View Poll Results: Would you drive 55 to burn less fossil fuel

Voters
16. You may not vote on this poll
  • I believe in AGW and would drive 55 to reduce my carbon foot print

    6 37.50%
  • I believe in AGW but would not drive 55 to reduce my carbon foot print

    10 62.50%
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 54

Thread: 55 mph speed limit

  1. #31
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Where they have FOX on in bars and restaurants
    Last Seen
    09-14-14 @ 02:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    14,700

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I am of the opinion that such climate change as may be occurring, is primarily part of a natural cycle; that any anthropogenic contributions are secondary, and that any climate change that may arguably be in progress does not constitute an emergency let alone global disaster.

    So that'd be a no, I'm not a warmer.
    I am well aware of your views on AGW. The interesting thing about this thread is how it is being ignored by the warmer crowd. The question makes them very uncomfortable as I knew it would. They will hide from this thread like it has the plague.

  2. #32
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Where they have FOX on in bars and restaurants
    Last Seen
    09-14-14 @ 02:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    14,700

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    My community switched to 75 mph on some long sections of freeways, and it's great. Have been waiting to see if there's an uptick in accidents, but so far, no.
    Not long ago Montana had no speed limit, it was carnage.

  3. #33
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,917

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Not long ago Montana had no speed limit, it was carnage.
    As I say, so far, so good. And there is a difference between no limits and a higher limit.

  4. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Where they have FOX on in bars and restaurants
    Last Seen
    09-14-14 @ 02:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    14,700

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    As I say, so far, so good. And there is a difference between no limits and a higher limit.
    Faster you go the faster things go wrong and the less time you have to react. Wrecks at high speeds are worse too. If we had a 5 mph speed limit there would be no fatalities but a happy medium must be reached. A mile a minute seems like a good speed IMO.

  5. #35
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Republic of Texas.
    Last Seen
    11-15-17 @ 11:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,647

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Faster you go the faster things go wrong and the less time you have to react. Wrecks at high speeds are worse too. If we had a 5 mph speed limit there would be no fatalities but a happy medium must be reached. A mile a minute seems like a good speed IMO.
    Screw that. I hate going through Oregon (Usually Ontario to Portland) when it drops to 65. Takes forever and you just seem to crawl all day long. Drop the speed limit below 70 and I guess I will once again have to invest in a radar detector.

    I have also seen those displays and sometimes use them, just to determine the health of my engine. I have also had it tell me I used more gas than I actually did. I have seen as much as a 2 gallon difference between the display and what the tank will hold (I always fill my tank, except if I'm in Cali or Oregon, where it is impossible to do). The display and the tank are rarely the same and it is even more rare that I put in more than what it says I have used. It also does not show any difference in average between OR at 65 and other states at 75. Actually get much better going across Wyoming and other high altitude states without many steep climbs, cars today are set to run lean and the leaner air there just optimise's the fuel/air mix better. About a ration of 14.5/1 instead of an optimum 12.5-13/1.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

  6. #36
    User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    1

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I recently bought a new car that tells you how many mpg you are getting in real time and it was interesting to play around with different speeds to see what my mileage was. I always knew the faster you go the worse the mpg but seeing it as it happened was informative. My Subaru got 38 mpg at 55mph and dropped to around 31 mpg at 65 mph. When Carter made the speed limit 55 everyone had a fit until it was changed but in this age where so many are so convinced we are warming the planet with fossil fuel it makes me wonder how many of them would be willing to slow down in order to put less carbon into the air. It's put up or shut up time.
    I drive slower than I might want to to reduce my fuel consumption. No big deal.

  7. #37
    versus the world
    Surtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The greatest planet in the world.
    Last Seen
    06-10-14 @ 03:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,017

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I hated when the maximum speed limit was 55. I was so happy when that changed in the 1990's. On my last road trip I would often drive around 80 when the speed limit was 70 MPH. Driving 55 is just too slow on the open road. I don't care if I save a few miles a gallon or not.
    Same. I drive fast, and even going 80-90 most everywhere highway, I average about 25 MPG. I'm not worried about it.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

  8. #38
    Guru
    Porchev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    GA
    Last Seen
    01-08-17 @ 12:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    3,092

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Same. I drive fast, and even going 80-90 most everywhere highway, I average about 25 MPG. I'm not worried about it.
    I usually keep it around 80, however I will occasionally get it up to 90-95 for brief periods to get away or around rude slow drivers that hangout in the fast lane blocking traffic behind them. On our last trip I was driving my wife's Mercury Mountaineer with a V8 and it is very fast for an SUV. Faster than most cars on the road these days I think.

  9. #39
    versus the world
    Surtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The greatest planet in the world.
    Last Seen
    06-10-14 @ 03:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,017

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I usually keep it around 80, however I will occasionally get it up to 90-95 for brief periods to get away or around rude slow drivers that hangout in the fast lane blocking traffic behind them. On our last trip I was driving my wife's Mercury Mountaineer with a V8 and it is very fast for an SUV. Faster than most cars on the road these days I think.
    I have a Ford Escape with a 3.0 V6. It's got some some zip to it, and it's surprisingly good on gas. The stop and go of city/town travel is what kills fuel economy. On the highway, the engine is basically at a steady high idle while the transmission does all the work.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

  10. #40
    Ideologically Impure
    Simon W. Moon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Fayettenam
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,953
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: 55 mph speed limit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I recently bought a new car that tells you how many mpg you are getting in real time and it was interesting to play around with different speeds to see what my mileage was. I always knew the faster you go the worse the mpg but seeing it as it happened was informative. My Subaru got 38 mpg at 55mph and dropped to around 31 mpg at 65 mph. When Carter made the speed limit 55 everyone had a fit until it was changed but in this age where so many are so convinced we are warming the planet with fossil fuel it makes me wonder how many of them would be willing to slow down in order to put less carbon into the air. It's put up or shut up time.
    I already drive "like a grampa" [read as "the speed limit"]. My wife and all the other drivers on the freeway would laden me with curses if I was driving 15mph below the speed limit. Sound dangerous to me. No, thank you.
    I may be wrong.

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •