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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 20:34:02 GMT
From: Bob_Landrynopsamoot.com (Bob Landry)
Subject: Re: Max speed limit in US?


On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 14:06:49 -0500, "Mike Smith" <kld_msmithnopsamAMearthlink.net> wrote: >The *maximum* speed limit has not been 65 mph for some time now. AFAIK (and >even this could be out of date) states can set whatever maximum speed they >want, but if they want Federal highway funding they have to set the limit at >65 mph. IIRC Montana has a 100 mph limit for rural highways (of which there >are a few in Montana... ;-) and there are parts of Nevada with *no* posted >limit. > Montana just changed their law to reflect the rest of the country's standards (or lack thereof). There are now enforced maximums of 75 on all 4-lane and 65 on all 2-lane highways. And they have been very clear that these WILL be enforced. Nevada has speed limits everywhere, although you may go a long time between signs that indicate what it is. But you'll know as soon as you see that big Chevy coming up behind you. FYI, a lot of states here in the West use aircraft, so you may find a welcoming committee waiting for you where you least expect it, never having seen anything in your mirror and having gotten no warning from your radar detector. Bob L. Landlocked in Utah, dreamin' of the Islands...

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