Should America go back to 55 MPH?

In the last oil crisis of the '70's, Alternet says that America pulled together and reduced their driving speeds across the country to 55 MPH to save fuel. However they continue with "Fundamental rights were at stake. How dare the government infringe on the "flow of commerce" and my right to declare my independence with the speedometer of my automobile (not to mention odometer). By the late 80s, Americans were driving gas-guzzling Jimmys, Jeeps, Blazers and Broncos 75 mph through the light truck loop-hole in the CAFE standards. Fifty-five became a number from America's past." Is it time to deal with this climate and oil crisis and return to 55?



Tags: Conservation | Peak Oil

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