65 is the maximum speed that you can drive on any roadway in Connecticut, how many of you break that law every day? I'm tailgated anywhere if I try to maintain that constant speed on any highway. It made me think, is it time for a 70MPH speed limit outside of congested areas of some highways?
If I had to guess, at least 50% of drivers on the major highways in Connecticut - I-84, I-91, I-95, and Rt. 15, average 70 - 80MPH. I've been commuting over 30 miles to work for over 30 years, and I've noticed the average speed on an open highway has increased from 65, to 70, to 80 over the past couple of decades. I admit, I'm a sheep when it comes to speed, if 70 is the average in a pack, I'll do it. Am I scared of enforcement? Sometimes, but it seems there is always someone that's more in a hurry, or driving aggressively, or recklessly, nearby.
I-91 North and South between Meriden and Hartford for example, I'd say that the average speed is 80MPH when it's bright and sunny out. I-84 East of Waterbury to New Britain, same thing, at least 80. I-95 from Branford to Old Saybrook hums along at 75 on a good day. 70 should never be considered on the Merritt though, those on and off-ramps are not built for anything over 60.
I get so envious when I drive anywhere in the US outside of the Northeast, where all of the highways are 4-5 lanes and straight as an arrow. Our population is so concentrated around our major highways and shoreline.
Speed cameras, red light cameras, wrong-way driver alert systems, rotaries, runaway truck lanes, those are the buzzwords, but I'll suggest 70MPH on Rt. 8 from Watertown to Torrington too.
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and I-95 have had a longstanding and fruitful business relationship.The Playhouse, it's leadership and staff have always been welcoming to us and we like to think we've been good to them as well.
I've been doing the I-95 Morning Show for 15 years and in that time I've had so many wonderful memories in that building. We performed our Ethan and Lou 10 year Anniversary concert there, I've met countless celebrities at the Playhouse and have attended many of their shows.
Many of the top flight guests we've booked on the I-95 Morning Show have been courtesy of our association with the Playhouse. But it wasn't just the rock stars that got invited to our studio, the people behind the curtain have always been regular guests on our shows.
Jared Shahid is the new Managing Director at the Ridgefield Playhouse but not a new face to us. Ethan and I have hung with him backstage, we've had him in the studio and he and I even worked on a TV project together.
Jared is one of the best storytellers I know so we were delighted to invite him back on the show. Recently, Shahid joined us on the the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Dave. Whenever he comes in, he brings tickets and stories for our audience. These are some of the amazing behind the scenes tales he shared with us on Thursday (5/25/23).