Look like we may get the limit raised to 80mph
Motorway speed limit
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it be more fun then and some of the laws would need to be change then.
unoficially its been that for a few years anyway..No one done for under 80 unless in road works etc....
Somewhere in the States has a higher than average speed limit but .............
the penalties for breaking the limit are draconian.
The rationale is that you can go faster but heaven help you if you take the piss.
we should have a autoban somewere.
top of the counry to the botoom splittin like a upside down Y
no one about its a ton n it, about time they increased it
Motorway speed limit.
"The idea behind the change is to reduce journey times, as the Government
believes that the economy could be improved if motorists spend less
time behind the wheel."
Perhaps they'll prosecute the dawdlers and the lane-hoggers for conduct
likely to damage the economy then? Heck, let's just call it treason.
The speed limit for a transit style van is 50mph on single carriageways, 60mph on dual carriageways, and 70mph on motorways. They should never weigh more than 3.5tonne anyway which anyone can drive on a standard car licence. The van rule should be changed to be the same as cars. I bet most 4x4's weigh more than peoples daily loads in their vans!
I notice most van drivers ignore this law, but I have seen on some TV cop program van drivers receiving a penalty for this. I don't have a van, but when I hire one these special speed limits feel ridiculous.
i drive a van (2.8 turbo diesel dontcha know, woohoo) which as you say is supposedly restricted to 50mph on A roads, when it is just as capable of car speeds, overtakes and braking! Most HGV's don't observe the 40mph limit and you don't see them get pulled by the old bill...
It's to do with braking distance that this speed limit is the way it is. But I bet a van is no worse than a 4x4, these new transits I sometimes hire have ABS and ESP!
If I'm on the bike, I'd much rather be stretching the limit on an A or B road." /> Usually I'm only on the motorways if its raining and I want to get home quick.
Autobahns are great but wont work here until the lane discipline gets a lot better. Most Autobahns are only two lanes, but you very seldom see anybody hogging the overtaking lane.
I doubt it would make much difference anyway. I notice a lot of people in their german saloons already exceed 80mph whenever I venture onto these roads. When I'm commuting in the car, I drive around 60-65mph on dual carriagways to try and save fuel anyway. When I get some tosser tailgating me so the only thing I can see in my mirrors is an Audi badge(!), I slow to 45 on single carriageways which probably annoys them, as they're too thick to realise if they want me to speed up, then back off! W&nker$!
when i last used a van i sit at 70 on a dual carriagways then you meet drivers creeping along at 40ish holding every one up. as i all ways do is to do 60 in a 60 70 in a 70 ect if drives sit at the speed limts then its safer and mean drivers dont have to slam on the brake and using more fuel.
and you won't need to slam on the brakes!
I used to drive an adapted Transit at very high speed even through built up areas.
The problem with goods vehicles is not the going or the stopping it's the bit in between - handling.
Although most are fairly good, the lack of weight to the rear end when empty makes them very unstable, and if overloaded they take longer than a supertanker to come to a stop.
I often muse why, if they have different speed limits for different classes of vehicle, bikes aren't given an extra 10 mph on all roads.
Reducing journey times
If the government are serious about reducing journey times on motorways they should also legislate to allow undertaking.
Also lorries cause huge jams by overtaking other lorries at a differential of just 1mph so take a couple of miles to do it. So they should also restrict lorries from using the middle lane except on specific stretches as they do on the continent.
If you drive at 60-65 on a dual carriageway in a car is it by any chance a Volvo, no wonder people are up your arse the limit is 70, this just winds people up and then you make it worse by slowing down more suspect you should look closer to home re the thick W&nker$!. comment
I drive lots of business miles every year and would sooner be at home with my family than crawling along behind you.
Very proud Audi owner, however doubt I would be behind you for long HID headlights on full beam seem to get the required result as does driving at 12 inches from their bumper with my very large Audi.
yes very funny! no I have a golf. I drive home at about 8pm so I'm not holding anybody up, and it's two lanes so you can overtake if you want. Regarding the W&nker$ comment, if someone comes roaring up behind be on a single carriageway road when I'm already doing 50-60mph, that annoys me, as it would anybody, so I slow down to 45 and let them wait! They're driving dangerously for a start. If you dazzled me I'd slow to 30 and really hold you up, then I'd accelerate on any overtaking spot with my turbo charged golf and leave you behind. If you still didn't realise you're being a nob, all I can do is laugh at you! If you want to get home quiker, back off! Simples!
I hate tailgaters. If you ride a motorcycle you'd understand why these people should be shot. But perhaps you just own one to pose with?
And allowing undertaking is the last thing we want on the roads in my opinion.
not sure any motorcyclist would consider 50-60 on the open road fast, maybe if you stoped driving like an old women you would not get tailgated.
suspect the only posing is you on your moped to the great grand kids.
I'm not sure what I've said which you've taken so personally, but if you think it's ok to bully someone into driving faster, you're not the sort of person I'm interested in talking to. No offence. 60mph is the speed limit, so if I'm already doing that and you want to tailgate me, you suck.
And I bet I've done more track days on the bike than you've ridden on the road. If I want to drive a bit slower (like a lot of people are now) in my car to save fuel on the boring daily commute, you have no right to say I shouldn't. If your user name is anything to go by, I'm younger than you, for your information!
Not trying to offend as such just putting my point of view across that just because you want to drive slowly you should not impede the progress of others because that just winds people up and causes them to take risks and have accidents. I am not talking about driving recklessly but as we all know 60 on some a roads is a bit unrealistic.
I live in Grimsby a few years ago the local paper started a scheme to encourage people to drive a the speed limit, forget what it was called but anyway you could apply for a sticker for the car it said "Pace car" well you can imagine the sort of pricks that applied and then drove at 25 everywhere and taken 10 minutes to get up there, after a few got beaten up at the traffic lights and Tesco etc by the chavs, somebody posted a comment in the local papers stating that there insurance would probably be void because insurance companies disallow pace setting. Well you can imagine the reaction from the Volvo brigade the sticker disappeared overnight suspect most of them had heart attacks or strokes just worrying about it.
note I never touched one honest but was surely tempted.