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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #181
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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #182
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #183
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:55 AM   #184
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:18 PM   #185
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Australian Highways are very nice.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #186
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Its too bad Australia has the biggest anti-speed nazis in the world.

Not true! If you drive reasonable there are no problems! Speed limits are there for a reason. Obey them and you will not have a problem. Break them and you will.

Personally I hope WA goes farther and starts destroying cars of hoons and idiots caught on the highways and freeways. Maybe then people will learn how to drive.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #187
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Not true! If you drive reasonable there are no problems! Speed limits are there for a reason. Obey them and you will not have a problem. Break them and you will.
Yeah, they are for generating cash. Ofcourse, when a speed limit makes no sense at all, they put in a speed check.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #188
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Personally I hope WA goes farther and starts destroying cars of hoons and idiots caught on the highways and freeways. Maybe then people will learn how to drive.
People won't learn (better) how to drive, if the government takes off their responsibilities with low speed limits and heavy police enforcement.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #189
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The exact opposite also applies

People won't learn (better) how to drive, if the government gives them their responsibilities with high speed limits and minimal police enforcement.

Which of the 2 has beter results?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #190
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It's right in between. A lot of people can't handle high speeds. But the government sets stupid low speed limits, that encourage "speeding".
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #191
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People won't learn (better) how to drive, if the government gives them their responsibilities with high speed limits and minimal police enforcement.
Then why is a country like germany NOT unsafer than for instance Holland? With your arguments it should be much unsafer, because: high limits (bigger responsibilities) en less police enforcement (and fines are lower, I thought)

Our policy to always blame people when overspeeding rather has negative side effects. People keep looking at the speed meter too much, especially in areas with permanent speed checkings. That causes more irritation, unsafety and traffic jams.

Why do you rarely see policemen on the real unsafe places? (singel-lane rural roads, roads with lots of slow traffic etc.) It's just what Chris says: it's mostly just for cashing here.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #192
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German fines are lower for minimal speeding like up to 20km/h or 12 MPH too fast, but higher over 20km/h too fast. And they are very strict near road constructions too, although i found the 60km/h (37MPH) limit near construction sites sometimes too slow.

But generally there is no need in Germany to not obeying the speed limit, rural roads are always 100km/h or 60MPH, so you're not stuck on a straigh road with minimal traffic and a 60 or 80 km/h limit. But one that comforts how the road looks.
And clearly not every Autobahn is limitless, in fact, a lot do have a limit, i don't mind if they set the limit to 160km/h or 100 MPH or so. Germans can handle high speed much better as in other countries obviously, but crashing with 220km/h can be disasterous for other traffic on the road.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #193
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #194
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Synopsis

Basic rule: It's not speed that really kills, it's dumb and unfocussed drivers! That's it... travelled around the world, found it's idiots that cause accidents, not 140km/h...
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Old September 9th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #195
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Its just a shame that Australia has faced as many fatalities on its highways as it has. I know many other countries have had their fair share too, hopefully in the future fatalities will drop drastically.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #196
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Does anyone have any of Townsville, Cairns or Darwin? Townsville and Cairns have some extremely nice highways.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #197
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Can't compare to the Struma but.....
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Old November 19th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #198
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LOL @ the Struma hype.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #199
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hmmm nice highway 5 circuit in one way awsome
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Old November 25th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #200
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Darwin doesn't have any freeways but there should be a major upgrade of Tiger Brennan Drive within the next 12 - 24 months. Keep your eyes peeled
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