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(Automotive)   NHTSA poll says that a quarter of all motorists admit to driving faster than the speed limit. The other three quarters live in New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C. and have yet to experience going faster than 25 mph   (blogs.automotive.com ) divider line 6
    More: Obvious, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S., speeding  
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2013-12-14 11:07:31 AM  
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PsychoLaurie: Having commuted on I-80 for several years between central Nebraska and Denver, I'm getting a kick out of these responses ... We often averaged well over 85mph as I-80 is just straight and flat. Now living on an island where the top speed is maybe 60mph in very short bursts, I was so excited to drive I-80 again last summer and open up the road.

/My CSS story: One time when I was in college, my dad brought my Grandma out for a recital of mine. On the way to Nebraska, Grandma asked my dad if they could go any faster, to which he said, "Mom, I'm already doing 105mph. How much faster do you want me to go??"
//Yes, dad gets a few speeding tickets, but always fights the tickets in court and generally wins.


csb(sis)
20 miles east of Lincoln one Sunday in August I got passed by a 3 series BMW eastbound at 100MPH. I turned on my fuzzbuster and followed 1/4 mile behind him all the way to North Platte, where we coincidentally filled up at the same c store. Followed him at 100 to Julesburg where a guy in a Monte passed us both. Kicked it up to 115 to keep him in sight. Outside Ft Morgan the radar detector started screaming bloody murder, so we backed down to 80 real fast. Passed the Monte driver in handcuffs 3 miles down the road. I made Omaha to Denver in just over 6 hours that day.
2013-12-14 10:50:22 AM  
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lack of warmth: ausfahrk: Where I live, nearly everyone drives 5-10 miles over the speed limit, but normal, not like maniacs.

Usually only a problem when you get the idiot drivers willing to race everyone and run up hard behind slower or stopped traffic before braking.

I was driving home from work one night, going only 30-35 in a 40 because the roads were slick ice when I watched an idiot hit two cars.  I was only going that fast because I had the lane to myself and had the lights timed, so I didn't have to worry about stopping.  A young idiot in the left lane got pissed because I passed him while he sat trying to take off when he got a green.  So he raced ahead, only to not be able to stop and slammed into two cars waiting for the next light to change.  As he realized he was then in trouble, I was easily going around the wreck and going on home.  Speed is relative, what you do with it, is what decides your next moment.



Do you ever get in the far left carpool lane, when all of the other lanes are totally open, and drive exactly the speed limit, then feel all smug about it because you're following the letter of the law?  'Cause I'm trying to find that asshole.
2013-12-14 10:46:24 AM  
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thurstonxhowell: MagSeven: From my last visit to the DC/Virginia area last year, everyone drives like a maniac at goes at least 10 over, everywhere.

There are places where most people don't go 10 over?


It's called Oregon.
2013-12-14 10:40:01 AM  
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ausfahrk: Where I live, nearly everyone drives 5-10 miles over the speed limit, but normal, not like maniacs.


Usually only a problem when you get the idiot drivers willing to race everyone and run up hard behind slower or stopped traffic before braking.

I was driving home from work one night, going only 30-35 in a 40 because the roads were slick ice when I watched an idiot hit two cars.  I was only going that fast because I had the lane to myself and had the lights timed, so I didn't have to worry about stopping.  A young idiot in the left lane got pissed because I passed him while he sat trying to take off when he got a green.  So he raced ahead, only to not be able to stop and slammed into two cars waiting for the next light to change.  As he realized he was then in trouble, I was easily going around the wreck and going on home.  Speed is relative, what you do with it, is what decides your next moment.
2013-12-14 10:38:52 AM  
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If you are traveling at less than 115 MPH, please remain in the right hand lane where you belong.
2013-12-14 10:31:06 AM  
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I live in Massachusetts so getting a kick. Unwritten speed limit here is 80 unless you're being an asshole.
 
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