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Old 12-28-2006, 09:07 PM   #61
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In Oregon, 100+ is an automatic $1000 fine, loss of license at the scene for at LEAST 30 days, maybe longer, and possible jail time.

In comparison, the last time I heard, 95 in a 65 is around $500.

Thing is....At 94 and above in a 75 you have the risk for a $1000-$10000 fine, that is if you get convicted of Wreckless Driving.....if you are convicted of wreckless driving you are screwed, but can usually go to court and have it dropped......

Places like rural nevada, idaho, montana, wyoming etc....where there are no towns for 100 miles it is pretty common to see people going a bit faster than the speed limits.
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In Oregon, 100+ is an automatic $1000 fine, loss of license at the scene for at LEAST 30 days, maybe longer, and possible jail time.

In comparison, the last time I heard, 95 in a 65 is around $500.

Thing is....At 94 and above in a 75 you have the risk for a $1000-$10000 fine, that is if you get convicted of Wreckless Driving.....if you are convicted of wreckless driving you are screwed, but can usually go to court and have it dropped......

Places like rural nevada, idaho, montana, wyoming etc....where there are no towns for 100 miles it is pretty common to see people going a bit faster than the speed limits.
isn't there a stretch of road in Montana where from sun up to sun down and weather permitting you can drive as if it were the autobahn??? with in reason i think i remember reading that in a NG mag one time
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I hate to be the buzzkill here but why bother spending time and money trying to not get pulled over when it comes down to common sense. A cop isn't going to pull you over if you aren't doing anything wrong, so that'* not what we are avoiding. I drive freeway/highway all the time, and don't get me wrong, I like to drive just as fast as the rest of you, but its a matter of if you don't want to pay for it, then don't do it. If you want to test out the limits of your car, or your nerves, there'* better places to do it then anywhere you have to worry about getting pulled over.
Its the thrill of not getting caught. Sure I could be Suzy goody two shoes too but I've always driven defensively and I have always driven no less than 5 mph over. I've had judges and many cops tell me I can go at least 7 mph over and not get pulled over. It works for me On the rare instance I get pulled over for going slightly more I've been fortunate enough to get away without a ticket. Just this morning I was cruising to work listening to Sammy Hagar'* I can't drive 55 and that is so true!!!
I know we're supposed to be on topic, and you can carry on in a bit, but I'm going to say far from being Suzy Goody Two Shoes on the road. I too drive over the speed limit at a rate which would probably be over looked by most law enforcement, but what seems to be the topic of discussion is a need to avoid getting pulled over at excessive speeds. I think it'* important to remember on the type of roads we are discussing, you aren't the only one out there.
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In Oregon, 100+ is an automatic $1000 fine, loss of license at the scene for at LEAST 30 days, maybe longer, and possible jail time.

In comparison, the last time I heard, 95 in a 65 is around $500.

Thing is....At 94 and above in a 75 you have the risk for a $1000-$10000 fine, that is if you get convicted of Wreckless Driving.....if you are convicted of wreckless driving you are screwed, but can usually go to court and have it dropped......

Places like rural nevada, idaho, montana, wyoming etc....where there are no towns for 100 miles it is pretty common to see people going a bit faster than the speed limits.
isn't there a stretch of road in Montana where from sun up to sun down and weather permitting you can drive as if it were the autobahn??? with in reason i think i remember reading that in a NG mag one time
uhh, i believe that some of the interstates in montana used to have no speed limit but i think that they got rid of that now
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