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Sep 12

Speeding Up the Limit: States Raising the Speed Limit

Example variable speed limit sign in the Unite...

Variable speed limit sign in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On average, the optimum travel speed for most cars is somewhere around 55 miles per hour. It’s on the slow side, but it saves energy and gets you where you’re going eventually. As a rule, every five miles above 60 reduces fuel economy by about 7 percent. Most highway drivers aren’t settling for the slow lane. Many people are okay with speeding if the flow of traffic allows them to do so. For some states, the posted speed limit is on the rise.

California highways are supposed to travel at 70 miles per hour at most when traffic permits the speed. Drivers in congested areas of the state may only dream of reaching those speeds. They can keep on dreaming as Texas ups the speed limit on some highways to 85 miles per hour. It’s the only state to raise the limit so high.  Continue reading →

Jul 12

Man Arrested for Attempted Theater Shooting

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

With a recent killing tragedy that happened in Aurora, Colorado, families and individuals are still mourning the loss of the murdered victims and some are still trying to make sense of what occurred. The wounds are still fresh and the pain still throbbing; yet, one man chose to play on people’s fears. On Sunday, July 22, one man was arrested for threatening to shoot people during a movie screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Norwalk, California.

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