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60mph 'green' speed limit on the motorway
Daily Mail ^ | 7 January 2014 | ray massey

Posted on 01/07/2014 9:03:39 AM PST by managusta

The speed limit on one of Britain’s busiest motorways is to be cut from 70mph to 60mph under a controversial plan to meet European Union pollution targets.

The first ‘environmental’ speed limit is set to be imposed within months on a 32-mile stretch of the M1 – for seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm

The limit will be in place for several years, and any driver caught breaking it faces a hefty fine and penalty points on their license.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: government; green; greenspeedlimit; speedlimit
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Coming to America soon.The new Luddites.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 9:03:39 AM PST by managusta
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To: managusta

Looks like Sammy Hagar needs to update the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k


2 posted on 01/07/2014 9:05:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: managusta

We already went through that years ago. I think it was 55 that was held as efficient.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 9:05:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: managusta

http://www.mpgforspeed.com/


4 posted on 01/07/2014 9:07:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I think it was 55 that was held as efficient.

55 killed lots of people. When limits went up deaths went down.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 9:07:42 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: managusta

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-29/news/mn-8085_1_speed-limit


6 posted on 01/07/2014 9:08:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Nixon gave us the 55 and year round daylight savings time.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 9:09:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: mountainlion

“55 killed lots of people.’

This was due to people whizzing by folks that actually went 55.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 9:09:21 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Rennes Templar

This was due to people whizzing by folks that actually went 55.

Actually people were going to sleep around here and running off the road.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 9:10:56 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: managusta

they drive in miles per hour over there?


10 posted on 01/07/2014 9:11:25 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: mountainlion

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-more-bleed-from-speed/


11 posted on 01/07/2014 9:11:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: managusta

[eyeroll] Who wasn’t paying attention and let the greenie weenies think they were in charge?


12 posted on 01/07/2014 9:11:54 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Rennes Templar

I don’t think it was that efficient. It took longer to get any where. That drove up the cost of delivered goods. It used more fuel, etc. It was a stupid Idea.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 9:12:04 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html


14 posted on 01/07/2014 9:14:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hard to understand why the Left hates Nixon so much. He gave them a crapload of their own agenda.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 9:15:49 AM PST by digger48
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To: Archytekt
they drive in miles per hour over there?

62 here is 100 there.

Deaths went down in the 90s and not all of a sudden the deaths jump up? Do you have any real sources?

16 posted on 01/07/2014 9:17:05 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Parmy

Hear, hear. It slowed down commerce, which is toxic to an economy. But don’t try to explain that to a hippie.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 9:17:07 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: digger48
Hard to understand why the Left hates Nixon so much. He gave them a crapload of their own agenda.

That makes them even madder, because they can't claim credit for it. Nazis and Communists pretty much agreed on most things but bitterly hated each other.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 9:17:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau

Double Nickels - The old double nickel speed limit was the most abused rule in America. I think the police gave up trying to enforce it or gave such small fines in some states people didn’t see it as a problem. The 55 mph speed limit did create a rather strange situation where speedometers in American cars were banned from showing speeds above 85 mph. I believe this was scrapped in the eighties as well.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 9:18:14 AM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is right.)
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To: Rennes Templar
This was due to people whizzing by folks that actually went 55.

As more all electric cars get sold, we will see more cars driving slower to make it to their destination.

20 posted on 01/07/2014 9:19:25 AM PST by EVO X
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To: managusta
They're worried about a 0.04% percentage of the necessary gas for life CO2 in the earths atmosphere but not the muzzies who scream in their streets they want to kill them and do kill them.

"He's dead but at least you have clean air"

21 posted on 01/07/2014 9:19:40 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: managusta
Meanwhile, long stretches of I-15 in Utah are posted for 80 MPH. The difference between freedom and tyranny. I enjoyed a few visits to Wales in the 90's. The political changes have made more trips undesirable. Plenty to do on this side of the pond.
22 posted on 01/07/2014 9:21:19 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: managusta

I must say, as a slow driver, I let all folks pass me and I don’t care. Many, many times those who pass are angry, Prius drivers...equipped with their bumper stickers. Doesn’t when you accelerate really fast with a hybrid, doesn’t it use the engine at that time?


23 posted on 01/07/2014 9:24:24 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: managusta

Remember that Jimmy Carter gave us the infamous 55 mph national limit. I am certain the cost of replacing all the speed limit signs was was far higher than the cost of any gasoline saved by driving 55.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 9:27:24 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: mountainlion

In my opinion, getting rid of the 55-mph speed limit was Bill Clinton’s greatest legacy. Not even Ronald Reagan was able to do that.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 9:29:07 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: mountainlion

well, thanks for your reply, but it doesn’t seem to have much to do with my question, the article is in a British page about speed limits on a British highway and they are talking MPH not KPH

and then you ask me if I have any real sources, I have no idea about what you are talking


26 posted on 01/07/2014 9:29:15 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: mountainlion

Or driving 55 in the left lane and being run off the road by the people behind them.

I came up on an idiot in a hybrid last night doing 50 in a 60 zone in the left lane. It should be allowed to run those types off the road.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 9:29:18 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Archytekt

The UK uses MPH for speed and Miles for distance on roadway signs, etc. E.U. uses KMH and Kilometers


28 posted on 01/07/2014 9:30:05 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: Archytekt

I have no idea about what you are talking

OOPS wrong post.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 9:31:02 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Archytekt

Britain and the US are the only two countries that still use Miles on road signs.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 9:31:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That was Carter.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 9:31:55 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Fiji Hill

Partially correct:

“the April 2, 1987, Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, Congress permitted states to raise speed limits to 65 mph (105 km/h) on rural Interstate highways”


32 posted on 01/07/2014 9:32:44 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: The Great RJ
Remember that Jimmy Carter Richard Nixon gave us the infamous 55 mph national limit. I am certain the cost of replacing all the speed limit signs was was far higher than the cost of any gasoline saved by driving 55.
33 posted on 01/07/2014 9:32:57 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: cableguymn

It should be allowed to run those types off the road.

Around here is is bicycles that clog up the roads and cause accidents. Tourists like to drive slow and use the wrong lands.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 9:33:22 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nascarnation
the April 2, 1987, Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, Congress permitted states to raise speed limits to 65 mph (105 km/h) on rural Interstate highways

Reagan vetoed that bill because it contained a boatload of pork, but his veto was overridden.

35 posted on 01/07/2014 9:36:12 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

It was a welcome change.
I was forced to drive much interstate mileage in Ohio and it swarmed with 55mph enforcing troopers.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 9:37:34 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: managusta

This is what it should be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gzNi6MRwI


37 posted on 01/07/2014 9:39:28 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: managusta

This is what it should be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gzNi6MRwI


38 posted on 01/07/2014 9:39:35 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: managusta

Jimmy Carter II Redux


39 posted on 01/07/2014 9:44:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: x_plus_one

Mine is like that, but it’s a digital LCD. A few years back, someone discovered how you could jumper two pins to let it read all the way up to 199MPH. Apparently Ford wanted to keep their options open :^)


40 posted on 01/07/2014 9:51:52 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

I was unaware, thanks


41 posted on 01/07/2014 10:00:31 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: managusta

Just curious...why are distances measured in Miles and speed in Miles per Hour?


42 posted on 01/07/2014 10:00:55 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: driftless2

Carter was President in 1973?


43 posted on 01/07/2014 10:01:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And W gave us Daylight Savings Time that is over half the year, and more than Standard.


44 posted on 01/07/2014 10:02:52 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

Ah, thanks. If I’d read the whole thread before I asked, I’d have known that.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 10:03:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: driftless2

1973 was pre-Jimmah.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 10:05:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Myrddin
I-15 in Utah are posted for 80 MPH

130 in Texas is posted 85.

47 posted on 01/07/2014 10:07:49 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: nascarnation

It was, indeed, a welcome change. I have business in Las Vegas, Nev., which is 250 miles from my home. Under current speed limits, I can go there and come home the same day. With the double nickel still in force, I would have to stay overnight in Las Vegas, raising costs so high that I would have to discontinue this activity.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 10:17:48 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Sacajaweau

“The speed limit on one of Britain’s busiest motorways is to be cut from 70mph to 60mph under a controversial plan to meet European Union pollution targets.”

What if your driving a Tesla? Does the ‘logic’ enable such a driver to go 100mph then?

If they want to cut pollution, start with a lot less brain-farts such as this.


49 posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:39 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: managusta

They could save time and resources by making a law that anyone cruising in the left lane for no reason have their license permenatly revoked and pay a $100,000 fine.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 10:25:23 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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