June 12, 2007

Speed, I am speed!

I have a quick poll for everyone tonight. On my way to my “meeting” today, I was cruising at an above the posted limit rate of speed. Some of the people in the car thought I was driving way too fast. Me, I was keeping up with the flow of traffic. (I was driving down 39 and 88 heading to Naperville). At some points when there was no traffic, I set my speed at what I felt comfortable driving. Now at some points I was passing others. At other times I had cars passing me like I was standing still… and I wasn’t. This brought up an interesting conversation on the ride home. How fast is too fast?

polls How fast is too fast for driving?
I don't speed.
0-5 MPH over
5-10 MPH over
10-20 MPH over
20+ over
I keep up with traffic.


For the record I was doing approximately 8-10 over.

Posted by Contagion in Questions at June 12, 2007 06:40 PM | TrackBack

Where you were driving today? On 39 I keep it at 6-7 over. 88? about 10. I don't think it's "too fast" unless is +20.

Posted by: Tammi at June 12, 2007 07:21 PM

For me it depends on where in the country I am driving. Around here 5-10 MPH over the limit. In South Dakota - I set the cruise at 83 and GO!

Posted by: Richmond at June 13, 2007 03:00 PM

How fast is to fast?

Fast is never to fast unless the cops pull you over.

We have 70mph speed limit on our freeways here and I usually do about 80mph, don't feel comfy going over that but while doing 80mph people are passing me like I am standing still.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 13, 2007 03:58 PM

It depends.

On highways that are busy - I keep up with the general flow. On highways where I'm alone I try to keep it at 10 over sometimes 15. On highways where I know the cops watch frequently - I keep it between 5-10 over.

My basic premise is that I don't want the hefty ticket. For that matter I don't want a ticket at all - but I'm not driving at the speed limit just to avoid it. Heh.

Posted by: Teresa at June 14, 2007 06:03 PM

On the highways I go about 5 over. In housing developments and heavy traffic areas, I stay with the traffic and speed limit. And on long trips on I-95... I have been known to go 10 over... Speed limit is 70 already... But while in Germany... I did enjoy the Autobahn... GRIN

Posted by: vw bug at June 15, 2007 01:03 PM

I work on the theory that there's a hefty price jump between a ticket for 0-9 over and one for 10-19 over, and most cops won't bother issuing a 0-9 unless they're feeling pissy or they have an additional reason for pulling you over (like a busted tail light or expired tags).

Posted by: Harvey at June 18, 2007 12:41 AM