110 kph is normal for twinned highways here in Sask and Alta. I think
the Trans-Canada Hwy is 110 for long stretches also, but it's been a
while since I've driven it in the prairies.
I *think* I remember 70 mph from my youth in Manitoba, but I could be
A former colleague has a son-in-law who worked as a Mounti in Alberta.
Word was they didn't pull anyone over on Hwy 2 between Calgary and
Edmonton unless they were doing 140 or better. Too risky otherwise.
This was about 10 years back, but I don't imagine it's changed...
No, you're not wrong. I remember a trip from Indianapolis to Seattle, via
Calgary, that I took with my parents in 1975, less than a year after I
started driving. We were limited to 55mph in the U.S., but parts of the
Trans-Canada Highway were 70mph. I'm pretty sure that when I drove to Otttawa
in 1980, via Niagara Falls and Toronto, that the highway speed limit was 70mph
most of the way in Ontario, too, though still limited to 55 here in the
During the last years that Nixon was in office, he brought the speed limit
down from 70 to 55. So that all happened some where around 72~74. We were
all going to save so much gas by doing this that it was beyond our realms of
A few years ago, coming back to Indy from Huntsville AL, it seemed like the de
facto speed limit on I-65 in Tennessee was already 85mph -- I know that going
80 in the left lane, there were pissed-off drivers behind me who thought I
wasn't going fast enough...
There is no single multi-lane road from Toronto to Ottawa, if you are
talking highway #7, forget about it, single lane in many spots, there is
no way that ever had that limit. Totally unsafe at that speed as it
goes through *many* small towns.
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