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View Results: what's your normal comfort zone for exceeding the posted limit?
<10% 51 33.77%
<30% 82 54.30%
>30% 12 7.95%
>50% 6 3.97%
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:08 AM   #16
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It depends on when and where.

Fastest lane commuter traffic here goes 80. That's on a 6 lane highway with a posted 55 speed limit.
That's 45%.

Surface streets in and around town: Most people go 5 over in a 35.
That's 15%.

I commute much more than ride around town.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #17
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I thought they tossed out the automatic reckless at 80mph law?

Anyhow, in VA I haven't had a ticket in years, but I can't spend 10 minutes in MD without getting a photo award!

I avoid MD as much as possible lately.

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Old 12-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #18
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I admit that I usually go 10 to 15 over the speed limit unless it's through a resedential area then I keep it at the speed limit or no more than 5 over. To me there's no sense in acting like a twat waffle around pedestrians or high traffic areas where someone is very likely to be pulling out of their driveway without looking.

I've been stopped only once on the bike and he let me go with a warning.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #19
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Depends where I am. In Germany, the limits are pretty sensible, when they exist, so not much need to go over, and often, it's really not a good idea anyway as the road simply will simply bite your ass faster than a hungry rattler.

In the US, well, lots. Especially if I can see a ways.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #20
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You forgot to add ludicrous speed to the poll.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #21
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Depends on many things, it's possible to be anywhere from <20% to >100%

Here in PA on the turnpike I've been in the right lane going 90 and getting passed (65mph zone)
Speed limits seem to be arbitrarily set to generate revenue. Why else would cops hide?
If they were serious about catching speeders for safety sake, they'd be out in plain sight, nothing slows traffic like a cruiser in the left lane going 55 mph
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #22
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I likely "Exceed the speed limit" 99% of the time.

I do it smoothly and ride in such a way that no other road user need alter what they are doing in any way.

Why do I exceed the limit? For my safety!

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #23
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Here in PA on the turnpike I've been in the right lane going 90 and getting passed (65mph zone)
a little bit of good news...the speed limit will be going up to 70mph next year.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...coming_to.html

of course, it should be about 100...or just non-existent...on much of the turnpike (and 80 and 79, etc.)

but, hey, baby steps...
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #24
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Average? I can average the speed limit, but that means to go +100% as often as possible. In general +40...60% is fine if it's dry and there is daylight left.

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Depends where I am. In Germany, the limits are pretty sensible, when they exist, so not much need to go over, and often, it's really not a good idea anyway as the road simply will simply bite your ass faster than a hungry rattler.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #25
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I broke my speedo in an accident somewhere in Greece, and rode back to Berlin without it. After a while, you try to stop guessing the "correct" speed (by revs or whatever) and just ride with what feels a safe speed. My mate still had a working speedo and would sometimes yell at me for going way over, and sometimes for going way too slow. That was pretty interesting. Usually, when there's pedestrians or houses around, I'm very calm and will often be found below the limit. Open country roads, and no speed limited posted anyway? I'll go up to 100mph, because after that it gets too windy for my taste ;)
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #26
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who are the other 2 idiots?
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #27
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a little bit of good news...the speed limit will be going up to 70mph next year.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...coming_to.html

of course, it should be about 100...or just non-existent...on much of the turnpike (and 80 and 79, etc.)

but, hey, baby steps...
When we would get to where it went from 55 to 65, my brother would always ask "Should we slow down now?"
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #28
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When we would get to where it went from 55 to 65, my brother would always ask "Should we slow down now?"
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #29
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I'll usually stay within 7-10mph over the limit *conditions permitting.*

...unless I'm on 66 and then bets are off 'cause there's people going 50 right next to people going 80+ and anything in the middle. I'll typically set the cruising control for 67 and surf the right lanes.

I let some other sucker go fast and attract attention.

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