Do you regularly break speed limits?

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  1. AaronNWilson

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    I don't even drive a fast car, but I just find Canadian speed limits quite oppressive. On the freeway in Canada you are allowed to drive 100 kph but I can regularly be found blasting down the road at 190 kph.
    Im probably gonna get blasted for this, but where are all of those guys with the crotch rockets to back me up? [​IMG]
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  2. Denward

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    190kph!!! That's 115 American!!! [​IMG]
    I have a 1998 Saab 900SE Turbo. I don't consider myself a "pedal to the metal" kind of guy. I'm 38 years old and expecting my first child soon. I like to be slightly faster than the flow of traffic which usually puts me at about 70-75 MPH on the highway. Most USA speed limits are 65 unless you're in a city where it drops to 55. I've received one ticket for going 68 in a 55 zone and one for doing 40 in a 25 zone. The second one was uncharacteristic for me. I've always paid more attention to speed limits on streets than highways.
    Once, just for kicks, I decided I would try sticking to the speed limit while on "the loop" around Washington DC at about 9:00 am on a Sunday. After about 10 minutes, I couldn't stand it any longer. I felt very unsafe having cars constantly passing me. I guess I like going faster because I feel more in control if I don't have to worry as much about what goes on behind me.
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  3. Jason Reich

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    I have an Audi A4 2.8Q and yes I do find myself speeding quite a bit. I have my trusty fuss-buster and it has saved me a number of times. I drive 700 to 1200 miles a week for work and believe me when its friday night and I left the house at 5 a.m. havnt seen my kids at all and its 7 p.m. and I am 120 miles from home.....you bet I push that car to 85-90mph in a 65. I would never push it to far and I don't go 20-30 mph over the limit on roads I don't know. Right after I added some aftermarket parts, I did take it to 130mph. :)
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

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    No. Usually, when I'm getting done with work, so is most people so speeding is not an option anyhow. Too much traffic. There is a county road near me, though, that when I want to let it out and run wide open, it's perfect. Long, flat and straight. 'Course, getting busted at 140 M.P.H. would NOT be cool.
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  5. DavidY

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    Aaron,
    190 km/h here in BC?!?! Where...the Coquihala Highway between Merritt and Hope? The Okanagan Connector, between Kelowna and Merritt? IMO, that's pretty crazy with all the mountainous terrain in BC. If it was in the Prairies where it's flat as a pancake, it's not a big deal. I have heard of people who have gone over 250 km/h in the Prairies (in a Porsche 911 Turbo, no radar....sweet car).
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  6. Glenn Overholt

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    Did you guys hear about the man that was fined for speeding when he turned his rental car in? No, he didn't get a ticket but the car had GPS on it, and they caught him speeding. I think it was for $150, but he took it to court and I think he won.
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  7. Joel Mack

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    I tend to run about 5-10mph over the posted speed limit, except for school areas and whatnot. I've been ticketed for speeding twice in 20 years of driving, and it's been about 10 years since my last one (hmmmm....maybe I'm due).
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  9. Michael Silla

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    Usually I end up going whatever the leftmost lane is doing. In Utah, that usually is 75-80 MPH in lighter traffic. If I'm ambitious, you'll find me at 90 or so. Thank God for Mike Valentine.... [​IMG]
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  10. Philip_G

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    well it depends.
    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to go fast. it's a nasty bad bad habit. So I'm usually finding myself having to back off.
    so I have a 99 yamaha R1 (146 HP at the wheel) and I've been known to burst it up to 140-160 but I never really hang there, just a quick hey that's cool and back on a nice straight road (which is all of them around here) In my car here in ND the interstate is 70mph, so 79 I try to stay at, but the longer I drive the closer I get to 100+
    I drove across montana at 120 once, back in 97 when I lived in billings and they had no daytime speedlimit, made billings to missoula in just over 4 hours I think it was, in any event I made billings MT to portland OR in like 12.5 hours [​IMG]
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    I try to go about 120 mph wherever possible [​IMG]
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    I drive a Volvo T5 with a top speed of 150 mph, a 40-70 mph acceleration which can outstrip most sports cars, and I never exceed the speed limit if I can help it. I tend to over-speed on motorways (along with everyone else - drive at 70 mph - our top speed - and you get buzzed by other drivers) and when overtaking. The reason for obeying speed limits is hokey but accurate - I never want to have to explain to a grieving mother that I thought my driving fun was worth more than her child's life.
     
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    5-10MPH over, traffic permitting. No moving violations since (or before) 1984. I detest paying any more than necessary into that legalized theft which is no-fault insurance.
     
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    Yes! [​IMG] Although I mostly stick to 75-85mph, I have done about 118mph on my old Mitsubishi 3000gt (Not the turbo)...
    on a part of the interstate near me that I know has no speed traps... and in the very early morning.
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  16. Don Black

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    I drive a BMW 330i and usually hover at 10-15mph over the limit on highways and 5-10mph on streets. Never near schools though.... I've only gotten 1 speeding ticket in my 6 years of driving (when I was 16 no less).
    I also drive with a Valentine 1 radar detector for added protection. I'm going to sell it on eBay for an Escort 8500 though.
    [Edited last by Don Black on September 23, 2001 at 12:32 PM]
     
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  18. Philip_G

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    I'm starting to hear that the V1 is becomming outdated and needs a redesign. My dad has a V1 and I have an older passport. I got a ticket for 35 in a 25 last winter (at night, on a TOTALLY empty street) but the cop used instant on [​IMG]
     
  19. Don Black

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    The V1 is a solid detector. But it needs a firmware upgrade to boost it's Ka detection level and customization capabilities. It also needs to drop $100 in price.
    The direction indicators and it's laser capabilities are its advantages but I find the direction indicators to serve really no purpose. Whenever a Ka warning goes off, I slow down regardless of the direction. And the Escort 8500's laser detection is still very good.
     
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    Living and working in grid-locked, highway free Vancouver, I can't remember the last time my car experienced 5th gear.
     

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