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Old 06-30-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Yeah, actually someone was talking about it.

As long as you're not in the left lane you can set you cruise to 35. Why does every slow driver want to be in the left lane so badly ? There is usually a middle and a right lane to zone out in and follow the "speed limit"
I noticed yesterday there is a MINIMUM SPEED limit on the LIE 40mph, it's posted.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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Compliance with the law, wouldnt that be the posted 55mph limit?
Not for us high-and-mighty LI drivers
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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Have lived on Long Island my whole life and drive the LIE almost every day and I really don't know what the "real" speed limit is. This is actually a topic of conversation at parties. No one drives at 55 mph. Recently I was doing 72 mph in the center lane and had a lapse of common sense by not checking my mirror for the police behind me and whoa and behold there was a police car right behind me. I was getting ready to be pulled over but they just drove around me and sped up. This doesn't mean that 72 mph is an acceptable speed, it just was that day with that police officer it was so I still don't know what the speed limit is without getting a ticket. Maybe a police officer could write in to this forum and give us some general rules to follow?
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Maybe a police officer could write in to this forum and give us some general rules to follow?
The problem with that is that if a P.O. comes and says go nuts, someone may assume that is carte blanche to drive like a crazy person (or a L.I. suburbanite stay at home mother in an SUV ). Enforcement of the law is up to the P.O. discretion, as you saw.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:54 AM
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35 on the LIE will actually CAUSE accidents. It's a highway, not a Sunday drive. If a driver can't AT LEAST do the minimum (which is also dangerous at 40mph), then stick to back roads where you'll be much more comfortable.

I find it ridiculous that the speed limit is 55mph...the same limit that is on service roads and other main roads like Deer Park Avenue and such, where there are plenty of opportunities for someone to drive out into traffic. The LIE should not be the same as regular roads. It should be 65mph with a minimum of 50mph.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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New to driving on Long Island. Published speed limit is 55 mph, but everyone goes faster. I couldn't even imagine traveling only 55 mph in the left two lanes. I imagine I would be tailgated, cursed at, and driven right off the roadway. I hate staying in the right lane because of the constant merging on and off. Will consistently driving 65-70 mph in the "fast" lane however put me at risk for constant speeding tickets? I am used to driving on the Palisades Parkway which is one giant speed trap, where myself and most others stay at 55 because officers with radar guns are hiding behind every bush.
Holly crap - I've been driving on the LIE for near 30 years now and I never knew there WAS a speed limit on that road!

Generally speaking, I find that obeying the HOV lane restrictions and NOT driving like an ass (changing lanes, failing to signal, tailgating, etc.) goes along way toward law enforcement ignoring you if you are pacing traffic at 65-70.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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i got up to 130 mph on the seaford/sysoset expressway once.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I too have a radar detector and it never goes off on the LIE. Even when there are cops sitting in the median.
IMHO cops really just need to stay the f- off the LIE. Every morning there is a ton of traffic crawling and then you get to the cop in the median and just past him traffic is moving again. Or a cop pulls someone over during rush hour and now traffic will be backed up forever just so he can be an ass and issue a ticket.
My avg cruising speed is 70-80mph when there is little traffic. Coming from Florida, where 70 is the speed limit on all our highways it's natural for me to go this fast. (Actually in FL people are cruising around 80-85 sometimes higher.)
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:56 AM
 
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I live in south Florida and every road I am on is 25 - 40 at all times. That's sensible.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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I too have a radar detector and it never goes off on the LIE. Even when there are cops sitting in the median.
IMHO cops really just need to stay the f- off the LIE. Every morning there is a ton of traffic crawling and then you get to the cop in the median and just past him traffic is moving again. Or a cop pulls someone over during rush hour and now traffic will be backed up forever just so he can be an ass and issue a ticket.
My avg cruising speed is 70-80mph when there is little traffic. Coming from Florida, where 70 is the speed limit on all our highways it's natural for me to go this fast. (Actually in FL people are cruising around 80-85 sometimes higher.)
Sounds like someone is bitter that they are a bad driver and got a few tickets.
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