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RE: We need autobahns!!

I have a bad enough time dodging other drivers in a 20 mph zone. No thanks.
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RE: We need autobahns!!

We don't need autobahns, others just need to learn how to drive (I mean drive, not put on lipstick-, eat-, or talk on the phone-drive). That way the DOT will see that these people can drive and perhaps elevate the speed limit close to autobahn specs. And like somebody said, the roads need to be better too. I came home from LA last night and the freeway was smooth, until I hit the 91. There were several deep grooves on the road where my tires could catch (or scratch).

If they advertise more power in cars (the way US car manufacturers do) then what's the use of speed limits?


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RE: We need autobahns!!

in california the Maximum Speed Limit is 65mph which stinks. i don't feel comftorable until i hit 85 at least (only in my mercedes, with other cars i feel fine doin about 60-70). but yeah the speed limits r probably so low in order for the United States to preserve oil, even though we consume more than any other country. that whole class A liscense would be a really good idea. I got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago for going 50mph in a 35mph zone. The guy got me so pissed, he didn't even know math, saying that i was doing almost double the speed limit.
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RE: We need autobahns!!

I really loved driving the AutoBahns in Germany for the 3 years I lived there!

But...I must agree with the above posts. Morons here in America would cause more accidents than it would be worth.

We've got great highways here...it's a shame...it sure would be fun!!

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RE: We need autobahns!!

although there are some excellent private driving instructors in the u.s., the majority just fall short. so now the problem we have is that most our drivers and most of our high speed roads are not equipped for autobahn speeds. you first must go back to basics with driver training. then the roads need to be upgraded and maintained appropriately. it's not an easy fix. it's a five to ten year project. certainly not practical.

that is really a shame because i'd just love to unwind my 12 cylinders once in a while. i guess i'll have to look up a race track and rent some time. i heard that montana had a no limit road for a while but then that was modified. does anyone know anything about that? what was the speed limit and what is it now; why did they modify it? [8D]

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you first must go back to basics with driver training. then the roads need to be upgraded and maintained appropriately. it's not an easy fix. it's a five to ten year project. certainly not practical.
yeah at least 5 to 10 years. It's taking 7 years to expand a 2 lane highway in and around rochester to 3 lane...and they work all year round.

In general, I agree that I would love to have an autobahn...but I wouldn't feel safe on it...I don't feel safe on regular highways with dumba55es and soccer dads weaving through traffic and such.

All those posts about europeans being better drivers are pretty much true. They (we) drive like crazy fools, but somehow get in so many less accidents.

I also do like the idea of the class A license or whatever...

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RE: We need autobahns!!

Maybe a little Darwinian survival....

We need a Class A license.

We need better drivers training.

No one is paying off the politico's so I give it a 5% chance of ever happening[:(!]

Can't hurt to write letters to Washington and the State capitol.

They don't read our posts[;)]

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RE: We need autobahns!!

i'll give my 'godfather' a call, maybe all those politicians he has in his pocket can do something...hehehe [8D]

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