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    How to Speed and not get a Ticket

    Mainly common sense, but may be helpful to some folks:



    I've always been a firm believer in Csaba's last comment as well - when you drive over the speed limit you usually pay significantly more attention and are arguably less of a problem than the person driving their Prius at the speed limit while doing something like this.

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    Good vid top remind you of the basics. Every time I hit an interstate, I do speed runs, its in my DNA. Two of the tips He gave that have saved me innumerable time are the rabbit and looking far ahead two evaluate other driver's brake lights. I also like the Escort plug. We talked about detectors on another thread, but I can't emphasize enough to get the best one you can afford! While your concentration might wander, it never sleeps on radar/lidar.

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    My personal driving law:

    1) Residential area: Never speed.
    2) Highway with heavy traffic: Usually just chill and go with the flow.
    3) Empty highway: Have fun, but I slow down around other traffic - drivers are too unpredictable around here.
    4) Treat all vehicles as potential cops. We have 'ghost cars' driving pickup trucks with construction logos on the side!
    5) Always be aware of surroundings - know who is in front, behind and along side.
    6) Be equipped!

    I hate: tailgaters, people who weave and cut up, people who drive with poorly maintained cars. Those are far more dangerous than somebody who speeds a little.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by yage202 Click here to enlarge
    Good vid top remind you of the basics. Every time I hit an interstate, I do speed runs, its in my DNA. Two of the tips He gave that have saved me innumerable time are the rabbit and looking far ahead two evaluate other driver's brake lights. I also like the Escort plug. We talked about detectors on another thread, but I can't emphasize enough to get the best one you can afford! While your concentration might wander, it never sleeps on radar/lidar.
    My only issue with the radar detector in this video is the placement. I'm a huge fan of placing the radar detector up high on the windshield. Every little bit helps (plus I prefer to hardwire).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigup Click here to enlarge
    My personal driving law:

    1) Residential area: Never speed.
    2) Highway with heavy traffic: Usually just chill and go with the flow.
    3) Empty highway: Have fun, but I slow down around other traffic - drivers are too unpredictable around here.
    4) Treat all vehicles as potential cops. We have 'ghost cars' driving pickup trucks with construction logos on the side!
    5) Always be aware of surroundings - know who is in front, behind and along side.
    6) Be equipped!

    I hate: tailgaters, people who weave and cut up, people who drive with poorly maintained cars. Those are far more dangerous than somebody who speeds a little.
    Good inputs. And that is a bummer about "ghost cars". We have unmarked cars, but they are usually still Chargers/CrownVics so they are pretty obvious. I've already started to teach my 4yo son how to identify cars at night by their headlights/tail lights Click here to enlarge

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    Having a 'rabbit' to flush out the Troopers always helps too.

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    Yeah around here even the unmarked cars are so obviously police it's painful. Non-descript chargers with dark tinted windows and pretty easily seen lights in the grille.
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    He never mentioned the JB4 feature of Bsing cops out of a ticket.

    LOL i got pulled over once for i think 7 or 8 over in a 30

    told the cop i had no cars around me to drive in relative speed and had my jb4 @ speedo 7 and tach 4
    showed the cop and i was like there is no way in hell I'm going 70 right now told him my ECU was fried and bmw is covering it under warranty. Click here to enlarge
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    Speeding and passing people on the right is probably the stupidest and most dangerous thing you can do. There's a reason you get your license revoked in Germany if caught doing so.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Speeding and passing people on the right is probably the stupidest and most dangerous thing you can do. There's a reason you get your license revoked in Germany if caught doing so.
    In America people drive 10mph in the left lane, people drive 100 In the right and people in the middle lane are just trying to stay alive..Whole different ball game lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    Good inputs. And that is a bummer about "ghost cars". We have unmarked cars, but they are usually still Chargers/CrownVics so they are pretty obvious. I've already started to teach my 4yo son how to identify cars at night by their headlights/tail lights Click here to enlarge

    -Rich
    I used to have the eagle eye for those pesky crown vic lights and then later on as newer cop cars came out its more of a gamble ... but the thing that really almost got me nailed is that if there was only one or 2 cars on the road ahead and i saw they were xenon/hid/led lights id think no way thats a cop and stomp on it ... until one day the new 2013 explorer was the car on the road but thank god i forgot to turn traction control off as it killed most of my speed .. Undercover in the explorer so watch out for those HID's now

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Speeding and passing people on the right is probably the stupidest and most dangerous thing you can do. There's a reason you get your license revoked in Germany if caught doing so.
    If only people actually paid attention to the right lane rule in the US. Sadly, the people in the left lane are typically the ones eating food, putting on makeup, picking their nose, hitting their kids (who aren't in seatbelts), texting, on their cell phone, reading the paper, etc.

    -Rich

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    If only people actually paid attention to the right lane rule in the US. Sadly, the people in the left lane are typically the ones eating food, putting on makeup, picking their nose, hitting their kids (who aren't in seatbelts), texting, on their cell phone, reading the paper, etc.

    -Rich
    True, and passing those people on the right is much more dangerous than on the left.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    True, and passing those people on the right is much more dangerous than on the left.
    In Germany, where people automatically return to the right lane, I would totally agree. But I think you are missing the point that these people don't change lanes - they sit in the left hand lane. In that situation, why is it any more dangerous to pass on the right than the left?

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    It's hard to have a rabbit when you're doing 160MPH....
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    Many of you folk use the ALG9's in the US? Quite effective for laser I hear.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    In Germany, where people automatically return to the right lane, I would totally agree. But I think you are missing the point that these people don't change lanes - they sit in the left hand lane. In that situation, why is it any more dangerous to pass on the right than the left?

    -Rich
    Cause the driver ahead of you has a larger blindspot on his right and also because that driver could change lanes without warning while you are trying to pass.
    I'm not missing the point....I hear what you are saying. but they DO change lanes. they have to eventually move to the right to exit and all those distracting factors make passing on the right not very smart. Do I do it ? Sure. But I don't make a habit of it nor do I try to speed and "hide" in the right lane as the video suggests. That's just stupid. Maybe in a rural area it would work, but in a large city if you are on the freeway trying to speed in the right lane it's like an obstacle course of cars entering and exiting the freeway. Not to mention big rigs that just sit there.
    I guess my point is, speeding is fun. But if you are trying to do it over an extended period of time it's totally useless. But I guess that all depends on where you live. I grew up in the midwest and you could make some great time on roadtrips. In CA where I live now, it's useless unless you do it in the middle of the night.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Cause the driver ahead of you has a larger blindspot on his right and also because that driver could change lanes without warning while you are trying to pass.
    I'm not missing the point....I hear what you are saying. but they DO change lanes. they have to eventually move to the right to exit and all those distracting factors make passing on the right not very smart. Do I do it ? Sure. But I don't make a habit of it nor do I try to speed and "hide" in the right lane as the video suggests. That's just stupid. Maybe in a rural area it would work, but in a large city if you are on the freeway trying to speed in the right lane it's like an obstacle course of cars entering and exiting the freeway. Not to mention big rigs that just sit there.
    I guess my point is, speeding is fun. But if you are trying to do it over an extended period of time it's totally useless. But I guess that all depends on where you live. I grew up in the midwest and you could make some great time on roadtrips. In CA where I live now, it's useless unless you do it in the middle of the night.
    All good points.

    And I grew up in the Midwest too (and now live in Colorado). When going home to visit family it is definitely beneficial to drive 10-15 over on I-70 for the 560 mile trip. At 70mph, it takes 8 hours. At 80mph it takes 7 hours. And western Kansas is pretty open with few cars. Having said that, I definitely understand what you are saying in more congested areas.

    Good discussion.
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    my last ticket was in the right hand lane...

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    In Calgary, it's equally as dangerous to pass on the left as it is the right -- people just move or drift out into the lanes without any regard for anybody else. I use caution when passing in any lane. I come from UK where there is a lot more lane discipline and people tend to move faster, but here they just hang out (often UNDER the limit) in the passing lane.

    A big problem is that slow folk, mainly in SUVs, Minivans or Infinitis, like to join the on-ramp and then move directly across three lanes and into the passing lane; even if the road ahead is empty and there is nothing to pass! Drives me crazy.
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    Best place to pass is the shoulder.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by uniter Click here to enlarge
    Best place to pass is the shoulder.
    Well it is the most fun and usually unoccupied.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by uniter Click here to enlarge
    Best place to pass is the shoulder.
    I did that once and felt very Russian Click here to enlarge I don't make a habit of it, that's where all the rocks & road debris lives.
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