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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:56 AM
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79. Meh, I'm more worried about gas mileage than speed now...
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 09:57 AM by Fumesucker
When I actually drive that is.

Most vehicles get the best highway mileage at the slowest speed they will run smoothly in the highest gear they have, a lot of cars that turns out to be about 50, I don't like going that slow so I tend to run 55 to 60 but I'm not a fanatic about it, if everyone else is blasting along and the traffic is heavy I'll speed up to keep from being a real impediment to traffic flow.

ETA: Without gas mileage and cops concern I'd probably be doing 80-85 a lot on open interstate.

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  -When you drive on the Interstate...? kentuck  Nov-01-11 09:43 PM   #0 
  - Usually conscious of my speed, AND cops. I drive slower and defensively.  northoftheborder   Nov-01-11 09:45 PM   #1 
  - Would you be conscious of your speed if...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 09:47 PM   #3 
     - I would  MedleyMisty   Nov-01-11 09:54 PM   #9 
     - I would. I feel the  emilyg   Nov-01-11 11:07 PM   #49 
  - What is this "interstate" you speak of?  Arctic Dave   Nov-01-11 09:46 PM   #2 
  - In America, it is short for the Interstate Highway System...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 09:48 PM   #5 
     - I suspect that to A.D. that would be paved road not gravel/mud. n/t  hootinholler   Nov-02-11 11:28 AM   #84 
     - In most cities, it's better known as the  Blue_Tires   Nov-02-11 11:38 AM   #89 
  - I find it more pleasant ...  GeorgeGist   Nov-01-11 09:48 PM   #4 
  - I would say ...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 09:49 PM   #6 
  - Huh? I use my car's cruise control, and generally set it at the posted speed limit.  scarletwoman   Nov-01-11 09:53 PM   #7 
  - Same here. Though I drive on interstates as little as possible.  csziggy   Nov-01-11 10:14 PM   #28 
  - Me three, and I tend to go between the speed limit and 5 MPH under  Kennah   Nov-01-11 11:21 PM   #52 
     - I go about 5 miles over the speed limit.  RebelOne   Nov-02-11 11:45 AM   #90 
  - Me too...except I set it a bit above the limit.  dkf   Nov-02-11 12:48 AM   #61 
  - I generally drive with fuel economy and safety in mind, and don't worry about cops.  piedmont   Nov-01-11 09:54 PM   #8 
  - I was hoping someone would ask why?  kentuck   Nov-01-11 09:59 PM   #11 
     - cause it is pretty obvious that you are talking about something else. nt  seabeyond   Nov-01-11 10:01 PM   #15 
  - I've stopped going more than a couple miles over the speed limit after  TwilightGardener   Nov-01-11 09:56 PM   #10 
  - i always look for cops, i have to do cruise but have it 6-8 miles over limit.  seabeyond   Nov-01-11 09:59 PM   #12 
  - I like a lot of space between myself and the next car...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 10:03 PM   # 
     - periodically, i will get an ass whole that plays back and forth. he passes. then slows  seabeyond   Nov-01-11 10:08 PM   #19 
        - I know what you mean....  kentuck   Nov-01-11 10:31 PM   #37 
        - asshole. typing without thinking. bad. nt  seabeyond   Nov-02-11 08:35 AM   #66 
  - Since my car doesn't have cruise control, I have to pay attention.  JVS   Nov-01-11 10:00 PM   #13 
  - I generally drive under the speed limit  Horse with no Name   Nov-01-11 10:01 PM   #14 
  - bad you bad... bad bad. you should get a ticket for going too slow. bad  seabeyond   Nov-01-11 10:02 PM   #16 
     - LOL  Horse with no Name   Nov-01-11 10:04 PM   #18 
        - oh, lmao. lol. well, we have to do what we have to do to make it through our days...  seabeyond   Nov-01-11 10:09 PM   #22 
  - Is 135 mph against the law?  Aerows   Nov-01-11 10:03 PM   #17 
  - I go at the same 35 mph that the other four lanes are going  FarCenter   Nov-01-11 10:08 PM   #20 
  - the average speed on the toll road i drive to chicago is close to 80.  madrchsod   Nov-01-11 10:08 PM   #21 
  - You can generally drive  customerserviceguy   Nov-01-11 10:09 PM   #23 
  - I've noticed that on interstates cars come in packs. By  shraby   Nov-01-11 10:10 PM   #24 
  - I notice this too. I just keep trundling along at the speed limit in the right lane,  TwilightGardener   Nov-01-11 10:13 PM   #26 
  - It's like they are insecure...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 10:36 PM   #40 
  - Want to know why that is?  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-01-11 10:36 PM   #41 
     - That may be true, but I sure enjoy not having to watch out  shraby   Nov-01-11 11:08 PM   #50 
  - Generally drive with cruise control on about 5 mph over the limit. Also watch  RKP5637   Nov-01-11 10:11 PM   #25 
  - 2 rules to go by; The 10% rule and the 75th percentile rule.  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-01-11 10:13 PM   #27 
  - Finally, someone that gets it. +1  SlimJimmy   Nov-01-11 10:21 PM   #31 
  - never knew there was a 75% rule  Kali   Nov-01-11 10:23 PM   #33 
  - The fact is Kali, most people do exactly that.  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-01-11 10:30 PM   #35 
  - I generally match a pace with those around me.  alphafemale   Nov-01-11 10:36 PM   #39 
  - I agree with you that I like to see every car that is around me...  kentuck   Nov-01-11 10:39 PM   #43 
  - regarding the 75% rule  justabob   Nov-02-11 12:00 AM   #55 
  - Was she in the right lane? Or the middle lane of 3? Or the left lane?  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-02-11 12:05 AM   #56 
     - I don't know  justabob   Nov-02-11 12:20 AM   #57 
        - No worries. It's late! n/t  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-02-11 12:27 AM   #58 
  - I just try to stay as far from everyone else as possible.  wickerwoman   Nov-02-11 12:40 AM   #59 
  - plus it's much less likely someone will call the cops when they see you lighting up.  uncle ray   Nov-02-11 02:31 AM   #63 
  - Love this.  lapislzi   Nov-02-11 08:54 AM   #71 
  - Why?  jtuck004   Nov-01-11 10:17 PM   #29 
  - It usually takes me to about 70-75mph before I glance down purposely.  FarLeftFist   Nov-01-11 10:17 PM   #30 
  - I hate going fast. So I have to force myself up to the speed limit.  tabatha   Nov-01-11 10:23 PM   #32 
  - Interesting that you're the only one (so far) to mention the idea of reactions.  kentauros   Nov-02-11 09:09 AM   #73 
  - Try to always be the *second fastest* car on the interstate, or keep it at or under 80 MPH.  NYC_SKP   Nov-01-11 10:29 PM   #34 
  - Maybe they will get the other guy because he's doing 85..  kentuck   Nov-01-11 10:43 PM   #44 
     - Yup! Sometimes it works...  NYC_SKP   Nov-01-11 10:45 PM   #45 
        - Usually works, because the cops will get driver  RebelOne   Nov-02-11 01:24 PM   #100 
  - I never look at the speedometer  phaseolus   Nov-01-11 10:31 PM   #36 
  - I always check my speedometer and my rear view mirror.  valerief   Nov-01-11 10:34 PM   #38 
  - The cops here pull people over for driving the limit. It's suspicious behavior.  LeftyMom   Nov-01-11 10:38 PM   #42 
  - I don't speed. I just don't.  WillowTree   Nov-01-11 10:47 PM   #46 
  - I drive to maximize my mileage because of climate change.  Exultant Democracy   Nov-01-11 10:57 PM   #47 
  - What's a "speed limit"?  U4ikLefty   Nov-01-11 11:00 PM   #48 
  - In crowded Connecticut, there seem to be two options  krispos42   Nov-01-11 11:18 PM   #51 
  - In California, we call 'em Freeways.. Don't know nuttung 'bout inerstaats  demosincebirth   Nov-01-11 11:46 PM   #53 
  - That's 'cuz in California, you don't believe there ARE other states.  Common Sense Party   Nov-02-11 12:52 AM   #62 
  - Only Blue Sates.  demosincebirth   Nov-02-11 02:29 PM   #105 
     - Only New York state.  Common Sense Party   Nov-02-11 04:13 PM   #108 
  - Interesting as to the regionalism for the notion of a limited access highway.  Tommy_Carcetti   Nov-02-11 09:01 AM   #72 
  - Many of those terms are used in California.  Xithras   Nov-02-11 11:32 AM   #86 
     - You must be from San Jose  demosincebirth   Nov-02-11 02:28 PM   #104 
     - No...  Xithras   Nov-02-11 03:32 PM   #106 
        - Gotta be Santa Clara!  demosincebirth   Nov-02-11 10:57 PM   #110 
     - I know California has roads they call "expressways"....  Tommy_Carcetti   Nov-02-11 05:01 PM   #109 
  - Actually, in California, we mostly just call them "the".  Xithras   Nov-02-11 11:17 AM   #83 
  - I am far more selfish than that  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-01-11 11:48 PM   #54 
  - I set cruise at 4 mph above the posted speed limit unless the situation  Common Sense Party   Nov-02-11 12:48 AM   #60 
  - Because speed kills... come visit me in the UAE if you want to see the results...  JCMach1   Nov-02-11 05:14 AM   #64 
  - If I'm driving long distance on the Interstate, my speed is  MineralMan   Nov-02-11 08:33 AM   #65 
  - so, what i have always felt interesting is a persons rhythm. i talk fast, walk fast, move fast  seabeyond   Nov-02-11 08:38 AM   #67 
  - If you are driving slower than the overall flow of traffic GET IN THE RIGHT LANE!  JoePhilly   Nov-02-11 08:39 AM   #68 
  - i have a baby in car  mrs_p   Nov-02-11 08:41 AM   #69 
  - Going significantly slower than the flow of traffic puts you at risk  slackmaster   Nov-02-11 09:55 AM   #78 
     - i'm in colorado  mrs_p   Nov-02-11 11:02 AM   #81 
        - Ah, that makes sense. The only part I don't get is why you might exercise less caution...  slackmaster   Nov-02-11 11:58 AM   #91 
        - b/c no child in the car means i don't have a precious little life  mrs_p   Nov-02-11 01:01 PM   #95 
           - I value my own life and those of other drivers just as much as I do any child  slackmaster   Nov-02-11 01:21 PM   #98 
              - wow - you don't know me at all...  mrs_p   Nov-02-11 01:24 PM   #99 
                 - I regard driving without total commitment to safety at all times as a sign of immaturity  slackmaster   Nov-02-11 01:43 PM   #102 
        - I can. The reason: If you're in Wyoming and you're trying to get out of  Common Sense Party   Nov-02-11 12:21 PM   #92 
           - hahaha  mrs_p   Nov-02-11 01:03 PM   #96 
  - When I drive on the interstate  LWolf   Nov-02-11 08:44 AM   #70 
  - I always scan for kkkops when I drive. But I usually set the cruise control to  Shagbark Hickory   Nov-02-11 09:14 AM   #74 
  - I drive with safety and economy in mind  Bluenorthwest   Nov-02-11 09:50 AM   #75 
  - Speeds vary on the interstates  JustABozoOnThisBus   Nov-02-11 09:52 AM   #76 
  - I generally go with the flow of traffic for safety reasons  slackmaster   Nov-02-11 09:54 AM   #77 
  - Meh, I'm more worried about gas mileage than speed now...  Fumesucker   Nov-02-11 09:56 AM   #79 
  - I think the point here is that ...  surrealAmerican   Nov-02-11 10:46 AM   #80 
  - Really...  kentuck   Nov-02-11 11:35 AM   #88 
     - It's not really a question of what the speed limit is: ...  surrealAmerican   Nov-02-11 12:58 PM   #94 
  - I'm generally going over the posted speed limit  rjj621   Nov-02-11 11:13 AM   #82 
  - I have passed cops before...  kentuck   Nov-02-11 11:32 AM   #85 
  - Cruise  FreeJoe   Nov-02-11 11:34 AM   #87 
  - Depends  OxQQme   Nov-02-11 12:23 PM   #93 
  - My Round Trip Commute is 114 miles/day  NeedleCast   Nov-02-11 01:18 PM   #97 
  - On the freeway I drive the limit plus one or two mph over  The Second Stone   Nov-02-11 01:31 PM   #101 
  - In the car I set the cruise control at the speed limit (generally 70 in Fla),  Obamanaut   Nov-02-11 02:08 PM   #103 
  - I guess I'm a scofflaw. I try to average 75 mph or so. I have no excuse  Old Troop   Nov-02-11 04:07 PM   #107 
 

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