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How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: September 10, 2010 12:38PM

This morning while driving to work on 495 I passed two state cops on the median who were clearly setup for speed traps. I was going 65mph, 10mph over the speed limit, as was most of traffic around me. Cops didn't budge.

A few years ago (OK, its now like 15 years) after I totalled my car in a one-car accident in the rain (hydroplaned on a backed up sewer drain on 395, nothing I could do about it), as the Arlington cop was giving me a ride home we talked about speed enforcement. He said that Arlington county cops get unlimited overtime for speed enforcement as long as they get 3 speeders an hour going 10mph+ over the limit, because that covers the cost of the cop to do it. Makes sense, reasonable numbers.

Ever since, I've gone 10mph over the limit pretty much everywhere. I've passed cops at that speed, I've gone past innumerable speed traps and never been pulled over for it. So it seems like 10mph over is pretty much 100% safe.

What's your habit and how has it worked out for you?

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: General Lee ()
Date: September 10, 2010 12:44PM

You're not going to get stopped for going 10mph over on 495 or 66. 15mph over is when a lot of cops will stop you.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/2010 12:44PM by General Lee.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: go fish ()
Date: September 10, 2010 01:06PM

Never more than 10 mph and I'm white...haven't gotten a ticket yet.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Date: September 10, 2010 01:16PM

Under 10 mph.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: quickie ()
Date: September 10, 2010 01:16PM

On the highway I tend to go with the flow, meaning if everyone is doing 75 in a 55, I do too. Everybody doing 80? Me too. If I'm alone on the highway or not bunched up in a crowd, I stick to 10 over. If I get forced to do 55 by some doofus who thinks he needs to manage the highway, I feel like I'm going backwards.

On the local roads (not neighborhoods), I stick to 7-10 over, but actually try to stay about 5 over. I have passed the cops at the bottom of the hill on Pickett doing 43 (limit is 35) and not gotten stopped. But if I know they are there I will not exceed 40 just in case a cop is having a bad day and wants to pick on someone. I also flash my lights on Pickett when I see the speed trap. I'm willing to fight the flashing lights ticket I saw people posting about here last year. I really appreciate when people have warned me, so I return the favor.

In neighborhoods, I stick to the speed limit. It sucks to hit a kid.

I got one ticket in 1984 doing 64/55 on 81 where today that wouldn't even be illegal.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 10, 2010 01:28PM

Who the hell can speed around here with all of this traffic?

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: formerhick76 ()
Date: September 10, 2010 01:34PM

10 over is my personal limit for the interstates and any of the major arteries that are 35-45-55.

I'll change that to 5 over in the Town of Vienna. ;)

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: itchy ()
Date: September 10, 2010 01:55PM

I've learned the hard way that it is truly a privilege to drive in the Commonwealth of Virginia so I keep it between 5 and 7 over the limit, MAX.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 10, 2010 02:04PM

Not in VA, but on my way to Baltimore, I have done over well over 80 mph past MD state troopers and they have never pulled me over.


It wasn't during rush hour, it was late at night and I was pretty much the only one on the road.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: FCPD SOP ()
Date: September 10, 2010 02:08PM

The Fairfax County Police SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) says to not ticket until 10 over the limit. Don't believe me? Check the arrest list http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/cgi-bin/arrestsearch.cgi?field1=&field2=&field3=&field4=&field5=&field6=&field7=&field8=&field9=&field10=&field11=30&submit=search

Note this ONLY applies to FCPD and not Fairfax City Police, town of Herndon, City of Vienna, etc etc

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: FCPD SOP ()
Date: September 10, 2010 02:09PM

Follow-up... Just to note they CAN still ticket you, but almost never will because they're going against their own SOP and therefore "not applying the law equally" which will get it thrown out in court

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 10, 2010 02:24PM

FCPD SOP Wrote:
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>
> Note this ONLY applies to FCPD and not Fairfax
> City Police, town of Herndon, City of Vienna, etc
> etc





I had a Herndon officer pull me over one night for doing 31 in a 25. Fucker.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: September 10, 2010 02:45PM

FCPD SOP Wrote:
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> The Fairfax County Police SOP (Standard Operating
> Procedures) says to not ticket until 10 over the
> limit. Don't believe me? Check the arrest list
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/cgi-bin/arrestse
> arch.cgi?field1=&field2=&field3=&field4=&field5=&f
> ield6=&field7=&field8=&field9=&field10=&field11=30
> &submit=search
>
> Note this ONLY applies to FCPD and not Fairfax
> City Police, town of Herndon, City of Vienna, etc
> etc

Good resource and good point. Very interesting indeed that there are ZERO citations for 10 or less. And very few for 15 or less even.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 10, 2010 06:19PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> Who the hell can speed around here with all of
> this traffic?


Do you actually live here? Aren't many main roads where people DON'T speed. Especially the Beltway.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: cliff ()
Date: September 10, 2010 08:01PM

Until recently I would have said 12 over for interstate. 8 for neightborhoods.

a couple weeks ago I got a ticket for 69 in a 60 on 66 west of 29.

sonnovabitch was a state trooper doing pacing in an unmarked car.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 10, 2010 09:30PM

Kardinal Wrote:
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> This morning while driving to work on 495 I passed
> two state cops on the median who were clearly
> setup for speed traps. I was going 65mph, 10mph
> over the speed limit, as was most of traffic
> around me. Cops didn't budge.
>
> A few years ago (OK, its now like 15 years) after
> I totalled my car in a one-car accident in the
> rain (hydroplaned on a backed up sewer drain on
> 395, nothing I could do about it), as the
> Arlington cop was giving me a ride home we talked
> about speed enforcement. He said that Arlington
> county cops get unlimited overtime for speed
> enforcement as long as they get 3 speeders an hour
> going 10mph+ over the limit, because that covers
> the cost of the cop to do it. Makes sense,
> reasonable numbers.
>
> Ever since, I've gone 10mph over the limit pretty
> much everywhere. I've passed cops at that speed,
> I've gone past innumerable speed traps and never
> been pulled over for it. So it seems like 10mph
> over is pretty much 100% safe.
>
> What's your habit and how has it worked out for
> you?


A: It's only a safe bet on the highways, not local roadways.

B: With the tighter economy, many departments have gotten pickier about speed-limit leeways.

C: It does not apply to School Zones with flashing amber lights.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 10, 2010 09:33PM

eesh Wrote:
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> FCPD SOP Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > Note this ONLY applies to FCPD and not Fairfax
> > City Police, town of Herndon, City of Vienna,
> etc
> > etc
>
>
>
>
>
> I had a Herndon officer pull me over one night for
> doing 31 in a 25. Fucker.


Ha, my pops was pulled over for doing 37 in a 35 when we first moved here. No ticket was written however, and that was that. They used to be especially picky about the speed limit on Herndon Pkwy, but I'm not sure how it still is.

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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: September 10, 2010 10:20PM

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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2013 05:38PM by chuckhoffmann.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: captain22 ()
Date: September 15, 2010 01:45PM

10-12 over on 495-395
<20 on 95
5-10 over GW Parkway
5 over on most 25-35
5-15 over on Washington St in Atown

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: NinjaDriver ()
Date: September 16, 2010 02:56PM

Speeding is a necessity here in Fairfax. 10-20 MPH OVER EVERYDAY!

66 = 80mph
7100 = 80mph
50 = 65mph
28 = 80mph
495 = 85mph
81 = 90-95mph with Radar detector.

My radar detector is built into my windshield that glows red with a led placement bar in the middle and "illuminates" my interior glass with a soft glow of blue and gets more intense the closer. You can't notice the color even from outside of the car during night. Its AWESOME and mainly my new alien technology I have developed.

Packages for sale starting at $600 + installation.

jk, i wish.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: FCPDouche ()
Date: September 16, 2010 07:25PM

Yesterday, I saw 2 motorcycle cops literally hiding behind a tree (like a monkey) with a radar gun in a non-residential area of Chantilly; one guy was shooting radar and pulling people over every 5 minutes and the other did the paperwork, like an assembly line. I watched this for several hours from my window at work.

This, my hot-headed friends at FU, is what I call a couple of douches. Why? Because he's not serving or protecting the public interest, at all, he's making money for the county by stealing money from people like you and me just driving to work and not fully aware of the speed limit in a stretch of road that has not had an accident in over 10 years (Walney Rd). I pity those people that got tickets, including several delivery trucks and even some dude that works right around the corner at Olympus Auto parts.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Durr? ()
Date: September 16, 2010 07:39PM

Kardinal Wrote:
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> This morning while driving to work on 495 I passed
> two state cops on the median who were clearly
> setup for speed traps. I was going 65mph, 10mph
> over the speed limit, as was most of traffic
> around me. Cops didn't budge.
>
> A few years ago (OK, its now like 15 years) after
> I totalled my car in a one-car accident in the
> rain (hydroplaned on a backed up sewer drain on
> 395, nothing I could do about it), as the
> Arlington cop was giving me a ride home we talked
> about speed enforcement. He said that Arlington
> county cops get unlimited overtime for speed
> enforcement as long as they get 3 speeders an hour
> going 10mph+ over the limit, because that covers
> the cost of the cop to do it. Makes sense,
> reasonable numbers.
>
> Ever since, I've gone 10mph over the limit pretty
> much everywhere. I've passed cops at that speed,
> I've gone past innumerable speed traps and never
> been pulled over for it. So it seems like 10mph
> over is pretty much 100% safe.
>
> What's your habit and how has it worked out for
> you?

.
The traffic on 95 typically does 70-75.
When I'm making a trip on 95 I go 80 if I can.
Never been stopped.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Teh King ()
Date: September 16, 2010 08:00PM

FCPDouche Wrote:
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> Yesterday, I saw 2 motorcycle cops literally
> hiding behind a tree (like a monkey) with a radar
> gun in a non-residential area of Chantilly; one
> guy was shooting radar and pulling people over
> every 5 minutes and the other did the paperwork,
> like an assembly line. I watched this for several
> hours from my window at work.
>
> This, my hot-headed friends at FU, is what I call
> a couple of douches. Why? Because he's not serving
> or protecting the public interest, at all, he's
> making money for the county by stealing money from
> people like you and me just driving to work and
> not fully aware of the speed limit in a stretch of
> road that has not had an accident in over 10 years
> (Walney Rd). I pity those people that got tickets,
> including several delivery trucks and even some
> dude that works right around the corner at Olympus
> Auto parts.

I frequently travel Rolling Road in Springfield between Old Keene Mill and Braddock. A favorite and almost weekly spot for the FCPD to set up a bona fide no-holds-barred speed trap/tax collection shakedown is on the northbound lanes as you head downhill towards the Union Bank parking lot, just before Burke Road. Usually two officers will set up a speedtrap with one running the LIDAR and the other writing citations with cars lined up in the bank parking lot.

FWIW, I got nailed for 87/55 on 66 on the Fair Lakes stretch by a State cop. I've also seen FCPD pull people over for speeding on 66 as well.

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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: September 16, 2010 08:10PM

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: Maverick ()
Date: September 16, 2010 08:23PM

Keep it under 10 mph over the limit and you'll never get pulled over much less a ticket. If you get pulled over for less than that it's about something else and that was the excuse. They're at the bottom of the hill on Guinea Rd just south of Braddock a couple times a week. Easy pickens.

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Re: How fast do you speed (and get away with it?)
Posted by: lakdhgfougyuiyref ()
Date: September 16, 2010 08:51PM

I would say it depends on your race and/ or if you car looks street legal, tint, ghetto rims etc. I have a couple of friends who constantly get DWB's

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