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View Poll Results: We are talking daily basis cruise control on (low-medium traffic) how fast do you go over posted spe
Less than 3mph, (I drive the posted speed limit exactly, I am either careful, 80years old+, live in a rural area, or have a fair share of tickets 2 3.70%
4mph to 6mph over (I am at the point where it is borderline for a ticket if a cop scans me, but I could probably talk my way thru it) 15 27.78%
7mph-9mph over (I run quite a risk depending on the cop of a ticket and insurance hike, running a decent risk on a daily basis) 17 31.48%
10mph-12mph (I speed but I am better than most drivers out there and I also deserve a ticket on a daily basis) 7 12.96%
13mph-15mph (I usually am blowing by 'dem other b-villes and pa ultras with elderly in em cause they gots to learn how to drive nowadays) 4 7.41%
16mph+ (I really deserve to have my license suspended for good since I am an agressive driver, have road rage problems and should pay half my income toward insurance) 9 16.67%
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:31 AM   #11
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I am usually pretty good about watching my speed in residential areas. But most of my driving is on newly renovated highway and I tend to just fly on it. Anywhere from 55 (speed limit) up into the 80'* at times.... (peak being 101 once).
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Have never gotten a speeding ticket in my life.(knocks wood)
I should have Saturday driving to RI, I was doing around 87 mph.
past a unmarked trooper parked on side of road.
looked in rear view as I past him and he never moved so i kept
on going........
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:19 AM   #13
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:19 AM   #14
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Default Re: How much of a degree do you speed?

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Originally Posted by Hans

Lets not make this a pissing contest since we are talking about "breaking a law" here.
I'm going to anyway -

(I really deserve to have my license suspended for good since I am an agressive driver, have road rage problems and should pay half my income toward insurance)
11% [ 2 ]

"SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT"
Be sure to STAY THERE!

I'm not flaming you Hans BTW.
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On the highway, I usually tend to keep up with traffic in the fast lane (which is usually anywhere between 75-80mph in a 65 posted zone).
As far as city driving, I'll usually go the speed limit. There are certain streets that I give 'er a little bit more on though
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I tend to stick within 10 of the limit. Much, much closer in residential areas.
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on backroads, my engine kill is my speed limit...

usually 12-15 over on the highway...

my license is hanging onto a string.....very small string...
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10-12 on the Interstate. That'* running right along with traffic most days. Limit on the stretches I drive on a regular basis is 65mph, but everyone drives at 70-75.
If traffic is lighter/slower, or the road is clear of traffic, I try to run about 69, which is almost guaranteed to avoid attracting the attention of a bored trooper.
There are some stretches that I do run higher(only in light/no traffic, bood weather), just because I know there are never any cops on them, but even then I NEVER go higher than 90.
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I used to drive ALOT faster than I do now. The Chevelle attributed to that most of the time. That car was a blast to drive fast!!!

After having my license suspended once for 6 months when I was 17, I decided it really wasn't worth it to drive crazy fast. I was caught doing 94 on a deserted back road near my parents place just after I had put on a new intake, cam, carb and headers. Just had to try it out LOL. I was actually going over 120 (speedo was burried) and he caught me slowing down.

Anyway, back on topic. I only drive up to 9mph over the posted limit. When in town, it'* 35 in a 35. I try not to go much more than 2-3mph over in town or on roads with houses close to the road. You never know what could pop out from a driveway in residential areas. In 55mph & 65mph zones, I'm generally between 5-9mph over. Around here, 9mph is the cut-off for being let go with a warning. Some cops will give you a ticket for 9mph over if they're having a bad day, but most will not. Even if they give you a ticket for 9mph over, it'll usually get dropped down to a non-moving violation in court anyway (unless you have priors).

As always, it doesn't matter how good of a driver you are, things can happen even more quickly than you could ever imagine. And that increases with increased speed!

Drive safe!
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I just can't seem to go the speed limit. It has to be at least 9 mph over. However, if I am on the cellphone I do tend to slow down. If there is a jammin' tune on I fly. Like today I heard Flirtin with Disaster and I can't help but go fast (and that song seems to be my theme lately ) I did get hit with pulse radar and I was doing 73 in a 65 but he didn't even pay me any attention....WHEW!!!
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