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OweO
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Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
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Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
This is a discussion on Dan Patrick (sports show, not the politician from Texas).

I learned that Austin has the highest speed limit in the nation.. At 85 MPH.

Anyway, does anyone drive a certain MPH over the speed limit assuming the police will not stop you for going that fast?

And technically you can be stopped for going 1 MPH over the limit, but do police usually give a 10 MPH window?

Also, what is too slow? How slow do you have to go to get stopped?


MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
33044 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
location matters

in Abita Springs or Golden Meadow , zero .


FlyinTiger93
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Member since May 2010
890 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
85 mph is only on the toll road that leaves Austin. The rest of Austin is hell, and you maybe go 15 mph.


Codythetiger
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Arkansas
Member since Nov 2006
22114 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
My little city enacted a strict 1 mph over rule.

They did that for about a month and it caused a clusterfrick. Lots and I mean lots of pissed off people.. popo thought they were going to get the Police department stormed for outrage they were causing



BigDawg0420
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Hamsterdam
Member since Apr 2010
3395 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
My rule of thumb is 9 mph on interstate 5 mph everywhere else


777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
41134 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
3.5 mph?


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momentoftruth87
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2013
28513 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
8 you're great, 9 you're mine for interstate. All other roads use best judgment and experience.


Harry Caray
Houston Astros Fan
Denial
Member since Aug 2009
17295 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
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How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?


I've always been told +5mph on the interstate is ok, obviously exceptions for speeding up to safely pass in the passing lane

In central/north Louisiana, if you're 5 under you're at the limit, if you're at the limit you're exceeding the limit

In Texas there are no rules


Ignatius Reilly
Tulane Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2015
87 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
I drive from LC to BR on I-10 frequently. Leave 30 minutes before Waze tells me how long my drive will take. Set cruise at 5mph over. Arriving an extra 5-10 minutes early isn't worth a ticket.


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Clyde Tipton
LSU Fan
Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2007
35590 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
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do police usually give a 10 MPH window?


No.

I know our local sheriff and he told me about 7 mph is the grace limit.

So, I drive 61 in a 55. Or 76 in a 70. Haven't been pulled over for speeding since 1997.

But thanks for posting this thread, I'll get pulled over on my way home from work.


Displaced
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2011
26098 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
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My little city enacted a strict 1 mph over rule.

They did that for about a month and it caused a clusterfrick. Lots and I mean lots of pissed off people.. popo thought they were going to get the Police department stormed for outrage they were causing


You better make damn sure your radar guns are calibrated and have near zero uncertainty.


TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
Set the cruise at 8 over on the interstate and you’ll never get a ticket. Set it at 9 and you won’t as long as you stay at 9 and don’t creep to 10, and even at 10 you won’t always get one.
Small towns, if it’s 25, go 25. Anything higher and you can easily go 5 over


mindbreaker
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
5162 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
This is the OT where the back the blue and MERCIA boys say anyone that breaks the law is un-american and should leave so the answer is ZERO>


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RebelRye
Ole Miss Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Nov 2018
385 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
I've been told by some cops that 8 or 9 is the magic number for most. A lot will let 10 slide but once you get to 11+ that's when they will start pulling people over. Unless you have a cop who's a dick and having a bad day and pulls people over for 5 over to flaunt his authority.

I'd like more people to get pulled over for going too slow. They cause more accidents than speeders in my opinion.


VolsOut4Harambe
Atlanta Braves Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
3031 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
In Georgia it's 7.

GHP will not pull you over if you're doing 77 on the interstate.

78 though... BAM, superspeeder.


teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
35205 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
The usual rule of thumb is about 7 MPH in Louisiana.

The reason for it is that state law dictates that funds from tickets for going about 1-5 MPH over the limit end up in the state’s general fund. Funds from going over that end up going to the jurisdiction in question.


The intent is to discourage speed trap towns nailing people for going 1MPH over the limit, as doing so wouldn’t net them any money.


777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
41134 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
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Unless you have a cop


who hasn't met his quota yet and there's only a couple of days left in the month


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Dawgholio
Georgia Fan
Bugtussle
Member since Oct 2015
8504 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
There should be no maximum speed limit. Only a minimum speed limit


helluvaday
Member since Jun 2018
303 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
Hell if I know, but I do 9mph usually. Basically keep it under 10mph over so I know I can pay the fine without being too salty if I get pulled over.


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Illinois Fan
Member since Aug 2011
10370 posts

re: Speed Limit Question: How Many MPH Over The Speed Limit Do Cops Give Drivers?
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My rule of thumb is 9 mph on interstate 5 mph everywhere else



This is the rule I live by.


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