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Life comes at you fast....NOW AT 70 MPH!!!

 

 BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

We can finally drive 70 MPH on I-75 & I-64!

496 signs will be changed today. I can remember back to the old days when it used to be 70. The speed limit was reduced to 65 to save lives (They said). One can only ponder if there have been too many lives saved at that speed and now it is prudent to raise it again to 70. Hmmmm...

I drive this road almost everyday and I know that most drivers have been driving along at 70 to 80 MPH for a long time. Now, I wonder how this will affect the speeders and the State Troopers. How much leeway will they give us? 

Maybe it will be a good deal that I will be able to get to my destination a few minutes earlier. Eventually, I will figure out that I can leave the house a few minutes later and I won't be getting to my appointment with minutes to spare.

Yes, the old-timers can recall when the speed was 70 and it only seems like a blip in history for the amount of time it was 65. Those were the good old days... where life came at you fast...and now, will do so again!

 

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • July 10 2007 09:03AM

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I'll be driving through in a couple weeks -- I can't wait!!  

(And you are too funny!!) 

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago

I always drove 70+mph in KY :)

I remember when I was working for a KY company but living down here in SoFla... I flew into Louisville to see my family and rented a car.  I drove down 64 to get to Lex and caught myself going over the Kentucky River at 90Mph... nothing for I-95 or the Turnpike but KY State Troopers don't like it as much... and they like to hide!

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
Lizette--Don't be expecting too much leeway...When 35 went to 70 mph, the leeway was zero!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago

Sarah - Don't go by too fast...stop in a sit a spell.

David - You speed demon! Yeah...I know where all those Troopers hide too!

Teri - I hope that's not the case! I usually stay around 74. I'm not going to be happy traveling slower. :~(

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Now can we get the min speed raised
Posted by Joe Adams (Major Mortgage USA/Branch Manager) over 11 years ago
70 works for me!!  Well...in the slow-er lane anyhow!!  I am an admitted SPEED-er!!  Are there any policemen on ACTIVE RAIN???  I would love to speed my way to the top here too...  JUST KIDDING!!  THEN...who would I chase?!?!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago

Joe - Who can we talk to about that?

Susie - You are just moving too fast girl! You will get to the top soon enough then there will be nothing to do. The fun is in the journey.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
WOW, I HAD NO IDEA YOU WERE A SPEED DEAMON, LOL... MAKES YOU WONDER WHY THE CHANGE, REMEMBERING BACK WHEN THE EARLY 70'S REDUCED THE SPEED LIMITS TO SAVE ON GAS.  D0ES MAKE ONE QUESTION THIS ONE.
Posted by Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN (RS Mortgage Consulting) over 11 years ago
Lizeet, I don't think there's anyplace (that I'm aware of) in New York where you can drive that fast---we have a 55 "saves lives" but it's totally ignored anyway.  They get you by radar now, you don't even know that you've gotten a ticket!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 11 years ago
Wow...sure is different over here....55mph and only a couple of stretches it's 60. 
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Bob- It is a secret....shhhhhh!

Carole - What I liked about New York was that I didn't need a car. Who can afford to park one? Do  taxis drive that fast?

Sally - You need some life in the fast lane!

 

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
With the high price of gas and the ecco friendly world they will probably turn it back to 55 soon.
Posted by Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons (One Percent Realty Vancouver Island) over 11 years ago
Lizette, I am only a couple hours from Lexington.  Someday we'll have to do lunch.  :o)
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago
Scott - I guess I better enjoy it while I can! Eh?
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Sarah - Lunch sounds yummy! Just let me know when you will be over this way. Or I can meet you halfway...
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

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