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    Quote Originally Posted by Evián View Post
    So lemme get this straight, you seeing several speeding pickups while you drive your what, hour or two a day drive is enough proof that all pickup drivers speed during the remaining 22 hours? Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal. Now onto the "compensating" talk, I hear that I couldn't possibly want to drive a vehicle that looks good, rides nice, has plenty of space for work or play, can haul five people comfortably, and is reliable/durable enough for when I have to pull idiots out if ditches on snowy days means I have a small pecker? What was that about anecdotal evidence?
    I don't know where the compensation bit came from, thats not what I'm implying at all.
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    Today I was stuck behind some El Salvadorans in a pick-up truck, I can assure you they were doing 10 under the speed limit. There, statement disproved.

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    If by pick-up you mean shit like this:


    picture sharing

    Then yes, they are mostly reckless.

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    I drive a 1992 Ford F-150 XLT, and yes, I speed, but only when someone in front of me is going either the same speed or faster (Rather them get the ticket than me), if they slow down, I slow down (but, never under the speed limit) until someone else gets in front of me and speeds, then I safely speed behind them.

    I don't have a problem with people speeding, it means I can speed myself, but when someone's going under the speed limit, it pisses me off.

    Example:
    The other day I'm on a wide, well-maintained, two-lane road with big shoulders on each side, the speed limit is 55 mph, and it's a nice day outside, perfect weather, and the asshole in front of me is going 35 mph. And it was a no passing zone due to turns and stuff.
    Now my question is, why the hell do people go under the speed limit, when there are no adverse conditions, or situations that would cause them to do so? It's just infuriating.
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    i cant help but agree with the op. ive had the same generalized experiences around where i live with people driving pickups that think they have a vehicle that can handle like a sports car. idiots dont have a clue. probably why we hear so many motor vehicle accidents involving trucks on our scanner.

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    I drive a Toyota Tacoma and I generally speed. Nothing ridiculous, but generally 10 miles over. Unless I'm headed to Florida to see my mom, but it's a 7 hour drive I can't got the speed limit without losing my mind. But I guess I am just a reckless college kid and I would speed in whatever I was driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evián View Post
    I hear that I couldn't possibly want to drive a vehicle that looks good, rides nice
    If you wanted a vehicle that looks good and rides nice, you wouldn't consider a truck.

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    Yes OP, most of the time generalizations are biased and hold no ground.
    This is not one of those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbugged View Post

    I'm driving down the Highway in my Taurus going the speed limit? I'm going to be passed like I'm going 20 mph.
    This is your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If you wanted a vehicle that looks good and rides nice, you wouldn't consider a truck.
    O LAWDY LAWDY I FORGOT THAT IF I DON'T HAVE THE SAME TASTE AS YOU I'M WRONG!

    Taste is subjective, and my Silverado rides like a dream even with my off-road tires.

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    I speed a lot in my little 2000 Ford Focus. I see slow pick-ups all of the time.

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    hmm thats funny, where i live i see more douchebags in bmws and shit thinkin their hot shit speeding like crazy, riding my ass and everything. i thoroughly enjoy it when someone is speeding and ends up getting behind me or starts riding my ass, ill intentionally drive under the speed limit in hopes i piss them off or even hope they try and pass me then speed back up to the speed limit. got no problem with people driving fast but i do have a problem with douchebags who drive 10 feet off my back bumper.

    dont get me wrong, im not an old granny and i dont drive under the speed limit, i generally drive the speed limit and in most cases not any faster than 5 or 10 over it. very rarely do speed 10 mph over the limit unless im in a familiar area an i know for certain there are no cops around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If you wanted a vehicle that looks good and rides nice, you wouldn't consider a truck.
    what? i own a truck and my friend owns a truck and they ride very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbugged View Post
    No question about it, I'm not even over-generalizing. Maybe it's different where you're from, but not here. Pick-up truck drivers ALWAYS speed.

    I'm driving down the Highway in my Taurus going the speed limit? I'm going to be passed like I'm going 20 mph.

    I'm turning left on a 2-lane road? You bet he'll pass me on my right and drive half on the dirt.

    the northern US is currently being buried under a foot of snow and I feel safe driving 10 mph under the speed limit? No man, its okay, you have 4-wheel drive on your F-150, please just pass me going 10 miles above speed limit and kick up snow on to my windshield.

    Oh, its 2am on a tuesday night? WHERE DO YOU HAVE TO BE that you feel justified driving 100 mph down the freeway with your brights directly on my rear? No cops on the road huh? Going to be a hotshot? Nice car emblem of Calvin peeing on the logo of whatever sports team you don't like.

    Whenever I'm on the highway and a pickup truck goes speeding past me at the speed of light, I silently pray it fishtails and then skids into a deep ravine, shattering into a million pieces, then explodes into a fiery hell.

    Sure, people who speed aren't always driving pick-ups, but every damn pick-up driver speeds.

    WHY? WHY IS THIS?
    Cause when your driving a nice big pickup truck your sitting higher up, and you just have so much more control than you do in a little 4 door it allows you to do 90 and only have it feel like your doing 60. I had a little 4 door once and omg the wind, and rabbits, and everything else pushed it around all over the place, after college and after I got my big expensive truck omg the difference. You just have so much control, wind doesn't move you, bumps feel like grains of sand, and the list goes on, I catch myself doing like 95 and have to slow down cause I just don't notice it. Feels like I'm doing 60 and when I slow to 60 it feels like I'm going 30. lol.

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    I actually see more people speeding in expensive cars. Of course, I don't mind if it's a pick-up truck or a corvette that's speeding, as long as they catch all the highway patrol for me.

    Oh, and fuck lifted pick-up trucks. I can't see anything behind me when I'm being tailgated by one, and I can't see anything in front of me when one cuts in front of me. Aren't those things meant for off road driving? I'm pretty the freeway is not off road.
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    from my experince as someone who 90% of the time drive at the speed limit ( and if I can slower) it seems most people speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aethon View Post
    from my experince as someone who 90% of the time drive at the speed limit ( and if I can slower) it seems most people speed.
    I hope you at least stay out of the left most lanes. Most people drive the same speed that everyone else is driving so that the flow of traffic doesn't get messed up. If everyone is driving 65, I go 65. If everyone is going 75, I go 75.
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    I do, and I let people pass, however at what point do you stop, if everyone around you is going 90 are you going to go 90 too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aethon View Post
    I do, and I let people pass, however at what point do you stop, if everyone around you is going 90 are you going to go 90 too?
    Yes, because people passing left and right to get around me will be more likely to get in an accident at 90 as opposed to 80 or 70. However, there's no point thinking about it much because in my experience the average traffic doesn't go much past 80, even at night when there's nobody on the roads.
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    I speed in my 04 mustang ALL the time, I speed in my moms Charger all the time and I speed in my dads big dodge truck all the time too. I just speed. For information, 20 year old college student, never had a accident or a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sartharias View Post
    I speed in my 04 mustang ALL the time, I speed in my moms Charger all the time and I speed in my dads big dodge truck all the time too. I just speed. For information, 20 year old college student, never had a accident or a ticket.
    I'm going to use you.

    " Look at me I speed all the time and never got into an accident or got a ticket."

    Don't see many people past the age of 40 who speed all the time and like to brag about it. well you din the the cemetery
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