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Originally Posted by Penquin View Post
|Penquin||Whereas in la belle France speed limits are to be reduced at a stroke w.e.f. July 1st.|
Originally Posted by fatbuddha View Post
It is interesting that it is proposed to increase the default speed limit through motorway road work sites from 50mph to 60mph. https://news.sky.com/story/motorway-...60mph-11090874
At a stroke of a pen what was unsafe suddenly becomes safe. Hard shoulder running, road work speed limits, HGV speed limit increased on single carriageway NSL roads, allowing vehicles of 4250kg GVW to be driven on a B Licence [if powered by alternative fuels] etc.
Originally Posted by Lancs Steve View Post
and roadworks have lower speed limits for worker safety not vehicle safety
My experience is that lower speed limits do not improve traffic flow. If they did why do 50 limits in roadworks (3 lanes at 70 limit going into 3 lanes at a 50 limit) cause such big queues? Smart motorways are a cheap way of increasing capacity but reduce safety. Not only do hardshoulders provide a safer refuge for broken down cars but also an access route for emergency vehicles.
Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
Me! Me! Me!
I am only an item.
Its all about cost. Its cheaper to make the hard shoulder a lane. People will and have been killed due to that choice and more will be.
It doesn't make any sense from a safety perspective this is just about saving money.
And its the public who vote for their MPs and the political parties and its those parties that attempt to deliver the will of the people (lower taxes) by trading lives for more speed on the motorway.
Improved traffic flow is proven by using variable speed limits but the public hate to be told to slow down. So instead we trade a safety feature to retain the highest speed we can.
|Matchlock||I quite like my smart phone.|
I have little faith in 'smart' anythings so far.
Smart Televisions ..................... why.
Smart light and heat controls ..... why?
Smart cars so far do things no one wants.
Gimmee an example of a smart useful item.
cameras on roads are there to police the traffic and fine anyone that is breaking the law
how else are they going to recoup the cost of all the systems that are in place to keep us in tow
just look at all the cameras and over head signs at bagshot camberley on the m3
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