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20MPH speed limits (7 replies)

PistNbroke
6 years ago
PistNbroke 6 years ago

20MPH speed limits

evonaut
6 years ago
evonaut 6 years ago

i fully agree with 20mph limits and adhere to them whether they are enforced with a camera or not.

i believe that all residential areas should be 20 in case there are any kids playing, or could possibly run out etc. etc.

people tend to ignore them and drive at at least 30mph, and then complain when speed humps arrive - just obey the limit and there would be no speed humps.

a controversial view that will probably annoy a few people, but its what i believe will produce a safer road environment, with fewer deaths.

wanna drive quickly then hit the a roads. wanna drive really quickly then do a track day…….

floormanager
6 years ago
floormanager 6 years ago

Interesting. I thought it was not possible to "police" a 20 mph speed limit. They must have improved the detectors. I wonder what the % error is... While I agree 20mph is a good idea on residential roads, Brighton and Hove have gone to extreme and have it on a lot of major thorourghfares. Bless the Green party!!

ROLI
6 years ago
ROLI 6 years ago

In Brighton women who wear "comfortable" shoes do more than 20mph on the footpath....

Island Blue
6 years ago
Island Blue 6 years ago

[quote="floormanager":2u0gmitk]Brighton and Hove have gone to extreme and have it on a lot of major thoroughfares. Bless the Green party!![/quote:2u0gmitk]
Those taking part in the L2B tomorrow please note! ';)' ':D'

mj66
6 years ago
mj66 6 years ago

If you ever were unlucky enough to live in what was my old street for 23 years that was used as a rat run to town or a race track a nights and countless near misses and lost tempers. yes cant come soon enough i had to move and take anger management courses ':D'

PistNbroke
6 years ago
PistNbroke 6 years ago

Now I have never been able to agree with a reduced limit of 20MPH being imposed unless around schools, but I do tend to sort of drive somewhere near it when in these zones (nearest for me is Brighton).

Last month while my sat nav took me in circles due roadworks in London I missed the 20mph limit for Tower Bridge and was doing 26mph.

I went over that bloody bridge 5 times and was only caught the first time due not seeing the reduced limit, it was 2am on a Wednesday night with no other traffic on the bridge, it took me nearly 2 hours to get to my destination which was a 12 minute drive from the bridge according to my sat nav ':x'

I done a speed awarenes course rather then get points, a wasted afternoon and £100 worse off.

I also had to drive to London or Manchester for the course as it appears these 20mph limits are not normally enforced.

20mph SPEED awareness does seem a contradiction, this week I followed a cyclist doing 38mph ':roll:'

PistNbroke
6 years ago
PistNbroke 6 years ago

[quote="evonaut":1t8ugqsk]i fully agree with 20mph limits and adhere to them whether they are enforced with a camera or not.

i believe that all residential areas should be 20 in case there are any kids playing, or could possibly run out etc. etc.

people tend to ignore them and drive at at least 30mph, and then complain when speed humps arrive - just obey the limit and there would be no speed humps.

a controversial view that will probably annoy a few people, but its what i believe will produce a safer road environment, with fewer deaths.

wanna drive quickly then hit the a roads. wanna drive really quickly then do a track day…….[/quote:1t8ugqsk]

I don't think anyone could possibly think 26mph on a deserted bridge at 2am on a wednesday morning was driving quickly ':roll:'

As for Brighton and the car hating green party... they would have us all on pushbikes, walking or horseback if they could ':x'

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