U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-18-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
3,644 posts, read 2,281,133 times
Reputation: 2432

Advertisements

Just be mindful of Virginia’s draconian Reckless Driving law while driving through there. Even if the speed limit is 70, doing 80mph will still likely get you a Class 1 criminal misdemeanor charge if caught. I’m not saying you should attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 in the other states, but Virginia is pretty strict when it comes to speeding.

(I say “likely” because while cops are allowed to use discretion, they usually go for the gold.)

As for which routes to take, I concur with BrianGC.

Last edited by LM117; 09-18-2018 at 05:16 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-18-2018, 06:50 PM
 
371 posts, read 431,123 times
Reputation: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianGC View Post
I wouldn't go anywhere near I-95 in NC right now. Even without that, I'd still avoid I-95 through the NYC-DC corridor. Just take I-90 -> I-84 -> I-81 -> I-77 -> I-26 -> I-95 and enjoy the I-81 scenery.
BrianGC has the correct call. Amplifying what LM117 said, if you take 85 from Petersburg, VA (about a half hour south of Richmond), you're going to run along an interstate that I've been and seen VA state trooper cars off nearly every exit during the hour or so drive before the NC state line. That stretch of I-85 also has few exits for gas or food outside of the Petersburg and South Hill near the state line.

And once in NC, I-85 is only one lane both directions for 20 miles due to extensive construction work. Add to that construction delays between Salisbury and Charlotte for widening work on I-85 there, and you will be screaming about why you took this route. You're much better off with I-81, even if the truck traffic there can be tough to bear (from what I've heard).

Whatever you do, safe travels and make sure to plan some extra driving time both coming and going back. I-95 is flooded in South Carolina for at least 10 miles, and with the runoff coming from rivers west of the interstate, the situation isn't going to improve much anytime soon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
3,644 posts, read 2,281,133 times
Reputation: 2432
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozmoe571 View Post
You're much better off with I-81, even if the truck traffic there can be tough to bear (from what I've heard).
You heard right. I can’t speak for the other states it goes through since I’ve never driven it that far, but I-81 in VA has terrible truck traffic, more than I-95. To make it worse, much of I-81 in VA is still only 4 lanes. One accident and it becomes a parking lot. I-81’s only saving grace is that it avoids the major cities that I-95 goes through.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2018, 06:11 AM
 
1 posts, read 162 times
Reputation: 10
What do you think abouthttps://autoportal.com/newcars/tata/ tata cars
in this reference, are they reliable? Maybe one should buy any equipment to make the car more safe for riding? I`m thinking about buying one of these models but in fact, such posts as this one with crashed cars make me even scary a little! What would you advise?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
3,644 posts, read 2,281,133 times
Reputation: 2432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Verolla View Post
What do you think abouthttps://autoportal.com/newcars/tata/ tata cars
in this reference, are they reliable? Maybe one should buy any equipment to make the car more safe for riding? I`m thinking about buying one of these models but in fact, such posts as this one with crashed cars make me even scary a little! What would you advise?
I advise that you post in this forum:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/automotive/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
141 posts, read 111,134 times
Reputation: 101
Pike to I-84 to I-81 to I-77 & I-26 to I-95 to FL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top