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Old Posted Feb 23, 2019, 5:23 AM
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Originally Posted by floor23 View Post
Having driven on the autobahn a long time ago, I think its a pretty good idea and would work well in California. However, the cost to build and maintain these high speed lanes would be very expensive. The sections of highway that have no speed limits(they're referred to as "advisory limits") in Germany are designed for travel at high speeds and are maintained at a higher level than highways in the US. There is a big difference between driving over a pothole at 60mph compared to driving over one at 160mph.
It's a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. A significant number of people already drive 85, 90 of more on I-5 and SR 99 already. I generally drive 3 or 4 mph over the 70 mph limit (on the theory no cop is going to bother me for less than 5 mph) on these roads and cars commonly go whizzing by me like I'm standing still.
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