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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #761
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On the subject of low speed limits in IL, not only its too low for a midwestern state(even 70 is low IMO), but they strict on enforcing it on what I read, but OH and VA is much worse.
You drive 75mph in IL = keeping up with traffic. I take I90 from UIC campus to Roselle exit at least once a week and can honestly say the average traffic speed is 5-10+ limit. Also happens to be my favorite urban highway ever, all the bridges, turns, grade changes, views. ... every time

When I travel down to SUI Carbondale along 57 from Chicago I average 80mph~ non issue.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #762
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(btw in the photos of the first page are km or miles ?)
Kilometres. Australia uses km.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #763
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In addition, the projected Tallinn ringroad(which will have 2x2 lanes with SOS-lanes and no at-grade junctions) will have a speed limit of 90km/h(!!!), because
They claim it's a populated area. It makes me laugh because most of the time the route goes through fields and forests. The ringroad will even have an ecoduct.

Which also upsets me in Estonia, is that we don't bother to put extra speed limit signs on rural roads. Which means that a dirt road with a 90km/h speed limit can have sharp, blind 90-degree turns which are trouble already at 60km/h.
I kind of like the speed limits in Estonia. Except for the real 2 * 2 roads, they should be 130 in summer (instead of 110).

I visited my girlfriend last week and she let me drive her mother's car from Tallinn (N6mme) to Lahemaa National Park (around Loksa). After that we also drove to Rakvere. Some pictures:





Tallinn - Narva road around Lahemaa National park; Speed limit: 110 for cars and motorcycles



Tallinn - Narva road around Rakvere; Speed limit: 100 for cars and motorcycles



Some road in Lahemaa; Speed limit: 90 (very nice roads to drive to be honest )
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Old September 15th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #764
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I would prefer 120 km/h as the top speed limit, and wouldn't be too upset about 110 either. I'm a bit weary about 130 though, as you've got to allow for about 10% over the speed limit as human nature usually dictates. Chances are on a 120 road a lot of people would be doing 130 anyway. On a road limited at 130 you risk inviting people doing over 140.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #765
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Some road in Lahemaa; Speed limit: 90 (very nice roads to drive to be honest )
The speed limit on unmarked rural roads in Virginia like that one used to be 55 mph, since the only road signs indicate the names or route numbers of intersecting roads, and only the most pressing hazards - speed limits are often not posted. But on July 1 last year 2008, a new law took effect reducing the speed limit to 35 mph. Although this increases safety, I have to say that it's not nearly as fun to drive those roads at a slower speed. (although you do get to enjoy the scenery more thoroughly, and there is quite a lot of it in rural areas of western Virginia)
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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #766
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35 mph is ridiculous. There are no pedestrians or bicycle users on that kind of roads.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 11:50 PM   #767
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Here on the 15-km highway connecting Split, Croatia and the A1 motorway the speed limit ist 80 km/h. No one drives 80, the most drive 90-110 km/h.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #768
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Old September 17th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #769
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That's in miles though. 80 mph = 128 km/h, which is normal for a motorway.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #771
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That's in miles though. 80 mph = 128 km/h, which is normal for a motorway.
Not miles, kilometers per hour.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #772
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Old September 19th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #773
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In France it's forbidden to drive more than 50 km/h on the sea.

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If you go to the Kosovo forum at the moment on the page before the last page, you will see a usual 80kmph road under construction and the speed limit is set at 20kmph!

Here is the picture Buddy Holly took:

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Narrow country roads with 1 lane with passing places with a limit of...50mph!
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Old September 19th, 2009, 05:31 AM   #776
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you have shared some intersting shots.Thanks for it.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #777
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If you go to the Kosovo forum at the moment on the page before the last page, you will see a usual 80kmph road under construction and the speed limit is set at 20kmph!

Here is the picture Buddy Holly took:

The limit of 20km its because the road its u/c. That's why the limit speed its in white-red shape...
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Old September 19th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #778
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If you go to the Kosovo forum at the moment on the page before the last page, you will see a usual 80kmph road under construction and the speed limit is set at 20kmph!

Here is the picture Buddy Holly took:

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/_DSC0281.jpg
i don't see anything weird here, it is just normal for all over the world
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #779
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You think 20km/h is normal!?! Thats walking pace, How annoying would it be cyclists overtaking you!!!! I would be furious!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:48 AM   #780
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Well, normal if you are a considerate person. After all, isn't it normal to avoid running over construction workers who often have to work close to moving traffic?
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