Post # 1
A couple weeks ago, my husband pointed out that I speed all the time. I didn’t believe him at the time, but yesterday I realized he is totally right! I always go 5 – 10 miles over the speed limit; I don’t even realize I’m doing it, so I think that means I’ve been speeding for a long time. I guess I’ll just have to be more aware of my driving so I can break this bad habit!
Post # 3
“8 is great, 9 is fine, but 10 you’re mine” — straight from multiple cop friends’ mouths regarding the mph over the speed limit.
ETA: I’ve never been pulled over for speeding and have gone past plenty of cops going 8-9 mph over.
Post # 4
IMO speed limits are super outdated in a lot of places. People tend to drive at the speed at which they feel comfortable, which is probably why almost nobody in my city actually goes the speed limit; it’s ridiculously slow for today’s roads and the capabilities of our cars.
I’m not condoning speeding, but I think speed limits definitely need revisiting. That and I wish the cops would start cracking down on people who blow through stop signs or make highly illegal turns instead of focusing all their time and energy on speeders. I know it’s easy money, but c’mon, guys, I narrowly avoid being hit by stupid drivers doing illegal things almost once a week.
Post # 5
@LaurenK0105: I’ve never heard that, but it’s awesome!
I’ve been pulled over for speeding once, when I was 19, but the cop took pity on me and didn’t give me a ticket. Since then, I’ve driven by plenty of cops going well over the speed limit and I haven’t been pulled over.
Post # 6
I used to speed A LOT but now that I drive so much, I know I can’t get away with it anymore…not that I should. I have a lot of speeding tickets, mostly from when I was a teenager. But now I realize it’s not worth it safety wise or paying for so many tickets!
Post # 7
The basic rule is that if you keep with the flow of traffic, you will be fine.
Post # 8
I think this depends on where you are driving, if I am in a school zone, I go the speed limit because cops are not lenient (as they shouldn’t be) in a school zone. On the freeway, I usually go 10 over. City streets, I usually go 5 over.
Post # 9
I actually just got pulled over a couple weeks ago on our freeway, and it was a section that was at 55 mph, well that’s a little too slow for me, since the sheriff clocked me at 74! yikes….that was a $300 fine plus 4 points 🙁 I definitely go slow when I go around that section of the freeway.
Post # 10
I never speed. That’s probably because I just got my license in January (about 4 years late!) and I’m still wary of the road but I am always right at or barely under the speed limit.
Post # 11
5-10 miles over in town; 10+ over on the freeway. Never gotten a speeding ticket.
Post # 12
I drive 5-10 mph over the speed limit (or staying with the flow of traffic if it is slower than that – never want to be the fastest person on the road).
I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket or even been pulled over for speeding (and I drive a red car which should make me more likely to get stopped).
Post # 13
Varies on road. Usually at least 5mph over.
Back home in Texas, I learned to drive in one of the worst cities for traffic in the US and our Speed Limit was 70 mph (now 65). Here (outside Texas) the freeway speed is 55 which was the speed limit back home on roads with stop lights! haha. IT IS SO SLOOOOOOW! I almost always speed but if your clocked at 70 (ooooh scary, lol) it’s automatic reckless, thousands of dollars, and you can lose your license. (IF your not from “out of state” which is stupid because we’re in a military area so all the actually reckless military dudes get away). Not worth it. BUT SO FRUSTRATING~
Post # 14
I try to stay within 10 mph. But, yes – I always speed.
Post # 16
Usually about 5 over no matter what the road. I live in a fairly rural area, so I tend to speed more on the back roads where there’s NO one around. On the highway I just keep up with the traffic flow unless it’s bad weather.
I am very careful to never, ever speed through school zones, though. I’m a teacher and it makes me mad when people ignore the speed limits when the kids are coming/going from school.