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Quote from: brandm24 on February 16, 2020, 11:59:05 AMI think Peter's link provides the answer. I remember when the 55 mph limit was mandated the main purpose was to increase fuel mileage. Apparently, driving at that speed gets the optimum gas mileage from a car.
Quote from: brandm24 on February 16, 2020, 11:59:05 AMI was also struck by the fact that this issue was so overthought by the government. A certain speed limit for certain conditions and types of highways and on and on. How about driving up a 10 degree grade in winter on a sunny day in Utah? There must be something about that in the regulations. I don't know about where you all live, but around here people pretty much set their own speed limit.
Quote from: brandm24 on February 16, 2020, 11:59:05 AMThe long tedious driving between far flung destinations was a real threat. The death of motorists was mainly caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel