"State" Speed Limit?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I noticed yesterday in New York you see speed limit signs that say "state speed limit 55".

I was on my way to Mr. Turtle's home away from home in Johnstown, NY, taking 87 up from New Jersey. The speed limit on the Thruway is 65mph. I hopped on 84 to get some fuel at the Pilot in Newburg and the speed limit signs said "state speed limit 55". So what exactly does this mean?

I'm sure I could Google the answer but, as Confucius once said, "He who looks for answers on Google educates himself; whereas he who seeks answers on Trucking Truth enlightens the whole group."

On a side note: I drove through the heart of Saratoga Springs at around 7pm on the way to pick up my next load in Glens Falls after leaving the Johnstown DC. What a beautiful little city! There were tons of people on the street and I saw a few groups of singers and musicians performing on corners and in front of shops as I slowly drove through. It was like a scene from a Christmas movie.

Turtle's Comment
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Basically, the state speed limit in NY is 55 "unless otherwise posted". So if you find yourself on a road that does not have speed limit signs, you can assume the limit is 55.

Similarly, any city or town can have their own speed limit "unless otherwise posted". The city or town must post their speed limit at the city or town border.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I noticed yesterday in New York you see speed limit signs that say "state speed limit 55".

I was on my way to Mr. Turtle's home away from home in Johnstown, NY, taking 87 up from New Jersey. The speed limit on the Thruway is 65mph. I hopped on 84 to get some fuel at the Pilot in Newburg and the speed limit signs said "state speed limit 55". So what exactly does this mean?

I'm sure I could Google the answer but, as Confucius once said, "He who looks for answers on Google educates himself; whereas he who seeks answers on Trucking Truth enlightens the whole group."

On a side note: I drove through the heart of Saratoga Springs at around 7pm on the way to pick up my next load in Glens Falls after leaving the Johnstown DC. What a beautiful little city! There were tons of people on the street and I saw a few groups of singers and musicians performing on corners and in front of shops as I slowly drove through. It was like a scene from a Christmas movie.

Upstate NY is SO GORGEOUS this time of year; Brett's no dummy in HIS choice of residence, either, haha! Johnstown is charming. Indeed.

My family (Aunt Ida) had a farm outside of Rome, and I can NEVER remember the exact town (King's Something) so if anyone knows, please advise. Thanks!!

~ Anne ~

ps: Old School is Confucius, eh? LoL....

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It’s my understanding that here in PA there are basically 2 speed limits - residential areas (as defined by the municipality) are 25 mph, every where else is 55 mph. “But wait! I see lots of other posted speed limits in PA!” you want to say! This is true - but those speed limits are requested by the municipality and then researched and discussed before being approved. So, as indicated above for NY, if a road in PA is unposted the speed limit is 55, unless it’s a residential neighborhood.

Gregg

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