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In New York you definitely MAY be pulled over for exceeding the speed limit at all. In other words, if a cop wants to pull you over (to fulfill a ticket quota etc) he can use the fact that you exceeded the speed limit by 1 mph. Now, having driven across the United States, I would have two observations which may illuminate how cops decide whether or not to ...


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On the highway, doubtful, but if you are in a residential area, or school zone, most likely yes. Here in Fort Worth, Texas cops will pull you over for going 5 over the limit in a school zone in a heart beat. Anywhere else though, not really. I've been passed by casual cops when I was doing 8 or 9 over the limit. I've even passed cops doing the same speed. ...


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Yes. Utah just increased some of its speed limits from 65 to 70 mph. The highway patrol confirmed that back when the speed limit was 65, they gave a 5 mph buffer to drivers before ticketing. But with the new 70 mph speed limit, they're changing the buffer to be 1-3 mph. From a recent news covering: But Col. Danny Fuhr, superintendent of the Highway ...


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While unlikely, yes. I will be covering special cases other users haven't covered yet where you may. Typically, if you are pulled over for 1-5 over, the officer has alternative motives that may not be all that ethical. The main one being, if an officer is profiling you. While this is illegal, it is hard to prove. When I was driving around a friend who ...


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Technically, any speed over the speed limit can be considered illegal and ticketable. I've personally witnessed California Highway Patrol pull over one car at 67 mph in a 65 mph zone. (Cop car was in lane two of four on the freeway, at 65 mph. A somewhat dense pack of cars were therefore all dutifully travelling at exactly the same pace. One car tried to ...


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I once got pulled over by sheriff for doing 65 on 60 in Oklahoma country highway. However I was only given a warning. Warning don't affect your insurance but stay on your record. I was driving on a old highway and cop was driving on opposite way. He turned around on highway and came chasing me to warn me. I would always do plus 5 on highways until then ...



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