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Old January 4th, 2007, 04:52 AM   #41
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Its going to be hard to follow those speed limits in middle of nowhere.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:00 AM   #42
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... and enforcing these speed limits.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #43
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Hahaha, that's funny.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #44
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bah you wont get caught coz you're in the middle of absolute nowhere!
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Old January 4th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #45
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Ah but you will. I saw cop cars in outback NT, but thankfully not when I was doing 210kmh in a rented Commodore on the way to Kings Canyon. (Didn't keep it up for long - too scary).

Seriously though, it's a good idea. Understandably at such speeds people don't have a hope in hell of walking away from a crash.

Here in WA on trips up North, where you can drive on a dead straight road for over 100kms with no sign of civilisation, I saw two separate incidents of speeders being caught by the cops!
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #46
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crap! so they hang out in the middle of nowhere aswell

I ws driving to Mildrua and I spotted a cop hiding behind bushes on a relatively remote section of the Calder highway
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Old January 6th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #47
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Wow that sucks.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #48
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They are doing this just to collect revenue in shithole towns in middle of nowhere.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #49
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just like the speed trap cities in the US
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #50
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I thought the German autobahn was able to show accident rates don't skyrocket if there are no speed limits.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #51
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There's a tad of difference between autobahn grade roads and outback highways.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #52
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although outback highways have practically no traffic
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #53
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wow, never knew there are other places outside Germany without speedlimits.
but really, what's there to complain, 130km/h is a great speed limit.
in North America we don't get more than 100km/h in most places (some
US states I believe allow 70 or even 80mph but overall it's rare).
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #54
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The Trans-Canada along the Rockies has sections that are over 100km/h. I remember they were 110km/h.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #55
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Highways in New Brunswick are 110 km/h.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #56
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I thought the German autobahn was able to show accident rates don't skyrocket if there are no speed limits.
They are generally not higher than other countries with speed limits.

But the drivers education in Germany learns people to handle high speeds and Germans are used to higher speeds.

And, ofcourse, as mentioned before, there is a hell of a difference between a German Autobahn, and some NT road.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #57
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take that back lol....do not mess with the mighty Stuart Highway!:







but overall, i think the speed limit is a good thing, at least till they have the highways duplicated, if that ever happens.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #58
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although outback highways have practically no traffic
But when there is traffic, you get vehicles like this:



Wouldn't want to have one of them coming at me in the opposite direction.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #59
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Speed limits introduced on outback Australian highways

SYDNEY, Jan 1, 2007 (AFP) - Motorists in outback Australia will no longer be able to drive as fast as they like after the Northern Territory government Monday introduced speed limits on open highways for the first time.

Under the new laws, drivers must keep within the limit of 130 kilometres (80 miles) an hour on the Stuart, Arnhem, Victoria and Barkly highways.

All other rural roads will have a limit of 110 kilometres unless signposted otherwise.

The Northern Territory, home to one of the country's biggest tourist attractions Uluru, was previously one of the few places in the world where there were no enforced speed limits on some roads.

The terrority has introduced the speed limit in a bid to lower its annual road toll which is three times the national average.
thats weird... i never hear of accidents in nt on the news
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Old January 14th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #60
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Unless it's a major accident, it probably won't make the news in other states.
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