DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
I was pulled over once but didn't get a ticket.
Otherwise, and especially since then, I do not do anything to attract the attention of the state troopers on the highway. I find that under most conditions I can sail along between 75 and 80 mph (posted limit on most interstates around me is 65) without a problem. Fast enough to get around the slow pokes and to convince me that I am making good time, but not fast enough to attract the attention of the police.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
An acquaintance had one framed, hanging on his wall. He was written for 165 mph on Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow California. He was timed by an airplane, which he outran, and stopped by a CHP car ahead of him.
You can outrun the car but you can't outrun the radio.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8860 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
Knock on wood (my head), no speeding tickets for me yet! However, it's of course kind of relieving that there are still some places where we're allowed to do as much as we want... and yes it does feel good.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2975 times:
Best speeding ticket story is from a freind of mine who was doing 95 MPH on a motorbike in Britain. The cops pulled him off the motorway to the next junction (or exit), whereby the cop got out of his car and said to my friend, "Evening, Wing Commander. Having trouble getting airborne are we?"
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
Caught: never, as I don't really speed
Did: 230+ in a 911 C2 at night...didn't dare to go any faster, since at night there was less traffic, but when going that speed, things come at you VERY quickly...
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2927 times:
Fastest I've ever gonna is 121 mph in a 55.
Worst I ever got ticketed for: 91 in a 60. (Cop dropped to down to 81 after I told him that I had just caught my then-girlfriend in the shower with another guy, while we were on vacation together!!!! Slut!)
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
My little brother was ticketed at 124 MPH in our father's GT-V6. The cop called our father who came and picked Kieran up (amazingly the police officer allowed him to avoid jail and return with Dad). Our father simply wanted to know from my brother "How did you do that?" meaning how did you talk your way out of going to the hoose-gow. Little brother misunderstood the question, thinking he was being interrogated with a "how could you do this to us type question) and, trying to mitigate punishment by showing some sense of responsibility, replied "Well, Dad, I was slowing down 'cause I saw someone flashing their lights to signal there was a cop ahead, and I just could'nt get slow enough to avoid getting caught."
Needless to say , even though Dad was quite impressed by little brother's ability to talk his way out of going to jail as well as his driving ability, he was removed from the insurance policy after than and had to use his own car for anything he wanted.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6073 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
Did 160 kph all the way from Kassel to Puttgarten this past summer. I suppose that's the fastest I've done - wanted to go faster, but the car was loaded pretty heavy, so I didn't want to risk anything.
Kinda fun to drive 10 km's without seeing any other cars in either direction
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
Worst ever was 95 mph in a 55 mph going to work late. I came up behind the sheriff, and he gave me a ticket for 85 in a 55. I should have been pulled over for doing 110 mph on I-5 chasing after a girl we thought was cute...but no one saw me...
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11789 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
Well, I don't actually drive, but I've not been with someone who got caught. Fastest on a motorway about 120mph, Plymouth to Heathrow in under three hours, that was going some Country road, 105mph very early one Saturday morning last year with no one about, and on a single track 70mph, only a few days ago coming home late at night through well known lanes, that was quite fun
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2814 times:
80 in a 65. No breaks though. I was in my Alfa Romeo speeding down highway 280. I got pulled over by CHP and the officer came up to my car and just looked at me for seemed like several minutes through his mirrored sun glasses. I noticed his name tag "R. McDonald"...I could not resist. I will have a Big Mac Large Fries and a Chocolate Shake. My GF at the time started laughing so hard... Officer McDonald was NOT amused. BUSTED....
I have gone MUCH faster but NOT been caught... I am LOOOOOONG over due.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2805 times:
Wow, some of you guys are lucky never to have been caught speeding. I've been caught at least 5 times, but I always speed, seems I can never go slow, damn! The fastest I've gone is 230 km/h and that was in a Mercedes SLK.
The fastest speeding ticket in SA was given to a guy driving at 270 km/h in a 120 zone, but hey, he was driving a Ferrari 360 Spider!
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3404 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
Farthest from the limit I've done sofar is probably about 120km/h or so in a 90 zone. But hell everyone goes between 120 and 140 there there, even the rcmp. (yes, in winter there are quite a few people that go sliding into the ditch along there)
What could possibly go wrong?
: 52 in a 35...written down by the cop to 44 in a 35. Regards
: Never got a speeding ticket, though it's only a matter of time: - 90 mph on I-90 between Seattle and Mercer Island, on the floating bridge - 85 in a 6
: one night i was coming back to dubuque from a show in iowa city, and it was 2am or so and highway 151 in iowa is always lawless and empty, i did about
: Probably the fastest where got a ticket on Rt. 3 in New Jersey back in the 1970's commuting to college, doing 72 in a 55 mph zone. Of course I have dr
: Got written for 65 in a 50 once and beat it - sort of. It was a very crooked mountain road and I was doing maybe 55 around the outside of a corner, me
: CanadianNorth, You mind me asking how a 13-15 year old is allowed to drive a car in Canada? Is it legal? I am not familiar with rules there, so I woul
: read in the paper while back that in germany a guy got a speeding ticket for drivinga mini cooper at 350+ Mph unfrotunatley the guy was driving past t
: I was doing 231-235 km/h from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Usually they have fixed radars here and cops usually don't pull you over unless you are way fast. Th
: i doubt he was going 350MPH in a mini-cooper.......alcohol fueled drag racers only go 300....i imagine you meant 350 kilomters/hour?
: 350kph in a Mini is still pretty darn far fetched. LY744.
: the article meant that the jet was going so low it set off the speed camera while the mini was going past at the same time at the speed limit, unlikle
: I got one in 1998 going 125 in a 55 at 3 in the morning on a small Georgia state highway just off I-85 out by Lawrenceville. I got pulled over by a Gw
: I heard on the news in the past few weeks a man who was clocked going 200+ mph, on a MOTORCYCLE! He was seen by a helicopter, who was soon left in the
: 190km/h on a 20km/hr school zone.. the good thing was that the sign was down on the floor and i didn't see it and it was sunday night.. no kids.. the
: The only time I was ever stopped for speeding was during the summer, I was going 85 MPH in a 65. Luckily I had a couple PBA cards so I was able to get
: Mine was in New Jersey where I live. Got pulled over by a police Officer when I was doing 101mph in a 65! lol I did the whole female thing, cried a li