Road speed limit cut to 50mph

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#2
Won't make any difference anyway mate as too many people will continue to ignore limits. If they were harsher on those who kicked the arrse out of it, we'd probably be fine as we are.
 
#4
archer said:
A "Cash Cow" :x
Nothing else no matter how they dress it up!
Spot on. With 2 million uninsured drivers on our roads they must gather lost revenue (and then some) by other means (in addition to our £30 insurance premium). In this country you either break the law and pay nothing or obey the law and pay twice.
 
#7
Driving at 50mph does save a lot of fuel. When I trog around Euroland I drive at 80kph and get some very reasonable returns.
I can tell that other drivers realise that I am doing my bit to save the planet because they always wave, flash their lights and use the horn as they come past me. I assume this done to encourage me? :lol:
 
#8
If every speeder elected for a court case,the courts would clog up in no time.

It's not always the speed that kills,it's the driving ability and attitude of the driver.(await incoming)

We need an election more urgently than ever,this is another blanket money making popularity waning idea by tw@ts that have cars and drivers at their beck and call.
 
#9
“There will be some in the driving lobby who think this is a further attack and a restriction on people’s freedom,” he said. “But when you compare that to the fact we are killing 3,000 people a year on our roads, it would be irresponsible not to do something about it. I’m sure that the vast majority of motorists would support the proposals.”
Nothing like blind optimism is there? :D

“The danger of the blanket approach is: are you going to then reduce speed limits just for the sake of it where you don’t need to? That’s where you lose the respect or the support of the motorist.

“We all know some rural roads where the 60mph limit is ridiculous, although there are equally others where it suits. So it is a case of getting that balance.”
Hailing from a rural area that some view as a rally race, I quite agree. However, why drop the speed limit? Just drop certain areas, possibly even increase the speed limits on the motorwayss.

Local authorities will have the power to raise the limit to 60mph on the safest roads, but will have to justify it.
And be prepared to pay out legal bills and compo no doubt?
 
#10
Around Pompey there has been an introduction of a 20mph limit in certain areas; having seen the ability of some of the old counts in my village I would say that even that's too fast for them.
 
#11
Jeezer's going to go nuts!
 
#12
One can only assume that the number of GATSO cameras will increase accordingly on these Rural roads to enforce this lower limit. They'll make a fecking fortune milking drivers dry. FFS!!!!!
 
#13
Hang on a mo, if the limit for cars is going to be reduced by 10mph (for safety reasons) does that mean that HGVs will have to move 10mph slower. If so then some delivery services (next day etc) will cease to be viable. I wonder if the thought of cross country trips at 40ish is enough to get lorryists ;) up in arms ?

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#14
bawbag said:
One can only assume that the number of GATSO cameras will increase accordingly on these Rural roads to enforce this lower limit. They'll make a fecking fortune milking drivers dry. FFS!!!!!
The link mentions average speed cameras. So no slowing down then speeding back up when you've passed the pain in the arse.
 
#15
Its not the speed that kills, its hitting a solid object at speed that does the damage :)
 
#16
bawbag said:
One can only assume that the number of GATSO cameras will increase accordingly on these Rural roads to enforce this lower limit. They'll make a fecking fortune milking drivers dry. FFS!!!!!
Not GATSOs, Bawbag, average speed cameras checking you over six or so miles...

The only fair thing about this is that at least we'll go back to a consistent speed limit rather than what's in place now which changes at random between 50 & 60. I've been done for speeding once & the sign was both new & obscured by a tree!
 
#17
Maninthestreet said:
Hang on a mo, if the limit for cars is going to be reduced by 10mph (for safety reasons) does that mean that HGVs will have to move 10mph slower. If so then some delivery services (next day etc) will cease to be viable. I wonder if the thought of cross country trips at 40ish is enough to get lorryists ;) up in arms ?

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We all know that the average journey time for a LGV within the UK using the Primary road network is about 40mph anyway so that wont make to much of a difference there, its the cost of running a gear or two down that would be the killer think of the enviromental impact of that 44 tonner having to run @ 5mpg rather than the 8-10mpg it would be doing if it was allowed to stay at the governed speed of 56mph (90kph). though they have been reducing this too in recent years by slowly dropping us to 85kph. But the Highway code still states though i am sure someone will point it out in big letters and a scathing comment if i am wrong. But i am sure it still states that the maximum legal road speed for a LGV/HGV is still 60mph on uk roads This stupid law probably wont make it in so no need to worry about that anyway.







watch me get this wrong aswell
 
#20
EX_STAB said:
I think I'll buy a fcuking horse.
Its only a matter of time before you have to tax and insure it. There will even be hay duty!
 

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