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Old 08-17-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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State towing speed limits

Site named "RVNERDS" provided this info. While towing I'm a 60 mph kind of guy so most don't affect me. I'm the guy slowing everyone down but for those with the heavier foot


https://rvnerds.com/resources/speed-limits-and-towing/
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:57 AM   #2
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Interesting article, thanks for posting.

Well ain't I the lucky one. I've long chaffed about the CA 55 while towing speed limit and since I drive the length of CA it's especially irritating. But now I find out that CA is the only state with this silly limit. I'm much more comfortable towing somewhere over 60 but every mph over 60 likely increases the chance of getting a ticket.

So I stick to 60ish, all the while most trucks go flying by me.

We had several spped limit wars on a local road. Seems traffic studies show that if an unrealistic speed limit is placed on a road that traffic will flow at a speed that the public deems reasonable. I think that's pretty close to the CA situation.

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Old 08-17-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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Interesting article, thanks for posting.

Well ain't I the lucky one. I've long chaffed about the CA 55 while towing speed limit and since I drive the length of CA it's especially irritating. But now I find out that CA is the only state with this silly limit. I'm much more comfortable towing somewhere over 60 but every mph over 60 likely increases the chance of getting a ticket.

So I stick to 60ish, all the while most trucks go flying by me.

We had several spped limit wars on a local road. Seems traffic studies show that if an unrealistic speed limit is placed on a road that traffic will flow at a speed that the public deems reasonable. I think that's pretty close to the CA situation.

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My daughter lives in San Diego. Otherwise, I would NEVER go to California. 55 mph speed limit, over $4 gal gas, all my guns are illegal there, and my favorite - motorcycles are allowed to split lanes.

The first time I was stuck in traffic and had a motorcycle fly past me between lanes, I almost had a heart attack. He had to clear my truck and the car in the lane next to me by inches. Did I mention that he had to be doing at least 60 mph in stopped traffic?

When I visit my daughter, I drive in and leave by the most direct route.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:38 PM   #4
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Towing back from San Diego once I groaned, but maintained that 55 mph limit well into AZ, granny lane on I-40, and then a jackass with NM plates decided to pass me with two wheels --in my lane.
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Is there a reason for the low speed in CA or is it just the nanny state thing?
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Towing back from San Diego once I groaned, but maintained that 55 mph limit well into AZ, granny lane on I-40, and then a jackass with NM plates decided to pass me with two wheels --in my lane.
Took a short break off I 40 at the Khe Sanh Bridge on the return trip. Had to stop! I sure wish New Mexico would open some of their I rest stops. Last time I had to stop at some place with the name Khe Sanh I was running short of JP-4.
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all my guns are illegal there, and my favorite - motorcycles are allowed to split lanes.
Yah, mine too.

I've ridden bikes all my life. One thing that I can say that I absolutely would never do is lane split. I cringe when I see it done. Oh well, some pay the price.

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Yah, mine too.

I've ridden bikes all my life. One thing that I can say that I absolutely would never do is lane split. I cringe when I see it done. Oh well, some pay the price.

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I started riding motorcycles when I was six. First time I lived in California I was duly freaked out by the lane splitting thing. In time I found it was a very convenient way to keep moving when faced with the horrific traffic to be found around any of the major urban centers. I was always hyper-aware of what was going on around me whenever I did it, and was pretty good about sticking to the speed differential limit of 10MPH between you and the traffic you're "sharing lanes" with. It still freaks me out to see people who lane split at higher speeds, as if they have a death wish. An ER doctor I used to know referred to such people as Donorcyclists.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:18 PM   #9
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Where in Washington is the speed limit 75?
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Although the maximum posted speed limit in the state is 70 mph (113 km/h), state law allows a maximum posted speed of 75 mph (121 km/h) (for possible raising of speed limits in the future) on rural freeways.

I had to dig for that one
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