[Healeys] (somewhat) Off-topic: speed limits

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Jun 6 09:40:50 MDT 2010

Just came back from a 4K+ mile road trip through the US Southwest.  
Being a native Californian, I have to say I was impressed with the way 
some other states handle speed limits and enforcement.  In AZ, NM, TX, 
OK, KS, CO, UT and NV the speed limits are generally more reasonable; 
e.g. 70-75mph on freeways, and 60-65mph on decent quality 'backroads.'  
And, it appeared the limits are enforced without mercy (esp. in AZ and 
NM).  These are, of course, good cruising speeds for a Big Healey. 

In CA, similar backroads will have a 55mph speed limit, but everyone 
will do 65mph+ with impunity (usually).   I also like the 'Stay On The 
Right Except To Pass' policy on TX freeways--much less lane-cutting and 
generally more civil behavior, compared to oh, say, Interstate 5 in 
central CA.

Off the soapbox ...


Bob Spidell           San Jose, CA            bspidell at comcast.net

You can possess an exotic car, but an Austin-Healey posesses you.

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