Question of the day

Do you drive the speed limit?

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17 Responses to Question of the day

  1. mssc54 says:

    Okay now you’re just really picking on me! Lol

  2. Jenny says:

    nah, when its 55 I usually drive 63

  3. Sue says:

    no I don’t. There. I said it!

  4. Vicki says:

    I don’t

  5. Joy says:

    I don’t either. I’m with Jenny. I don’t ever quite reach 65. I do follow the limit in our small towns though because I know where all the officers sit and wait for you.

  6. SKL says:

    I drive as close to 55 as I can get away with. I heard that was the most fuel-efficient speed (cha-ching). It takes some getting used to, but once you do, it’s a much nicer speed – it feels safer, you don’t have the stress of passing people, and you are a lot less likely to get a speeding ticket. (Unless, of course, you’re doing 55 in a 25 . . . ).

    • Laura says:

      Just do me a favor and stay in the right lane!!

    • Joy says:

      I was thinking what Laura was brave enough to say!

    • mssc54 says:

      You fell for that “Drive 55 and save money and lives” trick?!

      I did a scientific test today just to see if driving 55 instead of 65 was any better on gas.

      I was in my Dodge 1500 pick-up truck. I had a full load in the bead of freshly cut oak firewood.

      FIRST – I got up to 55mph and set the cruise control. I watched the “instant milage” digital read out. 18mpg.

      THEN – I got up to 65mph and set the cruise control. I watched the “instant milage” digital read out. It mostly stayed on 18mpg but did occassionally and briefely slip down to 17mpg.

      I paid particular attention to the grade (level? down hill? up hill?).

      So there is essentually zero difference in driving my truck at 55 or 65 with the cruise control set.

      SPEED UP! 🙂

  7. sean says:

    i do..u wana see the line up behind me sometimes

  8. Laura says:

    I tend to stay around the speed limit. Our expressways are either 65 or 70 here, so I cruise at 70. Country roads, it depends on the conditions. In town, I generally stay around the posted speed limits because mostly, they make sense.

    In the town that I grew up in, where some of my family still lives, it is the general practice to drive ten miles over what’s posted. It is well-known that the posted speed limit assumes that extra five. In other words, if the posted limit is 35, you do 45, because that is the *actual* speed limit. And you don’t get a ticket until you hit 50, because the “assumed” speed limit is 40, and they give you the 5mph cushion (this comes directly from the mayor, who changed the posted limits to reflect this policy). Welcome to Chicago. And you wonder where Obama gets it???

  9. Nikki says:

    I thought I answered this. Hmm…maybe not. I do generally drive the speed limit. If it’s 55, I do not go over 63. Usually I set it at 60. When I first started driving, I had such a lead foot. Not anymore!

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