How fast do you drive on the Interstate?

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How fast do you drive on the Interstate?

  1. Speed limit or under

    10 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. 1-5 MPH Over

    110 vote(s)
    33.2%
  3. 6-10 MPH Over

    190 vote(s)
    57.4%
  4. 10+ MPH Over

    21 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    #1 cyclonedave25, Dec 26, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2013
    As I was driving home for Christmas, I got to wondering: how fast do you all usually drive on the Interstate? For me, I like to stay around 5 over. This is for Interstate only, NOT expressways/tollways/freeways/or in town. This is assuming dry conditions and not in a hurry to get anywhere.
    Discuss.
     
  2. xboxfever

    xboxfever Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the destination,how early/late I am running, conditions, etc. Normally about 5-8 mph over.
     
  3. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    I just edited the post, but this is assuming dry conditions and not in a hurry.
     
  4. ItsCyence

    ItsCyence Well-Known Member

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    I am usually around 7-8 over. I get away with it a lot easier in South Dakota. I'm always cautious when first entering Iowa and then I speed up the farther in I go.
     
  5. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    I love when people go 80 in the 55 zone at the end of I43 in Wisconsin and the state patrol officer does nothing
     
  6. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Depends how many people are in my way :jimlad:
     
  7. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    Usually 7 to 8 over.
     
  8. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I usually go about 6-8 mph over. I figure that's right on the edge where the po-po pigs give me a warning hopefully
     
  9. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    Is this related to that Wisconsin icy road video?
     
  10. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    Normal conditions, 15-20 over....not a fan of people cruising in the left lane. Usually driving somewhere for work that is 4-5 hrs away.

    If kid is in the car, then I drive the speed limit.
     
  11. Ry4Cy

    Ry4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I go normally 10 over
     
  12. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    no, but people still do 80 when it's icy
     
  13. Cpech56

    Cpech56 Active Member

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    Between ames and dm 80 ( there really is no place for an officer to turn around, just slow down at on ramps)
    between ames and hwy 20 75
    I80 to IC typically 75-78 but its easy to find a pack and jump in and go 80
    I235 between Ankeny/WdM 5-8 over never more than 10 bc of cameras


    Always within 5 mph over in commercial vehicles for work.
     
  14. packattack425

    packattack425 Well-Known Member

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    I feel like people are afraid to put 10+ over because of the ridicule they will get for being so reckless from everyone.
     
  15. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    If im by myself, about 4 or 5 over. If Im with a group, however fast they go.
     
  16. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    Most of our driving on an Interstate is in our motorhome pulling a car with four wheels down so I do 57-62 mph. There are a number of reasons why:

    1. Fuel economy
    2. The tow vehicle shouldn't be towed faster than 65 mph or transfer case damage could occur
    3. Safety-the motorhome doesn't stop as fast as a normal vehicle, especially when towing
    4. Time-We are retired so we don't have to get to anywhere in a hurry
     
  17. Tailg8er

    Tailg8er Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a cop or 2 claim they usually go by "8 you're great, 9 you're mine"...


    So I stick around 7 over usually.
     
  18. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    Cruise control gets set to exactly 9 over.
     
  19. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    My rule of thumb for driving is the speed limit plus 5.
     
  20. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    On highway, 7 over. Any other road, 5ish over.
     

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