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    Thursday, March 09, 2006
    55mph video won the prize.
    Four Atlanta students pulled a dangerous stunt: they all drove exactly 55 mph on the highway, in a line, thereby blocking the flow of traffic and reating an enormous traffic jam just to prove that the speed limit (55 mph ) is so yesterday.

    Take a look at the picture, they formed a line and creating huge traffic jam. As for me, their act was just a "one-inch-from-the-trigger" for the rest of the drivers. Maybe some of them ( drivers behind these students ) need to go to work or to hospital, don't you think that will trigers even more violence?

    You can watch the video at Google Video. Yes, thry have proved that the speed limit is stupid but what if the speed limit change to 70 mph? Will it solve the problem? I don't think so. If several cars driving side-by side at the same speed, of course it will be a massive traffic jam. Not just driving side-by side at 55mph but at any speed at all, traffic jam will happened. The student forget about one thing, to calculate the time and the speed before conducting their test.

    If Car1 took of first and drive at 55mph and Car2 took off 3 minutes after Car1, will it be a traffic jam? This is what the students forget, the calculation between speed and time. Driving side-by side will create a massive traffic but what if driving in a long line?

    David Spear, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said if the students weren't blocking emergency vehicles and were going the speed limit, "they didn't do a thing wrong." Spear added that the speed limit was lowered to 55 because it saves lives. "In Atlanta, the actual effect of it is we expect the people going 75 to move over so the people going 95 can have the right of way," he said.

    Oh well because of the video they won a prize at Campus MovieFest as the best comedy film. Huh?
    posted by Jamloceng @ 3:39 PM  
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