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Old 11-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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How do you speed?

First, i'm not condoning speeding.

second, i'm curious, how do you guys speed? You have a system?

I've pretty much been driving like this:

In the city, i generally only go about 10-15 over the limit, but i often charge lights to save time. I dont usually actually run red's (and if i do, its after i stop and inspect the intersection), but at yellows where i could stop, i usually push through. Speeding over 10-15 over just draws too much attention, but rushing intesections does save time.

On the highway, i drive almost exactly 129 or just under. Why? Its a minor speeding ticket, easier to get rid of, and, even if i wouldn't get it handled in court, its much less of a blow to your insurance if you get convicted. Now when i'm driving a stretch of highway i know(401 between london and 416), i'll usually find a group of people going 149. I try to get in the middle of the pack. The thing i pay attention to most on the highway howerever is brake lights infront of me. This makes speeding much easier, as you can see brake lights very clearly infront of you, and if your'e going 149, the cops wont catch up to you from behind, so you only have to look infront of yourself. I also pay special attention to onramps, as if a cop was infront of me, i'd probably see brakelights, but if he's pulling on next to me, and i'm doing 49 over, it wont end well. Only exceptions are, i'll always speeding on a long uphill, and slow down at the very top. This is HORRIBLE for your gas mileage, but there are almost never cops on the tops of hills on a parkway. Also, if i have a radar detector i trust with me, i'll go 149 all the time on the highway. Dont use a radar detector at all in the city.

My system seems to work pretty well, i've gotten one speeding ticket (ignoring my rule about not going more than 15 over, going to go pick up my honda with notjoe, 116 in a 70),

I dont wanna hear you flaming me for driving dangerously or whatever, i'm not saying this is how you should drive.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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I drive once or twice a week now, as you know, because I take the TTC all the time. By the time I do drive, my adrenaline is so pumped that I go cannot restrain myself from going 20 over in the city, weave in an out of traffic and go 160 or so on the highway. I figure the odds are in my favor at that point.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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^^LOL!

Honestly in the city i may go 5 - 10 over tops if i see im' over i usually just go back down to the limit......On the highways since that new law i just don't go past 120, so thats where my cruise or foot is set at once its nice and clear.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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City- ~10-15 over tops
Highway- ~25 over tops
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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How do you speed?

with the gas pedal......duh
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:41 PM   #6
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #7
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city, 55 to 60 but mostly 55. Yes i know that not speeding.
but on the highway, its usually 115km/h (i'm past 3000rpm already. cruising past that aint no fun). When i had the auto, it was the same during city driving however it was a phat 140 on highways.

i usually stay behind faster traffic. kinda like drafting in NASCAR lol. Ideally 3rd+ in the row.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:52 PM   #8
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I never speed in residential areas, but on all other raods I'll go with the flow or push it a bit. Highways and country backroads, it depends how I feel, and the country roads I know and know theres no cops I'll give her everything shes got!
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:08 PM   #9
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Most baitest thread ever, Id recomend removing your car from your sig.

I dont even speed, 20 over at most...gas prices are a motha****a these days...whats the rush anyways? Just chill, recline back, turn the system up and spark one
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:24 PM   #10
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There are a lot of variables, I'm normally pretty tame as far as driving on the street, especially if I'm commuting.

In residential areas I DON'T speed at all unless it's really early in the morning, and that's only like 5km/h over, if I see kids at anytime I'll go below the limit, same goes for school zones between 8:00-17:00. Generally around town, if the speed limit is 50, I'll go a hair under 60. If the road's limit is 80 and I'm familiar with it, 90-95, if not, whatever the flow of traffic is. On a highway with a 100 limit, 120-125 or whatever the flow of traffic is. I notice that north of the city on the 400 sometimes the flow of traffic is 140, I'll just blend in.

There are exceptions, but I won't tell you what I do there:
- residential area (preferably new and with unbuilt homes) at 1:00-4:00 in the morning, with 4-10cm of fresh snow, generally the roads are bare.
- Hwy 400 at 2:00-4:00 on a Sunday or Monday morning
- Unpopulated gravel farm roads that I'm familiar with
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There are exceptions, but I won't tell you what I do there:
- residential area (preferably new and with unbuilt homes) at 1:00-4:00 in the morning, with 4-10cm of fresh snow, generally the roads are bare.
- Hwy 400 at 2:00-4:00 on a Sunday or Monday morning
- Unpopulated gravel farm roads that I'm familiar with
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:21 PM   #12
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i feel bad now, maybe its cuz im young but im usually doing minimum 25 over in cities, maybe my city just has less traffic than yours or maybe you guys have more self restraint. most probable idea ive only had my car for like 2 weeks so im still breaking her in
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:22 PM   #13
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i feel bad now, maybe its cuz im young but im usually doing minimum 25 over in cities, maybe my city just has less traffic than yours or maybe you guys have more self restraint. most probable idea ive only had my car for like 2 weeks so im still breaking her in
Give it time, most young drivers learn the hard way.

I did, although, I wonder if I relly learend
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:37 PM   #14
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Give it time, most young drivers learn the hard way.

I did, although, I wonder if I relly learend
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:39 PM   #15
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In all seriousness, I usually drive around 120 on the highway, and max 15 over everywhere else, unless I really really know the area. There are 2 speed trap locations literally 500 m from my parent's house, but once you are clear of those, you can go 50 + and you won't get caught unless the PO coming with donuts catches you. Not that I ever speed on that street, it's suicide.
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