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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 12:12:26 -0800
From: haysco.nospamnopsamyon.com (Bill Hays)
Subject: Re: Q: Max speed limit in US?


In article <lockp38-3003991052220001nopsam4.ben.sover.net>, lockp38nopsam.sover.net (Kim Likakis) wrote: > In article <37002ca4.2817304nopsam1.ibm.net>, (Eoin) wrote: > > > That is not true. The death rate in Montana did NOT go up when > > they took the signs down. > > Addressable as Bullwinkle in the > > commercial domain of mostlysunny > > This is just what I understood from the news, etc. Why have they decided > to post limits again in Montana then? > > KL Montana changed the speed-limit law due to a recent court case -- a judge declared that the current law to drive in a "reasonable and prudent" manner (in effect until 6/1/99) was "unconstitutionally vague," since so much was left to the discretion of the arresting officer. Also, Montana was getting tired of its reputation as a haven for out-of-state speed-demons. These guys would argue that "I thought Montana had no speed limit" when they were pulled over, and the cops would have to explain what "reasonable and prudent" meant. But yes -- it will be a drag to get out east of Bozeman on I-90 and have to set the cruise control at something less than 90 mph.

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