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Gov. Cuomo proposing to reduce speed limit on interstates in New York
1-7-2014 | Self

Posted on 01/07/2014 12:09:38 PM PST by Ouderkirk

Despite 65MPH being popular among many motorists and the trucking industry, the proposal to lower speed limits along major highways in NY may move in the legislature because of ardent support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and key members of the State Senate.


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KEYWORDS: followthemoney; highwayrobbery; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; revenuetickets; speedlimit; speedlimits
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I have been hearing this from my local politicians for about a year. It looks like this crazy SOB is really going to do it !
1 posted on 01/07/2014 12:09:38 PM PST by Ouderkirk
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To: Ouderkirk

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I drive from Buffalo to N.H. every week and this will add 2 hours to my drive

F U Cuomo


2 posted on 01/07/2014 12:10:50 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Ouderkirk

What the citizens want means nothing to our masters.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 12:11:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ouderkirk
Lower speed limits = more speeding tickets = more revenue to the nanny state. After all, what's really, really important?
4 posted on 01/07/2014 12:11:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ouderkirk

Make it really safe. 40mph. Do it for “the children”.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 12:12:10 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Undoubtedly, a law that will impact the plebeians, not Cuomo.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 12:12:48 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Ouderkirk
If you can't frack for oil and gas in New York, then you'll have to drive 35 mph and limit your thermostats to 60°F in winter until you elect a sane government.
7 posted on 01/07/2014 12:13:05 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Ouderkirk

Deja Vu all over again.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 12:13:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Lower speed limits = more speeding tickets = more revenue to the nanny state.
Bingo! We have a winner.
If anyone thinks Cuomo gives a $hit about anyone other than himself, they're delusional.
9 posted on 01/07/2014 12:13:57 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mr. K

Yep..back to 55 MPH and Troop T at your throat every mile


10 posted on 01/07/2014 12:15:08 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: KarlInOhio

I do the latter already.

Wifes not real happy with me.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 12:15:47 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Ouderkirk

Is this about his driving daughter again, like the SUVs that are high enough to look into a passenger car to see if the driver is texting ?


12 posted on 01/07/2014 12:15:51 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Ouderkirk

65 MPH speed limit on the beltway around Houston and you will get run over if you adhere to it.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 12:15:52 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Ouderkirk

Well, the government beast must be either killed or fed. In this case feeding it includes getting more speeding fines.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 12:16:16 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Ouderkirk
" Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 10:12 am

By Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio

Illinois raised its rural Interstate speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Wednesday, a move that Wisconsin isn't expected to adopt anytime soon.

With Illinois raising its Interstate speed limit to 70 mph, Wisconsin will become an island of sorts: Neighboring Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa already have speed limits of 70 mph for cars on rural Interstates. "

15 posted on 01/07/2014 12:17:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ouderkirk

Should stage a slowdown protest, nothing like everyone only driving 35 mph on every road in New York with the new speed limit...


16 posted on 01/07/2014 12:17:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Vigilanteman

Lower speed limits = more speeding tickets = more revenue to the nanny state. After all, what’s really, really important?

Also, not enough people taking trains. Have to lower speed limits to around 40-45 to make the trains competitive.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 12:18:31 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

All the New Yorkers are in SW Florida….wish they would go home.. or become half way backers


18 posted on 01/07/2014 12:21:33 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Ouderkirk

Great. Back to Jimmy Carter and 55mph.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 12:21:39 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Paladin2
Illinois raised its rural Interstate speed limit to 70 miles per hour ...

And Texas raised some of its highways to 85 MPH but then, our gov doesn't need the extra revenue.

20 posted on 01/07/2014 12:24:54 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: tips up

I despise Jimmy Carter, but the 55 mph speed limit was imposed under Nixon. Thank you.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 12:25:08 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This didn’t work under Carter and it won’t work today. Back then, the “incentive” was to not burn so much fuel. As a corollary, the deaths from automobile accidents also fell.

With today’s much more efficient automobiles, the number of miles traversed on the highways is up sharply, but the revenue from gas taxes is proportionately much lower, if figured in constant dollars based on 1978. Reducing the average speed will simply further reduce the revenue from fuel taxes that much more.

Either that, or like Prohibition, this overly oppressive regulation will induce many more people to scorn and flout the law.

Might even stop fastening the seat belt.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 12:25:50 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: GraceG
Slowdown, hell, they should do a blockade. I remember a few years back when the tax greedy nimrods wanted to tax the tobacco sold by the Seneca Nation whose reservation lies astride the New York Thruway between Buffalo and the border with Pennsylvania. A few stacks of burning tires which shut it down got the message out and put an end to this crap in a hurry.

If the Seneca can do it, then why not us?

23 posted on 01/07/2014 12:26:14 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ouderkirk

Among some other things, I believe that Nixon lowering the speed limits to 55MPH was a huge impetus to the attitude of Americans towards ignoring laws they don’t feel like obeying. The 55 MPH limit made every driver at the time an instant criminal at least once a day when they had to go to work, drive for family business, reunions etc.

Now we all know by this time that the local and state governments took advantage of the speed limit laws to create multiple ‘speed traps’ some of which gained national notoriety through their brazenness.

Oh well... why bother preaching about it anymore. America is screwed, or at least the citizens are. I’m sure the illegals and the muzzies will get a pass somehow.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 12:27:35 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Ouderkirk
Give us a link to prove you are right. Until then, stop posting boosheet.

Because there is NOTHING out there saying anything of the sort.

Thank you for playing.

25 posted on 01/07/2014 12:27:51 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Ouderkirk
55 is way too fast. He should propose 25 MPH.

God, I kiss the Georgian ground I walk on, and treasure the day I left that Godforsaken state.

26 posted on 01/07/2014 12:28:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Heck make it 10 mph, then everyone will be super safe.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 12:28:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Vigilanteman

You nailed it.

I-90 in upstate NY is heavily policed. In my experience, it is one of the most heavily policed roads in the country. It is quite safe to drive at 65 mph. Most drivers will still drive at 65 mph, will get caught, and will be fined.

This is a revenue generator.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 12:28:40 PM PST by kidd
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To: nascarnation

Walter E. Williams once sarcastically asked why don’t we just have a 5 mph speed limit, think of all the death and destruction that would be avoided. I hope The Governor of NY didn’t read that column !


29 posted on 01/07/2014 12:28:56 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Mr. K
It will add more than two hours to the ride. Slower traffic means that more cars are on the road at any given time. The increased number of cars will create more traffic snarls.

This is insane. If timed well, that stretch of the NY Thruway from Buffalo to the MA border is a safe, well managed drive.

30 posted on 01/07/2014 12:29:53 PM PST by grania
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There is a correlation between the speed limit and the minimum wage. They both need to be set to the same number, with the optimum balance at $25/hour and 25 mph.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 12:31:15 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Ouderkirk

Extrapolating, legislating that New Yorkers all drive in reverse should result in a net creation of energy, and net gain of life!


32 posted on 01/07/2014 12:32:02 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Ouderkirk

Andrew Carter


33 posted on 01/07/2014 12:32:38 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Mr. K

Take Route 20, if the weather allows.

One of the most beautiful roads in the country and probably 1/10 the police force that I-90 has. And it’s free. If I-90 speed limit drops to 55mph, then Route 20 may be quicker.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by kidd
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To: nascarnation

0 MPH limit would have great benefits to the Agenda 21 program.


35 posted on 01/07/2014 12:34:10 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Ouderkirk

Most highways if you drive 65 MPH tractor trailers will run you over. Can’t imagine going slower than that.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 12:37:20 PM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: eastforker

Houston is insane.

I thought The LIE was a lot, or the NJTturnpike, Houston makes them look like a drive on the golf course, and in a golf cart.

It’s worse than Dallas, Massachusetts, Rome, Vicenza, But not riyhadh, which is different.

But Houston is absolutely insane. And definitely nothing to brag about.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 12:38:19 PM PST by stanne
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To: Paladin2

We’ve got stretches of 75 on the interstates in Kansas. :o)


38 posted on 01/07/2014 12:38:37 PM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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Revenue!

39 posted on 01/07/2014 12:39:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: eastforker

Oh, those NY scum don’t want motorists to go slower, they just want them to pay more when the cops selectively enforce the law to generate more revenue.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 12:40:07 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: nascarnation

New York State should just park it.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 12:43:08 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Ouderkirk

So what is the proposed limits and what are the current limits? Info?


42 posted on 01/07/2014 12:43:25 PM PST by deport
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To: Ouderkirk

Native NYer and nice to visit mom and dad but glad I do not live in that state. In VA they raised the speed limit on rural parts of the interstate to 70. I do not see why the speed limit can’t be 70 once one gets outside the NYC metro area.


43 posted on 01/07/2014 12:44:11 PM PST by C19fan
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To: tcrlaf

I might add on top of one of highest gas taxes in the country, there is a reason the gas stations on the NJ side of the border are some of the busiest in the country, and tolls and tolls everywhere. You can’t cross a creek in NY without paying a toll.


44 posted on 01/07/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by C19fan
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To: eastforker
65 MPH speed limit on the beltway around Houston and you will get run over if you adhere to it.

So THAT'S what those 'Drive Friendly' signs in Texas mean!
45 posted on 01/07/2014 12:50:14 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Mr. K

Most states are increasing their speed limits or leaving them alone.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 12:53:43 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Vigilanteman

I’ve just about got that rear bumper mounted directional EMP generator perfected. It’ll come in handy if I ever drive up there.


47 posted on 01/07/2014 12:56:10 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: deport

They are proposing reducing the posted Speed limits to 55 MPH on all roads in NY


48 posted on 01/07/2014 12:56:30 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: eastforker

65 MPH speed limit on the beltway around Houston and you will get run over if you adhere to it.


Here it’s 55 and most of us do 69. No problem.


49 posted on 01/07/2014 12:57:31 PM PST by cuban leaf
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the proposal to lower speed limits along major highways in NY may move in the legislature because of ardent support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo

It's like this...

I live in New York, realm of SonOfFormerEmperor Cuomo.

Andrew Cuomo, SonOfFormerEmperor Cuomo is BatGuano Crazy.

That said, if you have really been hanging around FR forever, then you know that it's No Linkey, No Shirty...

In other words, WHERE'S THE LINK?

50 posted on 01/07/2014 12:57:40 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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