How Fast Do You Drive?

LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
This discussion came up at work today. Some of us use the speed limit like gospel, others see it as a suggestion. How high over the speed limit do you drive?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I usually go under the speed limit
2
I usually go the speed limit
15
I usually go 1-5 mph over the speed limit
28
I usually go 5-10 mph over the speed limit
50
I usually go more than 10 mph over the speed limit
4
Other
3
Total votes: 102 (86 voters)
Poll is closed
12/07/2010
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LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Generally, I'm about 10 over. The exception is when the weather or road is bad; then I go at a speed that feels safe to me.
12/07/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
It varies for me. When I'm on the clock, I go exactly the speed limit, because I get paid the same amount whether or not it takes me 10 minutes, or 20 to get somewhere, and quite honestly, these people's parts aren't worth my license or my life. In my own car, I'm normally about 5 over. But in a decommissioned police cruiser, everybody in front of me goes the speed limit and there's nothing I can do about it, lol
12/07/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
It depends on traffic, the road I'm on (i.e. how familiar I am with it), the weather, and where I am.

If I'm in the boonies on a road I'm very familiar with in which the weather is good? 10+.
If I'm in a city on a road I'm familiar with in good weather? 5-10.

And so on. It just depends on the circumstances.
12/07/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Usually about 5 over but below 10. It's a careful balancing act around here (densely populated area with tourists and college kids). I've learned to go the 'speed limit only' during holidays, school zones (duh), when driving beachside (there's a cruiser every twenty feet out there), and near the bars at night. Funny, but I know where every bar around here is because of the cops, but I've never been to any of them.

I did get a ticket for going 95 through Georgia's Speed-Trap Alley, simply because I was on day six of a road trip from Montana to Florida and I was sick of being on the road with my ex-husband, hyper dog, and whiny cat. Managed to get a semi's tie-buckle embedded in my tire going that speed, and I didn't feel it. (About twenty miles after getting the ticket, the differential caught fire. Georgia and I obviously do not 'get on'.)
12/07/2010
Sammi Sammi
It depends. In town, usually the speed limit. On the highway, quite a bit more - 20+ on occasion if the roads are good.
12/07/2010
Beaners Beaners
I'll go 10 or 15 over on the highway, usually. In town I usually go about 5 over, 10 depending on the road. My car won't let me really have a good time, I have an SUV. However, I LOVE when my boyfriend says "Forget the speed limit!" and rails on the gas on a curvy back road. I'd do it if my car wouldn't tip over...
12/07/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I drive slow, due to severe cop phobia.
12/07/2010
Porfiriato Porfiriato
probably about 5-10 over, especially after that last ticket haha
12/08/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Usually 5 or 10 MPH over the speed limit. Much slower in the early am as there are deer all around that do dart out, can be so dangerous.
12/08/2010
KnK KnK
It depends if I'm driving on the highway or in suburbia...

highways faster, neighborhoods and such, not so much
12/08/2010
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
Oh gosh. I typically go 5-10 over on the highway, though if I am going to work, I typically go about 20-30 over. Once I cross city limits, I usually go about the speed limit, though. There are usually a ton of cops parked around all of the cities and towns. They never really go out into the country often.
12/08/2010
CanMan CanMan
Usually doing 80mph on the highway.
12/08/2010
C4ss C4ss
It actually depends. If I'm in town I try to respect the speed limit.
I usually go over 5-10 on the highway, though.
12/08/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I drive slow, due to severe cop phobia.
Same here, I stay at the speed limit. Below in school zones.
12/08/2010
hive83 hive83
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
This discussion came up at work today. Some of us use the speed limit like gospel, others see it as a suggestion. How high over the speed limit do you drive?
Just about always 5 to 10 over.
12/08/2010
leatherlover leatherlover
Usually between 6-10 over, depending on the situation. However, once I move back to Atlanta next year, I will have to drive around 15 over to not get run over downtown.
12/08/2010
Kim! Kim!
If the speed limit is around 30 I go closer to 5 over. If it's 55 or more then it's more like 5-10 over.
Of course, this time of year (winter for me) does not always allow for even going the speed limit.
12/08/2010
Victoria Victoria
IN the city, going over the speed limit just is not possible, really. Traffic, stop signs every half block, etc. Just doesn't happen, unless you're really reckless.

On the highway / turnpike, I don't go more than 5-10 miles over the speed limit. It is not worth putting my life at risk or being pulled over and getting expensive tickets...no thanks.
12/08/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I drive slow, due to severe cop phobia.
me too!

I laugh at people when they tell me they got a speeding ticket. There are a LOT better things to spend money on.
12/08/2010
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
It depends on traffic, the road I'm on (i.e. how familiar I am with it), the weather, and where I am.

If I'm in the boonies on a road I'm very familiar with in which the weather is good? 10+.
If I'm in a city on a road ... More
Same here
12/08/2010
gone77 gone77
I have a heavy foot, but after I got my first speeding ticket I stick closer to the actual speed limit. Do I still speed on occasion when I don't see any cops around? Yes.
12/08/2010
Midway through Midway through
I speed like a bat out of hell. I'm going to get a ticket some day, I should slow down D:
12/09/2010
Taylor Taylor
It depends on where/when I a driving. At night I usually go below the speed limit because I can't see very well at night. In town I usually go about the speed limit, and on highways I go about 2-5 over
12/09/2010
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by Midway through
I speed like a bat out of hell. I'm going to get a ticket some day, I should slow down D:
I used to, up until 2 weeks ago when I got my first ticket ever. I've been driving for 4 years and nothing happened til last week when I zoned out driving through a small town. I now have to go to court in January. >_<
12/09/2010
rdytogo rdytogo
I'm usually speeding, but I'm never the fastest car on the road. No tickets so far. Knock on wood.
12/09/2010
NaughtyNikki420 NaughtyNikki420
Considering I have added custom things to my car I stand out. Speeding is just another easy thing to add to the tickets they give me (or try to give me)I try not to but I usually end up speeding on the highways.
03/08/2011
CSEA CSEA
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
This discussion came up at work today. Some of us use the speed limit like gospel, others see it as a suggestion. How high over the speed limit do you drive?
Yeah normally 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit. I live in Miami, FL and here everyone drives a bit crazy so you need to watch out for them. I drive fast, confident, and comfortably
03/08/2011
CSEA CSEA
Quote:
Originally posted by KnK
I used to, up until 2 weeks ago when I got my first ticket ever. I've been driving for 4 years and nothing happened til last week when I zoned out driving through a small town. I now have to go to court in January. >_<
O wow! Yes, (knock on wood) I have never got one and would be devastated! I'm sorry!! Lol Was the ticket expensive?
03/08/2011
NuMe NuMe
Most of the time about 5 over. Unless I'm on an Illinois highway. They'll kill you if you don't do at least 70 miles an hour. lol
03/08/2011
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