CA speed limit for commercial trucks! (poll)

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Sixela918, Jun 23, 2022.

What speed do you run in CA?

  1. 55

    11.8%
  2. 60

    41.2%
  3. 65

    21.6%
  4. 80

    9.8%
  5. No comment

    15.7%
  1. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    Can someone please explain to me, why does CA have 55mph for trucks? Is there any legitimate sense to it? Or is it just California doing stupid California stuff?
     
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  3. fairshake

    fairshake Road Train Member

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  4. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Medium Load Member

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    Because big truck follow speed limit. Big truck doing slow next to 90 mph Tesla = safe.
     
  5. Sixela918

    Sixela918 Light Load Member

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    Or how about, big truck need to get over to pass (or cop on shoulder), but there's a line of 50 four wheelers bumper to bumper in left lane = safe
     
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  6. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Medium Load Member

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    yeah both scenarios suck. If it’s a cop I do a bit more convincing to the traffic in the hammer lane.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Because it's a Communist Dictator state, hence the nickname Commiefornia.
     
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  8. welldigger00

    welldigger00 Light Load Member

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    I actually run 63-64 most of the time, unless supertrucker blows past me at 70, then I let him sniff out the cops, and I’ll wick it up to 65.
     
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  9. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Hwy. Payrol allows you to 60. Guys are pushing it above that. They are gonna clamp down someday.
     
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    Judge Road Train Member

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