Speed limit 1995

An Oklahoma Department of Transportation  worker applies new speed limits to existing signs along area highways on Dec. 13, 1995. A federal law enacted during the energy crisis of the 1970s had limited the maximum nationwide speed limit to 55 and then 65 miles per hour. The law was repealed in 1995, allowing states to revert to speed limits that had been in effect before 1974. BRANDI STAFFORD/Tulsa World file

When I turned 65, I decided to stop speeding and get off the expressways. I’ve noticed a big reduction on gas consumption. I only have to fuel up every three weeks instead of once a week.

I try to never go over 40 mph, and most of the time drive 30 mph to 35 mph. I stay in the slow lane and most always catch up to the speeders at the traffic lights.

Frieda Hale, Tulsa

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