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Bitmapped:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 16, 2023, 02:06:32 AM ---^ Didnít they already get 75 mph authorized a few years ago? Why havenít any interstates been signed as 75 mph since?

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There is no limit in state code. The Commissioner of Highways could set 75, but it needs to bear some relationship to the road itself. Design speeds donít support a 75 speed limit.

Ted$8roadFan:

--- Quote from: Great Lakes Roads on January 16, 2023, 01:09:28 AM ---https://www.lootpress.com/new-bill-would-increase-speed-limits-to-80-mph-on-interstates/

West Virginia must be crazy enough to raise the speed limits from 70 to 80 mph on interstate highways and four-lane limited access highways in the state. This is round 4!  :pan:

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Can any interstate in WV handle an 80 mph speed limit?

SP Cook:
- It is legislative season.  In WV, and I'm sure most states, 1000s of bills are introduced, 99% of which never get even to the floor, but people get all worked up about these anyway. 

- All speed limit discussions go back to the NMSL.  Advocates for it (police, courthouse insiders, insurance companies, and, most sadly, the useful idiots who open their yaps about subjects they do not understand) spewed their idiocy, those of us who understand traffic and safety quietly made our points.  We were right and you were wrong.  That simple.  Yet people still express their ideas on this subject.  OF COURSE, 80 MPH in WV is a great idea.  It won't pass, but of course it would free police for useful work, save motorists millions of dollars in random taxes and unfair insurance costs, and have no (or perhaps a positive) effect on traffic mortality or morbidity.  Just as we correctly said would happen as the evil NMSL slowly went away. 

GCrites80s:
WV is an aging state demographically and I wonder how many seniors it would force off the roads. WV isn't like Ohio and many other states where one can often take the U.S. or former U.S. route that parallels the interstate without adding hours and hours to the trip. 70 is manageable for many seniors but 80 is pushing it.

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: Ted$8roadFan on January 16, 2023, 08:45:56 AM ---
--- Quote from: Great Lakes Roads on January 16, 2023, 01:09:28 AM ---https://www.lootpress.com/new-bill-would-increase-speed-limits-to-80-mph-on-interstates/

West Virginia must be crazy enough to raise the speed limits from 70 to 80 mph on interstate highways and four-lane limited access highways in the state. This is round 4!  :pan:

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Can any interstate in WV handle an 80 mph speed limit?

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I-64 from the I-77 split to near the bottom of the mountain where it crosses the New River.  :-D

Seriously, it's not uncommon for me to look down at the speedometer when I'm on I-64 between Barboursville and Milton and find myself doing 80, and being passed with some regularity.

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