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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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Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:27:36 PM

well said, donutuknow ohio...
Mininana
All-Star Author New York

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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
Veteran Author Cleveland

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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
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 6:18:24 AM

I stay pretty close 96% of the time highway, and not into Zooming anywhere else. Left that back in the "90's" memories.
k7lvo
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 7:53:30 PM

5-10 over - unless I get behind a rabbit...
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:11:47 AM

5 to 10 over
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 9:04:15 AM

Occasionally
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 4:04:37 AM

I try to drive to road conditions. Sometimes I drive a bit faster and sometimes slower
Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:38:41 PM

I'm actually forced to do less than the speed limit several times a day now. There is always one of those insane iphone gabbers pitter-pattering along at 40 mph on the interstate.

Completely blocking traffic and utterly oblivious to the hazard they are at the center of. I'd rather have drunk drivers on the highway instead of iphone nitwits. At least the drunks are looking at the lane.

These offenders should be arrested on the spot and spend the day in jail. iphone offenders are far worse than drunks.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:55:59 PM

Not always
BCNU
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:47:17 AM

yes
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:29:17 AM

yes
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:19:34 PM

Honestly, rarely. I do +5 on the streets and up to +10 on highways.

But, I also do what the traffic is doing to fit in and not get picked out of the crowd for tickets.
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