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On the highway I take, I-35, the cops have driven 80mph alongside everyone else. Seriously, the norm in every lane at midnight here is 80/85mph. People in the fast lane sometimes go 90mph. I have gotten used to it, but when I started driving at night that really threw me off.
I-35 in North Texas is a fucking free for all
"Hold my beer"
--I95 between Lauderdale and Miami
Dont even get me fucking started. One minute you have someone doing 90 in the left most lane, the next minute, they are swerving around someone who is going 55 in that same lane. Then that idiot doing 55 goes from the left lane to the right lane across 5 lanes because they are about to miss thier exit.
Then suddenly there are 5 FSP's creeping under some fucking overpass bridge and they get 5 people all at once.
that idiot doing 55
Is probably 104 and sitting on a telephone book.
If you fought Pancho Villa you're probably too old to drive
You've captured the driving there well. I-95 in south Florida has the scariest, most unpredictable drivers I've seen in the U.S.
The Palmetto, enough said....
whenever i take the palmetto, i just assume i'm going to die at any moment and it's always a pleasant surprise when i arrive at my destination :)
I wonder if anything could beat I-75 through Detroit back in the day when neither the Detroit PD nor the State Police patrolled it.
I can confirm..I'm at VeeamOn conference in Miami...my shuttle ride from Lauderdale to the hotel scared the shit out of me. The driver of the van was changing lanes and passing like he was running from the cops.
DFW highways: everyone going 10+ over
San Antonio highways: everyone going 10+ over
Houston highways: everyone going 10+ over
El Paso highways: everyone going 10+ over
... Austin highways: everyone going 10+ under
Texans outside of Texas: left lane, doing under the speed limit because "hey, this not having to move right thing is awesome!"
You're not wrong
35 feels like mad max fury road.
Die autobahn, mein Herr.
I-10 going from San Antonio to Houston... You'll get passed while going 90MPH.
Do not even get me started on Toll roads. 45, around Austin, people go 100mph or more. Less so now that there is more construction, though.
In Utah on I-15, there was a part of the freeway under construction that’s called “the point of the mountain” or just “the point” that curved going around the base of the mountain. Normal freeway speed is 75 and people typically drove 80-90 down that part. While under construction it got dropped to 50, and people still drove at 80+. And as it’s more dangerous to have a difference in speed, you just have to go the same speed as everyone else.
I always drive under the going rate in construction zones since fines are double (though I doubt Utah troopers ever fine that much since they only give warnings in about two thirds of traffic stops).
A couple weeks ago I drove through the part of I-15 in Utah county that's currently under construction and there was at least 6 blacked out highway patrol cars on the side of the road just as you come out of the narrow construction zone. They must've had one trooper spotting egregious speeders in the construction zone and then these other troopers would pull them over once it was safe to do so outside of the construction zone.
That’s smart of them. Up in Boise a cop will just sit on the shoulder with his lights on to deter people.
Had to go from Houston to Wimberley at like 11pm one night and it was absolute torture. Trees and trees and trees and nothing but very small towns every 30 miles maybe. I was probably pushing 100mph at some points just so I didn't bore myself to death.
if you want torture, try I-10 between San Antonio and El Paso
I actually don't mind the wide open drives, i feel a lot less trapped for whatever reason. I've done Dallas to Denver and Dallas to Tucson both in a day and it wasn't so bad. Went to Marfa from Dallas last September and it was actually pretty lovely until you have to go through Midland-Odessa.
I hate the wide open drives. It just gets so monotonous, and that just tires me out faster
30 miles is 48.28 km
We had that happen to us years ago, possibly on that highway as I think we were around San Antonio. The crazy thing is I looked into his car as he drove by and he had cruise control on and was driving with his feet up in the air, calves on the wheel. Luckily I had the satisfaction of seeing him pulled over a few miles down the road.
Unless I-10 just comes to a fucking halt, for no discernible reason.
I've come to the conclusion that it's due too many people with navigation apps. Somewhere at some point there was an issue... like a stalled car, wreck, cop, or random stuff in the road. This caused a backup. The app told people to get off the Interstate and get onto the feeder or a side road, where there are lights. That bunches everyone into a packs. Then the app tells them to get back onto the interstate, in a pack... thus slowing down the people actually still on the Interstate. Thus creating a slowdown. then the app tells more people to get off the interstate... then back on...
The Jersey turnpike is the most psycho place on the planet.
I was cruising at 80-90mph about ten years ago and got passed on the right by a school bus. Full of small children.
I've been over there, I435, I70, I29 are all like that at night
To be honest, it can be kind of exhilarating and liberating to drive that fast once you forget that Texas drivers are 4-5th worst in the US according to Smart Asset.
That chart is not lying about Minnesota and Iowa... I swear those drivers drive like they are from another country they drive so slowly and defensively. They are admirable, if not irritating.
There is a section of motorway here in the UK where you will get overtaken at 80 in the day, and the cruising speed is around 90 in the evenings. It is just ten miles of un patrolled, four lane speed
Most drivers on the M6 toll: I've PAID to cruise at 95, dammit.
35 is so weird in DFW. It splits into two with one part going through Fort Worth and the other through Dallas - 30 miles apart. Through Fort Worth it's not too bad, but any highway in Dallas is a shit show.
It splits again through Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota. From my impression, 35W through Minneapolis is much more of a shit show with construction and super congestion.
there is almost always traffic on 35 so yeah when its open i will speed up lol
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Important to note the higher speed limit in Texas. The highway has a posted speed of 75 here
It's freaking stupid. I-35 is a 70mph zone through my town. 55 if it's under construction which it constantly is. Main reason people speed is because the cops do too and it irks me.
I'm always surprised at how Americans talk about higher speeds. I mean 90 mph isn't even close to a "very high" speed here in Germany.
One reason for that is that US road surfaces are not nearly as good as the ones in Germany. You wouldn't want to drive 200+kph on most roads here. Well, not if you have any sense, anyway.
Those cops took their sweet time in pulling him over.
Looks more like about 80-85 to me but still.
Edit: Woo, first silver!
My initial reaction to the text was to estimate 80 as well.
The camera sorta messes with the perceived speeds, as well as the zooming. I was between 65 and 70 for this whole clip, this guy was going a good 30 or more than me when he overtook. I usually go closer to 80 in the day, but this guy was flying. I'm certain he was near or above 95-100. Thing is, this stretch is the most heavily patrolled and camped spot even in the daytime. I dunno what that guy was thinking...
Guy needs a radar detector, not a cheap one either. Solves these types of problems. (Sure they could be using laser instead of radar, and sure a cop who knows what they are doing will eventually find a reason to pull you over, or know to only turn on their radar when they are about to fill a quota of tickets given per month.) The truth of the matter is cops are humans, and humans are generally lazy.
This guy has no one to blame but himself.
They're illegal in
some states Virginia. Some of them also start picking up the sensors on the back bumpers of newer cars. I eventually stopped using mine because I never knew if it was a cop or a cars' sensors or an automatic door at a store.
Mine was cheap though.
They are illegal in exactly one state: Virginia.
Huh, I could have sworn it was more than that. I guess what I read about was radar jammers.
Thanks for that clarification. To think all the times I crossed state lines from Louisiana to Texas and took my radar detector down thinking it was illegal.
Oh well. Like I said, mine was a cheap piece of shit so I never even really trusted it. I also don't speed enough to warrant buying a more expensive one. I just pay attention to my surroundings and that's more priceless than any kind of radar detector.
Jammers are definitely illegal in a lot more places, as they're pretty much the only way to dodge the lasers (which detectors don't really do shit for).
Yeah, agreed on attention. Also what someone else said, you get pulled over with a visible detector and you definitely get a ticket, not a warning.
I remember about Virginia because of the irony of their motto: sic semper tyrannis (implication that tyrants will get what's coming to them).
They're also illegal in Washington D.C. for all vehicles private or commercial. They're also illegal in commercial vehicles in some states with varying degrees depending on lots of things.
Some of them also start picking up the sensors on the back bumpers of newer cars. I eventually stopped using mine because I never knew if it was a cop or a cars' sensors or an automatic door at a store.
the newer ones can filter that out.
Guy needs a radar detector,
Eh, that doesn't always work. Many times cops just driving down the road will not have the units broadcasting. The moment you fly by them they hit you up and it's too late.
He needed to pay attention to if he was flying by cops.
I had some nice ones (I think, they were the top end dash mounted escorts) and I got more tickets with them than without by far. Most of the time I'd get hit with a laser, so just an immediate, loud ass beep and a minute later they'd be behind me. Got pulled over maybe 3 times total with radar detectors (all speed traps where speed limit dropped by 20 without much reason), and the cops were all dicks and gave me a ticket each time. Then mine broke in a small accident and I never bought another. Got pulled over one other time since then, and got a warning when I actually deserved a ticket for once. I figure once the cops see a radar detector, they're way more likely to give a ticket in spite. I suppose I could get a fancy internal once, but as I've gotten more experienced in when and when not to speed, I haven't been pulled over nearly as much. Can still drive fast when appropriate. Never speed in 35s (ESPECIALLY those annoying 55 to 35 immediately areas), can hit the pedal when there are no highway shoulders the cops can hide in, etc. I still like to be the "crazy driver" that gets behind cops on the highway since they clear out traffic so nicely, then slowly drive by them (not going more than 10 over) when it clears up, and they've never minded. Obligatory "fuck those laser detectors"!
the people with radar detectors are usually the people driving like assholes and trying to get away with it. no reason to get a detector if you’re not trying to be sneaky, that’s how I would see it if I was a cop.
Yep I understand that completely, so I wasn't too surprised (detector days were the first few years of driving and while in college). I guess I'm one of the (few?) non assholes that just like to drive fast on the highway/interstate and on the back roads I'm familiar with when it's not busy. Annoying when people drive slow in the fast lane but past that, nothing is worth that too upset over.
So many cops in that stretch - it's very strange. The only stretch of road where I actually go the speed limit.
Of course it is against the law. But driving 100 mph on a more or less empty highway does not seem very irresponsible to me. In Germany that would be considered an moderate speed. IMO 130 mph would still be ok if it is not forbidden.
If everyone is going 100 mph, thats fine. Hes going 100 mph while everyone else is going half his speed. Thats a recipe for disaster
100 mph is 160.93 km/h
I think the general idea is unpredictability to things you can necessarily see. Other motorists aren't the only things that you could hit going 130mph. What if there is a piece of debris on the road? Or an animal happens to run across? Or you just get a mechanical failure of some sort making the car hard to control?
As much as I'm a spirited driver, I understand why driving slower is likely a better idea in most cases as long as you're safely following the flow of traffic.
Or the fact that at those speeds, those K-rail dividers arent going to do their job well, and you may launch across into oncoming traffic on the other side if you hit things just right. Bad Juju any way you slice it.
I keep a hard limit of 140km/h, that is what the hills and curves on the highways around are rated for. I do not feel safe above it.
What if someone changes lanes into the one he's peeling down, not realizing just how fast he's coming up?
They should use their mirrors and learn how to drive.
Sure, but when everyone else is doing half the speed you are and you're zipping between lanes to be able to keep doing it, you're flirting with disaster.
The only real danger in this video is the guy in the passing lane when he shoudln't be. He was not going double the speed.
The notion of a passing lane in certain areas is not a real thing. I thought so until I took a defensive driver course for work. The teacher had the fucking state code book for driving, MD, and there is nothing about a passing lane. From what I gather that is also the case for a lot of states - not all. It’s just a common misconception.
It's pretty much a universal rule on all modern highways. Which ensure safe flow of traffic. Just because it isn't a legal law doesn't mean it shouldn't be practiced. I also highly doubt it's the case for a lot of states. Likely very few.
That guy going 65 in the left lane forever...
A completely empty highway and people choose the far left to go the speed limit. That's Houston for you.
That's everywhere unfortunately, glad the police are starting to enforce passing only in the left lanes in my city.
They said that here... then nothing happened 🙄
I’ll never understand how half of the drivers in Houston are borderline NASCAR on the Hardy toll road or I-10, and then the other half will go 20 below the speed limit in the left lane on the same roads. It’s actually fucking mind blowing.
That’s a nice clean video. It yours? Which camera is that?
Thanks, it's a G1W-S. The camera's not too expensive, I think I got it for around 50 dollars.
Hi neighbor!! Recognized the area.
I was thinking the same. Is this HTR?
BW8 between W. Lake Houston and 59
do you know what's going on with the lowes construction? it looked to me like it just stopped when they were close. Maybe they're just finishing up stuff inside?
Another neighbor question: Kroger or HEB??
Good ol Texas turn around there at the end. Best feature of city infrastructure I’ve ever seen
Agreed. I always miss those when I'm out of town.
I wouldn’t consider this an idiot. Nobody was in danger and at 2am highways are mainly empty. People drive like this at 2am in Dallas,TX
As foolish as this person is in this video...
It's my opinion that after a certain time, like 11pm - 4am Sunday - Thursday, the freeway speed limit should be 100mph. In fact the 2 inside lanes should have a speed minimum of 80 mph.
What a well made video!!!!
Once I was doing 90mph at 2am for a pretty long stretch and when I got pulled over I was sure I was getting a ticket. Turns out he was just looking for drunk drivers and let me off.
I think it's hilarious when people in SUVs try to be Nascar drivers on the streets.
No trying to be an asshole here but a Mercedes GL63 AMG Tops out at 155 mph. That and a few comparable SUV’s can handle 100 mph like it’s nothing. Or if you really want some speed from an SUV the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk tops out at 180 mph. So there are SUV’s that are more then capable for something like this. But like, it’s stupid as fuck to actually hit those speeds
100 mph is 160.93 km/h
I used to work 3 pm-midnight and when I would go home, the Sheriff's office up the street would have a shift change. So nearly every night, I would drive home flanked by 3-4 deputies on their way home, and over about 9 months, I witnessed them pull over about 10-20 people.
Cops don't even try on 495.
Is this on the Sam Houston Tollway or Tomball Pkwy?
It's the tollway, Beltway 8 northeast corner.
i know exactly where this is. Video starts at Belt 8 east bound at the 59 merge to West Lake Houston
Had a feeling it was in Houston, architecture matched up. I'm in SW Houston (Sugar Land area) so I've only been on the West and Southern parts of the toll
Even without sound, this was a nice video to watch. Thanks for the subtitles OP.
I've never seen that turn lane marker before. I had to back up the video to make sure I wasn't seeing things.
I want to talk about the Warp drive in the middle of the video there!
What’s up Beltway 8 in Humble?
Here in Atlanta, cops will pass you while going 85-90 if you're on the freeway at night going 65-70.
Ah, now it makes sense why the average response time of North Texas police departments is so high... they can’t even deal with incidents happening right in front of them efficiently
What do you use for the video editing?
I used Davinci Resolve, you can get it for free. It's a full editing and mastering suite. This was my first project with the program and it was pretty easy to get used to.
Laughs in I-5 California
That’s a great cam
I got nailed for 85 in a 75 coming through Kansas at 2 a.m in the morning on a empty road. Must have been a boring shift
Yea, Kansas cops are very bored... I mean, just look around that shithole of a state.
Source: I lived in the piece of shit state. I left as soon as I could.
EDIT: Sounds like you were on 69 (North & South). Speed limit is 75 through there
...But he used the turn signals. 🤷🏼♂️
Great video, thanks for sharing. What dash cam are you using?
More importantly, why is this footage clearer to me than my actual vision at night?
I knew that looked familiar!
damn, that's literally right next to where i live.
Its called speeding. And if you are doing it on an almost empty road in the middle of the night you are not an idiot.
LOL what an idiot. Great editing by the way!
DUI in 4...3...2...
This folks is why you purchase a top notch radar detector, in the majority of US states that allow it. You can smell BBQ pork from miles away.
I'm not sure how this qualifies as an idiot in a car. If anything he was being courteous by signaling. Car Justice Warriors should stick to the right hand lane. This guy literally got off of the highway to get a better glimpse. What a douche.
I didn't even see them exit the highway. That's my exit to get to where I live. You know what people say about assuming things...