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What speed limit?

85 mph
- 16 (17%)
80 mph
- 32 (34%)
75 mph
- 25 (26.6%)
70 mph
- 18 (19.1%)
65 mph
- 0 (0%)
60 mph
- 0 (0%)
55 mph
- 0 (0%)
50 or bellow mph
- 3 (3.2%)

Total Members Voted: 94


Author Topic: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.  (Read 2654 times)

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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2019, 02:23:21 PM »

I've never seen "kph" anywhere because there's no such thing.

It's for "klicks per hour".  :)
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2019, 09:48:59 PM »

I've never seen "kph" anywhere because there's no such thing.
It's for "klicks per hour".  :)

"Klicks" makes me want to vomit. (I've also heard "klickers" - not sure which is worse!)
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2019, 03:54:13 AM »

(I've also heard "klickers" - not sure which is worse!)

That's the thing I use to change the channel on the television.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2019, 04:27:30 AM »

75 in Colorado and Nebraska and 110 km/hr in rural Victoria, Australia.

I have been to Texas but nowhere where there is an 80 limit.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2019, 01:10:14 PM »

Don't know if this fits, but I heard somewhere that US 66 was originally planned to be an Autobahn-style highway with a 100 mph speed limit. Two corners on the south end of the Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, Illinois, were built to handle 100-mph traffic.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2019, 02:30:13 PM »

Don't know if this fits, but I heard somewhere that US 66 was originally planned to be an Autobahn-style highway with a 100 mph speed limit. Two corners on the south end of the Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, Illinois, were built to handle 100-mph traffic.

Not originally. The US highway network predates the autobahn and the concept of freeways. It would not surprise me if IDOT (or whatever it was called post-WWII) wanted to convert US 66 to some sort of autobahn-style road before the interstate network was approved in 1956, given that highway's importance to the Illinois economy. Eisenhower wasn't the only person impressed with the first German autobahns.

The old four-lane segments of US 66 in Illinois have a lot of beautiful broad curves besides Bloomington. The old US 66 bypasses of Lincoln, Pontiac, Litchfield and other communities can also handle high speed traffic. 
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #81 on: March 30, 2019, 12:50:32 AM »

   I got to drive on the "Montanabahn" in October, 1997. And it was not just freeways that were "derestricted" but most rural 2 lane state highways as well. I drove I-90 to Missoula and then the next day went up 93 to Kalispell and Whitefish, then back down US 2 to Spokane and spent that night there. (Since I was a bit unclear at the time what they would consider "reasonable and prudent" I chose to keep to 70 - 75 on I-90 and about 65 on the 2 lanes, except a couple of times when it started raining when I slowed to 55.) In the short time I was there I only saw 2 vehicles which were "abusing" the "R&P" standard and both were "company" pickups and both had Idaho plates. (Not the same company though.)

   I have been on a lot of 75 routes since but have not made it back to any of the ones later increased to 80 yet. I just have not had any reason to go back to Idaho, Montana or Utah, etc. in recent years. I am thinking of going over to Idaho or Montana later this year just so I can say I have been on an 80 m.p.h. highway.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2019, 02:15:23 PM »

80 MPH, on I-80 in Wyoming.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2019, 08:23:26 PM »

The highest speed limit I've seen in person is 80 MPH on I-29 in South Dakota.

To break it down:
Freeway/Interstate: 80 MPH on I-29 in South Dakota
Expressway with intersections: 70 MPH on US-83 and ND-13 in North Dakota
Two-laner: 65 MPH on various US and State Routes in North Dakota and South Dakota
« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 08:30:55 PM by GMoney0805 »
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