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  • HDRider Nov 30, 7:19 p.m.

    soldier

    YES THERE IS A MININUM SPEED LIMIT IN NC I HAVE ALREADY posted the LAW TWICE BUT HERE IT IS AGAIN FOR YOU.

    Minimum Speed Limit: II. 45 MPH on interstate and primary highways with a posted speed limit ≥60 MPH.2 '20-141(c)(2)

    The last part with the numbers is the law number look it up!
    And I am anything but a Democrat! This is why trucking Co. have to get permits to move things Oversized, Overweight, or Impeding traffic to do so with waring lights and chase cars to warn people. Yes I do Have a Class A CDL and if outher would read the driving laws they might know this and this might not have happened.

  • HDRider Nov 30, 7:09 p.m.

    and to all those saying driving 35-45 on the interstate is illegal; HOW THEN do you explain allowing school buses on the interstate? They certainly don't go the speed limit!

    Schoolbuses do 45 that is the minnium on an interstate by nc law. The story said between 35 and 45 so thats 40+- below the state law. And yes I agreen keep buses off the interstate or up there speed. just because there is no minum speed limit posted does not mean its not in affect. Just like unlabled roads are 55 out side of city limits. Any one that does not think they can maintain a safe speed thats a good judgment call! BUT STAY OFF THE INTERSTATE IF YOU CAN NOT MAINTAIN A SAFE SPEED!!!! There is nowhere you can get to on the interstate that you can not on back roads!!!! If you are unable to drive the speed then get off the roads. Just beacuse you are not in a hurry does not mean I am not, What If I have an sick child that Needs to get to the doctor or an elderly parent that has fell at the house, you do not kn

  • ripetomatoes Nov 30, 3:07 p.m.

    lol...only in Johnston County.Wags

    Even though I'm a lifelong resident of Johnston County, I quickly recognized the lack of depth in this comment:)

  • Hippy_mom Nov 30, 12:50 p.m.

    Hugs and Scuba, I agree with your posts. The elderly gentleman has probably done this before without incident. I don't know about y'all, but when I was in drivers ed (a million years ago) we were taught to pass on the left and slower traffic belonged in the right lane. Driving on the interstate these days is a nightmare. People pass on all sides, don't use signals and give very little indication of what their intentions are (what lane or exit they're headed for) and a good many of them are on the phone or texting while zippin' in and out of traffic.

  • sunshineonmyshoulder Nov 30, 12:17 p.m.

    When you drive on the interstate, you have to be ready for any and all situations that may arise. You have to look out for that other driver as much as yourself...if not more sometimes. Both drivers share the responsibility here it sounds like, but unfortunatly, if you rear-end someone, you're most likely getting the ticket.

  • baldchip Nov 30, 11:51 a.m.

    Scubagirl-I agree- it's not safe to allow school buses on interstates. However, they are big enough to be seen well in advance.

    Such may not be the case with this caw hauling man. God bless him. He did not intend to cause any harm. I'm sure he's just used to using I-95 when he goes home. I'm sure he was thinking safety when he was doing +-40 MPH.

    We need to think before we critisize!!

  • HugsFromGB Nov 30, 11:46 a.m.

    Not a wise decision to take I95 when you know you can't drive the speed limit. He endangered himself, others, and the cows. The elderly man should get a ticket.
    sillywabbitthepatriot

    Who cares if it was an elderly man or not who had the cows. If he is able to got to auction, purchase cows, get them on his trailer, get them home, then wake up at the crack of dawn daily to be a farmer he must be in pretty good shape for an elderly person. I give him props for his hard work. Keep it up Mister Farmer! Who the person who ran into the back of him pay attention to the road.

  • Scubagirl Nov 30, 11:33 a.m.

    and to all those saying driving 35-45 on the interstate is illegal; HOW THEN do you explain allowing school buses on the interstate? They certainly don't go the speed limit!

  • Scubagirl Nov 30, 11:29 a.m.

    "Not the eldery man's fault. The SUV driver needed to be paying attention and either slow down or move over to the left lane. People are too busy doing other things behind the wheel except driving. phaste82"

    THANK YOU!!!

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  • ripetomatoes Nov 30, 11:13 a.m.

    I travel I95 to and from work each day.
    I read all the speculation and complaints here and came to one conclusion.
    If you ate any beef today, thank a farmer.
    That stuff isn't grown in a grocery store.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Nov 30, 11:02 a.m.

    Not a wise decision to take I95 when you know you can't drive the speed limit. He endangered himself, others, and the cows. The elderly man should get a ticket.

  • SportsLover75 Nov 30, 10:43 a.m.

    It's called paying attention. Try it sometimes.

  • soldier Nov 30, 10:16 a.m.

    You must be a democrut RU crazy. The gentleman pays HIGHWAY USE TAX on every gallon of gas he buys, pays HIGHWAY TAX on every vehicle he buys, and pays INCOME TAX to build the roads. Yet you claimhe has to right to use them.

    FYI, North Carolina law says a motorists should drive at a speed commensurate with the highway conditions. There is no "minimum speed" limit in NC, ........"No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards than existing."

    Everytime I'm on 95, there's some hole like you with a cell phone stuffed in his ear doing 75+ MPH. Maybe you're the one who needs to adjust your speed.

  • Wags Nov 30, 10:04 a.m.

    lol...only in Johnston County.

  • r u crazy too Nov 30, 10:01 a.m.

    Wheter it's legal or not (and driving 35-45 on Interstate is illegal), driving on a road where you're doing more than 20 mph slower than everybody else (and most vehicles on Interstae are going faster than the speed limit), its definitely not a smart decision. Common sense should have told him to use another road.

  • HDRider Nov 30, 9:46 a.m.

    Not the eldery man's fault. The SUV driver needed to be paying attention and either slow down or move over to the left lane. People are too busy doing other things behind the wheel except driving.

    If he was doing less than 45 it was his fault by state law:
    Minimum Speed Limit: II. 45 MPH on interstate and primary highways with a posted speed limit ≥60 MPH.2 '20-141(c)(2)

    And the SUV could have been fallowing a truck and the truck dipped out of the way to miss him and there he is going 20+ MPH slower. If you cant maitain a safe speed stay off the Interstate !!!!!!!

  • justcommonsense Nov 30, 9:44 a.m.

    @lovepanthers... I was thinking the same thing. ;-)

  • Trekker Nov 30, 9:43 a.m.

    "Not the eldery man's fault. The SUV driver needed to be paying attention and either slow down or move over to the left lane. People are too busy doing other things behind the wheel except driving." phaste82

    Actually if he was traveling below the minimum allowable speed the law states that he IS at fault regardless of what you suggest the SUV driver was doing. Knowing nothing of the traffic conditions at the time it’s pretty irresponsible to criticize how the driver responded at the time of the accident.

  • justcommonsense Nov 30, 9:43 a.m.

    "Although watch them charge the SUV driver going the posted speed limit......" southerncharmsfarm

    Most likely going OVER the posted speed limit and not paying attention

  • justcommonsense Nov 30, 9:41 a.m.

    I agree with phaste82 - everyone has the right to use any highways, we all pay taxes for them. It is up to every driver to be aware of what is ahead of them. Not to mention the fact that most of the drivers out there don't obey the speed limits anyway...usually going 10-20 mph OVER the posted speed limit.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 30, 9:40 a.m.

    Not the eldery man's fault. The SUV driver needed to be paying attention and either slow down or move over to the left lane. People are too busy doing other things behind the wheel except driving.

    Even truckers hauling livestock in 18-wheelers don't go between 35-45 mph on freeways.

  • phaste82 Nov 30, 9:29 a.m.

    Not the eldery man's fault. The SUV driver needed to be paying attention and either slow down or move over to the left lane. People are too busy doing other things behind the wheel except driving.

  • lovepanthers Nov 30, 9:27 a.m.

    A cow got hit by a tractor trailer and was "okay"? Tough cow!

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 30, 8:39 a.m.

    The elderly man hauling the three cows should have driven on a secondary road and not a freeway. Thankful no one was seriously injured.

  • HDRider Nov 30, 8:35 a.m.

    This is what happens when you get people doing 20 to 30 MPH under the speed limit. It is called impeading traffic and should be charged as such but I bet the SUV driver will be charged. If there is a 20 to 30 plus MPH differance the closeing rate it to great. If he is doing 35 MPH thats 51 feet per Sec. at 65 the SUV is doing 95 Feet per sec. The slow driver is a very real danger and worse than a speeder.
    NC LAW:
    Minimum Speed Limit: II. 45 MPH on interstate and primary highways with a posted speed limit ≥60 MPH.2 '20-141(c)(2)

  • southerncharmsfarm Nov 30, 8:09 a.m.

    Extermely thankful no one was injured...

    However I do hope that the driver of the vehicle hauling the cows is charged. Too many accidents/deaths occur because of someone driving so slow in a faster posted speed section! Coming up on someone doing 35 mph while your going the posted speed limit of 65 mph is asking for trouble! People just can not react that quickly, especially with other traffic. It's about time these people traveling so slow are held accountable. If you need to go that slow, use a secondary road! That's what they are there for! Don't endanger other people with your lack of common sense!

    Although watch them charge the SUV driver going the posted speed limit......

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