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ShameofaNation
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#1
I've had my full drivers license for a little over a month now and I've come to a ridiculous conclusion.

Everybody (about 90%) ****ing speeds 15+ miles over the speed limit in my town.

This seems a little bit unsafe to me to be honest. And it's seriously just about everyone, even in suburban streets. I don't know about you guys I'm not risking getting a ticket or ****ing up my insurance.


So, question being, how many of you pit goers actually follow the speed and limit, and do any of you have this issue with excessive speed demons?

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#2
I drive the speed limit in town, or about 5 over. On the highway I'm likely to go 15 over though. I never go faster than everyone else though, I just go with the flow.
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I drive really safe and keep to the speed limits. I got friends that mostly do that but more than a few who slam on the the fucking pedal and go waaaay faster than they should. It's fucking terrifying driving with them ;_;
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In Ohio, speed limits are low, and are really not enforced as "limits" at all. Driving 5-10 mph faster than the posted limit would be considered normal in most circumstances. That's why driving in other states is a pain in the ass.
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Difficult argument. There's no doubt that speed kills. However I would add that speed and carelessness kill.

The speed limit in the UK has been in place for almost 50 years. Cars have advanced so much in that time, but our speed laws haven't. So what has changed? People have become more complacent drivers.

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#6
You've only had it for a month.

Give it time.

You'll be speeding like the rest of us.
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I don't care what speed you drive, but if you want to drive slow and cautiously... STAY OUT OF THE PASSING LANE.
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In neighborhoods where there are lots of people I go the speed limit (25 here)
Outside of that there's mostly open farm roads and highway, so yes, I speed. I got a ticket for 40 over when I was 20.
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#10
i always limit myself to +5 mph over the limit
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In Ohio, speed limits are low, and are really not enforced as "limits" at all. Driving 5-10 mph faster than the posted limit would be considered normal in most circumstances. That's why driving in other states is a pain in the ass.

This is 100% accurate. From time to time i'm going at least 10 mph over the limit.
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#12
I go with the speed of traffic, as is safest. But yeah generally here traffic is almost always going 10-20 km/h over the limit, cops included. And they really dont give a shit when it's everyone doing it.
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Everyone speeds because the limits are usually ******ed. THey haven't changed much, if at all, in decades and cars are now build to drive safely at higher speeds, and can go faster in general.

Everyone here does 70-80 on the highway even though the speed limit is 55 on some parts.

And honestly TS, if you're doing 55 in a 55 zone and everyone else is doing 70, you're the dangerous one since you're not going with the flow of traffic


Neighborhoods and stuff are different though, obviously.
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Everyone speeds because the limits are usually ******ed. THey haven't changed much, if at all, in decades and cars are now build to drive safely at higher speeds, and can go faster in general.

Everyone here does 70-80 on the highway even though the speed limit is 55 on some parts.

And honestly TS, if you're doing 55 in a 55 zone and everyone else is doing 70, you're the dangerous one since you're not going with the flow of traffic



Neighborhoods and stuff are different though, obviously.


I get this, but my biggest fear is that a cop is going to feel like it's finally time to actually ticket somebody for speeding and I'll end up being the hat draw.
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I always forget the US's speed limits are stupidly slow. If you did 55 on a motorway in the UK you would cause a crash.

When I started driving I drove the speed limit, and I still tend to, but if it's an open road/ a road that I know then I drive as fast as I deem safe (which tbh is usually about 80ish anyway :|)
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I get this, but my biggest fear is that a cop is going to feel like it's finally time to actually ticket somebody for speeding and I'll end up being the hat draw.

If you go with the flow of traffic and don't anything stupid (switching lanes constantly, not indicating, ect) you wont' get a ticket.
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i always go at or below the speed limit because i don't have insurance on my car.
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I use to drive pretty fast. All of my tickets were for over 25 mph and ive come pretty close to losing my license. That was about 4 years ago though and that was the last time I got a ticket as well. Now I wont even go about 10 over (10 mph over speed limit is when they start charging for court costs).

Fastest ive gone is 180 mph as well and let me tell you: building blocks were being shat the entire time.
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#20
In neighborhoods where there are lots of people I go the speed limit (25 here)
Outside of that there's mostly open farm roads and highway, so yes, I speed. I got a ticket for 40 over when I was 20.


Lucky you for being in America. I'm pretty sure in the UK you can get banned from driving if you are caught doing 30 over.

I think since cars are getting bigger and have more safety features people feel like they can drive fast because they are in less danger.

I find that speeding in towns/villages/cities is not as big a problem as pedestrians are. I've lost count of the number of people who've stepped out in front of me without looking expecting me to see them and stop. The idea that they might not bee seen never seems to occur to them. There was even one woman who did this while carrying a baby.
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I speed when I know I can get away with it and the conditions are right. Every time I put on Highway Star by Deep Purple I feel the need... for speed.
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I use to drive pretty fast. All of my tickets were for over 25 mph and ive come pretty close to losing my license. That was about 4 years ago though and that was the last time I got a ticket as well. Now I wont even go about 10 over (10 mph over speed limit is when they start charging for court costs).

Fastest ive gone is 180 mph as well and let me tell you: building blocks were being shat the entire time.


i believe you lol, i was with a few of my friends and one of them was driving us in his camaro. he decided to go like 150 down the highway and we were all mildly stoned. scared the shit out of me.
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#23
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In Ohio, speed limits are low, and are really not enforced as "limits" at all. Driving 5-10 mph faster than the posted limit would be considered normal in most circumstances. That's why driving in other states is a pain in the ass.

Ohio drivers are the worst. Now I know why.


Alright, not the worst. But just behind Michigan.
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Lucky you for being in America. I'm pretty sure in the UK you can get banned from driving if you are caught doing 30 over.

I think since cars are getting bigger and have more safety features people feel like they can drive fast because they are in less danger.

I find that speeding in towns/villages/cities is not as big a problem as pedestrians are. I've lost count of the number of people who've stepped out in front of me without looking expecting me to see them and stop. The idea that they might not bee seen never seems to occur to them. There was even one woman who did this while carrying a baby.


Well where Im at now is currently all leveled farmland. The speed limit should be 80 and not 40 lol lucky Texans.
I think city laws and cops are more harsh than rural small town places.
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Ohio drivers are the worst. Now I know why.


Alright, not the worst. But just behind Michigan.


I dunno, Kentucky is pretty bad, I'd it's second worst behind Jersey.
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#26
Some of the speed limits are ridiculous, why go 20 mph in a place you could safely go at 30 or 35? On the highway I go max 10 mph over the limit if there is no one around, if there are other cars I usually go at the limit.
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#27
Generally, I go about five to ten over. On the freeway, it's fifteen over. Sometimes just ten.


I like driving faster. It's fun.

I've never been pulled over for speeding, and I've never gotten a ticket regardless of the infraction.
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I dunno, Kentucky is pretty bad, I'd it's second worst behind Jersey.

750 fatal accidents in IN, 721 in KY, 1020 in OH, 889 in MI.

That was 2011


*those numbers scale pretty well with the amount of fatalities due to drunk driving
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I go 5 over in town and at least 5 over on the highways depending on how cop prone the area is. My commute to school is littered with cops who just sit and look for people who speed (literally everyday) so I go 70 at the most to school. Big cities are fun to drive in cuz everybody goes like 90 and it's awesome.

Going the speed limit is for losers.
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I dunno, Kentucky is pretty bad, I'd it's second worst behind Jersey.


Just saw your location and now I understand your first post a lot better. Lol. Kentucky is pretty terrible.
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Going the speed limit is for losers.


Really, nothing more needs to be said.
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750 fatal accidents in IN, 721 in KY, 1020 in OH, 889 in MI.

That was 2011


*those numbers scale pretty well with the amount of fatalities due to drunk driving


I don't even mean in terms of accidents, just inconsiderate asshole drivers all together.

No turn signals, cutting you off, ect.
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#33
I typically go 10 over the limit. What's stupid is there's people who still hug my tail-end and then pass me at dangerous times.


Although, I get more annoyed by people who go 5-10 under the limit than people who go over.

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#34
If all traffic is going more than 15 mph over the limit, you'll get killed if you don't follow along. If you're alone, don't risk it and go too fast. Also, I think you're exaggerating when you say 90% or you don't know what 90% means or the cops in your town are dumb as hell.
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If all traffic is going more than 15 mph over the limit, you'll get killed if you don't follow along. If you're alone, don't risk it and go too fast. Also, I think you're exaggerating when you say 90% or you don't know what 90% means or the cops in your town are dumb as hell.


I drive daily, on average once a week I will find somebody going the speed limit with me or slower. Literally everybody else passes me.

It might not be 90% all together but it's around 90% of the people I've been around.

Also, I'm pretty sure the cops here are idiots.
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#36
In that case, are they really going more than 15 over the limit or are you just going "whoa, that guy was fast! Musta been 20 mph faster than I'm going!". Because you're saying that more people than not should be arrested for reckless driving every time they drive and even the corruptest of law enforcement shouldn't really go for that.
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It depends on where I'm at. If I'm in my town, I know what I can get a way with and where I can get away with it. If I'm somewhere that I know the cops like to radar, I go the speed limit. If I'm in an unfamiliar town or city, I go the speed limit. On the highway, I usually go between 5 and 10 mph over the speed limit, but sometimes more.
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#38
I used to speed from time to time, but now I generally stay within the limit and 5 above, unless I'm in a couple specific places around here that have cops that can pull you over for doing 2 over.

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I don't care what speed you drive, but if you want to drive slow and cautiously... STAY OUT OF THE PASSING LANE.

And goddammit, this. It doesn't matter if you want to do 55 while everybody else is doing 70+, just stay in the outside lane.

And please try to go at least 5 under the speed limit on one lane streets when people are behind you. Some people like to use the roads to get places in a timely manner.

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I drive daily, on average once a week I will find somebody going the speed limit with me or slower. Literally everybody else passes me.

It might not be 90% all together but it's around 90% of the people I've been around.

Also, I'm pretty sure the cops here are idiots.

Of course you don't find people going the same speed as you. You would you catch up with them (or vice-versa) if they're traveling at the same speed on the same road?
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#39
The rules for speed limits are, "9 over you're fine, 10 you're mine."

I rarely go more than 5 cause cops are always rustling my jimmies.
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I typically drive the speed limit in residential areas and then 5-10 over just about anywhere else. If I'm on the highway and conditions are good I'll go more than that maybe.