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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #301
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anyone who breaks the speed limit on purpose is an idiot....kalimoer for example. we don't care if u kill urself, but we care if u kill someone else driving at that speed....u may think ur a good driver, but it doesn't realli come down to that..you are irresponsible.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #302
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Old September 18th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #303
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anyone who breaks the speed limit on purpose is an idiot....kalimoer for example.
offending is another way to say "welcome" here?
some people concentrate better while driving 90 km/h, come while driving 60 km/h, i don't see anything wrong here.
i beleive drivers who're changing CD's while driving are much more dangerous than people who are driving a bit faster.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #304
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I dont follow...i'm drivin' with the same speed as other drivers. I follow drivers, not the limits
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Old September 18th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #305
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I generally follow the speed limits. Just drive a bit faster than allowed. And of course in countries were you can fix everything with 50 dollars, I don't care about speed limits.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #306
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The worse thing is, the caravan driver thinks he drives 80km/h because of the generally 5 - 10km/h disorder on car speedometers. Dutch trucks are mostly limited at 87km/h, and most foreign trucks at 95km/h, causing a lot of elephant races when overtaking. But i can understand the truck drivers. They want a lot of 2x3 lanes too, so they can overtake without getting in the car's way.
My dad was driving in Spain on a motorway at 130 and we were overtaken by
a caravan.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #307
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A couple of years back I saw the result of what speeding can do with a caravan attached. The car + caravan had ended up fish tailing along the motorway before finally running off into an embankment next to the roadway. The caravan folded in like a deck of cards and the car burst into flames.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #308
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I generally follow the speed limits. Just drive a bit faster than allowed. And of course in countries were you can fix everything with 50 dollars, I don't care about speed limits.
not trying to preach here but don't you think that adherence to speed limits is more than just avoiding expensive fines?
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Old September 19th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #309
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Limits are there for a reason. IF nothing else to keep most dumb asses from flying along and causing accidents because they think they are supermen and can handle speeds that the conditions can't.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #310
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Limits are there for a reason. IF nothing else to keep most dumb asses from flying along and causing accidents because they think they are supermen and can handle speeds that the conditions can't.
You don't have to speed to cause accidents. I see people drive 15+ over the limit and don't see numerous accidents at once. And i dare anybody to do 55-65 on a straight,nearly empty freeways stretches in rural areas of US,like central California.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #311
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Research shows that even without speed limits people actually tend to stay at around 65-80 mph, depending on the roadway conditions.

Dunno what research that is, I remember it from my brain somewhere.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #312
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You don't have to speed to cause accidents. I see people drive 15+ over the limit and don't see numerous accidents at once. And i dare anybody to do 55-65 on a straight,nearly empty freeways stretches in rural areas of US,like central California.
I think you will find that people have an issue with those that speed in urban areas more than doing 10mph over on a freeway.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #313
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This is a video I made of the road I was telling you about, took it this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0HnumjE-4
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #314
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This is a video I made of the road I was telling you about, took it this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0HnumjE-4
There are many similiar situations here in Sweden. 50km/h is standard within cities if nothing else is declared.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #315
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Something from the same category in Holland:



You're allowed to speed up from 60 to 80 km/h here. However, I wouldn't recommend that on this narrow unpaved road. (even 30km/h is too fast here)
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Old October 5th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #316
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Where I live, on the Gold Coast, the city was built around the roads across the flood plains, so we generally have fairly straight, level roads which are over-engineered for the speed limits placed on them. i.e. a straight 4 lane divided road with few intersections(generally signalised) and no fronting properties or driveways, with a 60 or 80 Km/hr speed limit. Because of this, and because the State of Queensland has no fixed speed cameras and very few police out with radar guns, generally people drive at 10-20Km/hr OVER the speed limit. In the middle of the night, when the roads are really quiet, I can make it from Pacific Fair(right on the Eastern edge of the city near the beach) to my house(at the far western edge of the city), a distance of just over 15Km in 11 minutes and 24 seconds (yes, I timed it.) A normal trip over that distance would take me at the very least(all green lights) 15minutes, usually 20 minutes and in peak hour, up to about 25/30 minutes.

Most people on the Gold Coast speed. A lot.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #317
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There are many similiar situations here in Sweden. 50km/h is standard within cities if nothing else is declared.
Yeah and there are signs here all along that road that say 50, it's nuts.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #318
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If that is the case, a 50 limit is clearly too slow then. Traffic regulates itself. If a 50 limit is in effect on long not-so-urban arterials inside cities, this is too slow.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #319
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Fresh 50 speed limt pics.











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Old October 7th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #320
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Footpaths on both sides and the corners aren't 80kph engineered.
I reckon maybe 60kph is also reasonable on this stretch
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