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Old 01-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
halfmonkey
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driving to mammoth from socal

We're planning a trip to Mammoth Mountain for the first time as a family and we're planning on driving. I've heard from some friends and co-workers that there are a couple of place along 395 that are speed traps because the speed limit goes from like 55 to 45 to 35o 25 within a matter of a mile or so. What I've been trying to figure out is what the noraml speed limit is on the remainder of the freeway. I can't seem to find anything on it. I'm thinking it should be 70 but I've found some non-concrete information saying it might be 55 or 65. Has anybody recently driven on 395 from socal to mammoth able to confirm what the general speed limit is? Thanks
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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395 is 4 lane north of Ridgecrest and I believe 65mph. The 2 lane sections south of there maybe 55 but I don't remember. The only areas to watch your speed are through the small towns of Big Pine, Ridgecrest, Lone Pine, Independence and Bishop. These are all rather short distances of a mile or two as you pass through town.

395 is a very scenic drive but can get significant snowfall north of Bishop so watch the weather reports. Also checkout June Lake area just north of Mammoth for skiing, hiking, fishing etc.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Like Huff said, the only parts that slow down are when the highway enters a town area. Those parts are short. The remainder of the time most people drive 70 to 75 mph.
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