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2/3/11

I can't drive... 5.

One thing that bothers me about this area, above all else, are the speed limits.

In California, speed limits were pretty moderate.  Most streets had a 40-50 limit, and freeways were 65 but rarely enforced.  Up in tater-town, things are completely different.

If you're downtown, the speed limit is 25.  If you're out of the major downtown area, you're blessed to get a limit of 35.

AND IT'S STRICTLY ENFORCED.


Now, in the snow, or when roads are icy, 25 is a reasonable speed.  You slip and slide a bit, but seem to have control when you're in the 20's or low 30's.

However, when it's warmer and you can only go 25, you feel like you're barely moving at all.  You can look outside and see snails whizzing by...

The only good news is the freeway.  The speed limit is 75, and the roads are always open.  There is no traffic like in Cali, and you can get from town to town at a decent speed.  HOWEVER, it makes the transition from freeway to town roads that much more unbearable.  You get to cruise at 80, lovin every minute of it, and then it's back to 25!!


I recently worked at a store where my commute to work war about 33 miles.  I loved my freeway time, because it let me know that my car can still move.  When your car is only allowed to get to about 35 on most days, there's no real reason to shift past 3rd gear, and the car likes that just about as much as I do...

Just to be an ass, I'm going to buy a V8 sports car, JUST so I can drive it around town, at 5% of it's true potential.  *grumble*
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26 witty retorts:

rickysha said...

A speed limit of 19? Now that's just weird.

fadedline17 said...

If I had to drive 25 more than a mile I'd go crazy. That's pretty ridiculous.

Rondariel said...

Same speed limits pretty much where I live, in london... Kinda shit.

Sieger said...

I hate driving in california, but the nice weather makes up for it...most of the time.

andrew said...

I hate those f**king speed limits! and parking wardens are the worst.

BTW you've got some excellent layout with this post ;-)

kittens here! said...

10-15 in the uk. 40-50 on motorways, you guys are lucky you gain speed.

my day in a sentence said...

"at 5% of it's true potential"
:D
But, come on, it's probably for your own good! ;P

ggh4k said...

lol what? 19mph? odd number

KB said...

I hate speed limits... :(

But they're in place for the people who CAN'T drive.

Jon said...

Dang that sucks, lol.
Also, that 19MPH sign is photoshopped...right? O_O

The Shred Sho said...

bahaha, i feel ya man. Im a cali boy currently in Texass, and i feel the weirdness.

http://abensouss.blogspot.com/ said...

deutshland man , no vitess limit :D

Frosty said...

I know the feeling, I live in socal where 60 on streets isn't unusual, and 85 on freeways is dandy.
I hate going to other states :p

Isaac said...

well that's a red state for you lol, speeding laws have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue collecting

jake7291 said...

I absolutley hate going 25 in the beginning of towns, i think that it is wayyy to slow

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Don't forget! The school zones are 20mph... most of the time on 25mph streets! Lol.

Johnny Drama said...

Very interesting, following this. I hate school zones btw.

syxiv said...

Mmmmm, Idaho. Poor you :(

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Serenity_Painted_Death said...

Yeah 25 is absurd.

Tasty said...

LOL wow. And to think I wanted to relocate to Idaho.

Still a beautiful state though. And you guys get open-carry.

Jimmy Fungus said...

To paraphrase the immortal Sammy Hagar, "I can't drive 25!"

What a wonderful world said...

Does this guy have a laser beam ? lol

Justin Bieber Fanclub said...

Bless god, we dont have such problems in my city^^ we go fast (and die faster)

murz90 said...

great idea with V8 :D hope you have money for fuel.

Okko said...

I'm just about to attend driving lessons (finally got enough money to pay the fees)and here in germany there are just a few laws about how fast you can go based on your type of car or truck.. in the citys its 50 km/h and out of town 100km/for cars 80km/h for trucks ..the bigger the lower they have to drive(in town and out of it,mostly out of it) for safty reasons..exccept when there is a sign about speed limits..but usually they don't go down to less than 30km/h..well in traffic-calmed areas you have to go about the speed of an ordinary person (around 5-10 km/?) but those are small..mostly just a few streets per city

Okko said...

Oh, and on the freeway your supposed to go at about 130km/h in a car and 80 in a truck..

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