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  •  Yep. (9+ / 0-)

    Depends on the town.

    In western states,  we have a ton of small towns where Main Street is actually State Highway 123. The Highway has a 55 or even 60 mph speed limit, but Folksville has imposed a 20 mph speed limit on Main.

    Sometimes it's reasonable. There may be schools, a lot of shops, churches, and a clinic on Main. The town sprouted up off the main drag.

    But a lot of times, it's not a reasonable speed limit. The limit throughout the rest of town is 35 mph.

    They just know they can nail tourists traveling through: people who most likely won't return to contest those tickets.

    Speed limits should be set based upon engineering and safety standards, not set based on whim for economic purposes.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 11:40:30 AM PST

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    •  Heard stories of small towns in Nevada (2+ / 0-)
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      Bluefin, ladybug53

      that use cameras and cops to hand out tickets to people "speedin" on the intererstate: these people did not see those signs reducing the speed limit from 65 to 55 or less, which is most people.

      Shall we go? Yes, let's go.

      by whenwego on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:18:25 PM PST

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