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Old 01-11-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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This may have been posted before, but do people in your area generally drive faster, slower, or at the posted speed limit?

In Arizona, people have a tendency to drive either much faster or slower than the posted speed limit. Some of the speed limits in Arizona are quite generous, with many freeways at 75, rural state highways at 55 or 65, and surface streets up to 45 in Phoenix and Tucson. Therefore, I really don't understand people who feel the need to drive 90 or 95 on the freeway.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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The average non-expressway speed here is 10 under the speed limit. On the freeway, it's at least 10 over the speed limit.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Obviously exceptions exist everywhere, but in Massachusetts, people tend to drive above the speed limit by a good amount.

In Maine, most drive below the speed limit.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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My observation about OH is that the majority stay fairly close to the speed limit on Interstate highways. There are, of course a fair number who exceed the speed limit 10 mph+...
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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In CT, if you don't drive at least 75 in a 55 you'll be tailed, beamed and given the one finger salute. On I-95 between New Haven and NYC, if you don't go 20+ over the limit, YOU'RE the dangerous one on the road. lol sounds far fetched but it's actually true...
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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At or faster. On the interstates, 5-10 over is good to keep up with the traffic. Its insane though on city streets, were most people do at least 20 over. After 3 tickets, I try to do the speed limit and get honked at frequently.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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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.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:52 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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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.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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They drive like lunatics here.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Here in the Chicago area it can vary. Most expressways/interstates are over the limit. The limit on expressways around Chicago are 55 and almost nobody is in compliance including myself.
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