Speed Zone Changes

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 14:03
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At last some sense is being applied to the multitude of speed zones.

See link here.

Lets hope it spreads.

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Reply By: Member - Peter E1 (VIC) - Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 17:11

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 17:11
Just wait until all the people with a knot in their face start to reply to this topic!!!
It has gone viral in other forums and the Age today.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 07:59

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 07:59
I've got to ask, what's a 'knot in their face'?

It makes me laugh just thinking about it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter E1 (VIC) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 09:17

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 09:17
Someone who has just chewed on a lemon Paul, and doesn't have a good word about anything.
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Reply By: Rockape - Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 18:26

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 18:26
Alan,

looks like a great idea to me also.

RA.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:18

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:18
NSW has undertaken to do this ..... haven't seen it in practice yet.....

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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15
About time the 70 and 90 disappeared, some 50 zone to 60 I'm ok with.

Not sure about removing the buffer zones, I hate travelling country roads at 100km and hit a 50 km zone (country NSW) without adequate pre-warning.

I tend to know that they are there but others who don't know start to overtake as I slow down only to be hit with the 50 zone and jam on the brakes.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 13:31

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 13:31
Tony,
I belief you will find they will have lead in signs that will read 60 zone ahead reduce speed.

RA.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 14:46

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 14:46
Thanks Rockape,

They do have the lead in 60 or 50 signs in the areas, but only 100 mtrs or so from the lower limit.

In the picture the speed right up to the 50 AHEAD sign is 100 kmh



This is where people overtake when you slow down, missing the sign on the right. Then speed right into Dungog.

I would hope that RMS (RTA) would start painting the speeds on the roads a few times, I am sure other states will do it better... :)
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:54

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:54
I think it was the Labor government that introduced that in NSW. I just hope the Vic government introduce that policy a little quicker than it is being introduced in NSW.

I can see most of the 70 & 90 km/h stretches being slowed down rather than being sped up.



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Follow Up By: Jim Murphy - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 16:35

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 16:35
just watch the 40 ks take over !! not that it bothers me as I obey most road rules but if the majority of people cant slow down for schools or roadwork's whats the point ? ohh yes money
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:18

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:18
The common sense approach should be that all States adopt the practice if its sensible, as per Natioanl Road Rules.. not just 1 State doing it....and the rest of the place and travellers not being particularly aware of it.
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