for 22 years we had a National Speed limit of 55 miles per hour. This was a cruel law as it is psychological torture to try to drive only 55 on a multi-lane highway designed for speeds of 75+. Now, thanks to the Republican Congress in 1995, we have returned speed limit decision where it belongs…with the states. Most states have limits of 65 or 70 and over a dozen have a limit of 75. Plus, there are more people on our highways, driving more cars, and more miles. Yet the fatality rate has not exploded like 55 backers insisted it would. In fact, in some locales the rate has dropped!
All I remember in those 22 years is the ranting of liberals about how there would be mass highway carnage if the double nickel were dumped. It didn’t happen, did it?
So, is there anyone who can make a case for returning to the lunacy of the 55 speed limit? Let’s hear it, I could use a laugh!