gspd wrote:BTW - I never got a ticket for going only 5-10mph over the limit. Have any of you guys?
Yes and no. I have been written up at 5 over –
but I was not going 5 over ... or even 10 over ...
Must just be my good nature that prompts cops to write a recorded 25 to 30 over
in a 55, 65, or 70 ... as a 5 over.
Those kinds of excesses in a residential will be a whole different ball of wax,
and I strictly obey speeds on res roads as a matter of safety –
unpredictable kids, dogs, deer, people partying on the beaches ...
My last accident was in a residential at night, doing the speed,
a dog ran behind the light of my headlight and into the front wheel.
We all 3 went assholes and teacups – the RS's plastic & valve covers were the only injuries.
(ATGATT for me, the (ain't it ironic) German Short-Haired Pointer was just lucky).
In most states, it seems, unless the cop is on the rag, filling his quota, bucking for pats on the back,
or there have been complaints from the citizens in the area,
moving at 5 to 10 over on the highway is common and a relatively small risk as far as citations go.