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What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:00 pm

Simple enough question... yet more complex than it apparently should be.

What's the Speed Limit mean to you, and those in your area?





Here in New Orleans:
many (if not the overwhelming majority) of private drivers treat any given posted speed limit as a MINIMUM speed of traverse...


...truckers seem to treat it as the speed at which they'll bother recognizing that you're on the road...


...and native-born Asians treat it as something to be feared and never ever approached, which is why they tend to drive about 15mph UNDER the speed limit all the friggin' time!!!

That's not racism folks, that's just a plain fact of this (and from what I've heard, quite a few other) locales







As for me:
I tend to do whatever the flow of traffic is doing... and I seem to be one of the few who'll stay the @$%^!# out of the Left Lane unless I'm actually passing or exceeding the speed limit.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:14 pm

Here in Ohio we have the dreaded (from the trucker point of view) split speed limit...65 for cars 55 for trucks.

I always do 66-68, I try not to hit 70, I figure I'm safe from tickets, and my driving record proves that. Now trucks...

I'm convinced that the highway patrol here gives them at least 65, regardless of the limit. I have on several occasions passed a state patrol car using radar on the freeway, and been around trucks all going at LEAST 65 with me, and I've never seen the trooper pull over one of them.

I do see trucks pulled over occasionally, and I assume they must have been doing near 70 or more. I know they do that, I see them often times basically close tailgaiting and running cars out of the way. Just the other day I was doing 70mph, passing a string of traffic in the right lane, and a truck closed up on me fast, and got right on my bumper and kept flashing his headlights at me. I couldn't get over, as there was a line of traffic there, that I was going faster than. Also, I was not about to speed up, I was already speeding.

I don't look for highway confrontations, though. I just get out of the way when someone is driving aggressively.

And many is the time I've seen someone blow past me, and then I pass them shortly as they're pulled over talking to a trooper. LOL!!

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[Edited 2004-11-28 13:16:07]
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:01 pm

In urban areas, it is the speed I stick to.

On the motorway / dual carriageway, its something to which I aspire to reach and then exceed.


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:11 pm

It means go slightly faster in proportion to speed, not to exceed 10 ( mph ) over...a common threshhold to trigger being nailed.

ie: Speed limit = Actual

25 = 30

30 = 35

35 = 42

45 = 50-52

55 = 62

60+ = max of 9 mph over.

Basically, merely a throttle lift away from "benefit of the doubt territory". Very safe.

Go weaving in and out doing 85 and they'll come after you backwards.

[Edited 2004-11-28 14:11:42]
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:35 pm

OK If you don't want to get caught speeding usually you can go a certain speed over the limit. It works nearly all of the time even through speed camera's, although its a good idea to obey speed camera's if they are there as they are in that location for a reason  Big grin.

If you stay 5 miles per hour over the speed limit plus 10% of whatever the speed limit is you should be fine, although I do no some people that claim to have been pulled over for less (whether they got fined or not is a different story). So thats 38mph in a 30 limit (although obviously if you're driving down a high street at that speed you're an idiot!). 49 in a 40, 60 in a 50, 71 in a national speed limit and 82 on the motorway/dual carriageway). I've never been stopped at these speeds but i regularly exceed them. Usually if the rest of traffic is travelling at the same speeds for whatever reason (sometimes the motorway moves at 70 in traffic so going 85 wouldn't be sensible etc) then its sensible to stay around that speed.

Basically, I think that speed limits are a rough guidline, in some places i'll go under the limit and some place's i'll stay over (most places  Big grin), I think its just a question of circumstance. You can't slam a speed limit on all roads because all roads are different and some it is more than safe to exceed it. I'm well aware that despite this fact you're still supposed to stay at the speed limit but how many people actually do, and how popular are they with the rest of the motorists on the road?  Big grin
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:48 pm

I've had many discussions with my police buddies about this subject. The general consensus is:

If you're moving with the flow of traffic, you should be OK. Be stupid about it (passing, changing lanes for advantage, weaving through traffic, i.e.) and you'll draw a ticket.

If you're alone on the road, stick to 5 - 10 mph above (depending on weather/road conditions) on you should be OK.

I used to drive the Southern State on LI every morniing just before the rush hour and we (the other 10,000 cars on the road) would fly along at 70 - 80 mph (speed limit 55, some places 50). Never once got pulled over, even by the trooper station, because we were all doing it and usually no one was trying to pass. Very exciting, 2 car length seperation and high speed.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:52 pm

I usually do the speed limit + 5 on the freeway, and just ride along in the right lane.


 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:07 pm

Here in Canuck land, specifically the Toronto Ontario area, our speed limit on highways is 100 Km/h.

So, the average driver will drive at a speed between 100 - 120. Why 120 as a limit? It has been rumored that our OPP, aka State Troopers (sort of), will not stop anybody going more that 20+ the posted limit. In my short driving experience I have found this to be true.

To sum it up....Minimum 100..... max 120 Km/h

That is what the speed limit means to me..... at least on our highways.


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:11 pm

Disclaimer: All of the limits below are in km/h, since I live in Germany  Smile.

Well, in the city with a limit of 50, I don't try to break it. Obviously sometimes you accidentally go slightly over (a couple of km/h) but nothing serious...just take foot off the pedal slightly, and you're ok again.

Outside of cities (the limit here is 100), I usually end up at 105 or something.

On highways, when there is a speedlimit I do stick to it, or at the very most, go along with traffic on the right lane. When the limit is open, I just fit my driving to the situation. If the weather is ok, and not much traffic, I will usually just floor it, and drive along. On open stretches I will probably average 160-180 or so, but that usually doesn't last long, as the next construction site will be around the corner! (Germans will know what I'm talking about  Laugh out loud)

Anyhow, if this may seem kind of careful to people, I am! Here in Germany, during the first two years after getting your license, you're put on a sort of probation. If you get caught breaking the law, they will punish you a lot harder than they normally would, so I am especially careful. Once my probation is done, I will just go along with traffic. It's better to be a bit slower, and get there in a little more time, than to not get there at all!

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:34 pm

I have learned that here in the DFW area, you can pretty much go as fast as you want on the highways (as long as you're not being stupid), but stick real close to the speed limit on the streets, especially near schools.

[Edited 2004-11-28 15:35:15]
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:24 am

Air2gxs,
Don't do that on 114! Almost everyone I work with, not including me (Knock on wood), has gotten a ticket on 114 in the past two months.

Anyway, I've found speed limits are almost universally ignored across the country. The key is to avoid standing out like a sore thumb.

I've also found that driving a relatively new, clean car helps. My friend, who used to drive a circa 1975 VW bus, fully equiped with rust and mismatched paint, was pulled over 32 times on a cross country trip. Although he never received a ticket (simply because the thing wasn't capable of moving faster than about 60 MPH), he finally had to start refusing to allow the police to search the van since each search was taking about an hour and a half. Ironically, this had the effect of getting him an unofficial police escort for the next 60 or so miles, while they waited for him to do something stupid. Instead, it just delayed the next trooper encounter by about 20 minutes.


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:25 am

Homosexuals seem to go 69 all the time no matter what...

That's not homophobia folks, that's just a plain fact of this (and from what I've heard, quite a few other) locales

But seriously folks....the speed limit is the conservative limit for ideal conditions. Going a few knots over on the highway on dry road won't hurt anyone. However, following our first major snowfall this winter, you can tell those who temper their speed for the conditions from those who just feel the uncontrollable desire to go fast no matter who they kill.

So the primary factor for me is the road conditions including congestion. Playgrounds/schools/residential are a huge exception. No speeding, no how.

 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:17 am

Homosexuals seem to go 69 all the time no matter what...

I'll put that in the harde har har category  Insane

But seriously folks....the speed limit is the conservative limit for ideal conditions. Going a few knots over on the highway on dry road won't hurt anyone.

So true.... I just go the speed I feel comfortable at, and then look down to make sure it isn't outrageously fast-

Freeway speeds- 75 mph
Major street speed, 3 lanes each direction- 45 mph
Regular street speed, 2 lanes each direction- 35-40 mph
Residential streets- 30ish

But school zones I stick to by the letter, police give you very little mercy there.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:30 am

Here in AZ I believe the common idea is that the speed limit is what you do when you see a cop, except school zones, never speed in school zones.

My personal speeds:
Highway/freeway - 80ish (i commute when there is no one on the freeway)
2/3 lane road - 50 day/ 45 night
residential - 30
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:42 am

It all varies depending on the season for me, and the location. In the city I will always try to keep it around 50 (km/h, not mph Big grin), or faster if the carflow wishes that.

On roads where 90 (100 in the summer) is the limit, I usually do 100-110 in summer and try to stick to 90 in winter, but if there is a need, say, in a blizzard, I can go slower.

I usually try to follow the principle that I can't be late to my own funeral no matter what, so there's no need to hurry.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:52 am

Speed limits are an interesting suggestion that I might consider if I hadn't better things to do.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:35 am

Around here, there are a lot of speedtraps, especially around my school in the mornings. I always see someone getting a ticket when I go to school so I try to stick to the speed limit (even though it's ridiculously low in some of the small towns in the country so they can get people to stop and buy something there). Within Wichita there are a good amount of speedtraps on the major roads as well as the freeways so I don't take my chances there either.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:37 am

The speed limit doesnt mean a damn thing to me. I have a radar detector so I annually go about 10 over. I'm not one of those crazy idiots like we have here in Sorrycuse that run people off the road.  Big grin
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:45 am

Speed limits are something to aspire to when riding my bike Big thumbs up Joking aside, I have actually been stopped for speeding, on my pushbike. Some lame-ass cops were sat in a laybye having their lunch when I came through a village with a 20 limit doing 37mph. I had a spedo fitted so I couldn`t use that as an excuse  Sad

Generally here in the UK as long as your not doing anything dangerous the police won't worry, most people will do 85-90 on the motorways. Get above that and they start to take an interest, some fool got stopped the other day for doing 150mph on a duel carriageway near Exeter, highest speed ever recorded in the UK I think.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:00 am

Depends on where I'm at...to me, the speed limit means the minimium suggested speed for that area. Stick to it if you wanna be slow, but you can always go faster. Concordeboy hit it on the head, except down here in FL, it's blacks and hispanics that won't ever touch the speed....or minivans. (please don't take that as racism, thats how it turly is) On city/urban streets, usually 5-10 over will do. Highway, (like I-95, on the deserted stretches), it can mean up to 15-20 over on a good day.

So basically the speed limit doesn't mean much to me  Laugh out loud

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:21 am

The limit that is not to be exceeded. I try to follow that rule as best I can, I don't want to get a ticket for a stupid act that I will regret later when my ACZ license is full of demerit points.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:27 am

25 - 25 (for residential kids running around), 35 for commercial

35 - 45

50 - 70

60 - 80 to 85

65 - 80 to 85

of course the highway speed vary by weather, and traffic conditions, and whether or not its a highway I know the city will have cops waiting on.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:35 am

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:15 am

I catch the bus around AKL so the speed limit's meaing is dependent on the driver  Big grin
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:16 am

Here in Venezuela there are is no police to enforce speed limits. So there are no speed limits. On highways I go as fast as I can and the only thing that makes me take my foot of the gas is when I encounter traffic ahead of me, but I just switch to any clear lane (can be right lane) and I pass the slow guy and then keep on going  Smile

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:21 am

YooYoo, they might as well make the 120km/h speed limit official. On the open stretches of the 400 series highways (401 at least) they have those "Speeding costs you this much..." signs, and they only go as low as 120... But of course if it's daytime, the weather is nice, the road is not too busy and there's a bunch of truckers/Americans doing 140, no reason not to join them...  Big grin


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:32 am

In built up areas with shops, houses, schools etc etc I try to keep to the speed limit, but it seems I spend more time looking at my speed than out of the window. Surely this is more dangerous  Confused

Well when I hit the open roads, long country roads, dual carriageways, motorways etc I normally cruise around 80mphish, but at times when in a hurry hit 90mph or have been known to go over 100mph on the odd ocation.

As far as I can see it, speed limits in accident areas, built up areas etc are good, but on motorways they should be taken away!!


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:42 am

Here in the Seattle ares, the speeds that I (and most everyone) follow are roughly:

25: 30
30: 35
35: 43
40: 46
45: 51
50: 56
55: 65
60: 70 to 75
65: 70 to 75
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:19 am

USAIRWAYS321: You're joking, right? I have yet to get above 35 on any road in Seattle because of traffic.....

What is a speed limit? Is that those white signs with the black writing? Like Miss Noxema Jackson said in the movie "To Wong Foo....:" "Ignore Adversity!" When I see those black and white signs and they say "km/h" at the end, then I pay attention. Canadian law enforcement is a hassle for Americans and I would rather not deal with it. In the U.S., I make sure there is at least one car going faster than I am. That is my speed limit.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:22 am

Here in TUS, the speed limits are fairly generous due to the design of the roadways. Most in the central downtown area are 35 mph with the remainder being 40. Several of the main roads are 50 mph and the limits on I-10/I-19 vary between 55 and 75, 55 being in and close to town. Speed enforcement on the interstate is done by Pima County Sheriff and Tucson Police using unmarked units of varying colors, so having a radar/laser detector is of miminal value. I know that there is a metallic red Ford PI and a black Chevy Impala used for speed enforcement at the minimum. Neither car has a spotlight and I suspect they may also have civilian tags. The grill and deck lights are clear LEDs to keep someone from seeing them plainly (except when lit). Only obvious sign is that they have limo tint windows to keep the drivers from seeing the uniformed officer inside.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:22 am

Here in good old Massachusetts, we all are wondering why there are white signs with black numbers on the sides of the roads. We're always going too fast to read them...

Seriously, the speed limits on the highways here are 55 around cities, and 65 in less crowded areas. Most cars are going between 65 and 75 regardless of the limit, and the left lane cars are pushing 80. Here are my average speeds:

25 - 30
30 - 35-40
35 - 40-45
40 - 45
45 - 50-55
50 - 60-65
55 - 65-70
60 - 65-70
65 - 70-80

Depends on the road and the conditions and whatnot as well. I mostly keep up with the faster traffic on the highways, but I try not to go over 77 or so. Only time I ever got pulled over was on the local air force base, when I forgot that I was on a base, and was going 33 in a 20 zone.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:56 am

I usually try to stay 5-10 over. Trying to get my license points back to a normal level. Stunts like this don't help to much...(yes, its me driving, no I was not taping, yes it was stupid)
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:58 am

Most cars around here actually do the speed limit. That's mostly due to the consistantly high law enforcement presence. About half the time I've seen marked patrol vehicles setting speed traps, they have been United States Border Patrol units. The Tucson District of the Border Patrol has the highest number of captures in the nation. There are several checkpoints that are alternately manned and speeding is something that raises a red flag for them. This, in addition to an unknown number of unmarked speed enforcement units, tends to keep drivers in line here.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:02 am

When in urban areas I'll usually do at or just above the speed limit since traffic is usually too bad to go faster anyways. On interstates I'll usually do 10, sometimes 15 over the limit unless the flow of traffic is faster (which happens fairly often around here), then I'll go with the flow.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:54 am

What ever traffic is going at is the best way. There are a few areas where I know there are always cops so I try to do only 3-6 above the Limit. Other areas where there are no cops than what ever traffic is going at. There is one causeway in Miami that the limit is 55mph but most go 70 atleast. So I just find a car going fast pull behind it and go with it. I never see cops in that road so atleast 76-80MPH. maybe 90mph if there is no one around.
On the turnpike atleast 80MPH with the limit at 70.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:03 am

I am one of those "annoying" drivers who tries to stay at or slightly below the speed limit, especially when driving in urban areas (like where I live.)

On the other hand, once I'm away from home, especially if I'm on a long-distance drive cruising on the same rural interstate highway for hours, I've been known to go up to 75 mph in a 65 mph zone, depending on conditions.

I think I hit 85 mph one time driving through northern New Jersey on the Garden State Parkway, but it was when I was "young and foolish" and was driving a 6 cylinder Toyota Camry (which drove and...crashed...like a tank.)


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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:23 am

I never, ever stick to the speed limit except in urban areas...too many cameras and speed traps around!

But, here in Adelaide, most of the people drive below the speed limit anyway, because the penalties for speeding are very harsh. But out on the open freeway..I go way above the speed limit..in fact the fastest I've driven is 220 km/h..and it was in a Mercedes C320.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:26 am

Speed limit means = If you see a kid on the pavement slow down, otherwise go as fast as the car infront will let you.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:38 am

On the freeways I usually do about 5-10 over the speed limit. City streets I usually do 5 over. One of the roads near my house is so poorly kept (51st avenue) that I actually do 40-45 on it when its a 50 mph zone. Its dark, pavement is cracked and huge pot holes. Speed and that is just a recipe for disaster.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:10 am

Here in Chicago and ill use I-90 the Kennedy Expwy as an example.

In a 25 usually 35-40
In a 35 usually 45-50
In a 45 usually 60
In a 55 (I-90 speed) around 85-92mph

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:59 am

For Yukoners speed limits are just something for our goverment to spend money on making signs for. Say on the highway if the limit is 90 most people will be doing 110-130 km/h, and then you get the odd yahoo doing about 70 or something....



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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:21 am

I actually do the posted speed limit in town because you never know where a little kid is or whatever. But on the highway, I try to find the fastest group of cars and stick to the middle of the pact...this usually leads me to speeds at about 80 or so on the thruway (65 posted speed limit)
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:42 am

In Sydney, I use the 10% rule. Apparently speed camera are calibrated to only pick you up when you're 10% over the speed limit, to take into account speedo inaccuracies.

Therefore...

* School zones, it's 40, therefore 44 (and only in hours when school kids are out and about, really annoying)
* Some local areas, it's 50, therefore 55
* Majority of the city, it's 60, therefore 66
* Internal highways, it's 70 or 80, therefore 77 or 88.
* Open road, it varies again - sometimes 100, 110, or 120, either way, 10% over.

I usually try to keep it on the speed limit roughly, depending on where I am... though I use 60 as a benchmark as all the 50 and 40 business is new and I can't be bothered paying attention most of the time.

These are all in kilometres per hour, I don't understand miles per hour.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:38 pm

If you're driving on the sidewalk, you should limit it to 45.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:44 pm

For me it means nothing because I cant drive. But if I was able to drive it would mean the speed that you should go at when there is a policemen in the area. How do you know that.... well get one of those radar devices.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:18 pm

^...Or use the good old Mark I eyeball.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:11 pm

Seb146: I don't do much driving in downtown Seattle, but on the freeway (when it's not stop-and-go) and in suburbs, especially in Snohomish County, those speeds are pretty accurate.
 
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:21 pm

In san diego no one knows what a speed limit is, even in the rain, they won't know why they are in the ditch. everyone is in such a friggin hurry, how does a few bits over save time? likewise, when i used to drive it was 10 over freeway limit, no more. in neighborhoods i try not to go 5 over.
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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:38 pm

The speed limit is the MAXIMUM speed you are allowed to travel in that given area, privided IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. All these half arse goons who do 5 kms over the limit to get their sorry arse to werever they are going a cuple of minutes earlier really pisses me off in a big way. ESPECIALLY the gutless wonders on the freeway who put their lives and others at risk going anywhere between 20-50kms over the limit and then brake when they see a fixed speed camera then speed up again once they have passed it.

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RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:02 pm

Our motorway speed limit is 120km/h and is totally ignored by most people, if I cruise at 140 then I am in the mainstream, 160 in the fast lane is about right. In the open rural areas like on the road to Cape Town through the Karoo 160 becomes boring really quickly so when the road is quiet 180 or 200 is about right. The new laser speed traps they use here only seem to be used pointing at the front of the vehicle so when I'm on my bike I don't care about speed limits, except in town where common sense prevails.
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