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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

 
Or if you prefer, try the A40 towards Beaconsfield and drive at 35mph. You will almost certainly cause a near miss head on collision.
 


So drive at 50 when it's clear and at 35 when it's raining, icy, etc. no need to increase the limit. It won't be you causing an accident, it will be the impatience of the driver behind you


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That's what I do.  What I am saying is that speed limits have no such descretion and are generally too low for perfect conditions.
 
The speed limit from the Target to Polish War Memorial is 50mph. Any reason why? No houses, no pedestrians and the same road becomes 70mph just after. 
 
If the speed limits are too low, of course people are going to break them.  
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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

Originally posted by isntitnice isntitnice wrote:

So wrong. I think you would benefit from a 'refresher' driving lesson or at least a seminar.



 

OK, so you think the speed limit driving on a clear day with no traffic should be the same at night in pouring rain with no street lights?  Or do you think the limit is set at the lowest for all eventualities?

 

Next, try driving down the A413 towards Chalfont St Giles at 20mph, and see how long it is before someone tries to overtake you.

 

Or if you prefer, try the A40 towards Beaconsfield and drive at 35mph. You will almost certainly cause a near miss head on collision.

 

 


Seriously, take a driving lesson or attend a speed awareness course where you can discuss your compelling ideas on road safety.
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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

 
The speed limit from the Target to Polish War Memorial is 50mph. Any reason why? No houses, no pedestrians and the same road becomes 70mph just after. 
 


50mph heading into town due to the road narrowing to two lanes then a third lane merging, then narrowing back to two I imagine.

50mph heading out of town - no idea, maybe because it has to be the same limit in both directions? or perhaps as it is a busy stretch of road a lot of the time and hence care needs to be taken with traffic merging from the left (and idiots who have to get straigh into the middle lane

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Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:


50mph heading out of town - no idea, maybe because it has to be the same limit in both directions? or perhaps as it is a busy stretch of road a lot of the time and hence care needs to be taken with traffic merging from the left (and idiots who have to get straigh into the middle lane

Doesn't have to be, but its simpler.  There are some bozo's out there that would moan its too complicated otherwise.
A slower speed also helps traffic flow
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Isntitnice, I have taken driving courses, have you?
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I know someone who went on a speed awareness course. They were told have fast you can travel on the M25 before the camera is activated.

Remember, 83% of drivers admit to going over the limit.
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83% of drivers admit to breaking the limit, 17% of drivers are liars!
Ive done advanced driving courses almost to the level of traffic pursuit officers. Never done a speed awareness course but ive heard that they talk about crashes at 130mph which is a bit odd considering the only people that go on those are people who have gone within 12 mph of the limit i believe?
 
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Originally posted by kermie55 kermie55 wrote:

Isntitnice, I have taken driving courses, have you?


That's good to know, I'm sure we're all safer for it .
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Dave-R. Speed awareness courses do not talk about 130mph crashes.
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