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Old 01-02-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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I recently drove on Ohio’s I-77 as part of a road trip. This was the first time I ever been in Ohio. I was shocked at how many drivers I see getting pulled over. I was also shocked to see how low the speed limits are in some areas. Is it always like this? or was this a holiday thing?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Ohio has always been known to be enthusiastic with speed enforcement, but holidays are even more intense.

During a holiday weekend, every Trooper that wears a uniform will be on the road no matter how high ranking he is. Every car is on the road 24 hours.

I grew up with a Trooper that is anal about keeping his take home car spotless. He gets bent out of shape every holiday knowing that two other guys will be driving his car, and they won't be as clean as he is.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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Ohio cops are always out and about. They like to pull people over when they SPEED just like every state. I have had no problem doing 73 on Ohio's interstates, and 78 on the Turnpike (Turnpike's speed limit is 70). Ohio is not near as bad as southern states. And in just about every other state, they hide. In Ohio they sit right in the middle of the median in plain sight. I don't think I have once seen a state highway patrol hide. They even have their lights on at night. Down in South Carolina and Georgia on 95 they have areas where trees sit in the median and they will come right out of the trees and get you. In Pennsylvania they hide behind the embankments of the bridges. Plus, Ohio's tickets are not near as bad as some other states. I was down in the Youngstown area on South Avenue doing 59 in a 40, got pulled over by state highway patrol... $122. Was in Mobile, Alabama last year and didn't make a complete stop at an intersection... $151.

Ohio cops pull people over a lot. But its usually people who come in from other states like Indiana where there really is a whole lot of nothing or Michigan where everyone does 90 and their roads are falling apart because of it. You can easily do 70 and get away with it. Then when you get out of the state, go faster if you like.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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that’s interesting. everyone has always told me that Ohio is completely flat, but I was actually surprised to see how many rolling hills there are, id love to see Ohio in the summer time.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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that’s interesting. everyone has always told me that Ohio is completely flat, but I was actually surprised to see how many rolling hills there are, id love to see Ohio in the summer time.
I'm probably going to guess the people that told you that had never been to Ohio or had only been through a piece of it aka NW Ohio. I am originally from Indiana and did my time in Florida for a couple of years; flat as hell and offered nothing appealing as far as topography went. In Ohio you have the Appalachian Foothills, the rolling countryside of NE Ohio, and the Lake Erie coast. Cincinnati alone has the best topography of any city in the Midwest.

If you do come in the summer, check out these areas: I did Google searches so you could get an idea of what it looks like lol I'm too lazy to get into too much detail...

Hocking Hills:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...JaTu0gGg9LihAg

Shawnee State Forest:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...w=1366&bih=677
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Ohio cops are always out and about. They like to pull people over when they SPEED just like every state. I have had no problem doing 73 on Ohio's interstates, and 78 on the Turnpike (Turnpike's speed limit is 70). Ohio is not near as bad as southern states. And in just about every other state, they hide. In Ohio they sit right in the middle of the median in plain sight. I don't think I have once seen a state highway patrol hide. They even have their lights on at night. Down in South Carolina and Georgia on 95 they have areas where trees sit in the median and they will come right out of the trees and get you. In Pennsylvania they hide behind the embankments of the bridges. Plus, Ohio's tickets are not near as bad as some other states. I was down in the Youngstown area on South Avenue doing 59 in a 40, got pulled over by state highway patrol... $122. Was in Mobile, Alabama last year and didn't make a complete stop at an intersection... $151.

Ohio cops pull people over a lot. But its usually people who come in from other states like Indiana where there really is a whole lot of nothing or Michigan where everyone does 90 and their roads are falling apart because of it. You can easily do 70 and get away with it. Then when you get out of the state, go faster if you like.

The speed limit on Ohio's Interstates used to be 70 and the Turnpike speed limit used to be 75. When the 55 speed limit was abolished, the intent was to return to pre-55 speed limits. Ohio did not do this so the cops could write more speeding tickets.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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The speed limit on Ohio's Interstates used to be 70 and the Turnpike speed limit used to be 75. When the 55 speed limit was abolished, the intent was to return to pre-55 speed limits. Ohio did not do this so the cops could write more speeding tickets.
Ok great. Don't speed, you won't get a ticket. Michigan should probably get more cops out on their roads to start paying for cities that are about to go bankrupt and an infrastructure that belongs in Belarus.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Ok great. Don't speed, you won't get a ticket. Michigan should probably get more cops out on their roads to start paying for cities that are about to go bankrupt and an infrastructure that belongs in Belarus.

Why not just raise the speed limits to where they were 40 years ago?

You should visit downtown Middletown, Ohio. It looks like Berlin, Germany in 1945.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Why not just raise the speed limits to where they were 40 years ago?

You should visit downtown Middletown, Ohio. It looks like Berlin, Germany in 1945.
I don't know, why don't you get ahold of the appropriate officials and ask them about the speed limit?

You should visit Flint, Michigan. Looks like Freetown, Sierra Leone 2012 ravaged by years of civil war. I'm pretty sure the entire first world can tell you about the plagues of Detroit. But if you want to talk about smaller cities, lets talk about Saginaw. Now that's a sad story.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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I don't know, why don't you get ahold of the appropriate officials and ask them about the speed limit?

You should visit Flint, Michigan. Looks like Freetown, Sierra Leone 2012 ravaged by years of civil war. I'm pretty sure the entire first world can tell you about the plagues of Detroit. But if you want to talk about smaller cities, lets talk about Saginaw. Now that's a sad story.

You should visit Randall Park. What happened to the mall there?
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