So what city, state or other do you refuse to speed? And why?

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School/playground zones and construction zones. I'm pretty good in residential too, the children are unpredictable
 

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In Texas, "speeding" is driving faster than reasonable and prudent under the circumstances, OR over the PSL. Driving over the PSL is prima facie evidence of speeding, however it is rebuttable. Say for example, it is a dry & pretty day & there is no traffic & you are in a well made, well maintained car on good roads. It can be perfectly reasonable to go over the PSL. A cop could still write you a citation, but you could fight it.

SO, for me, I pretty much keep it slow in town. Reasonable & prudent. Speeding doesn't really get you anywhere faster anyway. But out on the open highway, I boogie. Always have.
Everything is rebuttable. Speeding is not a strict liability offense in any state. That's exactly why there's radar, lidar, timing and pacing. Remember, the BOP is still on the state, not the defendant/offender.

In light of that, all states are fair game. It's better to pick and choose your place within that place and use discretion. I remember @OpenRoad describing places where he could cruise at 90-100 MPH before moving back to CA. Those places are rare anymore and now that everyone has a cell, they're calling you in. Waze helps to tip the scales in motorists favor.
 

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I stay at or below posted speed in school / construction and if passing stopped LEO's. The 'move left' if passing LEO's / DOT workers / stopped vehicles on side of road with flashers on at 45 mph if I cannot move left. (new updated state law in IL added disabled vehicles this year). Some of the smaller cities / towns / villages around here have strict enforcement of speed. So if it's 30 mph.. i might go 35 tops.

Out of state - drive about 8 to 10 MPH over the limit if on the interstate. Use apps that mark bears and traps and use a countermeasure.

Then I'm one of those 'Americans' that you probably think bad of. I have 2 state CCL permits. Plus shoot my 'sic' bad AR15 / AK47 at the range. A LEO running my plate will get a 'warning' that I am a CCL permit holder. If stopped - inside lights on if dark - windows down - hands on wheel. They get the yes sir / hello sir etc. Old guy once told me - kissing ass pays big dividends. So being nice always seems to help. Plus having 2 CCL permits and a IL FOID card. Get my name run against the national crime data base 3 times a day 360 days a year.

Take care spin
 

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For instance in California

I got pulled over in a construction zone by CHP because I pulled out the "wrong exit" of a gas station that they didnt block off properly...

I literally chewed on a bag of trail mix while the cop was questioning what I did and told me I shouldn't have pulled out where I did. I told him they should have blocked it off properly if they didn't want anyone pulling out there.

I know full well they weren't going to ticket someone from out of country. Too much paperwork and I would just throw it in the garbage anyway.

I haul ass anywhere a ticket isn't going to follow me home.
 

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Yea though I drive through the valley of the shadow of Traffic Enforcement I will fear no evil for my V1 (w/ JBV1) and my ALP 2RX/1TX front and rear comfort me . . . . All the days and nights I drive PSL plus twenty-five!

I drive therefore I exceed the PSL.

A very good friend of mine has dual German/US citizenship and drives about 30 over everywhere in his Porsche and every time he gets pulled over he speaks only German and hands them his passport and German DL. In 25 years he has only been taken to the station twice and both times the watch commander told the LEO to cut him loose. The God Mercury truly smiles down on Michael.

To the OP, if you speak French give that a try while in the US.
 

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Yea though I drive through the valley of the shadow of Traffic Enforcement I will fear no evil for my V1 (w/ JBV1) and my ALP 2RX/1TX front and rear comfort me . . . . All the days and nights I drive PSL plus twenty-five!

I drive therefore I exceed the PSL.

A very good friend of mine has dual German/US citizenship and drives about 30 over everywhere in his Porsche and every time he gets pulled over he speaks only German and hands them his passport and German DL. In 25 years he has only been taken to the station twice and both times the watch commander told the LEO to cut him loose. The God Mercury truly smiles down on Michael.

To the OP, if you speak French give that a try while in the US.
Haha, nope. Nice profiling right there eh?
British Columbia is the west coast and Quebec the east.
But you have a 1 in 5 chance of that working, 20% of Canadians speak French.
I just will play the harmless clean cut tourist card if pulled over.
 

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Good question.

States that I avoid speeding:

-Virginia , actually I avoid Virginia overall, screw them and their draconian speeding rules and anti CM laws, I rather go around or if I must go through Virginia, go PSL and get out of there as fast as I can.

-Georgia: Super speeder laws, a cop with a laser gun on every bridge .. I do not trust my jammers that much...

-Alabama:Being Hispanic and Alabama being the racist captital of the USA I rather ride through PSL, since I do not have to carry my passport just in case I get stopped there.

-Arizona and their "over 85 is a criminal ticket" law

Cities in Florida I avoid speeding on.

-Monroe County or the lower keys. Cops there have a reputation of stopping people for +7 over PSL, since they are really agressive and most locals know not to speed down there they will really stop you for that little.I have a friend tthat got arrested on a motorcycle ( a 250 for crying out loud) for doing 75 on a 45.

-Key Biscayne, tons of bored cops since crime is really low over there.

-In Miami:Cutler bay through Pinecrest through south Miami city. Same, crime is low and they need money for their local police departments and are bored as heck.Also Coral Gables.Basically if you are driving through a rich city in Miami chances are that there are bored cops abound.Turnpike by 152nd sw usually going south, tons of air enforcement mass speed raids and occasionally a cop running Laser or 34.7.

That is it that I can think of.
 

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Haha, nope. Nice profiling right there eh?
British Columbia is the west coast and Quebec the east.
But you have a 1 in 5 chance of that working, 20% of Canadians speak French.
I just will play the harmless clean cut tourist card if pulled over.

I took three years of French in High School and 2 years in College (silly me thought why would I ever need Spanish when it seems all the South Americans want to come here so they will want to learn English, mistake on my part). So I get pulled over in Toronto trying to get to the company Skybox on time for the start of the Blue Jays game, so I hand the Officer my DL and papers and ask what is wrong in French hoping that might help speed thing up. Well that was the wrong thing to do, he was pissed. He saw my GA license and said WE speak English up here.
 

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I took three years of French in High School and 2 years in College (silly me thought why would I ever need Spanish when it seems all the South Americans want to come here so they will want to learn English, mistake on my part). So I get pulled over in Toronto trying to get to the company Skybox on time for the start of the Blue Jays game, so I hand the Officer my DL and papers and ask what is wrong in French hoping that might help speed thing up. Well that was the wrong thing to do, he was pissed. He saw my GA license and said WE speak English up here.
Hahaha, now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are!
 

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Let's see....

California:
I keep it at PSL+15 on freeways through the suburbs around LA like Camarillo/Oxnard and Santa Clarita. I limit myself to PSL+10 to +15 at night pretty much everywhere. Bay Area I keep it at PSL+5 through freeways on the peninsula. PSL on surface streets around there. I'm sort of allergic to Orange county, so I generally avoid going in that direction as much as possible. CHP for the most part is pretty chill from my experience. Local LEO's vary a lot. A lot are just fine, but some are quite ruthless. Especially bike cops.

Oregon:
State police seem to be using Lidar a lot. I keep it to PSL+8. I don't want to f*ck with speed cameras and all that, so I keep it below PSL in cities.

Arizona: too many unmarked cars. I don't really go over PSL+5. I also don't go to Arizona a lot.

Virginia:
NoVA: I try to take public transportation as much as possible. I don't really go elsewhere in VA that often. If I do, I keep it at PSL+5 max.

On to Canaderp.

Ontario/GTA: +10 km/h

Quebec/Montréal: I obey the road works speed limits because of MRCD.
If I tried to speed within the city of Montréal itself, the car's suspension would be completely destroyed and the wheels would fall off long before I got anywhere close to PSL.
 

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I don't speed when I'm in NYC. Only because, generally speaking, I simply can't because of traffic.
 

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I live in VA half my life... so, that being said, yeah, speed limit in Virginia FOR SURE!!!

West Virginia, Rt 19 corridor... 50 means 50. They have ticketed 51. Out of state and black, DEFINITELY speed limit. Yes boys and girls, they DO get away with it.
 

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Since I have R1's in the front windshields of every car I own, I speed pretty much everywhere I drive! But I'm the most careful in NC and Va!
 

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He saw my GA license and said WE speak English up here.
I had the exact opposite experience. When we were in Quebec I tried to order something in my horrible French. She laughed at me and I apologized. She switched to English and said that she actually appreciated me speaking to her in French, even if it was terribad, as "at least you tried and showed us respect in our home."
 

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A few posts so far of Canucks who get puckered sphincters when driving in USA.
You 'mericans are some scary peeps eh!?
How about your home state vs. others? Any inside knowledge from our southern drivers about places it's a bad idea to speed?
Speaking of Sphincters, Illinois' is a small city called Cairo (no not the one in Egypt and for some odd reason, they pronounce it Kay-Row
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) I would not go faster than 3 mph under the PSL especially on the highway. My first encounter was traveling south on I-57. I thought I saw a head bobbin on an overpass and chalked it up to long hours. I was in a line of vehicles about 10 deep and I was about number seven doing about 84 mph in a 70 mph zone. A few overpasses later, just prior to the turnoff into the city, a group of about 7 or 8 people, some in uniform and many not, a squad and a few pickups were parked under the overpass. They all ran out into the middle of the highway and flagged us to pull over. They then proceeded to give us all tickets. To this day, when I hit the Pulaski County line, I go so slow I'm afraid the crack heads are gonna pull me out of the car!


 

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I don't think I have ever exceeded 140 km/h in China. I have never seen a LEO actually pull anyone over for speeding there but there are a ridiculous number of speed cameras. I speed between the cameras just like a lot of other people, but slow down when passing them. But it's exceedingly rare to see anyone doing > 150 km/h there, even between cameras or in locations without them.

Speeding up to 150% of PSL on the freeways is a 6 point violation. Speeding over 150% of PSL on the freeways is a 12 point violation and results in immediate revocation of your driver's license (points fall off after 12 months and getting 12 or more points means your license gets revoked). Given what I had to do just to get my license, I really don't want to go through that process again. The license needs to be renewed every 6 years and this can easily be done, provided that you don't get it revoked for having too many points.
 
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Peachtree City, Georgia. It’s a damn police state.


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Any small town where there's a major road that goes through and the speed in town drops from 45 or 50 to 25. Those police stations are fully funded by those speed traps. +20 up to the sign, +2 once I get there!
They're making a serious push to get radar/LIDAR authorized for the local PDs in Pennsylvania, and I've been writing my state reps & senators, using examples like these why it's a bad idea. But deep down I know I'm kind of wasting my time. Of course they're not ignorant that revenue enhancement is going to happen. In fact, they're depending on it.

On social media, I was engaging one of the local PDs on this topic. They replied that my fears were unfounded, "only" 20% of citation fees would go back to the PD. I replied that if it really was about public and traffic safety, and nothing else, re-write the bill so ALL the citation fees went to the state/PennDOT. I never get a reply back when I ask that question.
 

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They're making a serious push to get radar/LIDAR authorized for the local PDs in Pennsylvania, and I've been writing my state reps & senators, using examples like these why it's a bad idea. But deep down I know I'm kind of wasting my time. Of course they're not ignorant that revenue enhancement is going to happen. In fact, they're depending on it.

On social media, I was engaging one of the local PDs on this topic. They replied that my fears were unfounded, "only" 20% of citation fees would go back to the PD. I replied that if it really was about public and traffic safety, and nothing else, re-write the bill so ALL the citation fees went to the state/PennDOT. I never get a reply back when I ask that question.
All of the citation fees should be distributed to every driver in the state in equal portions (as a discount on registration fees and, if that does not offset the registration fees, as a direct deposit) so that no state entity profits from it.
 

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