Sources: CarScoop, AutoCar
quote: The reason for the highway speed limit increase was to reduce travel times and cut pollution.
quote: Also a little off topic, but as you mentioned EV's pollution is not localized, which is great since it should help people have less breathing illnesses.
quote: Now that we have a better understanding of how much energy the Roadster uses per mile, the next question is how far can it go? The typical full capacity of a new battery pack when charged to 100% in maximum range mode and discharged steadily over 3 hours is about 55kWh. Using that number you can calculate an interesting driving range curve for various speeds.
quote: According to IIHS data, Speed - defined as exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions - is a factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes. They further assert that speed reduces the amount of available time and space needed to avoid a crash, increasing the likelihood of crashing and increasing the severity of a crash once it occurs.
quote: Even so, what is it that makes drivers a LESSER amount below the speed limit a danger? People who are going ABOVE the speed limit. It is totally ridiculous to think everyone should drive over the speed limit because a few do. The fact is, study after study confirms that the higher the speed limit is, the higher the fatalities are. Driving faster DOES cost lives.
quote: I just hope that oil cartels are not replaced by lithium cartels...
quote: Speeding is most often than not a contributing factor but not the cause.
quote: Now there is also a flip side to this, there are highways in LA, Toronto, Phoenix, etc where I wouldn't dream of driving the posted limit just because literally everyone else is doing 30kph over the limit. If you're doing 30 less than everyone else, you become an obstacle whether you like it or not. In situations like this, enforcement needs to either crack down on speeding or bump the limit up.
quote: They further assert that speed reduces the amount of available time and space needed to avoid a crash, increasing the likelihood of crashing and increasing the severity of a crash once it occurs.
quote: Which is it, safe or unsafe?
quote: Contrary to belief going 20 mph below the speed limit is arguably just as dangerous as going 20 mph past it.
quote: Learn how to drive.
quote: The safe speed for an on-ramp is NOT the same speed as the expressway itself
quote: In my state, there is not one highway with one car pool lane, so I know far more than anyone about the left lane dolts. My state even has signs that says "Slower drivers keep right", and they still sit there going 10 mph slower than everyone else. They don't even notice people zooming on their rear.
quote: In Germany, police can ticket you for failing to yield and move over to the right if another vehicle approaches you from behind.