35 mph on the Beltway?

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‘Typical Beltway traffic’
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I don’t know about you, but when I took the Beltway to work every day, I feared for my life. Those speed limit signs (most of them 50 mph) are more like suggestions than rules that people actually followed. But now, with the Variable Speed Limit System, there’s no way you speed demons are going to be able to keep up your constant 75 mph, because they’re bumping the speed limit down to 35 in some places.

The idea is to slow everyone down early before construction and the like so there aren’t sudden stops, but will this keep that jerk in the BMW from weaving and riding my bumper?

Jasmine is a Spin magazine contributor who is completely obsessed with music and all things new and different. She’s lived in the DC area since 2006, and still has plenty to discover about this great area! Find out why she loves DC.

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