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Old 01-12-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If you attempt to drive 55 on any freeway in Atlanta, you will end up in a ditch.
I was about to make a similar comment.

The speed limit on the beltway (Perimeter) around Atlanta is 55mph. Last year they did some radar testing and found the "average" speed to be around 74mph with the average distance between each car about 3-4 feet, and around 25% of the people visibly talking on cell phones while driving this way.

Oh yeah. Fun town to drive in.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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Usually faster, but there's a large number of ppl who drive the speed limit or below. I get very angry at these people. I used to drive 15-20 miles over the speed limit, but i've gotten 4 speeding tickets in the past year. So now I drive no more than 10 miles over the speed limit.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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When I lived in the Atlanta area it was WAY over the limit. GA 400 north of the city used to have an average speed of 96mph (knew a guy who worked for Fulton PD), the highest ave. speed of any road in the country.
Gosh how I miss Georgia and the Nascar drivers
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Speed limit is 50 in NYC and 55 on Long island, on the highways. People usually go at least 65, 70. You can usually tell who is an out-of-area driver based on how slow they're going. You get the confirmation when you're right by them and see their license plate
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