Should there be speed limits on roadways throughout the State of New York? Yes, there are a few roads where the maximum speed limit is 65 miles per hour (mph) with most roads having a maximum of 55 mph.

The question being posed is, "Are these suggested limits or should we be allowed to legally go 80 or even 85 on the Thruway, the Taconic State Parkway or even Route 84?

Who makes these laws anyway? In New York, the speed limits for roads is set by the New York State Department of Transportation. The 'whole drive 55' came into law in 1974 when there was a nationwide oil crisis. The repeal of that law came into play in 1995 and that is when you started seeing high mphs, not only in New York but across the US.

Do you think that people could drive faster than 55 or 65 and still be able to do it safely? Or should lawmakers consider lowering the maximum speed limits? Weigh in, let us know your thoughts.

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