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Old 10-27-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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This can be broken down into several categories:
--Toll roads (if present)
--Rural freeways
--Two-lane parkways (if present)
--Urban freeways
--Rural four-lane divided highways
--Rural four-lane undivided highways
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders
--Rural two-lane county roads

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As for me personally? Yes, I am unhappy with them.

In my state, they are currently:
--Toll roads (if present): not present
--Rural freeways: 70
--Two-lane parkways (if present): 55, but they're quite rare
--Urban freeways: 70
--Rural four-lane divided highways: 65
--Rural four-lane undivided highways: 65 (rarely)
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane county roads: 55 (rarely)


but should be:
--Toll roads (if present): 80, should they ever be added
--Rural freeways: 75
--Two-lane parkways (if present): 70
--Urban freeways: 70
--Rural four-lane divided highways: 70
--Rural four-lane undivided highways: 70
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders: 70 (rarely)
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane county roads: 55 (rarely)


Further information here.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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MN: Not really any toll roads.
Rural highways: 70 mph (could be faster)
No two lane parkways
Urban freeways: 60 generally; OK at that speed.
Rural roads: Generally 55, but a few are 65. Would like them all made 65 (the ones that are 55).
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:42 PM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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I wish some of the stretch of I-5 south of Olympia was 70 instead of 60. I guess it's marked as an "urban" stretch of highway because of Longview or whatever. All I know is I feel uneasy when I don't want to get a ticket but the flow of traffic is going 10-20 over the limit, and people are indeed getting pulled over.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:46 PM
 
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I wish the rural speed limit was 80 instead of 75 in Texas.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:52 AM
 
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Rural highways should be unlimited like 40% of Germany's highway network.....but then again the vast majority of American's don't take driving seriously or let alone are capable of safely driving that fast
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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For some other states I have lived in:

ND: No toll roads
Rural highways: 75 mph (there was proposal to raise to 80; that would be nice but no strong opinion)
Urban highways: I-29 and 94 are 55 mph in Fargo; I think 65 mph for I-94 in Bismarck
Rural roads: Depends on how rural...Somewhat rural is 55; extremely rural is 65. US-2 which is a divided highway is 70.

PA: PA Turnpike is 70 mph
Rural highways: All interstates have a maximum of 65 mph except for PA Turnpike
Urban highways: Always 55 mph; 55 mph limit goes well outside of urban areas (pretty much through all suburban, except PA Turnpike which is 70 the whole length basically I think)
Rural roads: 55 at most; most are lower than that due to hills, curves (45-50)

NJ: All rural interstates in NJ have 65 mph speed limit
Urban highways: 55 mph generally; a few have 50.
Rural roads: Typically 50 mph; a few have 55 mph limit (I think if divided highway)

SC: No toll roads; rural interstates have speed limit of 70 mph
Urban highways: Generally 60 mph
Rural roads: Usually 55-60 mph; you can find a few that are 65 (divided highways)
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: NC
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In NC traffic laws appear only to be suggestions anyway.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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Speed limits are supposed to be set based on measured 85th percentile vehicle speeds, and not for revenue generation purposes by politicians/law enforcement/insurance companies.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Originally Posted by Sun Belt-lover L.A.M. View Post
Original thread that was closed.

This can be broken down into several categories:
--Toll roads (if present)
--Rural freeways
--Two-lane parkways (if present)
--Urban freeways
--Rural four-lane divided highways
--Rural four-lane undivided highways
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders
--Rural two-lane county roads

Spoiler
As for me personally? Yes, I am unhappy with them.

In my state, they are currently:
--Toll roads (if present): not present
--Rural freeways: 70
--Two-lane parkways (if present): 55, but they're quite rare
--Urban freeways: 70
--Rural four-lane divided highways: 65
--Rural four-lane undivided highways: 65 (rarely)
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane county roads: 55 (rarely)


but should be:
--Toll roads (if present): 80, should they ever be added
--Rural freeways: 75
--Two-lane parkways (if present): 70
--Urban freeways: 70
--Rural four-lane divided highways: 70
--Rural four-lane undivided highways: 70
--Rural two-lane roads with large shoulders: 70 (rarely)
--Rural two-lane state roads without large shoulders: 55
--Rural two-lane county roads: 55 (rarely)


Further information here.
Toll roads: 80
Rural: 100
Two lane parkway: 50
Urban: 80
Rural 4 lane divided: no limit
Rural 4 lane undivided: 90
Rural 2 lane large shoulders: 90
Rural 2 lane small shoulders: 85
Rural 2 lane county road: 80
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Speed limits in NJ definitely need to be increased. 55 is too slow for a highway. The highest speed limit NJ should have is 70. We do not get as much traffic as California where you actually need the low speed limits. If you are on the highway at night all by yourself, it sucks that you would have to drive slow since there is no traffic to flow with.

Ramps also need minimum speed limits like 40 mph when the ramp becomes parallel to the highway merging into it. It is dangerous when some drivers merging on NJ highways from the entrance ramps don't even speed up to at least 40 mph.
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