They should drop speed for safety reasons only
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:00:54 AM

No way or no desire to enforce
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:45:47 AM

no
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cv
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:14:49 AM

Not at this time.
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pkrpro
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:14:56 AM

No
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counterattack
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:39:37 PM

NO NO NO NO NO!!! People are dumb and drive slow enough as it is. And when they do drive slow they don't go on the slow lane... Or when tragic is moving again they slowly gain speed which holds up traffic in the back... If anything they should raise the speed limit...

Especially if you live in a high traffic area.

[Edited by: counterattack at 7/24/2014 3:40:17 PM EST]
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truckster
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:23:59 PM

no
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:17:48 PM

No, my time is more valuable.
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:32:27 AM

No, no, hell no!!!

[Edited by: dfp609 at 7/24/2014 5:32:48 AM EST]
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:28:04 AM

Absolutely
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hockeybabe25
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:15:04 AM

no
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:32:45 PM

that's a stupid idea. Everyone knows the most efficient speed is the lowest speed in the highest gear of a car. that can be different for every single car. Only a government operation is stupid enough to think there is one magic speed.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:32:51 PM

no
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:39:41 AM

no
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 12:02:02 AM

Absolutely
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:50:22 PM

Contrary to what many would have you believe there are many cars getting better MPG at 65-70 than at 55. Those with poor aerodynamics will not, but for many with good aerodynamics the wind resistance does not increase as fast as the engine efficiency. For example: 2000 Avalon will get better MPG at 65-70 than at 55-60. Has a lot to do with how it is geared. An excellent aerodynamic Prius will get the lazy thinker's poorer MPG at higher speeds because its continuously variable transmission and by-wire throttle allows optimal engine speed for every condition of load.

And then there is the gross waste of fuel when people fly rather than drive 55 MPH.
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 10:04:02 PM

I rarely go more than 60. I prefer 55.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 1:57:50 PM

good luck with that!
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 1:24:03 PM

Why bother. No-one would drive that slow anyway.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 9:37:24 AM

Gas prices would be cheaper if the oil companies did not export so much. Lowering the speed limit will allow them to export more while keeping prices where they are.
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 5:37:23 AM

no
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 5:35:51 AM

no
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 11:20:04 PM

no.
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jhome
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 11:17:45 PM

No it should be left to consumers to decide.
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Commute2
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 9:38:24 PM

It's 25 in my city already
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ichliebeaudi
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 7:55:06 PM

The speed limit inside the city i reside, the limit is 55, very few people observe it. seems like everyone travels about 70mph
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 7:42:17 PM

I would not follow 55 law if exacted
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 7:29:46 PM

NO
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:39:23 PM

No
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:27:30 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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