Just read a story that Montana is considering raising the speed limit on the Interstates to 85 MPH. I have driven I-15 many times, and you might be able to go that fast on some stretches on the flat land to the east (I-94). But I'm not sure about that speed on any Interstate west of Billings.
I suppose they are doing this to increase fuel consumption so more tax revenue is generated from file expenditures and to keep the cops from getting writers cramps from writing all those tickets
Colorado, Wyoming and Montana this Summer...couple thoughts...first just because the speed limit is 85 you don;t have to drive that fast...I was in my pickup and was trying to get decent gas mileage so I kept it to 65-75 despite the speed limit...I stayed in the right lane in the 80 mph zones and had ZERO issues. Second, there are many stretches of road out West where 100 mph would be safe in a car properly maintained and capable...if you've never driven out West it's hard to understand how big, straight and flat some of the places really are.
Montana the state that had the speed limit 'reasonable an prudent' until the 55 mph was imposed on the states?
TMK, you can say that again. Have you ever tried the Man: Sask: , Canada? you can see Winnipeg two days before you get there. Back to Montana, just purchased a BMW 550i GT, Montana is now on my bucket list.
Um... Actually, I think I recall Montana didn't actually have a maximum speed limit and that being said, @as long as it was safe you were free to drive as fast as you cared to. But I suppose if a cop decided it wasn't safe then you got a ticket
Many cars are not capable of those sustained speeds but the minds of the drivers of those cars are!
Think about how poorly folks maintain their tires. It's not just fuel consumption.
The lyrics to "I can't drive 55"
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