- Feb 12, 1999
Good one eh?I thought it was funny that one 17 year-old "said there may be emergency situations where she'd have to drive more than 80, possibly to accelerate to avoid a crash." Ha!
That is a valid point, for an experienced driver. I was always taught not to drive anything wide open as having acceleration is another option to get out of a spot. But first you need the experience to realize it and act on it.I thought it was funny that one 17 year-old "said there may be emergency situations where she'd have to drive more than 80, possibly to accelerate to avoid a crash." Ha!
I agree with you.Even if I concede that a situation might arise in which accelerating over 80 MPH is the best course of action, I think that everyone would agree that most teenagers probably wouldn't react appropriately. Like seat belts, there might be rare circumstances in which it causes more harm than good, but the vast majority of the time it will save lives.
It's really nice to see an American car company being innovative. It sure gives me some hope!
That is a valid point, for an experienced driver.
I think 65 is to slow. I live in Ohio and just east of me in PA the highway is 75Mph. typically with the 75mph speed limit i go 80-85. In Ohio the fastes i have seen is 70Mph on the highway.I agree, I think the limit for the car should be more like 65, which is more than fast enough for a novice driver. I also think they should limit the acceleration of the car to avoid the kids doing other stupid things.
THat was interesting i went to that website and it does say 65 for PA. but.... just east of the Ohio PA border on I-80 (the PA turnpike) the speed limit is 75mph. I drover over there this morning to check lol i wanted to be positive.The speed limit in PA is 65, not 75.
Some areas of lower population (and with flatter terrain, I suspect) have higher speed limits. This site lists the following states as allowing 75MPH in areas: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North & South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Even so, it'd be nice to have the option for parents on the east coast to limit the speed to, say, 70 while those in the mid-west (and other listed states) can place the limit at 80.
In some or most parts of California (if not everywhere), trucks with trailers or cars towing anything must drive 55 even though the limit might be 65 or 70. In AZ (at least on I-10E near the CA border), the limit is 75 for everyone, trucks included. What blows my mind is even though I consider 75 to be pretty fast I would frequently get lapped by big rigs blowing by at an estimated 85mph or more.
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