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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Malc London Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2012 at 2:13pm
If you can't stop in 75 feet, then you need brakes checked.
 
I don't think the highway code has ever been amended with regards to stopping distances.  It was the same in 1962 as 2012.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Walrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2012 at 2:19pm
Yawn. Bore off.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote big baggles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2012 at 2:23pm
 
i accept car braking systems have come a long way over the years, and yes cars do stop quicker nowadays, - but you still cannot account for all road surfaces being the same, for all road conditions being alike can you...? 
 there are certain road surfaces where grip is better than others, concrete preformed sections  are poor surfaces in the wet compared to asphalt, - check out the M25 from the A3 towards redhill for an example...you get better traction and grip ( so stopping and braking too) on asphalt
 
and we have larger more powerful cars, which in many cases are heavier too, we have cars that accellrate alot quicker which are all factors in a collision......
 
 but back to speed....
 
but quite simply  if you were to be in colision with any moving object, whatever it is, you want the impact speed to be as low as possible....simple fact, therefore a car travelling within the speed limit  has to be a more favourable option than being in collision which a car travelling at a higher speed above the speed limit... simple
 
less energy needs absorbing in the collision- therefore lower speed is more favourable...
 
i cant make it any simpler than that for you.... speeding causes bigger injuries....
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Speeding doesnt cause any injuries, collisions do. Back to the original point whats being done about these speeding bikers?Nothing?Theres a surprise.
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Dave-R, why should we do anything about these speeding bikers? as you said "Speeding doesn't cause any injuries"
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Dont be silly "kermie55", what they are doing,having witnessed it myself, is downright dangerous. A sober sensible person going 3 over the limit is not.
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Speeding is speeding, no matter how far over the limit it is.
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Ah someone doing 33in a 30 should get the same punishment as someone doing wheelies at 60 in a 30? What planet do you live on?

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Originally posted by Dave-R Dave-R wrote:

Ah someone doing 33in a 30 should get the same punishment as someone doing wheelies at 60 in a 30? What planet do you live on?

Dave, they don't
doing wheelies at 60 in a 30 zone is dangerous driving which is 6 points, a court appearance and a big fine or even a ban, doing 33mph in a 30 is 3 points and a small fine.
stop HS2.
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Straying 3 over the limit is something everyone on here who has been driving for more than a day has done, if you say you havent you are a liar. 60 in a 30 while doing wheelies should be a ban, 33 in a 30 while well aware of the surroundings should be a word about watching your speed, nothing more.
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