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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #101
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If it reaches the other end of these speed zone area in less then 20 mins or so, he was speeding and would be fined. Just increase property taxes!!
These are way more effective than cameras, since you can't just slow down for the camera. With these point-to-point cameras, they work out your average speed and you'll be booked if your average speed is above the speed limit. It reduces the chance of an error as well.

Speed limits in urban areas are fine and I have no problem with their enforcement. Outside of urban areas it's a problem because there's only two speed limits in most states: 100km/h and 110km/h.


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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #102
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A few public roads still have no speed limit:

* The German intercity Autobahn, two-thirds of which have only advisory limits (Richtgeschwindigkeit).
* The Isle of Man has no speed limit on many rural roads. A 2004 proposal for 70 and 60 mph (112 and 96 km/h) speed limits was very unpopular [10].
* Some roads in India have no speed limits.
* Nepal has average traffic speeds of 40-50 km/h and has no statutory speed limits set on most of its roads.
OK, thus Germany is the only developed country without speed limit!
Besides, the world's highest limit (when existing & not considering experimetal sections) is 150kph in the italian highways.
I think the Isle of Man is well developed.

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Old March 10th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #103
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Here In California many speed limit signs are identified as "Maximum Speed", usually when the limit is 55 mph (about 90 km/h) or more. Rural Speed Limit on Interstate Highways Such as: I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40, I-80 and even CA-99 south of Madera, and Fresno, and U.S. 101 on the central coast carry the Maximum Speed of 70 mph (110 km/h)..

In some States like Texas the speed limits is 80mph or about 130kph
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:11 AM   #104
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They ought to post this speed limit on I-5 for the entire stretch in Sacramento Valley (720 km). The current speed limit of 110 km/h is ridiculously low. I-5 is a perfectly straight 2x2 motorway with a good pavement quality and light traffic (except for the rush hours around the urban centres like Stockton and Sacramento).

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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #105
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In Portugal

Speed Limit People drive at

Motorways 12O kmh 180kmh
expressways 100 kmh 130kmh
Out-of-town 90kmh 120 kmh
In town 50kmh 80kmh
Next to schools 40kmh 80kmh
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #106
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Those "people drive at" limits are just stupid!

There are some stupid people who drive at those speeds, just like in the rest of the world, but certainly not the average person.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #107
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Those "people drive at" limits are just stupid!

There are some stupid people who drive at those speeds, just like in the rest of the world, but certainly not the average person.
Why is that? Personally, i don't mind if they drive at those speeds, as long they have responsibility and good training.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #108
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In Nevada, for example, most of rural two-lane highways have 120 km/h speed limit. In California, all of them (except a few) have only 90 km/h. People tend to drive there 110 km/h, but not faster.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #109
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they could die if they drive at that speed..
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Old March 11th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #110
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At what speed?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #111
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In Portugal

Speed Limit People drive at

Motorways 12O kmh 180kmh
expressways 100 kmh 130kmh
Out-of-town 90kmh 120 kmh
In town 50kmh 80kmh
Next to schools 40kmh 80kmh
Not where I live. For starters traffic jams and humps would always prevent people driving at such high speed. Secondly if I drove at 180km/h in the A5 motorway, which I very rarely do (I'm young and have a fast car), I would surely overtake everyone else in the motorway!
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Old March 11th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #112
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You'd better say some people drive those speed ^
Even in Germany, the most people doesn't drive 180.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #113
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It's a pity that some politicians are thinking about to introduce a speed limit on the autobahn... I know - the bad, bad CO²... But it's relatively unique in Europe and I don't think that this step would change a lot of the emissions of the traffic here
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Old March 12th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #114
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It's a pity that some politicians are thinking about to introduce a speed limit on the autobahn... I know - the bad, bad CO²... But it's relatively unique in Europe and I don't think that this step would change a lot of the emissions of the traffic here
You wouldn't notice the difference. That Dimas is just some guy who watched too much Al Gore propaganda...

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Old March 12th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #115
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I know - the bad, bad CO²...
You know what? American custom of putting a STOP sign every block instead of a Yield sign or a roundabout causes much more carbon-dioxide to be emitted into the air than on all European motorways alltogether. No one seem to complain about that. However, for some reason the general population tends to think that speed is the greatest evil of all
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However, for some reason the general population tends to think that speed is the greatest evil of all
It's even better to drive at a constant 170km/h, than accelerating all the time from 20 - 80, like in a traffic jam.

Some guys calculated, that driving on the Beltway of Zwolle (my hometown in NL), you use the same amount of fuel like driving 170km/h, but the speed limit on the beltway with so many traffic lights is only 50km/h.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #117
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Speed limits in Australia suck ass, and unlike the rest of the world they are strictly enforced, just part of the various state governments plan to generate half their revenue off the motoring public, the bastards.
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Not where I live. For starters traffic jams and humps would always prevent people driving at such high speed. Secondly if I drove at 180km/h in the A5 motorway, which I very rarely do (I'm young and have a fast car), I would surely overtake everyone else in the motorway!
Well it's hard to get that fast in Lisbon because kof the amount of people.
Sometimes in a car
i'm going along a car ofertakes real fast and the car vibrates and gets push to the side a few cm
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #119
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only 90km/h, that's really not much!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #120
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the New Zealand speed limit in towns is almost always 50km/h and always 100km/h in rural areas/motorways. Quite common also is 70km for more open urban roads, but other than that it's unusual to see anything else.
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