If someone was driving 55 on the highway up here, I'd WANT them to be pulled over, because they would be causing accident every 10 seconds. Up here nearly everyone drives 70-75. Quite a lot do 80. The NYS Troopers won't bother anyone doing 75- ever. 80 your pushing it, but still won't bother you in most cases. I've driven 55 on the highway here exactly once. It was the time I left my school with my fuel range saying "0 miles to empty" and drove 30 miles home to fill up. Only time. Where I-87 goes through the Albany/Rensselaer the speed limit is 55. NOBODY drives that. 65 is the absolute minimum. There was an article I read a while back, that said "there is a section of I-87 in albany where the percentage of people that obey the speed limit is 3%". That is true.