On Rochester expressways, it seems to be a fact.
"I see repeatedly people are going way beyond the speed limit," said Robert Raths, Brighton.
People in a hurry.
"I would say majority. Very few are doing the speed limit," said Deacon McGovern, Brighton.
"There are times I'm getting passed quite a bit," said Brad Thyroff, Brighton.
"And I think people are driving much too fast," Raths said.
People we caught up with at Twelve Corners Service Center say they see it time and time again.
"If it says 65, I'm doing 65. I see most people passing me doing 70, 75," McGovern said.
Soon, 75 could be New York's speed limit on expressways and interstates. A downstate assemblyman is pushing to raise the speed limit. One which, if you're following it on those expressways, you already know you're pretty likely to be passed.
We found reaction to the proposal to be mixed.
"I think generally we tend to go too fast already," Raths said. "I really feel that 70 is fast enough. I don't think we need to go faster than 70."
"I think there's areas where 75 would probably make sense," Thyroff said. "I always seem to be pushing it a little bit, so I think it would be good."
"Then you're gonna see people doing 85, or 90," said McGovern.
Studies conducted by state transportation officials after New York raised the speed limit from 55 to 65 18 years ago found accidents dropped by 29 percent, with fewer fatalities. But critics say raising the speed limit would make the roads more dangerous, especially when you throw a distracted driver into the mix.
"Yeah, because we didn't have texting and so many cell phones back then, but a distracted driver is a distracted driver," said McGovern.
A majority of states already have speed limits above 65 miles per hour. In 16 states you can drive 75, and in parts of Texas, you can drive 85.
"I guess the only concern I is that people always push it. So if it was 75, maybe we'll see drivers doing 80, 85, too much," Thyroff said.
The faster you drive, the more fuel you burn, and whatever the posted speed limit is, there's agreement that it's often ignored.
"I think there would be a tendency for people to go beyond what the speed limit is," Raths said.