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    I live..about 4 miles from our station. I travel on a state road, with a high volume of traffic during early work hours..7-9am and late work hours 3-6pm..speed limit is 45..50-55 is safe and acceptable..but sometimes people go 35-40 really slows you down. It all works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    speed limit is 45..50-55 is safe and acceptable..but sometimes people go 35-40 really slows you down. It all works for me
    Responding to a call? If the speed limit is 45, then a maximum of 45 is acceptable -- 50-55 is not.

    You want to speed on your own time? That's up to you. On FD time, I strongly suggest you obey the law...
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    If you do the speed limit on most of our roads, grandma will pass ya.

    Not saying drive like a nut, but 5 mph over the limit is not the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Not saying drive like a nut, but 5 mph over the limit is not the problem.
    Unless you're wearing a big sign that says, "Hey! I'm with the fire department! Lookatme!!!" aka a blue light special.

    If you plan to speed on the way to the firehouse or play fast and loose with any other traffic regulations, better you do it without a blue light than with one, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    If you do the speed limit on most of our roads, grandma will pass ya.

    Not saying drive like a nut, but 5 mph over the limit is not the problem.
    Same here. I live a dozen miles outside of our county seat. You can always tell when somebody has been doing the speed limit since clearing the city limts - there's a long line of cars behind them.

    Out here in the sticks, you're in more danger from the deer if you're running 65 in a 55 than anything else. If anything, there's the outside possibility that the blue light might scare 'em out of the road before you can hit 'em.
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