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Old 11-25-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Are these speed limits actually enforced? Is there a reasonable over, like 5 to 10 mph allowed. Are the cops trolling for speeders or for drunks?
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I would not be surprised if New Mexico is the next state to introduce an 80 mph bill after North Dakota's bill failed. Arizona is unlikely since they have an 85+ mph criminal speeding law, and Colorado is unlikely since there are a limited number of highways where an 80 mph speed limit can be applied (considering there are not very many 75 mph zones in Colorado).
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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Are these speed limits actually enforced? Is there a reasonable over, like 5 to 10 mph allowed. Are the cops trolling for speeders or for drunks?
I was in New Mexico and it seems like the cops love to give speeding tickets to Texans and I was on 87 between Raton and Clayton and i wish it was 75 to 80 there.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I was in New Mexico and it seems like the cops love to give speeding tickets to Texans and I was on 87 between Raton and Clayton and i wish it was 75 to 80 there.
You were speeding, so you got a ticket... That is the way it works. If you think that radar gun identified the Texas license plates, then you were dreaming...

The radar most likely woke the police officer, and he/she thought, "Holy Cow"! And the chase was on. It most likely had nothing to do with the license plate.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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You were speeding, so you got a ticket... That is the way it works. If you think that radar gun identified the Texas license plates, then you were dreaming...

The radar most likely woke the police officer, and he/she thought, "Holy Cow"! And the chase was on. It most likely had nothing to do with the license plate.
Note that Texas posts 75 mph speed limits even on two-lane roads, which is atypical, so Texans may be used to those speeds. Where I live in Arizona we don't have anything higher than 65 mph outside of Interstates. New Mexico at least posts 70 mph on some divided rural arterials.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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You were speeding, so you got a ticket... That is the way it works. If you think that radar gun identified the Texas license plates, then you were dreaming...

The radar most likely woke the police officer, and he/she thought, "Holy Cow"! And the chase was on. It most likely had nothing to do with the license plate.
actually i did not get pulled over......i was not even speeding. i was not even driving...i just think NM's limits are too low but i still respect the traffic laws.I just think its about getting ticket money for the most part.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:38 AM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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You were speeding, so you got a ticket... That is the way it works. If you think that radar gun identified the Texas license plates, then you were dreaming...

The radar most likely woke the police officer, and he/she thought, "Holy Cow"! And the chase was on. It most likely had nothing to do with the license plate.
Do you honestly think that peace officers, especially in rural jurisdictions, don't love to write tickets to people with out-of-state plates?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I agree with the posts stating that New Mexico's speed limits aren't low; they are quite normal for a western state for roads of their class. It is actually Texas' speed limits that are high, since they are the only state to post two lane roads at 75 mph.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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I agree with the posts stating that New Mexico's speed limits aren't low; they are quite normal for a western state for roads of their class. It is actually Texas' speed limits that are high, since they are the only state to post two lane roads at 75 mph.
Good point.I did not realize that untill i went to the NM forum.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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Ha! I just posted a duplicate post on the ABQ forum. Glad to see I'm not the only person who notices this.
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