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From: Mr.T on 14 Jun 2010 04:20
"John Tserkezis" <jt(a)techniciansyndrome.org.invalid> wrote in message
> > Apparently there'll be a TV program on it at 6:30pm today on channel 7.
> And lose all that speed income? Fat chance.
Yeah, Brumby says there are no plans to increase OR decrease the speed
limits. However the speed limits HAVE been steadily decreased on nearly
every road in Victoria for many years. I will bet money they keep on doing
so to maintain revenue.
Only a politician would claim a fully loaded truck/semi/B-double is as safe
at 100kph as a modern car is at 130kph on a divided highway. And yet one is
legal, and the other is an instant loss of license.
Even worse is the Calder freeway through Keilor that is a 130kph design, but
now 80kph limit. The only reason I can see is revenue. It starts on the six
lane divided freeway, *MANY* kilometres before the first crossroad that was
used to justify the decrease.
From: Mr.T on 14 Jun 2010 04:25
"Toby" <me(a)privacy.net> wrote in message
> And seriously, can Joe Public actually control a vehicle properly at 140
> a wet road? Would Joe Public be stupid enough to try 140 ON a wet road?
> Would Joe Public be disciplined enough to keep left unless over taking?
That was the whole point. You should NOT get a license unless you can.
And racing cars prove one thing, you could save far more lives with mandated
roll cages and crash helmets, but there is no money in that for the
From: Mr.T on 14 Jun 2010 04:35
"st3ph3nm" <sgam(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>That said, we would also need to drastically improve lane discipline
on our freeways to be able to increase the speed limits safely. I
can't get over how many people just sit in the middle lane of three
>doing 10 or 14 km/h below the speed limit.
Or worse, there appears to be a large percentage of drivers who believe if
they travel side by side with another car forever at the same speed, they
will not be booked. That their speedo's are often reading up to 10% low is
of no consequence to them. They whinge like mad about "tail-gaters" instead!
Everyday I see all three lanes of traffic travelling at exactly the same
speed and all less than the posted speed limit, with NO attempt to move
over. I'd really love to see the cops do something about that, but that will
never happen of course!
From: Mr.T on 14 Jun 2010 04:42
"D Walford" <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote in message
> Who knows, many speed limits make no sense, some too low many too high.
Surely you mean some too high, *many* too low!
From: Mr.T on 14 Jun 2010 04:44
"Lindsay" <ask.me.for.it(a)hornet.net.ay.you> wrote in message
>> They should make sense but convincing the Govt and the police that their
>> tactics on road safety have failed and that they should try something
>> different is never going to be easy.
> It will never happen, not here in Victoria anyway. The govt here is too
> reliant on the back pocket or purse of the motorist.
You think it *will* happen in another state then? Yeah right!