- Dec 12, 2013
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If global supplies of oil are running out that we need to drill for new reserves in Anwar, and invade oil-rich countries to steal their's, and such, why are vehicles in the US still being made that can greatly exceed the maximum speed limit anywhere in the US? If we made vehicles only capable of reaching say 75mph, the reduced engine size and power would surely save quite a bit of fuel. Instead of raising MPG standards, just cap engine performance. Would help law enforcement out in addition. Law enforcement and emergency vehicles could get exemptions obviously. And vehicles made for racing. But just as California's smog requirements result in vehicles for California, vs those for other states came to be, why not vehicles which can't exceed the highest speed limit anywhere in the country? If it saves fuel, helps law enforcement, reduces emissions, etc. why not do it.