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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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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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metalhat73
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 12:56:59 PM

Most of the time. Gas and speeding tickets to expensive.
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:47:10 AM

Yes
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:22 PM

About 85 to 90 %
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:47:45 AM

StArrow68 sez...
And it seems that going close to the limit is less common all the time. Felt like getting run over on a recent Sat morning.

Unfortunately it seams the only thing important today is getting from point A to point B...
Well point A is Birth.... Point B is death...Enjoy the trip !!!!
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:55:37 AM

And it seems that going close to the limit is less common all the time. Felt like getting run over on a recent Sat morning.
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:48:01 AM

OceanArcher sez...
The posted speed works for me, and before anybody objects, I stay in the right lane too

Cool we're going down hill... there's a hill in front of us... are you going to ride your brakes so you stay @ the speed limit or am I going to have to pass you ???
oh yeah your in the right lane... no problem....I sure wish everyone else was that considerate.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:23:13 AM

Yes.
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cv
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:12:33 AM

In town, yes...on the road no more than 7 miles over the limit.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 8:48:41 AM

The posted speed works for me, and before anybody objects, I stay in the right lane too
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:54:54 AM

Yes I do stay close always in order to not pay out the extra $$ at the pumps, Using my logic, that helps more when the prices go upward. Like say you drove with the flow prior to needing a refuel driving above the limits, then need fuel, price quickly goes up causing a squirm/frown all while holding that pump nozzle watching!

Too late, Gotcha.... Then that pump Smiles an "I'll still be here", go run some more extra out those T-pipes. Pumps love those wide open faucet type customers..... I know those pumps can talk... " Like you, Handsome # 5 You must come inside and pay first...OK!"
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 6:44:24 AM

5 over on the highway.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 6:19:22 AM

I go with the flow
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 6:10:25 AM

generally
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chipote
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 2:44:50 AM

Most of the time
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 1:03:52 AM

Within 10 km usually.
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Hubba2107
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 11:44:18 AM

not always
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:57:38 AM

I go with the flow
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:17:16 AM

yes, maybe a couple mph over !
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:21:17 AM

Yes
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Etop
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 12:08:56 AM

Hardly nobody does.
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MotorcycleCoach
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 11:10:09 PM

If most of you are at or only slightly above the limit, who the heck is passing me everyday ? must be otta staters.
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Lambang
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 2:28:09 PM

I think about gas mileage to much, but out in the country I might go 5 over, otherwise I'm at the speed limit.
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