Speed is an aphrodisiac … at the very least a really good stimulant … driving fast is a signal of primacy and self-worth, driving slow is un-American.
To write about Wisconsin’s 70 mph speed limit is to confess speed, for myself when combined with curvy roads and worthy cars … Porsches come to mind … as said an aphrodisiac. I sold my first Porsche as a newlywed because my wife thought I loved it more than her. I must admit, not without evidence.
The Wisconsin Legislature will probably pass the 70 mph speed law, the governor will probably sign it. Never mind on any day the Interstate 90, I-94, I-39, 41, 53, 10, 12 corridors demonstrate as for 70 mph we are already there. This the same Legislature as just passed a $100 million tax credit to save Wisconsin citizens money. 70 mph will do just the opposite and kill a few besides.
70 mph is already routine, to include this writer, on gaining the interstate to dial up the cruise to that soft edge of enforcement … about 72 mph. Speedometers by manufacturer custom aid our psychological need for speed, to register about 5 mph above actual.