With CO2 destroying the planet, where's the 55 MPH speed limit?

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    Was it a "failed policy of the past" or will it reduce fuel consumption, cause less pollution, increase highway safety and save lives?

    If CO2 is so, so bad, why not bring back the ol' double-nickel? We can decrease our dependence on foreign oil, begin to cure the "oil addiction" and make electrics and hybrids more attractive and economically viable.

    Cuss and discuss.
     
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    Are your tires properly inflated?
     
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    I'm thinking..... The planet really isn't important enough for the Dems to commit political suicide again by imposing the double-nickel....
     
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    Why dont all the Liberal/Marxist drive their Prius's 55, what hypocrites.
     
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    A 55mph speed limit:
    has been shown to reduce traffic fatalities.
    has been shown to reduce Fuel Consumption.
    can be PROVEN (Mathematically) to reduce congestion.

    What is wrong with 55? Right all the idiots who would rather get there a little bit faster.
    Except during Rush hour, when a 55 MPH speed limit does get you there faster.
     
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    GREAT!

    Then drive 55, save that fuel for me and stay the hell in the right lane where you belong.
     
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    The actual question the thread raises is, why doesn't Washington re-instate the 55 MPH speed limit, if CO2 is such a danger and if foreign oil is killing us? Shouldn't they do something like that first, before passing a cap and tax law?

    C'mon now, it's a hell of alot easier isn't it?
     
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    OK, let's be logical about this. If your vehicle has an overall mpg below 30, then you are limited to 55 mph. No exceptions. Seizure of vehicle if the law is broken. If it gets 30 to 50 mpg, 70 mph limit. If it is an electric, no limit at all.

    See how easy that is, save fuel, encourage the ownership of fuel efficient vehicles, you speed freaks have an avenue in which to get your jollies.
     

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