Blue Ridge Parkway speed limit change

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by ScEd, May 24, 2012.

  1. dpippin

    dpippin Adventurer

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    Can't verify, but I've been told by local Lawyer (Asheville) that you'll now get points on you drivers license for violations on the BRP
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  2. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    That could be rough for locals. If I remember correctly NC has a low threshold for excessive speeding.
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  3. steveWFL

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    rumor thread :D
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  4. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Sorry for the hijack.

    ENTER RANT: Everything in Virginia leads to steep fines, jail time and tarnished driving records. It must be the safest place on earth where cops have no crime to fight. Don't ask me how I know END RANT
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  5. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Yep, that's been a loophole for a long time. Starting July 1st, 2014, mopeds will require a tag and will be considered a motorcycle, so those tickets will count against them.
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  6. banshee

    banshee hi

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    no shit! from 1990 - 2002 I received one speeding ticket and lived in four different states. move to VA in 2002 and have had ten tickets, might be more like twelve, bad :cry
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  7. fried okra

    fried okra Been here awhile

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    welcome to the commonwealth of vaginya, comrades!!!!

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  8. IgoFar

    IgoFar Been here awhile

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    Here's another one. I have read somewhere (on the internet, so it has to be true) that in Virginia, over 80 mph is wreckless driving. 81 in a 70 = wreckless driving.
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  9. SRG

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    I try to keep all my riding and driving wreckless.

    Reckless driving tickets are to be avoided.
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  10. aplscrambles

    aplscrambles WNC trail addict

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    Got a speeding ticket on a bike in VA back in 07. Was paying state farm dearly for that up until last year when my rates finally went back to normal. Never again. I stay out of VA and have my fun in NC and TN.
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  11. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

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    Live off the BRP around Hillsville VA, mile marker 199. Speed limit dropped to 35 on a section where there is an interchange - US52 and BRP - and took most of us by surprise. Park police can be "difficult" even to locals. Most of the road I ride daily didn't have a speed limit change.
    My advice is to pay attention and follow the posted limit on the BRP.
    If you want some good roads with higher speed limits and fewer speed traps get off the BRP, the state roads around here are great.

    Foster Falls, Ivanhoe, Burkes Garden, Hungry Mother, Independence. Go explore!
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  12. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 Long timer

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    It's not an internet rumor, it is a fact.

    21 mph over any posted speed limit up to 60mph is reckless driving.
    81 mph on ANY road is reckless driving (i.e., 81 in a 65 or a 70)
    90 mph on any road in the Commonwealth is reckless and dangerous and will result in one night in jail for every mile over 90.

    No, I'm not a VA Trooper. I have however had several of them as students and they all confirm.



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