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BLTHNDR

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2011 10:35:58 PM

Unless you stop at a bar and got a buzz I would say no to all !Or maybe you have a radar detector Right?
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 12:56:28 PM

Yes
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 6:12:26 AM

Yes that way I'm keeping my RPMs between 1500-2000 for my best fuel economy.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 6:00:02 AM

Usually 5-15 mph under unless in town with an automatic; then I try to go fast enough to keep it in overdrive. That might be 38 mph in a 30.
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 2:51:32 AM

I obey the speed limit. Sounds like somebody, ignores the law.
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 2:11:09 AM

I usually only do 4 over.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 8:09:19 AM

80mph pretty much all the time on local interstate. 95mph on Mass Pike - but only when tucked behind someone else running lead.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 7:52:36 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:34:51 AM

Usually 5-10 over
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pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 1:16:36 AM

Yes that way I'm keeping my RPMs between 1500-2000 for my best fuel economy.
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:41:11 PM

More and more as the years pass.
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ccnpkid
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:34:40 PM

normally 5 - 8 mph more in speedway
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:55:38 PM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:49:17 AM

Yes, but I do cheat a little on the expressway I do 2 or 3 mph faster if in lite traffic.
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TonyRay7
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 1:04:59 PM

normally 5 over
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:18:44 PM

sometimes
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 12:05:09 PM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 11:45:23 AM

Yes, I may push it a little on the expressway by a couple mile a hour.
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scottmccarrick
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 11:43:32 AM

unless im in a school zone, no
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 11:04:52 AM

Typically about 80mph on the interstates around here. Interstates in other states are often higher. 95 to 100 on the Mass Pike. 85 in Florida. Out west 100mph is typical freeway speed.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 9:51:21 AM

Driving long wheelbase large vehicles simply want to follow along the road path with minimum effort on any good interstate at speeds of even 80 MPH. I drove one for years, and loved it before fuel prices rose above $1.00 a gal. The mileage 24 MPG. at 65 often during warm weather highway, no E-10 then. At 60 I chose 70 often with large vehicles on cruise and obeyed community zoned areas, never a problem, today I stay within 5...7 over at times, going with the average flow, right lane.

Shopping zones I stay with the limits or 5 under, because of the "Krazys" Darts with no signal from the slow Right Lane'ers backed-up creeping at 15.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:58:25 AM

sometimes.....
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 6:57:15 PM

i stay within 5 mph of the posted limit and have driven through downtown Atlanta and haven't been run down yet, they just race around me.
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Chazzer
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 8:01:12 PM

No ... five (5) MPH over usually!
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 4:37:19 PM

on the highways, engineer's used to use the 80% rule to set the safe speed. If they time a 100 cars on a stretch of road, 80 will arrive at the same speed which is considered the safest. Post the speed limit under that number and most cars will speed, post it over and most will travel at the 80% speed.Eliminate politics from Interstate speeds and you will see far less speeding!
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 8:00:31 AM

At least
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 7:02:15 AM

Yes.
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 1:42:11 AM

Yes but I do not go no more than 5 mph over the limit.
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Gma02
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:30:07 AM

a majority of the time yes
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 4:08:44 AM

No way! Most of the time traffic is too heavy to drive the posted speed limit. :)
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hoosh13
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 4:24:45 PM

always
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 4:09:51 PM

yes and no
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 3:48:40 PM

Yes, normally I do.
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pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 3:46:45 PM

hemond - "At 60mph you are not as focused. Its easy to get distracted at 60mph. "

Really? If your a real good safe driver your focused at any speed.
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rodmiser
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 3:06:22 PM

no 5mph under
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 2:07:53 PM

If you keep alert to what is going on around you, tickets simply don't happen. Not an issue. If you pay attention, and travel at the going rate of traffic, you typically see the lawman before they see you.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:58:12 AM

Limit means limit and not speed to travel....I keep it under...tickets are expensive.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:46:42 AM

Yes.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:33:57 AM

Not always
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silverG
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:05:59 AM

Local driving yes / highway 5 to 10 over.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:38:55 AM

Modern cars seem so comfortable at 80mph on the expressway. Its the natural speed. Plus you are a safer driver as your attention is focused all around you. At 60mph you are not as focused. Its easy to get distracted at 60mph.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:06:04 AM

At least
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 6:14:58 AM

yes
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 3:44:26 AM

Not really... 7-10 over regularly.
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 2:13:07 AM

Yes
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hoosh13
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 3:39:26 PM

Of course ... thats the law
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pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 3:07:48 PM

metalhat73 - "Most of the time. Gas and speeding tickets to expensive."

Don't forget what goes with the speeding tickets and that is higher insurance rates for the moving violations.
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Primetime57
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 11:32:54 AM

Most of the time I do. However, when you go into a 20 or 30 MPH zone, just try driving the limit. You will sometimes think "Is my car still moving?". You'll have to drive in the right lane as other people whizz past you.
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RF4CPhantom
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 11:24:46 AM

Of course I drive the POSTED Speed Limit...Why RISK getting a ticket~!
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 7:10:41 AM

Just a few mph over the limit for me.
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:06:06 PM

no
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