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Old 07-15-2018, 10:57 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I think the people who set the speed limits understand that people tend to go 10-15 miles above the limit and figure that in to their calculations.
The last time I got nailed, I was going 24 mph over the speed limit. The trooper lowered that by 14 mph and wrote my ticket for just 10 mph over the speed limit. He further told me that as long as I kept it to less than 15 mph over the speed limit, I would not be pulled over. In that location at least, the police established a de facto speed limit that was 15 mph over the actual posted speed limit.

Drivers understand this implicitly and take it into account when deciding what speed to drive.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Yes, 90% of people know that that the interstates were designed for 80 mph speeds, and that the speed tax starts at 55 mph. Except for the clueless 10% who insist on going 55 mph regardless, usually in the far left lane with traffic passing then on the right at 80 mph.

Actually, it's a small percentage who have the illusion that they are excellent drivers who somehow deserve to exceed the speed limit excessively, and that everyone else should obey the law and get out of their way and let them do it. That they don't see the hypocrisy is but one of the signs that they are, in fact, however great they think they are, LOUSY drivers because it's all about them and anything and anyone else on the highway is not to be taken into account except as a block to them getting their own way.



As I said earlier, excellent drivers take into account the conditions not just of the road but of everything, including the people and vehicles around them. People who are all about their own desire for speed, speed, speed to the exclusion of everything else are, by definition, lousy, not excellent, drivers.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Selfish, self-centered, righteous people always need to be right and have a sense of power over others.

You mean the people who think it is all about them and that everyone else should get out of their way and let them decide what traffic laws should and should not be obeyed? Those selfish, self-centered, righteous people who need to have a sense of power in making everyone else get out of their way?
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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As I said earlier, excellent drivers take into account the conditions not just of the road but of everything, including the people and vehicles around them. People who are all about their own desire for speed, speed, speed to the exclusion of everything else are, by definition, lousy, not excellent, drivers.
Excellent drivers take into account that the interstates were designed for 80 mph speeds, but have had the speed limits artificially lowered to create $10 billion a year of revenue for the government.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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What do you mean do people NOT know what "speed limit" means?

I'm sorry, but I'm just all talked out about people speeding on interstates and major highways.
What else need to be said about that? People speed.
IF you're a slow poke, or driving slower than the usual speed on a particular highway, drive on the right.

Don't get mad at speeders, keep your arse on the right.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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The highway cops in NYC are jerkoffs too. They will let you off if you kiss their ass hard enough during the traffic stop.
Now I know why they wrote me a ticket. i didn't do as you suggested.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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In many and perhaps all jurisdictions, you can get a ticket for impeding traffic if you are travelling at the maximum posted speed, but you are blocking people who are gong faster and refuse to get out of their way.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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People who drive fast tend not to have their lives in order. They failed to adequately plan their schedule to allow for sufficient travel time. They also failed to account for the possibility of a crash due to their reckless speed. It's possible they failed to get enough sleep (8 hours minimum) the night prior and their brain is operating on erroneous logic.
You consider going 5-10 over the speed limit on a highway "reckless??" That's flow of traffic, or even below flow of traffic on most highways.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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In many and perhaps all jurisdictions, you can get a ticket for impeding traffic if you are travelling at the maximum posted speed, but you are blocking people who are gong faster and refuse to get out of their way.
NJ was good enough to make "Keep Right, Pass Left" a LAW, thank God. Not that there aren't still LLD's who don't abide by the signs (it's fine for them to break a law in order for them to show you what they think of you breaking a law) and I would love to see people get pulled over for it more, but alas it doesn't happen enough.
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