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In light traffic, how fast do you drive...

(19 Posts)
lljkk Tue 07-Nov-17 19:13:20

On a dual carriageway?

GraciesMansion Tue 07-Nov-17 19:14:17

Up to 70, depending on the conditions.

dementedpixie Tue 07-Nov-17 19:18:20

I agree

FruitCider Tue 07-Nov-17 19:22:36

Depends on how many lanes, if there are roundabouts etc, other conditions.

Not2day Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:45

What's the speed limit of the dual carriageway in question???

Kursk Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:49

At the speed of the other traffic

Ginmakesitallok Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:50

Up to about 75.

PeaPodPopper Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:51

I drive according to conditions and speed limits.

dementedpixie Tue 07-Nov-17 19:31:11

does it have a national speed limit sign? If so, up to 70

RatRolyPoly Tue 07-Nov-17 19:35:16

I drive at <<cough cough>> 70.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Tue 07-Nov-17 19:38:10

Same speed as the rest of the traffic, generally.

lljkk Tue 07-Nov-17 21:11:25

I did a lot of dual carriageway driving today, & got to wondering why some people stuck to the speed limit when others whizz away & others barely get above 60. More people were driving around 70 today, than I expected.

I'm totally happy to be a speed demon but trying to tame myself painful .

tigerdriverII Tue 07-Nov-17 21:14:50

Whatever I judge to be safe according to the conditions. Maybe 50-60, maybe high 80s. Frankly on an empty motorway in clear conditions that’s perfectly safe. But I will be flamed by the timorous middle lane hoggers who inhabit this forum.

FruitCider Wed 08-Nov-17 10:26:06

If my daughter is in the car, I will generally drive at 60-70 on a dual carriageway depending on driving conditions. Maybe a tad faster on my own. On the motorway I tend to hover just below 80 unless the traffic is moving faster than this, then I keep up with the traffic.

IFellDownAHole Wed 08-Nov-17 10:29:32

Depends on conditions but generally around 70. I tend to be one of the slower cars though, either my speedometer is adjusted to make it look like I’m going faster than I am or most people go over 70.

Eolian Wed 08-Nov-17 10:29:37

60-70, depending on conditions. I don't tend to break the speed limit on a dual carriageway, but go up to about 77 on a motorway depending on conditions.

Crowdo Wed 08-Nov-17 10:31:01

Up to about eighty if it was a clear straight road in good weather conditions with no traffic ahead.

Papayamum Wed 08-Nov-17 10:31:21

When I'm in the right lane I sometimes do 80-90. Other cars go faster than that and I have to go back in to the left lane.

sharklovers Wed 08-Nov-17 13:09:49

Depends entirely on the conditions, probably 70-85 in light traffic when dry etc. Many leptons in the middle of the night when deserted.

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