45 MPH Construction Zone Speed Limit I-294 Chicago

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by BeHereNow97, Mar 24, 2022.

  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    It's not just Chicago it's any major city. The speed limit on PA 28 in Pittsburgh is 45 but everyone goes 70-80. Ever run the Jersey turnpike?100 mph is slow on there. Doesn't bother me, with all those idiots flying around the police don't worry about a truck driver running 10-15 over the limit.
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  3. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Get a speeding ticket in a construction zone in one of my trucks and you’re done. There’s not a lot that I’m totally intolerant of, but that’s one of them.
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Big cities = people just don't care. Just keep doing what you are doing. The world doesn't need more of those types.
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  5. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2021
    Hah Des Moines has them all bet there was a report just a couple weeks ago on the DM news per Capita.. they have the most Speeding tickets issued over 100 mph in the United States.. Hell the whole state is bad
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2022
  6. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    I do the same, it’s expensive but 355 is a nice drive compared to 294.
  7. Geekonthestreet

    Geekonthestreet Medium Load Member

    Jun 27, 2021
    I’ve never noticed anyone get pulled over for going 65 even in construction. There’s a dicey bend near Joliet if your load is unstable but otherwise as long as you aren’t weaving in between lanes or hammering past on the left side nobody cares. And go the speed limit when alone in construction. I almost hit a worker going 85 in a construction zone when I used to be a laborer. I still have no idea what he was doing standing in the middle of a highway at night.
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    They do if there is a non-descript white SUV parked behind the barriers somewhere. A few years ago when 95 through Baltimore was all tore up you could easily tell where those were at night from all the flashes.
  9. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

    May 2, 2010
    ludlow MA
    78 through Kutztown is the same way, trucks keep left and I know that any governed eld truck I passed in the last ten miles is going to go blowing back by me
  10. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

    Mar 21, 2020
    LMAO. Waco, TX I-35. 8 miles of 55mph north and south. Minimum speed ANYONE is doing including LEO'S is 65-70. Why? People are sick of doing miles of low speed so they can work in an area less than a city block.
  11. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    I know it's frustrating, but just obey the law, it's your JOB,,to obey the law. And you probably don't see it, but these people get their due down the line somewhere. It's EXTRA gratifying if it happens in front of you. I was told never to gloat, but I can't resist a toot of the horn as you pass them on the shoulder, "not so happy now, eh? People are generally idiots that can't chew gum and walk, much less text or talk and drive, and don't realize they are speeding. It's the same mentality for multi vehicle pileups and until the Feds get their heads out of their rears and realize, the cell phone is the smoking gun to all these mishaps, it won't end anytime soon.
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