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Old 08-13-2016, 10:24 PM   #61
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I have found the "safe" zone to be within 5 mph over and remember reading Articles where troopers were interviewed confirming that 6 or more mph was worth going after. I find in most of the Midwest most freeway drivers stick to 3-10 mph over the limit. Probably less than 10% just have to go above 10 mph over the limit. It's those people that draw the attention of any troopers in wait.


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When I'm on an interstate, I set the cruise control to 8-9 mph over the speed limit and ride in the middle lane. I follow highway etiquette, moving over for a faster driver, etc. It's a very comfortable way to go, and seems to be pretty much the average speed. On smaller roads I drive whatever seems common and comfortable. On crazy roads like the DC Beltway I try to drive whatever the traffic speed is, mostly staying in one lane. I'm not afraid to drive fast. More afraid of driving too slow, as it creates traffic clogs and angry drivers. But when I'm hauling a trailer or a big load all I can do is hang in the right hand lane and try to stay out of the way.

Btw, never gotten a ticket while inside that 9 mph over range.



I doubt it. Cops seldom give tickets for less than 10-15 mph over. If you're barely at the speed limit, people will still be flying past you while within the ticket safe zone.

Not true. The majority of speeding tickets written are in the 10-15 mph over range. You are only safe in the single digits assuming others around you are doing the same or worse.


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Old 08-13-2016, 11:34 PM   #63
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It's never a good idea to be the fastest car on the road - you'll be the one getting the speeding ticket. Also, base your speed on what the locals are driving - match their speed. Usually you can drive 9 mph over the speed limit - but not always. Sections of the PA Turnpike, and Interstates in MD, CT and MA are heavily patrolled and you'll likely get a ticket driving 9 mph over the limit.
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