Introducing default 20mph speed limits...

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Time to invest in red flags and sensible walking shoes... :roll:
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In South Australia, the urban default is 50kph, some areas 40 kph. Passing emergency vehicles or school buses with lights flashing and road works 25kph school zones with under 18 year Olds present 25kph.(40 for those in the rest of Australia ). Hard to tell the difference between a 17&18 year old when driving. Open Rd 80, 90, 100 or 110 kph. They also have habit of improving a road significantly then reduce the speed limit on it.
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One saving grace for us older minis is that the ANPR and speed cameras can't lock-on to and identify the black and white number plates. Try the ANPR car parks......
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Peter, can we be 100% sure this is the case that UK number plates with the Black Background & White Letters cannot be read by these Static & Mobile Cameras ?
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Stewartp wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:21 pm They also have habit of improving a road significantly then reduce the speed limit on it.
In the UK they simply reduce the speed limit so they don't have to maintain the roads to the same level.
(even noticed how many NSL roads are now 50mph - well the maintenance standards aren't as high on a 50mph road)
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GraemeC wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 2:27 pm
Stewartp wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:21 pm They also have habit of improving a road significantly then reduce the speed limit on it.
In the UK they simply reduce the speed limit so they don't have to maintain the roads to the same level.
(even noticed how many NSL roads are now 50mph - well the maintenance standards aren't as high on a 50mph road)
Absolutely, just follow the money.....if it was financially beneficial to have a minimum 90 MPH speed limit, then that is what we would have :lol:
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Norman...., yes. the speed camera needs something positive to lock onto. The big yellow reflector that tells the camera , hello....., it's me
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French speed limits were reduced from 90kph to 80 but some of the mayors did not have the money to swap all the road signs so they did not do it. Unfortunately some of the speed cameras in the areas were adjusted to the new lower 80kph speed limit but the road signs were still at 90.👍
In the Creuse department area of what used to be called the Limousin now the Nouvelle Aquitaine in middle of France where I have a house the speed limits have been put back up to 90kph because they say it has no benefit due to the area being mainly countryside and sparsely populated , my local district has a population of 18 people per square km and the area is indeed mostly countryside, nearest big town is 45minutes away .
Incidentally there is a lovely private circuite about 20minutes from my place in lovely countryside.

https://www.masduclos.com/accueil-circuit

The speed limits don’t stop the French anyway, they still run around in 205’s and Renault 11 in countryside but the French domestic market must have got more powerful engines than we did as these old cars go so fast,mind you the local garage will most likely have some sort of indescribable rolled up piece of metal outside that was once a car.
As for the U.K. , well schools and built up areas should have lower limits and is there any reason to own a electric Tesla saving the planet (supposedly) when they have to be gunned everywhere .
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Do we need cars that do over 100mph?
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First Minister for Wales Mark Drakeford's New Wales' national flag - with the dragon replaced by a red snail.... :lol:

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