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Thread: Lowering speed limits to 80 (from 100) and 30/40 (from 50)... A research paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    1973. No compulsory seatbelts. No airbags. No crumple zones. Drink driving was even more rampant than now.

    Yeah, the good old days.
    1973. No obesity epidemic, no smartphones, less traffic, cheaper houses, Yeah the good old days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    1973. No obesity epidemic, no smartphones, less traffic, cheaper houses, Yeah the good old days.
    If there was one genie I could put back in the bottle it would be smartphones.

    Sent from my smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    ... Sent from my smartphone.
    Which Highway ... ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    I thought that was the point. They are proposing something different.
    There has been an ever tightening focus on speed for the last 20 years.
    People from overseas are surprised at the enforcement.


    News flash. It ain't doing shit.




    The only time the road toll has dropped due to law change is compulsory seatbelts, and quite markedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    If there was one genie I could put back in the bottle it would be smartphones.

    Sent from my smartphone.
    the cops can but don't, one person standing on any set of lights in wellington would pick up several every light change

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    The engineering of roads is the gold plated solution, as proven by the 110 kmh roads up North. Trouble is, the money has to come from somewhere.

    Until then, should we just do nothing else? Really?
    there's engineering and there's quality products used at the moment, northland roads have atrocious surfaces, no woner every time it rains there's deaths, that and the meth up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    The engineering of roads is the gold plated solution, as proven by the 110 kmh roads up North. Trouble is, the money has to come from somewhere.

    Until then, should we just do nothing else? Really?
    The roads play very little part in being "safe". On some of those 110 roads there are a heck of a lot of skidmarks and impact evidence on the side of the road.

    I'd hint that "the operator" was at fault...
    Educating vehicle operators and testing them to a higher standard would be the start point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    The engineering of roads is the gold plated solution, as proven by the 110 kmh roads up North. Trouble is, the money has to come from somewhere.

    Until then, should we just do nothing else? Really?
    having driven on three of these so called roads of significance, all 30 odd km's of them, Id say it's a stretch to say that due to the lack of deaths on them in the last couple of years, that they prove much at all, plus the ludicrous amount of $$$ that those few small sections of road cost, that they represent the future of roading in this country.
    the lack of skill that is required to negotiate these roads will greatly aid the decrease in driving ability if they somehow become popular, this is in my opinion a good way to lessen a person's ability , I.e. that being to remove any kind of difficulty in any particular thing one is carrying out, never known that to make someone more skillful or highly competent, shouldn't that be the aim of all road users ?

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