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Old 09-13-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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I wanted to ask how safe is it go over the 65 mph speed limit on the northway without getting a ticket?
Honestly nobody goes 65 mph and the people that do are wimps.
I usually drive 73 or 74 mph on the northway. Am I safe driving that speed from being pulled over?
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:33 PM
 
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Depends. Some areas have famous speed traps. If your'e whizzing by traffic, slow down. I don't drive that fast on the Northway. I usually stick to 70...72 max depending on traffic and where I am on the Northway. You're never safe from being pulled over if you're going over 65 where it's 65 or going over 55 where it's 55.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:09 AM
 
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I see quite a few people being stopped for speeding on the Northway, so I wouldn't push your luck. I usually stick to 68 and also 65. Traveling the country for many years and using a GPS I found the difference in arrival time going 5-10 miles over the limit is only minutes and gas mileage goes down considerably. Just saying...
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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I used to consistently go 75 (and would pass speed traps) and never had a problem. Now I just go 70 because I don't want to push it. At 73-74, you won't have a problem.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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I go 65 and just enjoy the scenery. Few interstates are as beautiful as the Northway from Saratoga to the Canadian line.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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5 over won't get you pulled over on 87. You can usually go as much as 9 over and be fine. Once you get past 80mph, you'll be in ticket territory.

There are a lot of spots heading north towards Glens Falls where state police like to sit so be aware of that.

Don't speed through the 55 area that's down south of like Clifton Park. I've seen numerous cars get pulled over on that stretch. Seems to be a common place to get pulled over.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:43 PM
 
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Keep right except to pass and go with the flow of traffic.

Nothing is more annoying than people who get on the northway and then just sit in the middle lane going 65-70 mph. If you're worried about a ticket then stay in the right lane and go 65 mph, but don't get in the left lane and go 70 mph when everyone else is doing 75.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Keep right except to pass and go with the flow of traffic.

Nothing is more annoying than people who get on the northway and then just sit in the middle lane going 65-70 mph. If you're worried about a ticket then stay in the right lane and go 65 mph, but don't get in the left lane and go 70 mph when everyone else is doing 75.
The Northeast isn't 65 everywhere. I definitely wouldn't be doing 65 is the areas where it's 55. There are some really well known spots cops sit day and night. You will get nailed doing 65 at a few of them.
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