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It's actually not a 150km/h rule but a 50 over the limit rule. So if there is a 70km/h zone that pops up suddenly (not uncommon to have sections where the sign significantly precedes the turn or highway wind down) and you are going 120km/h in the preceding 100 zone and there is a trap set up, you are "street racing" (this is what caught the grandma). I get it that the rules are rules and signs were put there for a reason, but I know at least one spot where a divided multilane highway is marked 50km/h as the highway ends a while later, and everyone is still over 100 when the sign hits, with lots of time to slow down (the signs need to work for 18 wheelers)... not really safe to drive close to the posted limit, but nobody wants to get the street racing fine either from an opportunistic cop. All that aside, 140km/h through a trap here is almost guaranteed to get you a ticket. Quebec also. Photo radar is used in some parts.
This may not be a factor in much of the USA. Even less of an issue on certain highways in Germany. On the flip side, some places in Australia will nab you for barely more than 1km over the limit! (and they track average speed too, so slowing for a trap doesn't work - crazy!)
Like you say, having space around you is more important than anything. I do the same thing - adjusting to have a proper lead time (though much of this is more awkward I find with cruise). I guess if lots of people are cutting in front of me at slower speed or I'm boxed in, then probably that is the speed of the traffic. Obviously driving fast bumper to bumper is dangerous, but I find that can always be avoided.
Sometimes police are understanding. I once knew someone who collected Corvettes, and he would always make his long drives in the wee hours so the roads would be completely barren and he could really let the car go (much faster than 100mph) for long sections and then slow a bit when there were other vehicles around. He got a ticket once (what cop is running a trap at 3AM?!?) for 120km/h (80 less than what he was actually doing), simply because it was completely open road and the cop was sympathetic... but that was before the street racing rule (the rule was put in partly due to street racing deaths, so it does have merit). That said, we have moose and deer up here, so to me, driving that fast in the dark is a bit of a death wish!
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- OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, MI-Roger , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:50:56
- Yes, the range is true, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:33
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:52:13
- The problem with EV ranges...., Noel , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:16:10
- These kinds of trips are no problem at all, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:20
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., EGD , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:16:18
- Idle fees, A1-turbo, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:07:24
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Snowmobile , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:03:34
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Craig, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:15
- I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, Noel , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:28:05
- Re: I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:58:01
- It depends. We can do the whole run in one day, Noel , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:35
- I agree 100%, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:54:48
- Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
- 4 mph, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:02:33
- lease does not make any sense, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:02:47
- autopilot, Snowmobile , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:16:49
- Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt, Bill Homer, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34
- Chevrolet Bolt, A1-turbo, Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:09
- Re: Sad reality of vehicle range, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:44:19
- Current Tesla ranges, A1-turbo, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:02:13
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Justin VanAbrahams, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:54:30
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