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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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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 9:45:17 PM

Took a day trip up to central Mass. About 75 miles one way. Most of that spent at 80 to 95mph. 80 is loafing along of course. A relaxing speed. At 95 things get more interesting. A whole lotta people were zipping along at 95mph. I just tucked in behind whoever was taking the lead and tagged along for the ride.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 9:36:58 PM

go with the flow
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 6:09:21 PM

I try to match the average speed of the traffic flow.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:50:52 PM

yes
litesong
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:34:58 PM

Hemond hummed:
80mph is a reasonble(sic) speed with todays(sic) cars and modern interstates. You are relaxed at 80mph.
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litesong wrote:
At 110mph on my motorcycle, I was surprised how..... relaxed I was. I knew I was in trouble, then. Fortunately, I never relaxed that much ever again. No one is more relaxed than dead bodies.
JohnCur
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:29:30 PM

I try
litesong
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:21:57 PM

krazkar koughed:
Sometimes. Speed limits around here are way too low.
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litesong wrote:
Its good to know, YOU KNOW that no one's been killed on your roads & its OK to speed. Teach your kids speeding techniques.....that sort of thing!
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 11:23:49 AM

Usually. Never more than 5 over.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:12:59 AM

generally
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:55:52 AM

Not very often
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:27:36 PM

well said, donutuknow ohio...
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:26:42 PM

in good driving conditions, 5 to 7 mph over except in school zones... lower the limit, lower the tolerance
Settjec
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 1:41:28 PM

Indeed
MsPeachi747
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 1:12:48 PM

Not strictly!
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:38:05 AM

80mph is a reasonble speed with todays cars and modern interstates. You are relaxed at 80mph. It is a nice safe, comfortable speed.



dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 5:39:08 AM

I have noticed that quite often when I drive a one hundred forty mile round trip, notice as I drive 5-7 MPH over the limit to/from. There are many other vehicles that pass Me then go out of sight, moments later contending with 4-7 traffic lights along that route, I often catch back up with 45% of those vehicles that caught reds ahead of Me.

Their speed, I believe would often be 10-15 above the limit, and if a head-wind prevails, they must be burning much more fuel and loosing economy at catching the reds. The seconds of time they gained usually away like tail-pipe fumes, as extra $ $ $ Seems so.... Wind force favorable or not! G-Luck!......
pghbill
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:31:14 AM

no way
krazkar
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:21:37 AM

Sometimes. Speed limits around here are way too low.
51stovi
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:26:50 AM

It depends on the road, the time and the situation.
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 2:52:36 PM

yes
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 1:20:41 PM

usually
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 9:44:06 AM

trying but...
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 9:19:32 AM

Sometimes!
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 11:27:26 AM

yes
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 12:06:37 AM

Twice. Once on the way up and once on the way down!
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 10:57:42 PM

pretty close to it, but not quite as conservative as james
jameskel
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 5:30:02 PM

At the limit around town (and always watching for traffic), and 5 mpg OVER on freeways.

James
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 3:26:37 AM

yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 10:24:08 PM

Yes...
Grizzlyraptor2
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 10:09:38 AM

Within 5 mph.
TeeInDE
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:46:22 AM

Never!
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:10:03 AM

Very seldom in a Hurry to get anywhere, stay concerned for fuel savings, have MPG. indicators that work, have zoned speed signs where I go driving. No texting, only answer my cell to say "I'm DRIVING/HOLD" A MOMENT".... then if they (caller) can't,....? I end call! No BUT,BUT,BUTS........!

With the flow or - 5 ... + 5-7 over, maybe! (only highway)
51stovi
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 8:44:20 AM

Not typically! I would get run over around here if I did the speed limit.
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 1:06:58 AM

not very often
bcressy
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 1:40:34 PM

depends on when and where. Example - I drive 55 on the highway even if the speed limit is 65. There are some 45 zones near me I go 55 in though.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 12:11:45 PM

yes
puddy
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 8:37:23 AM

yes
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 3:07:16 AM

I will go 5 miles over the limit depending on the flow of traffic, but no more than that.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 2:07:22 AM

yes
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 9:13:10 AM

no
gpranger94
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 7:36:46 AM

5 or 6 mph over the limit and when in heavy traffic I try to move with the flow.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:30:16 AM

Only in known speed traps. Otherwise I push it.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 6:48:13 AM

I try to drive with the flow of traffic.
ggg452
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 8:15:36 AM

On it or under.....gas mileage is most important to me....
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 5:44:27 AM

I try to stay within 5 MPH over the limit on highways and at the limit around town.
nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 2:38:53 AM

yes
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:48:07 AM

I never drive more than 5 miles over the posted limit.
JohnCur
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 2:02:20 AM

highway +5, around local always under
krazkar
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 12:21:54 AM

not very often
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 2:14:06 PM

Usually 5-10 MPH over.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 1:11:31 PM

yes
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