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    I did it all the time in my home town because I know it very well and also know that the rozzers only tend to monitor the dual carriageways. So people can do whatever the hell they want on the other roads.
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    (Original post by bad8oy)
    hmmm....35 in a 30 is quite slow lol. i wouldnt class that as "speeding". I guess its subjective though

    It might be slow but it's fast enough to kill a kid.


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    Quick question does the 10% leeway work on speed cameras? I.e 30mph zone you are allowed to do 33mph and not get flashed?


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    (Original post by 1992LP)
    There is a time and a place for "spirited" driving every now and then I think, so long as you do it on a quiet road that you know well, and should things go wrong the only person at risk is yourself. Make sure conditions are good too!

    For long drives on boring A roads and motorways I stick to the speed limit, no point in risking points and / or a fine.

    I do put my foot down when overtaking though, so I guess I speed fairly often. It is very easy to reach 3 figures when overtaking a lorry, for example!
    3 figures:0 Most I've ever done is 85 but that was only because I glanced at my speedo and was like oops!

    I occasionally do 80 on the motorway when overtaking idiots who decide they only want to put their foot down when I start overtaking them. My car starts revving too much at 80 though I don't like it! I do stick to 30mph around built up areas though, I don't feel like I need to go any faster.
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    (Original post by lauraaaa.xo)
    3 figures:0 Most I've ever done is 85 but that was only because I glanced at my speedo and was like oops!

    I occasionally do 80 on the motorway when overtaking idiots who decide they only want to put their foot down when I start overtaking them. My car starts revving too much at 80 though I don't like it! I do stick to 30mph around built up areas though, I don't feel like I need to go any faster.
    When you have a relatively powerful car it is actually surprisingly easy to get to silly speeds very quickly. My car will hit 100 at the top of 3rd - so for overtaking I usually drop down to 3rd (or 2nd if I am going very slowly to begin with) and put my foot down. You can usually get up to 90 from 40 mph in the space it takes to overtake a truck.

    My mentality has always been I want to be on the wrong side of the road for as little time as possible, and I only overtake like that in clear conditions and when there is good visibility.

    If your engine is warm then there is nothing wrong with revving a car to the red line, but having driven my Mum's 1.2 Corsa fairly extensively I know what you mean about not wanting to push the car hard at higher speeds.

    Speeding in a residential area is a complete no no for me - there is a time and a place and that is certainly not it!
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    (Original post by manderton)
    I went 70 past a copper coming the other way in a 60 - started slowing as I noticed him but didn't apply brakes, would've given myself away, so just cruised past and never made eye contact.
    Was driving at night a few weeks back (in the dark) and did a full overtake on a police car that was going at the speed limit.

    that was pretty heart-stopping as I only realised it was one once i was passing alongside it.

    then I had half an hour of awkwardness because I was infront of it but obviously couldn't continue to make any more ground -.-

    they did nothing though. i've been pulled over and breathalyzed without even speeding before (for having my beams on on a country road at 2 a.m in massive rain and fog)... grr
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    (Original post by bad8oy)
    What car do you drive???


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    I drive a BMW 328i (E46 model, not the new one) so reasonably quick if pressed
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    (Original post by bad8oy)
    Yeah a friend of mine who's 20 just recently got an e46 m3 pretty quick. My cousin has an e90 330d lol and that shifts. Good cars


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    Lovely cars! I will be replacing mine with an E46 M3 or an E39 M5 in a few years when I can afford it
 
 
 
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