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How much over the speed limit can you go without getting pulled over by radar gun???

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  • How much over the speed limit can you go without getting pulled over by radar gun???

    Hey guys,

    I work in Fullerton/La Habra, CA and motorcycle cops have a strong presence here. Everyday after work I see a motorcycle cop waiting for a victim with his radar. The posted speed limit is 45mph. I'm been driving very careful the past year because of a ticket I got last year (don't want insurance to sky rocket). My question is: how much over the speed limit can you go when the cop decides to pull you over. Does it depend on the officer or some other factor? Reason I ask is because everyone around me is speeding, I would guess around 50mph-60mph. I notice cars tailgating me and giving me mean looks when they pass me because I'm going 45mph.
    Also the route I take consists of a lot of hills, so cars pick up a lot of speed when going down hill.


    Thanks!
    Last edited by Jromulo; 07-28-2010, 05:56 PM.

  • Whadaya_no_joe
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    Originally posted by TGM View Post
    Don't forget... many vehicles display 2-4 off from actual speed. So.... if you decided to use your 4 mph "buffer" and think you won't get stopped... think again! If you go 4 over the speed limit thinking you are safe, and your speedo is only 2 mph off from actual speed - you are now going 6 over the limit, which will get you stopped in Wyoming. (Yes, we are that strict.... and no, we have nothing better to do)
    I can attest to this! Got stopped going 6mph over in Laramie on I-80....luckily, I was just given a warning. Do not know why I was given a warning, I thought all Highway Patrols were pretty much ticket every time. But that officer had grace on me that day. Never did I ever go above 3mph on the highways after that incident.

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  • BigDog4907
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    I realize that someone brought to life this old post. However, it still amazes me how lazy people are. This OP wants everyone to help him by providing him the answer. How about showing a little initiative and then you can provide all of us with the answer???

    On day one drive past the victimizing officer at 1mph over the speed limit. Then, each following day, increase the speed by 1mph. When you get pulled over, please post and let us all know how fast we can safely zip past this officer.

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  • chiefjack
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    Don't speed and this question will be irrelevant.

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  • Wombat650
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    Originally posted by jruggs1008 View Post
    please tell me this is a joke
    This is a joke.

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  • jruggs1008
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    Originally posted by StudChris View Post
    Everyone else is afraid to answer your question, like there's some thin blue line of secrecy for the discretion we use for speeders. I'll man up and answer your question. Limit is 45 you say? As long as you keep it under 80 you should be fine. We get a little testy if you're doing double the speed limit, but anything under double is considered small fish.
    please tell me this is a joke

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  • Wombat650
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    Come to Australia, our radar speed cameras start taking photos at 7 kph (4 mph) over the limit less the +/- 3kph for operator error set up and policy.

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  • jeeves44
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    It all depends on traffic and my mood. I've stopped for 5 over and have not stopped for 15 over. I've written tickets for 6 over and given warnings for 30 over.

    By what the law states, 1 over is against the law.

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  • KCSO*2595
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    Yep, in case the OP doesn't know, the "victim" is the one the speeder plows into the rear end of.

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  • cocoa25
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    Best option is DO NOT SPEED!!

    State of Fla says 5mph or less no citation for speed. So that might be ok I guess. Good luck!!

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  • NBW791
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    71's speeding...69's impeding.

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  • chinoxxx123
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    Originally posted by VA Dutch View Post

    The law says that 1mph over is speeding. Of course, I know of no cop who will stop you or cite for 1mph.


    It varies by officer/deputy, department, shift, policy, attitude, traffic conditions, general "flow" of traffic, road design, time of day, etc., etc., etc. Just about every cop is going to give you a different answer.....and all of them will be correct for their beat or situation.

    My general feeling was (and I have been a civilian for years now) that 12 mph over the limit in a 45-mph zone or less might cause a traffic stop. 15 mph over the limit in faster zones would be good reason to see blue lights behind you. School zones and "targeted enforcement areas" might call for less tolerance; and going 77 or even 78 mph on a 65-mph Interstate would hardly merit a glance from county deputies. The state troopers who worked in our county would love to have chatted with you for that velocity, however.

    Just keep a light foot on the go pedal and one eye on your speedometer every few minutes and you'll be okay. Most folks generally go 5 to 10 mph over the limit in light traffic conditions, so stay in the slower end of that camp and keep your fingers crossed! Just don't be the car in front or leading the pack.....LOL!
    Come to where i live and there are 2 villages that will pull you over if you don't stay at 30

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  • chinoxxx123
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    i say you can go over by 5 or so

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  • usmcrob
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    Originally posted by VA Dutch View Post

    The law says that 1mph over is speeding. Of course, I know of no cop who will stop you or cite for 1mph.
    DPS will

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  • VA Dutch
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    The law says that 1mph over is speeding. Of course, I know of no cop who will stop you or cite for 1mph.


    It varies by officer/deputy, department, shift, policy, attitude, traffic conditions, general "flow" of traffic, road design, time of day, etc., etc., etc. Just about every cop is going to give you a different answer.....and all of them will be correct for their beat or situation.

    My general feeling was (and I have been a civilian for years now) that 12 mph over the limit in a 45-mph zone or less might cause a traffic stop. 15 mph over the limit in faster zones would be good reason to see blue lights behind you. School zones and "targeted enforcement areas" might call for less tolerance; and going 77 or even 78 mph on a 65-mph Interstate would hardly merit a glance from county deputies. The state troopers who worked in our county would love to have chatted with you for that velocity, however.

    Just keep a light foot on the go pedal and one eye on your speedometer every few minutes and you'll be okay. Most folks generally go 5 to 10 mph over the limit in light traffic conditions, so stay in the slower end of that camp and keep your fingers crossed! Just don't be the car in front or leading the pack.....LOL!
    Last edited by VA Dutch; 08-01-2010, 02:40 PM.

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