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#6 of 25 Re: America's fastest roads [andys120]
Aug 24, 2011 (7:09 am)
I-93 from Boston to New Hampshire is a major commuter route.
It's not all that fast during rush ours but at other times it can be quite fast. I've discovered that no matter how fast you're going somebody will pass you. If you loaf in the fast lane you'll have someone on your tail in less than two minutes wanting to get by. I-93 is my candidate for fastest road in the east which is amazing considering it goes through suburbanB oston and the cities of Manchester and Concord NH. Policing is light generally although you will occasionally see multiple cars pulled over.
I commute everyday on 93 and will agree that during commute hours, it's slow but during off peak hours, it flows along at 75 or so. If one isn't being a jerk, one won't be bothered. Now that 93 is being widened from 2-3/4 lanes all the way from Salem to Manchester, NH, it'll be interesting to see how fast it'll move.
#7 of 25 Re: fastest stretch of road [euphonium]
Aug 27, 2011 (12:32 pm)
is ten miles away from a ferry that departs in eight minutes.
I've been on that one!
#9 of 25 Just saw an article...
Sep 02, 2011 (12:08 pm)
...somewhere that says that Texas now has the ability to classify their roads with a speed limit up to 85 MPH. I'm sure that would include I-10 and I-20 in West Texas.
All of my long distance driving is done in the West .. live in Colorado and have family in California (I-70 and I-15), plus we like to vacation in Arizona (I-25 and I-40). Most of those roads are limited to 75 MPH; we'll usually do 77-79 for the most part - figuring that most cops won't stop anyone that is within 5 MPH of the limit.
Have been passed repeatedly by folks doing 85-90. I'll let them ferret out the cops hiding in the median and behind bridge abutments while I cruise along make decent (but not spectacular) time.
#10 of 25 Re: Just saw an article... [michaell]
Sep 02, 2011 (12:54 pm)
most cops won't stop anyone that is within 5 MPH of the limit.
I've found they won't stop you if you're with 9 of the limit unless it's a school zone or something.
#12 of 25 Re: Just saw an article... [andys120]
Sep 06, 2011 (3:41 pm)
Yeah, I adhere to that 9 over the limit and it seems to work fine.
#13 of 25 Re: Just saw an article... [fezo]
Sep 06, 2011 (3:48 pm)
Well I should say that if there is a lot of traffic moving along at over 75 on a road posted at 65 I'll join right in...at a respectful distance...conditions permitting. Using heedless speeders as "rabbits" to get the attention of The Law works pretty well which is why certain roads are fast regardless of the posted limits.
#14 of 25 Re: Just saw an article... [andys120]
Sep 06, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Oh, absolutely. There are long sections on the Garden State Parkway with a 55 limit and I'd defy you to try and do that - or even 65. The de facto limit on these parts (and most of the 65 limit parts) is a bit north of 75.
#15 of 25 Re: Just saw an article... [fezo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Did a lot of the Mass and NY Turnpike today (I-90). Didn't get pushed if I did 70 and tended to stick around 71 or 72 with a few miles where I did 75. People were pretty careful not to go too fast through the 55 mph areas where construction or bridge work was going on.
Lots of people were faster than me, but not by much, except for one guy who likely was doing a bit over 80. The NY cops tagged him within three miles of his passing me.