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Speed Limit Reductions

Post by BevC » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:20 pm

I turned on to a B road near our home yesterday and got up to 60mph, at which point my speed warning flashed. I admit to being a bit confused and checked with the car’s display, which said 50mph. I then saw a speed limit sign which said 50mph. When I used the same road about 2 weeks ago I did 60mph and the car said 60mph.

My husband came down the same road last night and when he got home I asked when the limit was changed (he comes this way most nights). He looked perplexed and asked what I meant. I explained what had happened to me earlier and he smiled at me. Not only had he not noticed but neither had any of the cars in front of him - oops.

Our local rural roads seem to have had a rethink in terms of speed. I’m sure it’s something to do with either accident statistics or pollution but it would be helpful if there were signage to let everyone know that a change has been made.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by Mike Rometer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:57 pm

Be aware, there WILL be speed checks there when the settling in time has passed. What's the settling in time? When the authorities think time is up! No need to ask how I know.

On a similar vein the display in my car seems to be getting it wrong more and more often this last week or so. What's that about?
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by Pete McK » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:51 pm

There should really be a 'change of speed limit' sign erected if this happens. Could be useful as a loophole if you get copped.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:41 pm

Does the new 50mph sign have a yellow background? If so this would indicate that there's been a bad accident on that stretch of road.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by BevC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:36 pm

No - no yellow background. If it truly is for safety reasons surely it would be sensible to alert people to this to draw attention to the dangers of the road.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by PaulC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:15 pm

If it's the same road I'm thinking of, I hit a deer along there a couple of years ago (at no-where near 60) - quite often you'll see remains in the ditches/bushes at the side of the road along with pieces of cars, so could be something to do with that.

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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by BevC » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:03 pm

Interestingly I noticed at the end of last week that the County Council have gone out to public consultation on PROPOSED changes to 50mph. I think they’ve made a bit of a faux pas on this one - looks like they’ve put the signs up without doing the necessary things to make it law. This is the same lot that put up average speed cameras through a village (which have made a rather lovely amount of money for them) whilst at the same time covering the flashing 30mph warning signs reminding drivers of the speed limit. Unbelievable!
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by Vespa » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:51 pm

Public consultation is the new norm everywhere. We are to have a new bypass road to relieve pressure on a main river crossing. There were well over 1500 objections but it is still going ahead. What they mean is stuff you lot as once we get Government funding we can stick several hundred new houses off it and cause more congestion and rake in more rates. They are also doing a survey of pollution on one main road into the town that has had the traffic light sequence changed at the town end in the rush hour to purposely cause increased pollution, by still traffic, so that they can get the funding from Government with their findings, to get that new road. This is a council that has not had it's accounts signed off by auditors for two years now and has made massive "investments" in slightly dubious businesses such as a bank and a solar panel "farm", miles away from our town. They also have clandestine council meetings where the public are asked to leave. They have obviously not seen "Rising Damp", where Rigsby invests in oil fields in the Pennines, by a con man. One chap who is an accountant regularly shows things up in the local rag.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by spritely » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:50 pm

I may be wrong - sure somebody will correct me if so, but I recall something being released by the Government in recent months, or maybe DVLA that they were considering reducing the speed limits on country roads everywhere from 60 to 50 mph, to cut down on the numbers of accidents - especially as a lot of these accidents were involving younger inexperienced drivers.
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Re: Speed Limit Reductions

Post by ChrisGB » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:15 pm

Being a car enthusiast gets harder by the day. Creeping speed limit reductions are common everywhere these days. Add in legislation reducing the availability of decent engines and the obsession with autonomous / electrification BS, it's enough to consider emigration.
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