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Idea for increasing gas tax revenue.

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Raise the speed limit on highways.

 

The faster a car travels, the less fuel efficient it gets (generally speaking). People use the highway for one thing: speed. It would increase the productivity of our state (goods and services moving around faster) and increase revenue from fuel sales since people would be buying more gas. I suggest around 80mph for cars and 70 for semis. 

 

People will and have said "But think of the children and the safety!" 

 

Speed limits going up in many states

 

-  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/22/stateline-speed-limit/2575047/

 

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http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/sl-irrel.html

 

 

Higher Speed Limits, Lower Death Rates / Statistics surprise many observers of state's highways

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Higher-Speed-Limits-Lower-Death-Rates-2981119.php

 

 

 

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Raise the speed limit on highways.

 

The faster a car travels, the less fuel efficient it gets (generally speaking). People use the highway for one thing: speed. It would increase the productivity of our state (goods and services moving around faster) and increase revenue from fuel sales since people would be buying more gas. I suggest around 80mph for cars and 70 for semis. 

 

People will and have said "But think of the children and the safety!" 

 

 

-  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/22/stateline-speed-limit/2575047/

 

figure41.gif

http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/sl-irrel.html

 

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Higher-Speed-Limits-Lower-Death-Rates-2981119.php

 

 

 

Thoughts? Suggestions?

 

 

Wait, it's not 80 on the highways now? :)

 

I'm all for it. The highways are built now for higher speeds than 70 and 80 anyway. At least do it in remote areas like between GR and Lansing to anywhere else in the state, etc.., drop them back down to 70 in the urban/suburban areas.

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 At least do it in remote areas like between GR and Lansing to anywhere else in the state, etc.., drop them back down to 70 in the urban/suburban areas.

 

Agreed. 

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