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What’s an example of how fast you might drive if no speed statutes, ordinances, regulations or laws had ever existed?

Posted - July 18

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  • 14961
    Today I'm comfortable driving 35-45,  in town, 45-55 on some major city roadways, 55-65 on two-lane highways, 70 on four-lane highways, and 75 on the expressway.  I would have had different answers through my life.  I've slowed my behind down.  When you just set your speed control you never have to worry about getting ticketed for speeding. This post was edited by Thriftymaid at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM MDT
      July 18, 2021 1:39 AM MDT
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  • 44066

     

     “When you just set your speed control you never have to worry about getting ticketed for speeding.”

      I may have misunderstood what you mean by that part. Theoretically, setting the cruise control (if that’s what you’re referring to) does not automatically guarantee that a driver will not and cannot be cited for speeding, because if the set speed exceeds the posted limit and/or road conditions make that speed dangerous and/or there’s poor range of visibility, it is not a viable defense that, “I had my cruise control on, Officer.”

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      July 18, 2021 8:05 AM MDT
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  • 14961
    Yeah, probably best if you don't use yours. 
      July 18, 2021 10:32 AM MDT
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  • 11249
    Years ago when I was boozing a lot I couldn't resist putting the pedal to the metal. 
    Normally I am ok driving at safe speeds depending on conditions. This post was edited by Kittigate at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM MDT
      July 18, 2021 2:17 AM MDT
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  • 3654

    I know I wouldn’t go faster than 155 MPH, which is the top speed of both my car and my husband’s car.  

    I’d probably just stay between 85 MPH and 90 MPH most of the time if my state repealed the speed limit on its freeways.

    That would probably be the flow of traffic.  When traffic engineers look at how fast traffic is going, they like to look at the 85th percentile.  On German freeways that don’t have speed limits, the 85th percentile speed is 142 km/h (88 MPH), and when Montana didn’t have a speed limit, the 85th percentile speed was 85 MPH.

    This post was edited by Livvie at July 18, 2021 10:36 AM MDT
      July 18, 2021 2:35 AM MDT
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  • 12862
    Anything over 70mph is suicide, the roads aren't built for it. The car may be capable of it, but Australian roads aren't well enough maintained in areas where traffic is light enough for higher speeds to be safe.
    On a German autobahn, 200mph is no problem. Our roads aren't suited to it.
      July 18, 2021 3:03 AM MDT
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  • 18329
    I have already done 95 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  NYC street limit is 25.  Ten miles over the speed limit is generally what I will do as long as traffic permits and the road is not serpentine.
      July 18, 2021 9:59 AM MDT
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  • 37747
    Residential areas in the city...25-40.
    Interstate...80.
      July 18, 2021 10:37 AM MDT
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  • 27173
    20 side roads
    40 in town
    60 hwy
    70 interstate

    Assuming good roads.
      July 22, 2021 1:17 PM MDT
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