A senator is proposing that the government set a national speed limit, 55 mph. Granted, it would reduce fuel consumption and all that. I think that this is all a big conspiracy. Obviously a country that has been used to traveling at 80 mph is not going to want to travel at 55 mph. This will increase the number of traffic tickets that are given out, which increases the amount of money the government gets.
That, and it would be sooo frustrating.