California lawmaker proposes lanes with no speed limit on two of the state's busiest highways
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Could it be, an actual GOOD idea from a California politician? No...
And it is a good idea. In fact building toll roads with unlimited speed limits all across the country sounds good to me. (Of course these roads should be privately funded.) We would pay a serious premium if we could hop on an American autobahn. Many others would too.
There would have to be variable toll rates to keep traffic flowing at such speeds which some will of course resent. But it would be a nice option to have.
LA to San Francisco in 3 hours? OK. DC to New York in 2? Now yer talking!
A California state senator has proposed a bill to build speed limit-free lanes on Interstate 5 and Highway 99 in the state as a way to reduce pollution.
"Traffic congestion increases the emissions of greenhouse gases as it causes automobiles to idle longer while on roadways," the bill submitted on Friday by Senator John Moorlach of Orange County, south of Los Angeles, reads.
If enacted, the law would instruct the state to "construct two additional traffic lanes on northbound and southbound Interstate Route 5" where there "shall not be a maximum speed limit."