Ohio speed limit

Ohio speed limit

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:10 am

Just wondering how extensive the 70MPH limit is in Ohio, I pulled onto RT11 yesterday & BAM the limit was 70. It's kind of a shame that I can walk out my back yard & into Ohio but both states act like the other is not there, I know it must be a very recent change. What cracked me up was how soon people use & abuse, naturally I bumped the cruise up a bit to 75 & wasn't in the left lane then it a short time I got the finger from a guy in a pick-up that passed & must have thought I was somehow slowing him down but nobody was in the big Lake Erie Cruiser he was towing but he had to be close to 90 or better. And no I didn't pull out in front of him or anything, RT11 is hardly used & not too often watched I just kept thinking those trailer tires can't be rated for that speed.
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Re: Ohio speed limit

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:41 am

You may want to check this out. I don't know the law but this is what was proposed in 2012 so you best make sure what may have been passed.
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Re: Ohio speed limit

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:53 am

Good question Sam, I've got to do a little checking for myself regarding what constitutes the 70 limit. Gaw,good point. Leave the Left to the high speed ticket bait,and cruise with comfort in the center or right on a 2 lane. That's been the rule in my little piece of the Jungle ever since I was old enough to watch the Old Man drive... 8-)
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Re: Ohio speed limit

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Get Sonny Barger's book, "Freedom: Credos From The Road" and read it. It should be required reading for all 16 year olds preparing to take the highways.

The left lane is for PASSING. It is not for traveling in. It is illegal in PA as well. Pass, then get the hell back over.

Also, if you see a group of bikers traveling the interstate, show them some respect and don't cut in between the group. Most of the time when I ride with some I stay close as hell to their wheel, but not every body does. I about saw some California boy take an ass whooping back in June when he passed a handful of them on the right, then cut in between them cutting them off and separating them. It was a group of HOGs and not an outlaw group, but still show some respect. He thought he was in the free and clear until we hit construction a few miles up the road and we were dead stopped. He got an ear full for about 10 minutes. I looked at my wife and said if he is dumb enough to get out of his car, I am not getting involved. He deserves whatever he gets for driving like a d*ck. The rest of the ride until I hit my exit I used my SUV to shield them from the droves of a-hole drivers that were out there.

My second gripe is not using the left turning lane to turn onto the interstate. What the hell do you think that lane is there for??? I cant understand how a car can hold up traffic to turn left onto the interstate because they don't use the turning lane! :x :shock:
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Re: Ohio speed limit

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:31 pm

Here in Maine it is illegal to use the right lane except for passing....but...well... most of the state is just two lanes, if traffic is heavy we have no choice but to use both lanes. North of Bangor is now 75 MPH limit!

Also... a new law.... on the interstate, if you come upon a cop that has someone stopped and it's blue lights are on, you MUST change lanes to the right lane, OR drop your speed to (crap I can't remember...40? 45? by 25%?) a slower speed. No more zipping past a stopped cruiser. That being said, I myself never come within 40 or 50 feet of a human unless I slow to 45 MPH. It's no dang fun to have a car go past you at 70 MPH when you're changing a flat.
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Re: Ohio speed limit

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:25 pm

The speed limit on Rt. 70 is almost all the way across. The Belmont area outside Wheeling, Columbus and Dayton areas is 65. everywhere else it is 70 for EVERYBODY.

The question is, are they going to get rid of the Jim Crow speed limits on the divided highways? I see no proof of that!! Still 55 for trucks on those roads!!! :(

Also, Illinois will go up to 70 on January, 1. for EVERYONE.
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