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May 30, 2013 |
An Irvine teenager who lost control of his car and crashed into a tree in Newport Beach, killing himself and four passengers, may have been going as fast as 100 mph, a Newport Beach city official said. While the investigation into the Monday evening collision continues, Newport Beach police have said speed was definitely a factor in the fiery wreck. Adulrahman M. Alyahyan, 17, was driving his 2008 Infiniti down Jamboree Road toward Newport Harbor at a high rate of speed about 5:20 p.m., police said.
May 23, 2013 |
As Socrates so sagely suggested when he stopped by the set of "Fast & Furious 6" - "Yo, know thyself... " Dom and crew certainly took the words to heart. For all the excess in the latest installment of the adrenaline-injected street-racing action franchise, its humble, low-budget 2001 beginnings are still visible today in the rear-view mirror of Dom's super souped-up 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger. Buildings topple, bridges crumble and speed limits are shamelessly broken as "Fast & Furious 6" roars through the streets of London.
February 26, 2013 |
Nevada State Sen. Don Gustavson knows how long and boring some of those drives across the Silver State can be. So he wants to speed things up a bit. On Monday, he introduced a bill that paves the way for Nevada to increase the maximum speed limit to 85 mph in those areas where state transportation officials determine that speed is safe. If enacted, the new speed limit would match the one in Texas for the nation's fastest. “I drive on rural roads a lot here in northern Nevada -- my district is huge,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
January 30, 2013 |
Mayor Mick Ireland had seen enough traffic scofflaws, the lead foots and stop-sign runners. On leisurely patrols atop his bike, the top official in Aspen, Colo., had watched countless motorists cut through the Rocky Mountain resort town's West End to avoid congestion along nearby Highway 82. Every time traffic slows along the city's main thoroughfare, cars whiz out of traffic and onto the residential streets, rushing through a series of stop signs...
September 6, 2012 |
Texas has approved the nation's fastest speed limit -- 85 miles per hour -- about the speed associated with the winds in a Category 1 hurricane. The move by the Texas Transportation Commission on Aug. 30 had been expected since the state Legislature last year approved the 85 mph limit for stretches of new road. A transportation department spokesman told the Associated Press that the commissioners would not comment on their decision. Many U.S. highways have limits of 75 miles an hour, though some roads go as high as 80 miles an hour.
June 13, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Everything is bigger in Texas, they say. Soon, it could be faster, too. The Lone Star State could raise the speed limit on one stretch of highway to 85 miles per hour, the highest in the nation. But don't press the pedal to the metal yet. The possibility of zooming down a 41-mile stretch of new toll road between Austin and San Antonio at 85 mph is revving up a debate about highway speeds that dates back at least to the 1970s when Congress imposed a national 55 mph speed limit (repealed in 1995)