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What is a speed limit?

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:09 AM
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Does one drive the speed limit only to protect themselves?

If you were the only person driving the speed limit, and people were going 20 over all around you... would that make you safer ? Or would it make them A-holes?

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:50 AM
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I’m about to hit I 85 in a few minutes. I’m thinking A Holes is a proper description.


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 4:01 PM
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Were you texting and driving? =o)
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Arbitrary

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:27 AM
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Speed limits are arbitrary and only apply to law-abiding citizens.

Since we're no longer a country that enforces the rule of law you can probably do whatever speed you want without any repercussions.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:30 AM
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They need revenue.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:32 AM
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I think it may be the only laws they are enforcing.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:42 AM
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You might be right.

When lawlessness finally creeps it way into my neck of the woods I plan on taking advantage of it by breaking every law I don't happen to agree with. Reckless drivers are at the top of my list. They'll either get beat up, or have their vehicles wrecked. It's gonna be a hoot!

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10 mph is the cushion.


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:04 AM
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You can safely drive 9mph over. At 10mph over the fine gets high enough to not waste the cops time.

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Then don't drive through Hall County Ga on the 4th of July

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:31 AM
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I learnt my lesson.


Re: Arbitrary

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 3:24 PM
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I've found myself wondering why any of us worry about something as mundane as following the speed limit when thousands are allowed to burn, loot, assault, murder and destroy without repercussion. I mean, what's the point of having police if they are going to literally stand there and watch all of that happen and do nothing to stop it. Because its hard to imagine someone driving 15 over being a threat to society that must be immediately stopped, ticketed and fined if none of that other stuff is worth addressing. Maybe if we got BLM bumper stickers we could drive however we wanted. Talk about privilege.


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:35 AM
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I drive a lot in my job (35K a year) so I drive the speed limit to avoid getting a ticket/paying the fine and thus incurring higher insurance premiums.

Last ticket I've received was on my way to a Y league basketball game in lovely Simpsonville 44 in a 35 in 1992.


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:40 AM
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The last speeding ticket I got was almost 30 years ago driving to Clemson for my freshman year. I was in Oklahoma going 98. My Mom was sleeping in the passenger seat. She was pretty mad.

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Dang, barely got me beat


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:01 AM
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96 in a 70 just outside of Orangeburg


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:32 AM
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the patrolman in Union County couldn't even tell how fast I was going but it took him 8 miles to catch up to me and I didn't even know he was back there coming after me or I could have easily turned onto a side road and avoided the ticket. (1973 Corvette - over 100 MPH -Yep, just call me reckless Reckless.... and stupid)

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 11:03 PM
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That’s hilarious !

I got pulled 96 in a 70 with mom asleep In the passenger seat too! I was 15 years old and going to pick up my brother from Chapel Hill ??


I subscribe to the George Carlin theory of drivers

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 6:55 AM
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Whenever I'm driving down the road, everyone in front of me is an idiot and everyone behind me is a moron....

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:28 AM
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Considering all the curves (and potholes) in our upstate roads, most of the speed limits around here seem to actually take safety into consideration. That being said, I was pretty irritated last week when I was behind a stinkin' golf cart going 17 for nearly a mile on one of those curvy roads where you couldn't see far enough to go around!


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 10:08 AM
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If it didn't have a license plate, you should have called 911.

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Re: If it didn't have a license plate,


Posted: Jun 30, 2020 7:42 AM
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I'm guessing he didn't have the $5 golf cart permit either.


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:35 AM
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You wouldn’t know would you???

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:52 AM
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I can’t drive 55.....so I stay on interstates mostly.....let her rip.....Go Tigers!!!


To avoid a fine. If there was no speed limit, I would likely


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:17 AM
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drive faster than I do.

I would drive cautiously though, taking care of myself...

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Re: To avoid a fine. If there was no speed limit, I would likely


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:55 AM
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Speed limit. Don’t look for cops, don’t think about cops, don’t worry about cops. It’s relaxing. I’d go faster if allowed. Been on the Autobahn, back then they had sections with no limit (not sure about now). My rental car wasn’t much of a car, but it would still do 230 KPH (just over 140). While doing 230 I still had cars come by me like I was nailed to the ground. Autobahn lanes are wider than interstate lanes and the road is better maintained imo. Traffic laws are also better enforced. If the cops see you blocking the passing lane on the Autobahn you will absolutely get a ticket. Tailgating? Ticket. If you break down on the Autobahn? Ticket.

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Re: What is a speed limit?

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 9:02 AM
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https://i.chzbgr.com/full/5939082240/hBD46EE7F/i-wonder-what-the-posted-speed-limit-is


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 9:17 AM
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I got charged for speeding once and I asked the officer if the speed limit applied when you saw the speed limit sign or when you got to it. He didn't know but I got charged anyway.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 9:52 AM
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An arbitrary number.....

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Re: What is a speed limit?


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 11:30 AM
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What the fastlane is for right? However, SC is an absolute speed law state meaning 1 mph over the posted limit can get you pulled. That being said, most of the time if you keep it at 10 and under the posted limit you'll be ok.

Although, i wouldn't test the small town cops....they tend to be a bit gung ho when it comes to enforcing the speed limit.


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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 12:04 PM
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Many years ago, me and the driver of a loaded semi, got pulled over by a city cop in Tavares, FL. Both of us had stopped for a red light, In front of me was a car with one of those "build your favorite body on the chassis". My wife and I was admiring his handiwork. The light changed and he sped off as if he was shot from a cannon. I started off followed by the semi. Sirens wailed immediately and in two blocks me and the truck driver were pulled over. Me and the truck driver were standing there talking with the cop. The cop accused me of going 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Then he turned to the truck driver and accused him of trying to pass me. The truck driver told the cop, "look at that light, two blocks back. I have a loaded truck and there is no way I could get to over 50 MPH and pass this gentleman". The cop realized he had no leg to stand on so he told us if we wanted to speed, do it on the open highway.

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Everyone will be safer


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 1:23 PM
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if you wear a mask while driving. Stops you from spitting out the window.

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It’s a SCHEME of the Gubmint


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 1:30 PM
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to steal more money from citizens without raising taxes.


Out on the Interstates, it appears the speed limit is a

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 8:56 AM
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starting point to which you add at least 10 mph, then set the cruise. Being an Engineering type, I actually did a test awhile back. I set my cruise on the speed limit, which was 70 mph. I then counted how many cars passed me, and how many I passed, until I got to 100 total.

97 cars passed me, and I passed 3. And one of those was slowing down to take an exit.

About the only thing you CAN be sure of, if someone is in fact driving at the speed limit, they will have their vehicle always in the LEFT lane, blocking the faster traffic, and refuse to pull to the right. ^%$#@!

I personally try to go with the flow of traffic. If that is 10 mph over the limit on average, that is what I drive. These days, the cops mostly look for that guy in the Beemer (or the rusty old Toyota Tercel) who is going at least 10 mph faster than EVERYBODY else.

That guy in the rusty Tercel gets around, I swear I have seen it in every state in the onion that I have visited. :)

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