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Old 09-28-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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In most of the US on the major highways you can usually go up to about 10 MPH (or roughly 15 KPH)over the speed limit without getting a speeding ticket.
What is the leeway on major Canadian highways?
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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About the same.

Planning a trip, kanhawk?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:04 PM
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Location: Ontario
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I would say 20 km over limit (or slightly more) on Ontario 400 series highways

Posted speed limit 100 km ....with most people are actually doing about 120 km
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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If you do 50 km/h above speed limit in Ontario = $10,000 ticket.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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If you do 50 km/h above speed limit in Ontario = $10,000 ticket.
*If you get caught doing 50 above the limit.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:11 AM
 
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In Ontario, as of September 2007, drivers caught speeding 50 km/h over the posted speed limit have the vehicle that they are driving impounded immediately for 7 days and their license suspended for 7 days and have to appear before the court. For a first conviction, they face an additional $2,000-$10,000 fine and 6 demerit points; they may also face up to 6 months in jail and licence suspension of up to two years. For a second conviction within 10 years of the first conviction, their license may be suspended for up to 10 years
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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As with anyplace you get to know where you can safely drive faster than the speed limit and where the cops generally let you.
In the city I stick to the 50 Kph on most roads since with school zones and traffic lights it just makes sense. There are some roads within the city that I do 60 Kph with no issues.

On the freeway if safe to do so I will do 10 Kph over and in more remote areas sometimes 20 Kph over.

Some people want speed limits raised, but I think the psychology used in posting speed limits is knowing people will go over since cops can't be everywhere and they rather have people doing 120 in a 100 zone rather than changing it to 120 and have them do 140.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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As with anyplace you get to know where you can safely drive faster than the speed limit and where the cops generally let you.
In the city I stick to the 50 Kph on most roads since with school zones and traffic lights it just makes sense. There are some roads within the city that I do 60 Kph with no issues.

On the freeway if safe to do so I will do 10 Kph over and in more remote areas sometimes 20 Kph over.

Some people want speed limits raised, but I think the psychology used in posting speed limits is knowing people will go over since cops can't be everywhere and they rather have people doing 120 in a 100 zone rather than changing it to 120 and have them do 140.
Well, that's how I rationalise it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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It's been proven that raising the speed limit does NOT cause drivers to go faster. Drivers will travel at the speed they feel comfortable at irrespective of the speed limit. On I-85 in Virginia which used to be 65 mph and was recently raised to 70 mph, average speeds haven't increased at all.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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It's been proven that raising the speed limit does NOT cause drivers to go faster. Drivers will travel at the speed they feel comfortable at irrespective of the speed limit. On I-85 in Virginia which used to be 65 mph and was recently raised to 70 mph, average speeds haven't increased at all.
Proven by who? I dont think your statement above is true. The 401 highway between Toronto and Windsor is straight and has three lanes - easy to drive fast there ...... if the limit were raised to 140 Km/Hr, people would easily do 150+

Yes, people might not be speeding in California or Colorado where the highways are windy at times. But give them a stretch that easy to speed ... and they will.

There's a stretch of highway in Montana that lets you drive at 85mph/137kmph - people drive fast there!

Fastest Road in America: 85 MPH and We May Be Going Even Faster
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