Go 90 MPH legally.... for $25 in Nevada possibly

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Want to rule the roads and forget about the speed limit? Speed demons in Nevada could drive to their heart's content if one candidate has his way.
Eugene "Gino" DiSimone, a nonpartisan candidate for governor, says paying a fee to speed could help fix the state's budget crisis. A resident could submit to safety tests and put their information in a database; then, after paying a $25 fee, they could speed as much as they want for 24 hours.


Naturally, the Nevada Highway Patrol isn't thrilled with the proposal, but DiSimone says the measure could bring $1 billion to the state every year. Ultimately, the voters will decide whether a joyride fee is worth the safety risk.



http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/09/07/for-the-right-to-speed-just-fork-over-25/
 
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They should build a road just for this. Then leave it unfinished and remove construction warning signs.
 

PokerGuy

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I've always thought they need to add a separate high speed lane on the highway where drivers that have signed a waiver and have paid a speeding fee can go as fast as they'd like, in a way that won't endanger the lives of other drivers.
 

Insomniator

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Why is the limit not 90 everywhere in the middle nowhere?

How about special licenses that allow good drivers to not be held back by limits created for texting 20 year old girls or 85 year olds that can't see anymore?
 

Cogman

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Lol. Yes, now you to can pay bucko bucks to speed for ONE day! Don't forget the insurance agencies that are going to want to see who signs up for it, and consequently raises their premium by a factor of 10.

Seriously, $24 dollars to speed for one day?
 

SunnyD

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To be honest, I don't see why this is a huge deal anyway. You could essentially do this in Montana on the interstate for years. Speed, get pulled over, pay the trooper the fine on the spot and it's basically a free pass through the rest of the state.
 

edro

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How the hell would Law enforcement validate you are on your valid 24 hour period?
They would have to check your plate or license, so you would probably have to pull over anyway.
This is retarded.

It would be better to pay yearly and get special plates.
 

Freejack2

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The problem isn't the speed, if everyone else around these drivers were doing 90 also there would be no problem. The problem comes in with other drivers who are driving as much as 35mph less than the speeding drivers.

Add the fact the slower drivers are usually blabbing on the phone, wandering half out of their lanes, or changing lanes right into you without a signal, and such a proposal becomes deadly.

The only way this would work is what others have suggested of lanes designated for speeding that are physically separate from the regular lanes.
 

mmntech

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The problem isn't the speed, if everyone else around these drivers were doing 90 also there would be no problem. The problem comes in with other drivers who are driving as much as 35mph less than the speeding drivers.

Add the fact the slower drivers are usually blabbing on the phone, wandering half out of their lanes, or changing lanes right into you without a signal, and such a proposal becomes deadly.

The only way this would work is what others have suggested of lanes designated for speeding that are physically separate from the regular lanes.

This. I drive for a living, I see it all the time. Ontario banned handheld cellphones in cars earlier this year. Even though it's a steep fine, so many people have almost hit me because they were on the phone.

Mind you, fast driving is a bit of an art form. You have to know what you're doing. Mind you 90mph isn't that fast. It's just under the wire here on the expressways before getting charged with street racing. Still, I think that kind of stuff is better left to the track given how many yokels there are behind the wheel.
 

PricklyPete

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I would pay for a yearly "speeders" plate. It think this would be feasible if the car had to be inspected every 3 months (brakes, tires, etc). Would make owning a fast car a lot more fun.
 

dawp

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heard about this before. I thought $25 a day is too much, that would be $175 for a week. make it $25 or $50 a month and I might support something like this.
 

Juddog

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The problem is that some people drive so poorly that even a 60 mph is pushing it.

If people were required to pass a more difficult "competency test" to drive at a high speeds and have to have it renewed twice per year, then I'd be all for it (with increased amounts of inspections as well). As part of the competency exam, measure reaction time, eyesight, and ability to swerve, break, accelerate on a more aggressive course to measure everything. So basically make sure that both the car and the driver would be capable of doing higher speed and still be safe.
 

Kev

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I don't even think 90 is that much, but the fact that you would have to share the road with a bunch of dipshits doing 55 makes this a very bad idea.
 

KentState

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90mph is high speed? I hit 80mph easy every single day, 90mph is passing speed.

Exactly. If I'm not going 80, then I'm getting ran over. Even the speed limit is 75 is some states and no matter where you go, people do 15 over easily.
 

brainhulk

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Some say it's not just about the absolute derivative of the acceleration with respect to time of any given car. But the delta's between different cars that may become dangerous.
 

PricklyPete

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90mph is high speed? I hit 80mph easy every single day, 90mph is passing speed.

Well there is always that 10mph buffer zone...so really 90 = 100 before being pulled over. 100 isn't autobahn speeds, but better than the 55mph you get in NY state.
 

sactoking

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You can already go 90 for $25 in Nevada. Per NRS 484B.617 someone pulled over going 75 in a 70 is subject to a fine of $25. The violation cannot be put on the driver's record, is considered a non-moving violation, and garners no points on your license. This is true for all counties except Clark (Las Vegas) and Washoe (Reno).

In reality, you can get pulled over going 85+ in these "rural" areas and the NHP will cite you for 75 in a 70 b/c they're lazy.
 

theevilsharpie

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90mph is high speed? I hit 80mph easy every single day, 90mph is passing speed.

Seriously. Even the CHP doesn't give a shit anymore unless you're swerving like a madman or doing 100+.

California could definitely benefit from "speeders plates" since everyone already does it anyway and a there's probably enough people that would pay $100/yr for the benefit of legality.
 
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preslove

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I like Germany's system. It's not completely unrestricted, like some people think, but there are stretches where passenger vehicles can go any speed (out in the country on straight aways, usually) and in big multi-lane sections there are big LED signs over each lane showing the speed limit for that lane (some may have the no-limit icon).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn#Speed_limits

I like especially how often there will be a separate, lower speed for 18 wheelers.
 
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