Highway Speed Limits

 

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

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i have the Nuvi 755T.. and

i have the Nuvi 755T.. and it shows the posted speed limits on the screen.. as well if you are going over the posted speed limit your speed shows in red on the display.. i love my nuvi smile

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And in my neck of the woods, we have the LOWEST highway max speeds in France - we can only go at 110 KPH, whereas the rest of France is at 130. I'd noticed that the settings weren't right, so wrote to Navteq.

And guess what, they corrected them !

Of course, I stopped speeding a few years ago - a wife, grandkids in the car, and an interest in low gas mileage sometimes do that to you.. My Landrover Freelander (permanent four-wheel-drive) now gets me about six liters per 100 kilometer - that's 39.2 mpg to you fellows in America ! And shes got 169.000 kilometers on the deck !

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Been a while since I was in Myrtle Beach but . . .

I seem to remember that the main highway through town is posted for slow cruising due to all the tourists, attractions, and restaurants downtown. Plus the younger people like to do the old-fashioned version of "cruising" back and forth around town. Might just be my poor memory, though. Maybe we have a POI Factory member that knows better.

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nansoutey wrote:

i have the Nuvi 755T.. and it shows the posted speed limits on the screen.. as well if you are going over the posted speed limit your speed shows in red on the display.. i love my nuvi smile

Just be careful and still pay attention to speed signs. We had topic about speed limits from gps. And truth is: they will not show temporary changes (like road works for example) or those make after maps were updated. So you can be very unpleasantly surprised by cop some day. And argument that you were driving according to gps speed limit doesn't stand in court.

My gps shows speed too, and a few times it wasn't same like posted speed. And it happened that speed posted was lower than one showed on gps. So don't get too trusty and always confront gps with speed signs.

where to look?

davidkbrown wrote:

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

Probably best place is on website of institution that sets speed limits. You may check with Department of Transportation first. Other than that there is always "standard" speed limit for each state. Other than that you just have to watch for speed signs. They are not really that hard to spot. wink

And if they were make as speed traps then there is nothing you can do but to be on lookout for speed signs, as they may be temporary or set from time to time only. Even if you will have whole road online with speed limits I don't think you will remember where each speed limit start or ends. Easier to check signs.

Hard to do

davidkbrown wrote:

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

I think that would be pretty hard to do on some roads. I drove a two lane road Monday with small towns every few miles and the speed limit was constantly changing from 55 to 45 to 35 to 25, then back to 55. The gps wasn't even accurate some of the time, I noticed several times I would be well into a 35 zone before it would change from the 45 zone. I think your best bet is to just keep an eye out for the speed limit signs.

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speed limits

I'm in the US with my GPS and finally see speed limits. However, it's not always accurate due to construction zones and other variables. It would be onerous to keep a web site updated with speed limits.

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Which road

davidkbrown wrote:

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

What road is it?

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Speedtrap.org

davidkbrown wrote:

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

I don't know a website that displays speed limits for all highways nationally, but here's one where people post suspected speed traps that's useful to check before venturing into a new area.
http://www.speedtrap.org/
Check your roads to Myrtle Beach there and see if anyone confirms your suspicions. The one time I got a ticket was at a speed trap in Missouri that's notorious on that website. Found it too late.

One has to be careful about relying upon speed limits programmed into the maps on some GPS units. Speed limits change due to conditions such as road construction, and the GPS will display an incorrect (usually too high!) speed limit in that case.

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When in unfamiliar territory

Your GPS is valuable but don't allow it to make you lazy and become completely dependent on it. You should be especially vigilant paying attention to local speed limits and road rules. Our Nuvi's are great assistants but the decisions belong to us alone.

Whenever crossing into a new

Whenever crossing into a new town or there is a sharp bend, be especially careful for the sudden change in speed limits which is of course keeping the eyes on the road. Always disliked that when growing up, the local town had dropped to 35mph from 50 mph. And I was silly enough to think it was only *my* town. Ack!

Southern small town culture

davidkbrown wrote:

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

is the reason for the 35&20 Mph you tend to see in the towns in that area. I went there three times this year and never noticed anyone pulled over for traffic violations. From where i am located, to get there using roads with faster speed limits would require that i go a much longer distance and end up taking much longer.

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Highway Speed Limits

davidkbrown wrote:

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.

Hey Dave, I do not know of any websites that have that info., however, I do know that my 1490T has that built-in feature that lets you see the posted speed in the area you are driving as well as seeing the speed that you are traveling next to it. If you are within the speed limit, your speed remains in white numbers whereas if you are exceeding the limit, your speed is in red. Hopefully this is of some use to you.