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View Poll Results: When do you drive fastest?
En route towards my destination 25 54.35%
Going home from my destination 21 45.65%
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Poll: When do you drive faster?

So I was driving home from work yesterday and basically the question came across my mind. Personally I am just curious, do you guys drive faster trying to get to work or trying to get home afterward? For those of you unemployed it still applies to school or really just anything.

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Usually a little bit of both, but mostly coming home from destination.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Usually a little bit of both, but mostly coming home from destination.
Yeah I agree. I think a lot of people are like that in society today. We like to be on our own time. I mean, it makes sense to me.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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:O Someone voted otherwise? Any reason in particular? I'm not here to flame I'm just curious as to what your opinions are.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
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Depends on if I'm running late for work, lol. Usually, I'm never running late for home!

I'd say though, I like to spend my 30 minute drive going home as a bit of unwind time. Probably a bit more leisurely then and it's me time. Of course, that can lead to bouts of heavy foot if there is no traffic, just to enjoy the Camaro!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
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Depends on if I'm running late for work, lol. Usually, I'm never running late for home!

I'd say though, I like to spend my 30 minute drive going home as a bit of unwind time. Probably a bit more leisurely then and it's me time. Of course, that can lead to bouts of heavy foot if there is no traffic, just to enjoy the Camaro!
Ah, that makes a lot of sense. It's a little hard to be late for home I bet unwinding in a car like the Camaro is pretty satisfying. I drive a 99 Mercury Cougar as my daily driver so I definitely don't get the same reaction from the road as you would. But I definitely see why you would consider the ride home as "me time" as much as I would consider being home as "me time".
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Ah, that makes a lot of sense. It's a little hard to be late for home I bet unwinding in a car like the Camaro is pretty satisfying. I drive a 99 Mercury Cougar as my daily driver so I definitely don't get the same reaction from the road as you would. But I definitely see why you would consider the ride home as "me time" as much as I would consider being home as "me time".
The Camaro, while endless fun, is no 65 Corvette!! Lol, what I would give for my ride home to be in that classic beast!!!


Anyway, the ride home, to me, is valuable. Zero stress. Work is over, have yet to see what awaits on the home front. The boy and wife are precious, and I don't want them to have to share my stress from work. So I unwind before I get there, and all is good!
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So I was driving home from work yesterday and basically the question came across my mind. Personally I am just curious, do you guys drive faster trying to get to work or trying to get home afterward? For those of you unemployed it still applies to school or really just anything.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #10
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The Camaro, while endless fun, is no 65 Corvette!! Lol, what I would give for my ride home to be in that classic beast!!!


Anyway, the ride home, to me, is valuable. Zero stress. Work is over, have yet to see what awaits on the home front. The boy and wife are precious, and I don't want them to have to share my stress from work. So I unwind before I get there, and all is good!
The Vette is definitely a gem. One day I hope to own it all to myself. But yeah the more I sit here at my desk and read about driving home, the more it makes me want to get on the highway with the windows rolled all the way down blasting Led Zeppelin whilst choking down a cigarette. That's true though; I bring a good chunk of stress home if I don't properly unwind on the way back, and you definitely don't want to bring that home to the girlfriend (in my case, as opposed to wife hehe).
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:45 PM   #11
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Faster when heading to work. I like to unwind and enjoy my ride home after a long day. I rarely rush when heading home.
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Wow, the poll is evening out pretty well.
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Also depends on traffic, if I can go at my own pace and not a bunch of idots on the way.....

As Ill either try to get away from everyone, or fall back.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:05 PM   #14
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To my destination.

Even if I leave on time I try to get there early (or earlier)!

I think it comes from being in the military before; "hurry up and wait"!



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Old 08-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #15
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Also depends on traffic, if I can go at my own pace and not a bunch of idots on the way.....

As Ill either try to get away from everyone, or fall back.
Interesting. I completely agree now that you bring that point up; it definitely changes up the pace when there's traffic. But lets say hypothetically it was a clear road the whole way from now on.
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how about an option for all the time?


nothing is better than after driving 2 miles at 25mph than to hit that highway on ramp and then.....
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #17
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how about an option for all the time?


nothing is better than after driving 2 miles at 25mph than to hit that highway on ramp and then.....
Haha true that. I can actually put that as an option for the poll if you're serious, just tell me how! XD
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:16 PM   #18
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Going to work not so much... but going somewhere with an appt time Yes...

going home no worries unless a Mustang GT wants a run...
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Haha true that. I can actually put that as an option for the poll if you're serious, just tell me how! XD
You'll have to contact one of the mods to add the option for ya!

I drive "faster" going home from work cuz I wanna get the hell outta here!!!
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Interesting. I completely agree now that you bring that point up; it definitely changes up the pace when there's traffic. But lets say hypothetically it was a clear road the whole way from now on.
Id drive 80-100+ everywhere if there was no traffic hehehehe

Love the sound of my engine above 70 and it just ask for more the way it purrs.

Also heat dependent, if Iím hot and just wanna get home, Iím on it harder.

Also the ride home from most anywhere is less of an adventure.
Worst part of traveling long distance in a car, ride there is fun, ride back takes to long.
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Id drive 80-100+ everywhere if there was no traffic hehehehe

Love the sound of my engine above 70 and it just ask for more the way it purrs.

Also heat dependent, if Iím hot and just wanna get home, Iím on it harder.

Also the ride home from most anywhere is less of an adventure.
Worst part of traveling long distance in a car, ride there is fun, ride back takes to long.
Agreed!
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Agreed!
I miss the late 80s early 90s

$1gal gas and allot less traffic on local highways

For fun id put $5 in the tank of my '79 305 Aro and go fly up and down I280 from near the turnpike connection up to Michigan n back at 100+

And I could do that at nearly any time of the day and was 110% safe traffic room wise.


Now its still kinda safe at everyone does 70+ with the speed limit up to 65 now but room wise its only 75-50% safe.

Why unless its not an easy route, I stick to going through town, I can still do near or up to 50 n be safe and not deal with dense highway traffic.
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I'm always running late, so it's usually to my destination. However, I don't go home from work the same way I go in... simply because traffic is much crazier in the evening commute. A lot more people driving crazy and speeding. I don't quite understand it.
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I miss the late 80s early 90s

$1gal gas and allot less traffic on local highways

For fun id put $5 in the tank of my '79 305 Aro and go fly up and down I280 from near the turnpike connection up to Michigan n back at 100+

And I could do that at nearly any time of the day and was 110% safe traffic room wise.


Now its still kinda safe at everyone does 70+ with the speed limit up to 65 now but room wise its only 75-50% safe.

Why unless its not an easy route, I stick to going through town, I can still do near or up to 50 n be safe and not deal with dense highway traffic.
True, as long as you've got good judgment you can speed. Though condoning this type of behavior is dangerous, it can be a lot of fun.
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I'm always running late, so it's usually to my destination. However, I don't go home from work the same way I go in... simply because traffic is much crazier in the evening commute. A lot more people driving crazy and speeding. I don't quite understand it.
Yeah it would seem that later on in the day, the commuters fill up the road and it gets a little congested.
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