UK to cut the national speed limit to 50mph

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. people dont slow down for corners...
     
  2. you sound like a typical #%$got. who whines about speed limits being too high? get in your automatic camry and gtfo out my way
     
  3. you're pretty fUcking retarded mate <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A>
     
  4. So slow down if you think it's not safe to drive 60. Do you always need a sign to tell you when to slow down?
     
  5. Obviously Germans are #$%#ing retarded for having no limits in the autobahns
     
  6. The answer is not to reduce speed limits by 10mph. Whether you are doing 50mph or 60mph, if you have an accident a million variables, of which you have no control, are the decider of the outcome.

    I have been in an accident on a British A road where we left the road at 60mph, rolled over and ended up - and to this day I cannot figure out how - on the the other side of the road, between 2 large trees and on our side. All 4 of us got out the car with no injuries at all, and this was in an old Austin Montego, which may provide the reason why we left the road!

    I have also been in a relatively low speed accident but this time we hit a lamp post, which was a lot more painful.

    My point is that speed is not really the killer, especially when you are talking about no more than a 10mph difference. If they are going to go on and on about speed killing us all then why not go the whole way and reduce the speed limit to 10mph. That way we will have no road deaths at all!!

    They also talk of average speed cameras. In my opinion these make roads more dangerous because you end up fixated on the speedo instead of the road.

    Now here is my crazy idea: Take more action on slow and bad drivers who clog up Britains roads. My drive to work takes me over 25 miles and most is on the A418 into a town called Ayelsbury. The speed limit is 60mph and yet I rarely break 45mph. If this is a lorry or bus, fine. However, more often it is a complete moron who is incapable of driving at a suitable speed. This forces other drivers to overtake, sometimes dangerously, and the rest needlessly lose another 5-10 minutes of their life every single day.

    Now, I would bet that a high percentage of "speed related accidents" are actually due to someone losing patients and so making a bad move to overtake or make up lost time. I have done this myself and see others do it regularly.

    Sort this problem out and reduce deaths.
     
  7. If you need a sign to tell you to slow down for a blind bend, you should probably go into politics or lobbying.
     
  8. Another reason not to visit that shithole.
     
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  10. I agree, if you think its dangerous, slow down.
    Speedlimits are just a guide anyway - you change how you drive to fit the circumstances.
     
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  13. fUcKing wankers!! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
     
  14. Can you imagine some of the foreigners and old people trying to auto-X? haha
     
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  16. Bad idea to simply enforce a blanket policy. That is not going to work. Or just do what we do in the states, put a sign in front of turns informing you to reduce speed from 45 to 35, whatever the situation calls for. Reducing speed isn't really that bad of an idea though guys, remember speed really does kill. And 10mph is actually a good amount of speed. Its just the way they are implementing it is retarded.

     
  17. something like 6% of fatal car accidents are caused by speeding. Slowing people down is more likely to make people fustrated and try dangerous manouvers.

    Cars are also becoming faster and capable of cornering better. Reducing limits is a backwards move - educate people into being better drivers would likely reduce the death toll more.

    I'd also like to know what proportion of those 3000/year fatal accidents are related to uninsured drivers. Speed restrictions are inevitably not going to affect them in the slightest.
     
  18. This is why we had the Revolutionary War.
     
  19. Fact is the old speed limits were designed many years ago for cars without ABS/LSD/TC/AWD etc etc and technology has moved on. The other thing they fail to realise is that there are people exceeding the speed limit now, so why will it be any different just because they lower it to 50mph. Flouting speed limits will increase not decrease, and with impatience it will increase accidents not decrease them. Anyone who likes to drive quickly has radar detectors/jammers anyway. People will die at whatever speed they choose to set it, it's a fact of life and it's a risk we all accept every time we go on the road.
     
  20. Funny how the speed limits keep getting stricter when cars keep getting safer. Surely they should be *raising* the mother#$%#er.
     
  21. Next they will probably ban having a personal vehicle, the UK is jail.
     
  22. Maybe they should use those speed cameras to gather data on what really causes accidents, stupid #$%#s who don't obey speed limits.
     
  23. Actually not really. Driver fatigue, Cell phone use while driving & Drink driving are responsible for more accidents than speed alone. Some of the things that I have seen just in the last few weeks that were nothing to do with speeding...
    - Slow people in the centre lane who aren't even doing anything close to the legal limit let alone exceeding it that won't move left and thus blocking both lanes because they are travelling at 40mph/70kph in a 100kph zone right next to a Coach load of tourists doing exactly the same speed.
    - People who drive erratically and change lanes suddenly without indicating straight into the side of a car in the next lane,
    - Women putting their make up on in rush hour traffic
    - People on cellphones while driving. Two hands on the wheel is a must IMO
    - People who don't accelerate up to the required speed limit on a motorway onramp, and force the people already on the motorway and travelling at the speed limit to slam on the brakes to the point of wheel lock up just to avoid ramming them.
    - Running red lights long after it has changed green for the traffic going in the other direction to go.

    I freely admit that I pay absolutely no attention to the speed limit if the circumstances permit (which they often do). I know that 130-150kph+ on a motorway is well within the safe operating limits of my car, and I look after my car, especially brakes/suspension/buy high grade tyres. And if I do so it can half the time of my commute to work.
     
  24. This is another reason i am 1000000% proud to be living in the greatest country in the world


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  25. It must be said that on a large majority of roads this effects, you'd have to be a lunatic to drive down at 60mph in the first place. They're often not wide enough for cars to pass, with blind corners and crests making visibility often not more than 50 metres.
     

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