Post by David Bennetts Post by Petzl
On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 08:22:19 +1100, Sylvia Else
Post by Sylvia Else
There are 200 km/h or even 160 km/h roads anywhere in the world?
Yes - German autobahns don't generally have mandatory speed limits.
They have a recommended speed though, of 130km/h. The fact that they don't
have speed limits could hardly be used to argue that they are 1000km/h
have you recently been to Germany Sylvia, I was over there with a friend a
few short years ago and while there are lots of areas on the Autobahns that
are 130 kph there are still sections that are TRUE unlimited, we were in a
little hire car Ford Focus, valve bouncing down the road at 160kph and
regularly being overtaken by a variety of cars doing 200++
and not once did I see an accident. The BIG difference is education, the
current drivers tests in all states of Australia is an international joke!
Germans are by training, polite and they obey the rules, one of those being,
no matter how fast you are going, always stick to the left lane unless
overtaking, then as soon as is practical, get back in the left lane. and the
logic behind this is, while you may be going fast, there is always someone
faster behind you.
to get back on topic, I think we should be upgrading and expanding the rail
system all over the state, make it cheap and eventually we will remove the
large trucks from the road, making them cheaper to maintain and safer to
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