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Old 08-22-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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So far I maintain the most psycho drivers are in PA and NJ from my experiences...
There aren't a lot of crazy drivers out in Lopez.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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The increased traffic, mostly not use to 80 mph., along with semis and the camp trailers or boats being towed have made some days much more dangerous to drive, IMO.

MSR

I was driving 80+ when the speed limit was still 55.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Ok, then, good for you. Going 30 over the limit is not only dangerous, but could have slapped hundreds of dollars of fines. Still feel good about that? Please justify.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Ohio comes to mind.

They really enforce the speed limits there. If you see someone zooming by on the Ohio Turnpike, you can guarantee it's somebody from Illinois, Michigan, or the East Coast.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:34 PM
 
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Ok, then, good for you. Going 30 over the limit is not only dangerous, but could have slapped hundreds of dollars of fines. Still feel good about that? Please justify.

Why can I now legally drive 80 on the very same roads where the speed limit used to be 55? Underposted speed limits for revenue generation purposes.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Ohio comes to mind.

They really enforce the speed limits there. If you see someone zooming by on the Ohio Turnpike, you can guarantee it's somebody from Illinois, Michigan, or the East Coast.

And the Ohio Turnpike speed limit is still underposted at 70. It used to be 75 before the 55mph nonsense started. That is why the best radar detectors come out of Ohio (Valentine and Cincinnati Microwave).
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:27 PM
 
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I was driving 80+ when the speed limit was still 55.
I'm not certain I understand the message of your post. What are you saying beyond the fact you having been speeding and breaking laws in one or more states? It sounds like you're comfortable driving 80, but what speed would you drive where the speed limit is now 80 mph?

Just curious if you drive a personal vehicle, motorcycle or semi?

MSR
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:57 AM
 
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I'm not certain I understand the message of your post. What are you saying beyond the fact you having been speeding and breaking laws in one or more states? It sounds like you're comfortable driving 80, but what speed would you drive where the speed limit is now 80 mph?

Just curious if you drive a personal vehicle, motorcycle or semi?

MSR

Speed limits are SUPPOSED to be set based on measured 85th percentile vehicle speeds and not the whims of local politicians for revenue generation purposes.

You do realize the 55 speed limit died because nobody obeyed it.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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Speed limits are SUPPOSED to be set based on measured 85th percentile vehicle speeds and not the whims of local politicians for revenue generation purposes.

You do realize the 55 speed limit died because nobody obeyed it.
I know I don't control the speed limits. Which states did you help to get the speed changed to 80? Were the other 84.9999% of drivers also driving 25 mph faster than the posted speed limit?

What speed do you drive now in 80 mph zones? I saw WY okayed another 17-20 miles in NE WY for 80 mph this last week.

MSR
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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I know I don't control the speed limits. Which states did you help to get the speed changed to 80? Were the other 84.9999% of drivers also driving 25 mph faster than the posted speed limit?



MSR
I helped all states get rid of the 55 speed limit.

An 85th percentile speed limit means 15% of the vehicles are exceeding the posted speed limit. So 85% of vehicles are driving at or slower than the posted speed limit. When speed limits are not ridiculously underposted, people obey them.
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