VIDEO: When speed limit signs don’t make sense

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Speed limits sometimes do not make sense. Today, for example, I was driving an interstate with a speed limit of 65 miles per hour. No problem. But when it changed to 35 in a construction zone, do you think that slowed everyone down? That’s right, nobody.

This video was recorded in September, 2012.

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Ron Schulz

You should try driving here in Colorado, the state where reading and comprehension are not a requirement for driving licenses. Speeding in construction zones must be legal because there is seldom a cop in sight.

Roger

Stopped worrying about the A__hats behind me many years ago. As others said above, the construction workers and my safety comes first. Plus, I’m cheap. Double fines are not my idea of a good time.

Greg

I have seen the same thing around the country. But I have a commercial driver’s license from the state of Pennsylvania. If I get a ticket in a construction zone anywhere in the country my license is suspended for one year. With that reason I always follow the speed limit in construction zones and I suggest everybody follow them in New York. They will nail you and it is a double fine. And their state troopers are large in number and everywhere.

Jim - Laguna Vista, TX

The problem with not obeying the 35MPH construction zone sign is three fold. #1 – It’s the law, which means driver may be ticketed, up to $500 in many states; #2 – It is a safety matter for those that work in those zones marked as such; #3 – It is the responsibility of each driver to be responsible in obeying the law and driving is a safe manner for others, including but not limited to people working in those “work zone” areas. Follow the law, your insurance company and your purse will be most great-full, not to mention the life of the person working along side the road.

Judy Glazier

Any temptation to exceed the posted limit in construction zones was removed by a project in Washington’s Hwy 153. Although I slowed to the posted 35 on the first bridge, the extremely rough surface nearly shook my teeth out [I later discovered it had broken the rivets on my wheel covers]. The remaining bridges in the project were taken at 20 mph! Folks behind me can honk and make gestures – I’ll be obeying the signs!