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#1 JohnP

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:26 PM

the government want to lower the national speed limit to 50mph. sign here to stop it happening:
http://petitions.num...noNSLreduction/

oh and i know its more general discussion but i figured more people read this sub-section so therefore that equals more views and more potential signitures :rolleyes:

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#2 poohbear

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:27 PM

I havent heard of this before. Has anyone else?

Even if the national speed limit is lowered, people will still go over it!!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

well i saw it on passion ford so it could just be a load of bo***cks BUT i thought if it is true some of you might wanna sign it.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

I havent heard of this before. Has anyone else?

Even if the national speed limit is lowered, people will still go over it!!


That's what I thought.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:46 PM

I'm for it really. Anything which lowers the speed of some of the idiots on the roads is good.


And people will still drive over it like they do now!

I havent heard it before so doubt its true tbh

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:33 PM

I'm for it really. Anything which lowers the speed of some of the idiots on the roads is good.


And people will still drive over it like they do now!

I havent heard it before so doubt its true tbh


the idiots will always go fast. this (if it is correct) will only slow down law abiding motorists and make congestion and journey times worse especially on A roads etc.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:01 PM

the idiots will always go fast. this (if it is correct) will only slow down law abiding motorists and make congestion and journey times worse especially on A roads etc.


to be fair itl make it worse if someone is doing 70 and some idiot is doing 80-90 and rear ends you, you wont suffer half as much damage as if you were going 50. plus most people speed anyway.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:07 PM

Blimey - I must be the only person on this forum that would like to see the national limit raised to 80mph!!! :ph34r:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:19 PM

Blimey - I must be the only person on this forum that would like to see the national limit raised to 80mph!!! :ph34r:


i second you. i also think that with better training the limit on motorways could be 90 or even 100mph. its just a lot of drivers don't learn how be safe at speed. they think they can just bomb along at 90 on a motorway without any observations or concentration.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:26 PM

first ive heard of it, not read anything about it, and im sure there would be something

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:22 PM

There has also been talk of lowering the speed limit to 20mph in built up areas.
As a london resident i would welcome the speed INCREASE to 20mph :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:30 PM

Im a bike rider aswell as a car diver.

and i can honestly say that if they lower the natinol speed limit i will be selling the bike, this goverment has gone speed crazy when this clearly isnt the fault.

take the autobarn for isntance...no speed limit yet they have fewer insidances there in a limitlass carrageway compared to our limited?

soon theyll have trackers on our cars/bikes.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:25 PM

i second you. i also think that with better training the limit on motorways could be 90 or even 100mph. its just a lot of drivers don't learn how be safe at speed. they think they can just bomb along at 90 on a motorway without any observations or concentration.

90 and 100 seems a bit much ......

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:16 PM

It's an old expired petition. If you look, there's a response from the government.

They have no plans to lower the national speed limit.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:59 AM

It's an old expired petition. If you look, there's a response from the government.
They have no plans to lower the national speed limit.


I think that’s bit of a ‘tactical response’ as the suggestion is not really about National speed limits but covers roads A classified and below, motorways and dual carriage-ways would stay at their current 70 mph 'National' limit.
Current thinking is many rural road accidents could be prevented by dropping the limit to 50mph as well as reducing carbon emissions. personally I think it would be largely unworkable without mass installation of speed cameras - which would be a vote loser for any party.
I’m not sure if it has or will be put before parliament but hopefully it would be talked out –just keep your fingers crossed until the end of the year. :unsure:


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