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Posted: 8/27/2005 5:08:05 PM EDT
I usually do about the speed limit in town, and 5-10 over on the hwy.


Poll coming.


Balming
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:10:04 PM EDT
About 5-10 over.

I was stopped for 20 over when I was under the speed limit, they also wanted to cite me for no tag even though I was within the period I didnt need it yet,
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:10:38 PM EDT
Close to the limit, or just slightly over.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:11:19 PM EDT
5-10 over

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:11:55 PM EDT
Depends. Usually about the speed limit in town. I try to do 70-80 on the highways, but every now and then, the traffic doesn't agree with me. Of course, all bets are off on the freeway feeder roads. And I have been known to accelerate quickly from time to time.

Speaking of which, I miss the Florida highways. Back on I-75, people would blow by you all the time if you went below 70. Here in Houston, you're lucky to see the traffic break 60, even when it isn't that crowded.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:13:32 PM EDT
Lately I've been driving the limit or 5 below. Difference in gas mileage is enough that it makes a difference in the monthly gas bill.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:15:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:16:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
cruise control locked at 55mph in the left lane.



You're no cop. A cop drives 90 in the left lane.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:18:17 PM EDT
90 mph on the Georgia autobahn, 70 mph on the back country roads.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:19:01 PM EDT
20 over on the freeways
5-10 over on rural roads
No more than 5 over in the city.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:19:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
Lately I've been driving the limit or 5 below. Difference in gas mileage is enough that it makes a difference in the monthly gas bill.



That's why I posted this. I have been trying to slow down a bit to save $$$.


Balming
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:21:48 PM EDT
since there are NO speed limits in Texas, I drive a safe speed....and when it is daylight, no rain, no traffic, I go 85-90mph. In fact, the "signs" say 60mph now, but the highway is wider than it used to be with no cross traffic - and the limit used to be 70 or 75 until the fed govt insisted they set the limits back to 60 for epa and fed funding bullshit - so you see, I can argue that 85mph is *safe* in my sportscar that is designed for that....on a wider highway with no cross traffic...
(In TX, the signs are only suggestions for safe speeds, but you could also get nailed for going too fast even if the sign says....)
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:23:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
since there are NO speed limits in Texas, I drive a safe speed....and when it is daylight, no rain, no traffic, I go 85-90mph. In fact, the "signs" say 60mph now, but the highway is wider than it used to be with no cross traffic - and the limit used to be 70 or 75 until the fed govt insisted they set the limits back to 60 for epa and fed funding bullshit - so you see, I can argue that 85mph is *safe* in my sportscar that is designed for that....on a wider highway with no cross traffic...
(In TX, the signs are only suggestions for safe speeds, but you could also get nailed for going too fast even if the sign says....)



are you high? why do you think there are no speed limits
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:28:01 PM EDT
I drive a Ranger so I am normally going the speed limit unless there is a tailwind, and in that case I can go about 5 over.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:29:20 PM EDT
5-10 Over on the highway. 0-5 over on surface streets. The Po-Po in my area will not look the other way if your 6mph over on a surface street (the new city call needs to be paid off).
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:30:05 PM EDT
Whatever is prudent for the conditions. Which means anwhere from well below the speed limit, to a serious margin OVER it (on the interstate system).

Around town I'm pretty good at keeping to the limits as going over them doesn't significantly improve the time I get somewhere - but odds are much higher I'd get a ticket.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:32:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:32:30 PM EDT
Speed limit... all the time.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:36:52 PM EDT
Speed limit or under unless I'm holding-up traffic in the slow lane. Then I'll find the next slowest car to hang-out behind. Around here, it's rare to not be able to find someone driving around 50MPH on the Interstate even when the speed limit is 70. I just hang-out behind them. Yes, I'm old.z
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:29:07 PM EDT
103 in a 65
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:30:42 PM EDT
I drive fast enough to get there.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:31:13 PM EDT
Way too fast. On my daily commute I have 110+ for good stretches, usually average about 75+ in the a.m. when traffic is light. And about 40 mph on the way home.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:31:23 PM EDT
Depends on what I'm driving.

Work truck = speed limit
Ford Lightning = I don't know, too scared to take my eyes off the road to see.



Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:36:43 PM EDT
I really don't know how fast I drive, I just know I pass other cars like I have a 20 to 30mph lead, my trucks speedometer only goes to 85, I do know it takes a really long time for it to go below 85
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:38:21 PM EDT
Last speeding ticket was over 4 years ago...You have to know when to speed. Detectors don't work.

Night time? No way. Hilly highways? Never. Only straight, flat and straight highways. Last weekend, I did an honest 124 MPH, just for a spell but hell, I was being pushed/tailgated. He thought I was holding him back but in actuality, I was using the 2-second rule. When that cleared out, I smoked him, literally. Kept the boost gauge at 18 PSI all the way to 124...in a VW TDI. The guy had some kind of limp Ford and thought he had speed potential.

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:40:11 PM EDT
I have a ten over reduced to five over to pay monday. Damn lazers
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:41:45 PM EDT
On the freeways I stay with the flow of traffic in the left lane. Around here that's 10-20 mph over. Got nailed for 20 over the other day, cop was nice enough to write it down to 10 over. Bastards started using radar.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:42:52 PM EDT
I'm always 5-10 over....wife always thinks I'm in a hurry.



HH
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:48:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:03:24 PM EDT by mikejohnson]

Originally Posted By falaholic1:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
since there are NO speed limits in Texas, I drive a safe speed....and when it is daylight, no rain, no traffic, I go 85-90mph. In fact, the "signs" say 60mph now, but the highway is wider than it used to be with no cross traffic - and the limit used to be 70 or 75 until the fed govt insisted they set the limits back to 60 for epa and fed funding bullshit - so you see, I can argue that 85mph is *safe* in my sportscar that is designed for that....on a wider highway with no cross traffic...
(In TX, the signs are only suggestions for safe speeds, but you could also get nailed for going too fast even if the sign says....)



are you high? why do you think there are no speed limits




nope, not high at all-



SUBCHAPTER H. SPEED RESTRICTIONS


§ 545.351. MAXIMUM SPEED REQUIREMENT. (a) An operator
may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent
under the circumstances then existing.
(b) An operator:
(1) may not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is
reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for
actual and potential hazards then existing; and
(2) shall control the speed of the vehicle as
necessary to avoid colliding with another person or vehicle that is
on or entering the highway in compliance with law and the duty of
each person to use due care.
(c) An operator shall, consistent with Subsections (a) and
(b), drive at an appropriate reduced speed if:
(1) the operator is approaching and crossing an
intersection or railroad grade crossing;
(2) the operator is approaching and going around a
curve;
(3) the operator is approaching a hill crest;
(4) the operator is traveling on a narrow or winding
roadway; and
(5) a special hazard exists with regard to traffic,
including pedestrians, or weather or highway conditions.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended
by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 30.109, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.


§ 545.352. PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS. (a) A speed in
excess of the limits established by Subsection (b) or under another
provision of this subchapter is prima facie evidence that the speed
is not reasonable and prudent and that the speed is unlawful.
<snip>



www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/tn.toc.htm

www.nhtsa.dot.gov/PEOPLE/INJURY/enforce/speedlaws501/toc/txspeed.pdf#search='texas%20speed%20laws'

The legislators created some definitions for what they consider to be prima facie evidence, that your speed was not reasonable and prudent, for speeding in § 545.352 - in other words, you can beat the rap if you convince a judge or jury that you were traveling at a reasonable and prudent speed § 545.351.

Prima Facie means, "At first sight; before closer inspection"....so they can ticket you for sure, by law. But you *may* beat the rap...

but wait, there is more - commercial vehicles including taxis and buses must follow the posted signs for sure...search for speed limits in in the TX transportation code if you want to learn more....



edit to add: there is a catch - if you are going the "posted speed limit" and it is not a resonable and prudent speed (ie: bad weather, traffic situation, etc) then you can get ticketed for speeding. The prima facie speed limits are for near perfect conditions. Also, if you ignore the YELLOW speed signs you could also get nailed for speeding. But all you gotta do is prove that your car and current conditions were reasonable and prudent and you are off the hook....

also, upon further research, the posted signs seem to be pretty much for commercial vehicles...I gotta look into that a little more, interesting for sure...
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:50:01 PM EDT
5-10 over just about everywhere.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:11:32 PM EDT
everyday......same 'tards I just love it....gotta race to the next Stop Light/Intersection....pathetic at best.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:19:07 PM EDT
85-90 on interstate
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:20:21 PM EDT
I'll do speed limit around town and at the most 10 over on the interstates. Around Atlanta that still isn't fast enough so I pretty much stay out of the fast lane unless I'm passing someone.

Scott
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:22:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:24:44 PM EDT by CAR-10]
14 over. Unless I'm on base. I don't speed on base [even if I'm running late].
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:49:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:51:19 PM EDT by Cold_Warrior]
Need a poll option for "65 under".
My commute:



CW
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:16:56 PM EDT
OK, now that gas is outrageous, has anyone slowed down!?!?!



Balming
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:18:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Balming:
OK, now that gas is outrageous, has anyone slowed down!?!?!



Balming



I drive less, not slower.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:20:57 PM EDT
80 highway.

I can't drive 55.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:25:36 PM EDT
I drive as fast as I can given the conditions of the road and traffic. If there's nobody on the road, like during my weekend morning commutes, then I'm in the 90's. If there's traffic, then I'm just a bit faster than the next guy. I won't put my life at risk, or another's. If I have people in the car, then I drive just a bit over the speed limit.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:25:39 PM EDT
As fast as is safe for the given conditions.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:29:56 PM EDT
A peach cobbler is best served with some nice vanilla ice cream.

Max
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:30:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:30:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Balming:
I usually do about the speed limit in town, and 5-10 over on the hwy.




Same here. Normally if I do more than 9 over, I go for it. My best yet is 115 in a 25, but the road was pretty much closed.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:31:26 PM EDT
Within 5 of the speed limit.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:31:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Balming:
OK, now that gas is outrageous, has anyone slowed down!?!?!



Balming



A little, on side roads, trying to save a little on fuel.

On the highway I run with the flow of traffic tho.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:32:30 PM EDT
Speed limit to 5 over. Hadn't had a ticket in about 10 years.
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