(Closed) Are you a speeder?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How fast do you drive?
    10 + miles UNDER the speed limit : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5 - 10 miles UNDER the speed limit : (1 votes)
    1 %
    1 - 5 miles UNDER the speed limit : (0 votes)
    As close to the speed limit as I can get. : (9 votes)
    8 %
    1 - 5 miles OVER the speed limit. : (11 votes)
    10 %
    5 - 10 miles OVER the speed limit : (57 votes)
    50 %
    10 + miles OVER the speed limit. : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Varies depending on day, weather, freeway vs. city streets, etc... : (17 votes)
    15 %
    I don't drive at all. : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    “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
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    IMO speed limits are super outdated in a lot of places.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 # 6
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    46597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The basic rule is that if you keep with the flow of traffic, you will be fine.

     

    Post # 8
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    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    5-10 miles over in town; 10+ over on the freeway.  Never gotten a speeding ticket.

    Post # 12
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I try to stay within 10 mph.  But, yes – I always speed.  

    Post # 15
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    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I go 9 over. 

    Post # 16
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    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.

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