I44 West Of Tulsa, 80 Mph

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BK's Comment
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I recently drove from OKC to Tulsa on 44. There is a stretch of highway coming into Tulsa that has a posted speed limit of 80 mph. I was surprised and also thought it was kind of an oddity. Isn’t an 80 mph speed limit unusual for Oklahoma?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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It is. My understanding is that they modified certain areas with higher speed limits simply because the traffic flow is running at 80 anyway. What effect it will have is still a toss-up but it works for South Dakota and other areas of Texas

PackRat's Comment
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They drive almost as fast there on the OK Turnpike as in the 55 MPH zone around Denver.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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That surprises me as I thought everyone in Oklahoma must drive cautiously based on a brief encounter many years ago. My father-in-law is from Oklahoma and my wife and I traveled there many years ago to his hometown. I noticed a sign with posted fines for something like 1-2 MPH over the speed limit, 3-4 MPH, etc. We stopped at a peanut shop and mentioned to the owner that we were headed to Texas. The lady said "be careful because they drive crazy down there, a lot of them go over 60 MPH!" I did my best not to laugh. I guess times have changed!

Travis's Comment
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Driving as a "civilian" is so liberating. Drive when you wanna, nap when you wanna.

Made it home yesterday safely for my youngest's first Christmas.

Hope everyone reading had a safe and Merry Christmas, if ya were home or on the road

Pianoman's Comment
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They drive almost as fast there on the OK Turnpike as in the 55 MPH zone around Denver.

Ain’t that the truth. Seeing speeds of 90-100 mph in Denver is way too common

FreeBird 's Comment
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I live in sapulpa near Tulsa go there everyday and yes they have increased the speed few months back, the highway patrol had a report on the news here that it’s common nowadays to have drivers doing 75mph plus.. creek turnpike always speeding. Patrol always pulling them over on creek turnpike… but Denver 90 to 100 mph is crazy if they wreck I’m sure you will not survive buckled or not buckled…

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