Born to run in New Jersey

You already knew, but now it's official: Speed limits are widely seen as optional in South Jersey and elsewhere in the Garden State.

The N.J. Department of Transportation has released average speed calculations for major highways, and Deptford, Gloucester County was among the leading honorees.

Nearly 100 percent of drivers on the scenic-but-savage stretch of Route 55 just below the feeder ramp from the equally amped 42 freeway exceed the 65 mph speed limit.

Other South Jersey roadways in the red zone -- 676 in Camden, at 88 percent, and 295 in Mount Laurel, at 71 percent -- seem almost sedate by comparison.

To find out how the Garden State highway near you stacks up, click on NJ Spotlight for this handy interactive map.