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View Poll Results: What should be the speed limit on highways?
no speed limit, limited only temporarily for some reason. 37 36.63%
140 km / h. As requested by certain groups in Spain. 19 18.81%
130 km / h. As in France and in other European countries. 38 37.62%
120 km / h. Current limit in Spain. 9 8.91%
I have no opinion on the matter. 1 0.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 101. You may not vote on this poll

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Old April 7th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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What is the correct speed limit on motorways?

I think it's very complicated in this thread to respect the idea with which it is created. So I ask you may understand all inputs with data, or if aportéis personal ideas, is expressly stated.

In Spain there is a debate on what should be the generic speed limit. And the arguments of those who wish to increase the limit, as those who wish to remain are too subjective.

I attached a poll, where you can make your opinion:


Free speed, limited only temporarily for some reason.

140 km / h. As requested by certain groups in Spain.

130 km / h. As in France and in other Spanish countries.

120 km / h. Current limit in Spain.

I have no opinion on the matter
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Old April 7th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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Erm... 1130 km/h? That is just behind the sound speed . And 140 km/h is already in force in Polish motorways.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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120 km/h
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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A free speed limit with only a temporary restriction at dangerous spots.

Especially on longer trips (which I take quite often) it is a bliss to drive fast (200km/h+) as you can notive the arrival time on the satnav dropping by 20 to 30 minutes.

Apart from the time issue, it is a lot of fun to drive fast, even more when other road users join in. Had that on several ocassions in Germany, driving at 200 to 210 with 3 other cars.

However it is imperative that the general population is aware of these speeds. In the Netherlands people tend to overlook cars approaching from behind (regardless the speed) while in Germany people use their mirrors more. So when driving fast it should be imperative to anticipate on what other drivers might do.

If you anticipate on the traffic conditions, then you should be fine and safe.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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for me it's 120km/h....... here in the Philippines, expressways' (which is 4 to 8 lanes) speed limit is at 80km/h-120km/h.... but that could be decreased to 60km/h if a huge wave of travelers are coming (seasonal)...
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Old April 7th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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130 km/h is by far the most common speed limit in Europe, 16 countries use it. Another 10 have a 120 km/h speed limit.

I'm not really a fast driver so 130 km/h would do the job for me. I'm more annoyed with all the articificially low speed limits like 80 -100 km/h on motorways.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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I'd like "fri fart" on Swedish motorways and I voted for that option, but you forgot to include an option for 110 km/h and/or slower. :/
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Old April 7th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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Harmonising speed limits between different classes of vehicles is another important issue.

In the UK we have a ridiculous situation where on single carriageway routes the national speed limit is [generally] 60 for cars, 50 for vans and 40 for heavy goods vehicles (large trucks). Inevitably this leads to traffic building up behind larger vehicles with some often getting impatient. Hence 60 should really apply to all classes of vehicles to allow for a smoother flow of traffic.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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Your guys are really really slow . Now serious, I think 64 (km/h) is too low for trucks on single carriageway. Here in Spain I believe it is 80. But I have to check if it changes depending on how wide is the shoulder.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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130 is quite fine, I think. What are "Spanish countries"?
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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Canary Islands?

130 is fast enough
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #12
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Canary Islands?
Isn't the speed limit there the same as in the rest of Spain (120, not 130 km/h)?
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #13
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None, you should be watching the road not your speedometer.

Speed limits, especially at night, make no sense...
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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I think a general speed limit of 130 is fine, with off course lower limits in particular stretches, such urban or mountanious ones. Higher limits like 140 or 150 could be introduced only for particular sections (straight, at least 3 lanes and shoulder) in good weather and traffic conditions.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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I'd like "fri fart" on Swedish motorways and I voted for that option, but you forgot to include an option for 110 km/h and/or slower. :/
Yes, we can add this option to the poll. But I think, if you build highways with this speed limit, you have a big problem. 100 km/h is a standard for conventional roads, and 110 is only qick fast than 100 km/h. And built a highway for this speed is spent your money without sense.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #16
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130 is quite fine, I think. What are "Spanish countries"?
Sorry, this was a mistake. I tried to write "european"
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Old April 7th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #17
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No Speed Limit for Cars/Light Trucks, 85 mph for Trucks and vehicles w/trailers.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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140km/h in Spain...

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Old April 7th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #19
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Yes, we can add this option to the poll. But I think, if you build highways with this speed limit, you have a big problem. 100 km/h is a standard for conventional roads, and 110 is only qick fast than 100 km/h. And built a highway for this speed is spent your money without sense.
That still doesn't change the fact that it is a valid option and should be in the poll. Leaving an option out because you don't think it's sensible or just aren't liking it is a bad way of conducting polls. For example, Norway has a maximum of 100 km/h on motorways, and Sweden used to have 110 km/h (most stretches still have this). I'm all for raising that though.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #20
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You can ask a moderator to include it, I told you. But the examples are from countries with specific conditions so extreme that they are far from being minimally representative.
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