[ale] [WAY THE HELL OFF TOPIC] -- but accurate

Lightner, Jeff JLightner at dsservices.com
Fri Aug 15 08:46:30 EDT 2014

Going 55 MPH would have made my 9000 mile Alaskan trip take days longer than it actually did.   Luckily one doesn't see many mounties on the Alaska Highway through the Yukon.

On my recent trip to Montreal/Quebec City I noticed the Provincial speed limit is only 100kph (60mph).  It made the usual 110kph (66mph) of other provinces seem generous indeed.   Most US states allow a maximum of 70mph outside the cities and some even allow 75mph.

What I love is at all the borders how they have big signs telling you the speed limits are in kph rather than mph then give the example that 50kph is 30kph.    They don't bother to put "kph" on the actual speed limit signs - just the number.

Another fun thing is how people in the northeast automatically assume they'll outdrive anyone they see with Georgia plates as if we don't have any cities that have traffic and driving patterns like theirs.

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From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of JD
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:17 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] [WAY THE HELL OFF TOPIC] -- but accurate

The universe averages out - in San Antonio they drive 45mph on their loop.

On 08/15/2014 08:00 AM, Boris Borisov wrote:
> It's crazy. There you have speed limit sign saying 55 Mph and above it
> light board informing you that the speed in both directions are 55+ ...
> There is no limits only the speed of the light :)
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM, Pete Hardie <pete.hardie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recall driving up to my folks home the first time, and getting a
>> little nervous driving 55 in bumper-to-bumper traffic on 285
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Remember- those red white and blue signs are suggested speeds!
>>> The spur off I85 is terrifying!
>>> On Aug 14, 2014 8:17 PM, "Sean Kilpatrick" <kilpatms at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This graf is from an article on trying to be a "hypermiler" in a
>>>> Honda Insight -- in Atlanta:
>>>> "The speed thing was especially a problem for us, because we
>>>> conducted this test in Atlanta, where the speed limit is 55 miles
>>>> per hour – a number we decided to stay close to for efficiency purposes.
>>> Unfortunately,
>>>> no one in Atlanta goes 55 miles per hour. Little old ladies don't
>>>> go
>> 55.
>>>> Church vans don't go 55. Even an illegal immigrant driving a stolen
>>>> car with a trunk full of cocaine and human body parts would be pushing 70.
>>>> And no one would give him a second look."
>>>> http://jalopnik.com/here-s-what-happened-when-i-went-hypermiling-in
>>>> -a-
>>>> honda-1621059406
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