The National Speed Limit

The National Speed Limit

´╗┐The United States interstate system is a very complex highway system that has many traffic laws citizens must abide to. The most disregarded of these laws is the posted speed limit. Speed limits on interstates are usually set at fifty-five or sixty-five, but most of the time these speeds can be easily extended without affecting the safety of people. This is why the national speed limit should be raised to eighty miles per hour.
Driving on interstates is the easiest and most relaxing form of driving there is. The driver does not have to deal with the aggravation of stopping for traffic lights, making sharp turns, or using many different roads to get to their destination. This makes interstate driving a lot more safe than driving in the city. If you are traveling at sixty-five miles per hour there is nothing to it but keeping your hands on the wheel and your foot on the gas pedal. As you accelerate to seventy-five miles per hour it does not become any more difficult to control your vehicle. Push it up to eighty and same thing. It is not any harder to control a vehicle traveling fifteen to twenty miles per hour over the speed limit on an interstate.
Another reason for speed limits is to be able to stop effectively in the situation that you would have to, or to swerve away from something that might come your way. But on an interstate these things are not as likely to happen. No kid in his right mind is going to be crossing a four lane divided highway, a car is not going to be stopped in the middle of the road because there are breakdown lanes for that exact purpose, there is not going to be a random red light just propped up on the highway. If there were a situation such as an accident this would be easily noticed from at least a half-mile back in advance. This leaves the motorist plenty of time to react and come to a complete stop. If there is an object or a dead animal on the road the driver can easily shift into the other lane to avoid it. Everything is just...

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