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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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