Remember gas lines?

 

Re the April 25 article Senate OK’s speed limits up to 75 mph in some areas: The speed-limit increase has drawn criticism, but for the wrong reason. Why is there no mention of the drastic increase in fuel consumption that this will cause?

I saw the same irrelevant arguments back when the 55-mile-per-hour limit was rescinded. Like today, nobody talked about fuel consumption, which was the reason we went to 55 mph in the first place. Did some unlimited supply of oil suddenly become available?

The need to conserve energy is no less important today than it was back then, probably even more important today given the increased demand.

Does anyone remember the gas lines of the 70s? Obviously not. How soon we forget.

Robert Keiser, South Miami

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