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Cue only Sheeldz and a few other non-wimps who enjoy driving AT SPEED replying:
Makes a lot of sense.
It just one of those suggestions that's regurgitated every few years but nothing ever happens.
As it's quite easy to convert a 7 to an 8.
Admittedly the 8 will have quite a flat top but in these austere times ...
Well done on failing your driving theory test.
I don't pay an awful lot of attention to road signs.
I know roughly what the speed limit is everywhere anyway.
what's this you bosom?
Sorry, this a very dull piece of trivia.
but you just saved me from INTERNET HUMILIATION. I owe you my life.
so the 70mph won't be changed?
So zxcvbnm- is still wrong?
of keeping your constant value in one place and then just having references to it everywhere so that you only need to update once...
OF MY COCK
what's this you bosom
ANYWAY maybe I wasn't referring to road signs. Perhaps I was talking about the highway code and stuff like that.
looks like an air port or something on private land or another driving area otherwise unaffected by the proposed changes.
so I'll probably just continue to go at 70. LAD POINTS.
I blame the carbon footprint on them too.
you can get to your destination before the petrol tank realises what's going on. Very fuel efficient.
Or whatever is supposed to be the optimum for fuel efficiency, something around that.
I'm very environmentally conscious.
it's all about the inefficient compromise between cost and expediancy.
You're scared of nothing, including crossing level crossings with a train screaming down the tracks.
I'm not really scared. I went to 100 once.
I am however becomming a rubbish drive. Its because I don't drive anymore so when I do get in the car, my driving is just awful.
just need to sort out the lack of car issue then.
does this mean that you won't get pulled unless you're going at 90-something? what is it at the moment, 86mph?
so you can be done for going 34 in a 30, 45 in a 40, etc. they can pull you over for pretty much anything though. It's quite easy to get off speeding charges though if you can be arsed fighting it and have the energy/ nerve to litigate.
i start driving at 70, thinking "i'll be good, obey the law, use less petrol", but then it gets to the M42 (or wherever) and I think "I've got another 150 miles of this; i'm bored; in your face the law / the environment"
I imagine you guys like thrashing down the empty outback roads at ridic speeds.
110km/h in my state. On the freeway within the metro area: 100km/h.
Of course, we all learn in driver training that these should be converted to mph.
A nation of manly men crumbles before my very eyes.
are you proud of me?
soon as i pass my test im gonna go to a service station. imagine the power of being able to go to a services on your own accord without seeking the agreement of the driver / others. the thought makes you tremble.
6As part of the deal the police will be expected to enforce the new speed limit more rigorously.9
6Ministers will then consult on the proposal later in the year along with plans to significantly expand the number of areas in Britain covered by 20mph zones.9
are they other points that should illuminate this discussion a little
Transport Sec claims it will help boost the economy and shorten journwey times; environmental and road safety groups concerned.
A couple of gems:
6Mr Hammond has already made clear his concern that anti-car campaigners have for too long used road safety as an excuse both to prevent the speed limit on motorways being raised.9
...as if there's an ulterior motive!
6Bigger lorries above 7.5 tons are restricted to 60mph on motorways and this is expected to remain.9
...so there goes the only tangible benefit to the economy.
This is so obviously an appeal to voters who can't think of anything much beyond the price of petrol and income tax.
I'd rather motorways were faster but built-up areas (especially near schools) were lower. Something about 'twenty's plenty' (in force around most schools in scotland) and 'a child hit at 30mph is <insert stat> times more likely to be killed than a child hit at 20mph' campaign.
just obvious from some replies that people didn't know about these proposals.
Anyway, the only reason this is happening is because otherwise the Transport Secretary would have nothing to do. You know, Danny Alexander is perfectly capable of making his cuts for him so he's really got nothing better to do.
there still not getting it!
only people who wet the bed do 70 on a motorway
Remember when this, and the proposal to allow us to turn left on red, formed the totality of the Conservatives' transport policy?
that say 20's plenty. No it isn't, fuck off.
Mow them all down, the little bastards.
Ooh, woman in a wheelchair, double points.
I was amazed when I grew up and found out he wasn't the only one who played this game.
Wheelie bins. But I feel like I've missed something
80 has been the unofficial speed limit for some time now, so changing the law is just something that's been needed to be done for some time. However, as noted above, this probably won't happen as it's something that comes up every few years without actually changing.
Did you see the nine cat_race threads today?
Yes. I didn't say *most* boring.
Well, up there with the number of doors in your house one.
i wish i could find that one.
dis is da AUTOBAHN!
think that floating along in a metal box at 80 mph whilst loads of other metal boxes float a few feet around you is a perfectly reasonable thing to want to do, and that the implicit trust in your fellow man to not make a 80 mph booboo thus causing your insides to become compressed and reshaped into new forms by said metal box is one of the most heartwarming aspects of humanity in the 21st century