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Speeding is it really worth it?

Everytime I go more than 10mph over the limit, or see somebody speeding, I wonder if its really worth it. I see cars going between other drivers causing rumor and danger, but then few miles away, this driver ends up in front of me (It's prolly due those stupid streetlights). On the other hand, I'm really getting irritated by some Ding Dong blocking everyone behind him, causing "fake" traffic. What do you people think about speeding, is it worth it? Do we really get early to our destination, by going over speed limit?


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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

I only do it for fun, never because I'm in a rush or because I'm pissed off.

I actually got a DUI driver busted July 4th tho. 4 guys one kid in a van swerving like crazy in front me me doing 20 under the limit. I could see the driver was drinking a can of something and the rest of the passengers were being really rowdy. He crossed the yellow line 6 times and my fiance asked, should we report him. I said ya. Told the cops where we were they said stay on the line, 3 cops came out of know where, pulled us both over. Guy in front of me could hardly stand straight. The kid in the car was 12 i think i herd. They were all arrested and i was told were being charged with DUI reckless driving and endangering the life of a minor.

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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

Most people who speed (the ones who drive like dicks) aren't doing that to get somewhere faster. They just like doing it. Either its a rush or they do not have the patience to wait behind people going the speed limit. I admit I have done that many times, but as far as being more dangerous; I do not think speeding is more dangerous. Reckless driving, yes.

Speeders who know how to drive and look out for other cars, do not cause the accidents. It is the slow drivers who get in everyone's way, hold up traffic, and cause reckless drivers. Reckless drivers are the drivers who do not watch other drivers and just weave however they want.

I have had a speed 3 since 2007 and actually most of the time I drive like 5 over or just with traffic. My speeding does not consist of weaving in and out of cars. My speeding is waiting for a clearing and flooring it to 135 before I need to slow down for some reason. That only happens sometimes though
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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

nothing infuriates me more than when two people, side by side in a two lane road, go exactly the speed limit

but i also have a bad habit of cruising above the speed limit

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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

[quote author=easaly link=topic=149720.msg3213144#msg3213144 date=1246917929]
Most people who speed (the ones who drive like dicks) aren't doing that to get somewhere faster. They just like doing it. Either its a rush or they do not have the patience to wait behind people going the speed limit. I admit I have done that many times, but as far as being more dangerous; I do not think speeding is more dangerous. Reckless driving, yes.

Speeders who know how to drive and look out for other cars, do not cause the accidents. It is the slow drivers who get in everyone's way, hold up traffic, and cause reckless drivers. Reckless drivers are the drivers who do not watch other drivers and just weave however they want.

I have had a speed 3 since 2007 and actually most of the time I drive like 5 over or just with traffic. My speeding does not consist of weaving in and out of cars. My speeding is waiting for a clearing and flooring it to 135 before I need to slow down for some reason. That only happens sometimes though
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Yeah that's true point! I'm really pissed when somebody cuts me off, cause he needs to be one car further. I mean, I go over speed limit 5-10 mph, it all depends from situation, place traffic etc, but i laugh at people who weave through traffic, and we end up next to each other few streetlights down.


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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

It's not so much getting to your destination earlier, but moreso along the lines of getting there faster. I have to make a 3.5 hour drive if I want to go from Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA. I can cut that down to about 3 hours if I average about 5-7mph over the limit. If I go 10-12mph over, I can cut it down even farther. Sometimes I enjoy the ride, and sometimes the road is clear and I just want to get home.

And yes, I am prepared to suffer the consequences of a speeding ticket or a fender bender by a slower driver, but the chance of that can be lowered by knowing your car's limits, it's performance (or lack thereof), and using the old racing trick of simply looking ahead.


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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

Generally I'll cruise at about 10 over the limit on the highways, or about 15 over on the I-90. Never been in an accident and only been pulled over once for doing 15 over on I-81 without realizing it (and it was 4th of July weekend 5 years ago, so cops were much less forgiving).

As for getting to the destination faster, it depends on how long the drive is. Something across town isn't going to be any faster (though its super annoying to get behind people who go 10 under the limit or slower), but the difference between a 100 mile trip at 60mph and a 100 mile trip at 75mph is about 10-15 minutes of time. So yes you will get to your destination faster if all other conditions are ideal, but if you didn't leave early enough to get there well ahead of when you were supposed to be there then you're already not driving in the right state of mind.

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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

I think Speeding is dumb, all my friends ( since im a teenager ) constantly speed. I even asked them why and their response is " Stop being a sissy " And they still dont learn after they get tickets.

So basically a ( constant ) speeders attitude is that they can make their own speed limits and get away with it.

But slow drivers piss me off beyond limits. There is no excuse for driving 15under the limit. If you're lost pull over dont hold people back. If you just like to drive slow as hell, take back routes and side streets to avoid the general public.

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Re: Speeding is it really worth it?

As I get older, I speed less and less. I learned from weekly trips to/from Houston that sometimes it's more relaxing to set the CC at 5 over and just relax instead of having to always scan the horizon for police cruisers.

It's rare for me to go 10 over (except in some 35 mph zones in Dallas that really should be 45), and usually it's just temporary as I get around a discourteous or dumbarse driver.
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