I Can't Drive 55

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Charles K.'s Comment
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All the times I ran CA, I set my cruise on 58 and never had an issue ever with the CHP. As long as I only did 58 -59 they have never bothered me at all. I would slow down to 54 - 55 when I was coming up to a scale house, but that was the only time.

Ernie

Ernie, any day vs night difference on your days in CA driving?

Idono's Comment
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All the times I ran CA, I set my cruise on 58 and never had an issue ever with the CHP. As long as I only did 58 -59 they have never bothered me at all. I would slow down to 54 - 55 when I was coming up to a scale house, but that was the only time.

Ernie

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Ernie, any day vs night difference on your days in CA driving?

I am curious on this also. keep me posted

Attila's Comment
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I know a trucker who got a ticket on the grapevine for 56. It was a baby bear and said trucker got it dismissed in court. I don't mind the governor. I do mind governors pluss mileage pay. That has to change but that is another topic.

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I know a trucker who got a ticket on the grapevine for 56. It was a baby bear and said trucker got it dismissed in court. I don't mind the governor. I do mind governors plus mileage pay. That has to change but that is another topic.

This has to be a fish story, or the fact that they were doing these speeds in the descent portion of the pass was omitted. The speed limit for trucks on southbound descent is 40 MPH, while northbound it is 35 MPH. It's easy to get a ticket on the Tejon Pass if you're driving a truck because they police the truck lanes and speeds. A truck may not be unsafe just at the point it hits the transition to the descent speed, but it's still illegal.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Now THAT was funny.

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Now THAT was funny.

Thank you.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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All the times I ran CA, I set my cruise on 58 and never had an issue ever with the CHP. As long as I only did 58 -59 they have never bothered me at all. I would slow down to 54 - 55 when I was coming up to a scale house, but that was the only time.

Ernie

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Ernie, any day vs night difference on your days in CA driving?

Does not make any difference if it was night or day.

Ernie

Terry C.'s Comment
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I have a very hard time worth driving a 62 mph truck on two lane highways where the speed limit is 65. If I drive faster than 58 for any length of time I get a nasty message from my FM. I've been warned if I continue to go over 58 they'll bring my truck in to lower the governor. I feel it's a huge safety hazard to run slower than the posted speed limits on two lanes, simply because I'll get passed by other governed truck's multiple times when driving on them. I have plenty of evidence of this on my dash cam. I just ran 287 from Ft Worth to Limon. Tx and ok weren't bad as they had multiple passing lanes but co doesn't. That's where I was white knuckles for hours. At least at 62 I lessened the amount of times I was getting passed.

This leads me to the next problem and that's running the cb on these roads. I tend to want to have it on but the constant "common prime you need to pull over and let traffic by you idiot newbe steering wheel holder"comments. Is a double edged sword with these slow truck's that I'm having trouble finding peace with.

Interstates don't seem to be an issue running under 60 but the two lane highways are just dangerous to run slow. Oh well what are ya gonna do?

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