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Old March 15th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #621
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^they probably need to remind Americans because most Americans probably can't believe how slow we have to drive here.

I've never seen a speed limit higher than 110km/h (about 65 mph) anywhere in Canada and it's a joke, especially in the prairies where the limit should be 150km/h but as long as the government keeps convincing everyone it's about safety (which is bullshit), we will all keep driving too slowly.
We have exactly the same problem here. One catch phrase the government here likes to repeat in its propaganda is "Safe speeding. There's no such thing." Apparently this is considered a better solution to road-related fatalities than teaching new drivers how to handle a vehicle properly at high speed - it's amazing how many people here will tailgate even at speeds over 120 km/h.

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Robosteve, I would love to see a highway in Sydney (or anywhere) that has a speed limit of 30 km/h.
Oh, it's not a highway, it's a street with two bus lanes (one each way) and one all-purpose lane (one way only). I had just stated before that urban streets and such have 50 km/h limits, and then remembered that there are a few streets with lower speed limits, that's why I mentioned it.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #622
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The first one should read "Motorways", and the second one "Expressways".

The word "Highways" is very trivial and can mean anything that's a public road, and is certainly not restricted to motorways only.
Hmm, well it's just difficult to translate:

- Autosnelwegen: max 120, min 70
- Autowegen: adaptive speed limit: 120 when 2 * 2 and divided by a concrete wall, 90 when 2*1, 50 in a centre (they exist). Tractors, cyclers and so on are not allowed on these roads and there are no intersections.
- Other roads: 90 (allthough thanks to great usage of space most roads have houses aside them, so the speed limit drops to 70 or 50).
- City centres (bebouwde kom): 50 (allthough a lot of city centres are 30)

Expressways can also be normal roads with a default 90 speed limit and intersections...
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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #623
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Where do you have 70 as Vmax on a motorway. That is extremely low.

As for the Netherlands:
- within the city/town limits, mostly 50, sometimes 30
- main roads within the city/town limit, 70 or 80
- local roads between towns, 60 or 80
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Old March 15th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #624
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- main roads within the city/town limit, 70 or 80
Never 80 within city limits.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #625
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At least it used to. The Gooiseweg in Amsterdam used to be 80, but they switched back to 70 a few years ago because the road in a very bad state.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #626
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I think the max speed limit should be 140 kmph... Anymore is going to serious danger.. I have expirienced German roads myself.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #627
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depend on your car. at 250 kph in supercars you have a very good handling...
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Old March 15th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #628
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I think the max speed limit should be 140 kmph... Anymore is going to serious danger.. I have expirienced German roads myself.
I don't agree. Personally, I would not drive more than 140 km/h or so anyway. The other day, I reached 145 on the F6, realised I was going a bit too fast for comfort, and dropped back to about 135. But that's just knowing your limits; I'm sure there are people who could handle a car quite comfortably at 180. I don't think it's the government's place to tell people how fast they can drive, but to teach them how to properly judge how fast they can drive.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #629
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Let's face it - it's up to the quality of driving training that determines how fast can you drive.

A couple of my friends have spend some tine in USA and they know how it looks like -very poor standards compared to Europe.

I suppose people from every European country and not only Germany will handle their car up to 200 km/h, it's depends only whether they stick to limits or no.

The biggest problem is weather - it's OK do speed on a sunny day, but not during rain or snow, which is sadly very common, and creates a bad image of speeding in every conditions, which is not true, cause our nation would die out long ago
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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #630
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Queensland, Australia:

RURAL AREAS:

Motorways - 100-110 km/h (usually 110)
Other highways - 100 km/h
Default speed limit - 100 km/h
(Lower limits apply where necessary.)

BUILT-UP AREAS:

Motorways - 80-110 km/h (usually 90-100)
Arterial roads - 60-80 km/h (usually 60-70)
Local streets - 40-50 km/h (vast majority 50)
Default speed limit - 50 km/h
School zones - 40 km/h

BRISBANE CBD (ie. city centre only):

Motorways - 60-80 km/h
Major streets - 60 km/h
Minor streets - presently 50-60 km/h, to be lowered to 40km/h
Default speed limit - 50 km/h

The default speed limit applies when the speed limit is not explicitly signed.

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Old March 16th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #631
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It's funny to see people saying 120 km/h (75 mph) is fast.

Anyway, for Slovenia:
- motorways/freeways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
- expressways/motorroads: 100 km/h (62 mph)
- ordinary roads outside built-up areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- ordinary roads inside built-up areas: 50 km/h (31 mph), max. 70 km/h (43 mph)
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Old March 16th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #632
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Oh, it's not a highway, it's a street with two bus lanes (one each way) and one all-purpose lane (one way only). I had just stated before that urban streets and such have 50 km/h limits, and then remembered that there are a few streets with lower speed limits, that's why I mentioned it.
I guess you lost sight of the topic-Highway Speed Limits.

You also said, "I don't think it's the government's place to tell people how fast they can drive, but to teach them how to properly judge how fast they can drive."

Here here!


Someone driving a Porsche on a sunny afternoon should not be treated the same as a trucker driving overnight in a foggy snowstorm. One size does not fit all. Some people have the vehicle, experience and conditions to prove what a joke speed limits are.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #633
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Latvia:

Main roads outside populated areas: 90 km/h
Main roads inside populated areas: 50 km/h
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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #634
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I would like to know your highway Speed Limits in your country!
In Denmark:

130km/h on freeways with 110km/h in congested urban areas
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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #635
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Generally in Canada:

Expressways usually 100, but can be 100 or 90.

Urban areas are usually 50, and rural paved roads are 80. Gravel roads are usually 50.

At border crossings, airports, etc there is always a sign for silly Yanks to remind them not to think those are in miles.
In Mexico is kind of similar. Highways can be from 90 to 120 km/h. I've never seen a speed limit greater than 120 in Highways on rural areas. In Urban Areas depends on the State, but usually in freeways the speed limit is from 70 to 80 km/h.

On Main Roads other than Freeways, the usually speed limit is 50km/h, in Neighborhood areas the speed limit is 40km/h. On a road that crosses a zone that is nearby a School, in that point the speed limit is 30km/h.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #636
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Here here!
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Old March 17th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #637
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Brazil

120 - Motorways
110 - Double Carriageways
80-110 - Highways
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Old March 17th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #638
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I hope in Kosovo on the new motorway they will be building and also other motorways connecting FYROM with Montenegro they will have a speed limit of at least 130km/h but I doubt it will happen! Shame! I also agree with minimum speed limits too... You cannot have somebody driving at 130 and someone else driving at 40 km/h.
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Wohoo! I have just discovered Kosovo motorways will be 130km/h!!! Here is where I found it!



Neni 56.

56.1 : The greatest speed allowed within urban areas is 50 km/h unless otherwise shown differently.

Neni 57.

Outside urban areas, drivers may not achieve speeds higher than:-

A) Motorways 130 km/h

B) On roads reserved by motor vehicles (Expressways I think) 110 km/h.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #640
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Well, 120 and 130 are the most common motorway speed limits in Europe, so it's not that much surprising
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