- May 18, 2010
- Reaction score
- Columbia, SC
- Political Leaning
I wish there was a hate button because I would hate your idea of going back to 55 mph. Nope. Just make cars more efficient and keep the speed up.If this comes to pass it will be another great example of the government governing with a sledge hammer when a rubber mallet would suffice.
If we are really concerned about fuel consumption and emissions instead of forcing manufacturers to spend large amounts of money in research, development, and factory retooling which will ultimately cost the consumer why do we not simply lower the speed limits back to 55mph? This would save roughly 20-25% in fuel consumption and emissions and cost very little (replacing speed limit signs).
Sure the public will whine initially but it isn't nearly as bad as many will claim. I was driving back before they allowed them to be raised above 55 and when you are used to it it seems normal an of no inconvenience.