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post #1 of 15 Old 11-15-2004, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Speed zone madness

Just arrived at work this morning & this time I counted all the speed-zone changes I have to go through. 28 in about 1 hour's drive (30km). It drives me bonkers!

I don't know how everyone else is faring on this matter but in Sydney we have all these different zones :

40 km/h => school zones (even on the major highways)
50 km/h => residential areas
60 km/h => general suburban areas
70 km/h => wider(?)/busier suburban roads
80 km/.h => inter-suburban link-roads
90 km/h => better(?) link-roads
100 km/h => general "outside built-up areas" speed limit, even when 400km from the nearest house or in the middle of the desert!! :nuts:
110 km/h => "high-speed" freeway/motorway (whooppee!!)

Is this just insanity or bureaucracy gone mad!
Throw in the speed-cameras we seem to be famous for & you find yourself spending so much time checking for what speed-zone you are currently in / entering / leaving that actually driving "safely" becomes a very secondary thing.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-15-2004, 12:53 PM
 
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you need 1 hour for 30 km to get to work? happy motoring

oh, and school zone's are 30km/h with us
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-15-2004, 03:07 PM
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Politicians think that's the way to win votes!! Stupid!!! :nuts:
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we have 5, 30, 50, 80, 100 and 120 km/u
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-16-2004, 08:51 AM
 
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Actually Bob, we do not have 5 km/h zones! (when do you start taking driving lessons? ;-)) Officially it is called 'stapvoets' where you are probably referring to, but by law it is not stated how fast this should is! Everywhere from 0 to 15-20 will do (a marathon can be done in just over two hours! ;-))

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We also have 60 and 70 zones! We occasionally have 90 zones at highways and that is about it. I am still searching for the 150+ zone, but have not be able to find it yet ;-)


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For over the top, try the UK, the number of speed cameras is out of control. It has little to do with safety, it is all about easy revenue. :nuts:
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For over the top, try the UK, the number of speed cameras is out of control. It has little to do with safety, it is all about easy revenue. :nuts:
All the British gar mags are up in arms over that.
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Yes, but it does not seem that the situation will change. I have a friend who was caught 3 times on the same day within a 2 mile stretch of road. He was "flashed" doing 32, 33, and 35mph in a 30 mph zone. He took the tickets to court without any success and now has 9 (out of a maximum 12) points on his license for the next 3 years !
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-28-2004, 09:33 PM
 
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Here in Vancouver, where I live, our speed limits are just as bad.

We have:

30 km/h -- school zones/playground zones
50 km/h -- regular streets, even major ones
60 km/h -- seemingly randomly assigned to a few major streets/major routes b/w Vancouver and the suburbs
80 km/h -- most highways
90 km/h -- some zones on a few highways
100 km/h -- 5-10 km stretches on a couple of highways

The speed limits are so ridiculously low, its pathetic. But of course, it makes us safer :roll: .
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post #11 of 15 Old 11-29-2004, 10:27 AM
 
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canadian highways where only 80km/h??

woeps, can't remember seeing that this summer
did see a LOT of cops though, and check points, and asking for ID if you went to buy some wine or beer, it was funny to see those cops or clerck to show them either my belgian passport or international passport :lol:
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For over the top, try the UK, the number of speed cameras is out of control. It has little to do with safety, it is all about easy revenue. :nuts:
And it's a dutch invention *proud dutchman*

Very usefull piece of technology :green:
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post #13 of 15 Old 12-03-2004, 10:12 PM
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Montana is a great place for speed limits. I believe they have a "use your best judgement" rule. Huhumm... "Well officer my best judgement was that I needed to do 180 mph in my Ferrari to see if it could REALLY go that fast."
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Montana is a great place for speed limits. I believe they have a "use your best judgement" rule. Huhumm... "Well officer my best judgement was that I needed to do 180 mph in my Ferrari to see if it could REALLY go that fast."
Alternatively, "Officer, I am just verifying the data in the Owners Manual".
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-25-2004, 07:40 PM
 
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Yeah, it really sucks here. People ignore the speed limit anyway. Just go to the Pacific Highway - it's a 60km/h zone and frequently people are going 90km/h.

We need Autobahn-style roads here to drive fast on.

Lucky there are no speed cameras on this road we were on in the Rex

Speed cameras are all over the place in Sydney (and in Australia). I think there is one on Millitary Road at Mosman which catches people going up the hill from the Spit Bridge. I think it raises 16 thousand bucks per day or something crazy!

We were out driving in the country, and there is a speed country in the middle of nowhere, just as you come up this hill. Must catch a lot of people too!
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