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Old 09-03-2004, 02:07   #1 (permalink)
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I recently wrote to the state governtment about why the speed limit is 100kph.

Here is my email
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Dear Sir,

I am writing to inquire as to why other freeways are 110kph, while the Princes Freeway is only 100kph between Werribee and Geelong.

I offer the Hume Highway and Calder Freeway as examples.

Both of these highways are two lanes each way, whereas, the Princess Freeway is three lanes each way after Werribee.

The Princes Freeway was only recently completed and is far superior than most freeways/highways in Victoria.

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely

Benjamin Rogers
I got no response from the current state government. I so emailed the same letter to the opposition.

Here is their response
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Dear Mr Rogers

Thank you for your email of 29 August 2004 to Mr Robert Doyle MP, Leader of
the Liberal Party.

Mr Doyle notes your concerns.

I understand that when the Geelong Road was upgraded in 2002, VicRoads
raised concerns that a higher speed limit would be dangerous, especially at
peak hours with the sheer volume of traffic. There are also a number of on
or off ramps.

Mr Terry Mulder MP, Shadow Minister for Transport will release the Liberal
Party's detailed transport policies prior to the November 2006 State
election. Mr Mulder will bear your concerns in mind.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely

Edmund Carew
Office of Robert Doyle MP
Leader of the Liberal Party.
Then today I got a reply from Vicroads
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Dear Mr Rogers

SPEED LIMITS ON PRINCES FREEWAY WEST

I refer to your e-mail dated 17 August 2004, addressed to the Minister
for Transport, regarding the above matter. Your e-mail has been referred
to me for reply.

The Government’s arrive alive! Road Safety Strategy aims to reduce the
road toll by 20% by 2007. One of the key challenges identified in the
Strategy is speeding. Reductions in travel speeds will significantly
reduce the number and severity of road crashes. The Government’s
initiatives are already showing results with the road toll being reduced.

The Princes Freeway between Melbourne and Geelong does not meet the
speed Zoning Guidelines criterion for a speed limit of 110 km/h. A key
criterion for a 110 km/h speed zone is that the traffic volume must be
less than 25,000 vehicles per day. The Princes Freeway between Melbourne
and Geelong carries more than 40,000 vehicles a day. This section was
recently upgraded to reduce the number of road crashes, and to provide
for growth in traffic volumes. Experience shows that whenever speed
limits are increased, vehicle speeds increase. Raising the speed limit
would compromise the improved safety benefits of the upgraded road.

Thank you for taking the time to forward your views. If you would like
to discuss this matter further, Mr Robert **********, VicRoads Regional
Manager – South Western Victoria (Tel: **** ****) would be pleased to
assist.

Yours sincerely


SIGNED

PETER BALFE
ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE

2 / 9 /2004
Now the opposition's email is just a standard one but Vicroads gives their reasons.

Should I ring the number and see if I can take this further or should I just leave it be... I'm sure I myself cannot get zoning laws changed, but maybe I can increase pressure on them to rezone the Princes Fwy.

Cheers

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Old 09-03-2004, 02:15   #2 (permalink)
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I like the line about when speed limits increase, so do vehicle speeds!!

The more people that write to these clowns, the greater the chance of them listening
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:19   #3 (permalink)
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dont say that one person cant make a difference. My parents live on the rural fringe in perth. Because of this, almost all calls made were charged as STD. My mum was annoyed at this so she started writing letters and complaining about it to the local government and they arranged with telstra to give us a larger area of local calls, but took away community calls (calls on the same or very close excahnges.. charged at 15c) so my mum was happy and everyone else has that option now. If you write in your opinion to the news paper and let your local government know that you have a problem, things can change.
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Experience shows that whenever speed
limits are increased, vehicle speeds increase
Oh my, Captain Obvious!!
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:49   #5 (permalink)
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I like the line about when speed limits increase, so do vehicle speeds!!

The more people that write to these clowns, the greater the chance of them listening
Sounds like something from Monty Python.
How stupid do these clowns think we are?

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Old 09-03-2004, 03:36   #6 (permalink)
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Oh my if everyone did 110 instead of 100 there would be carnage on teh roads, god forbid. Both of the responses were bullshit. I want to see a motorists interest group
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:49   #7 (permalink)
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better tell germany and the rest of europe that 110kmh is far too dangerous then. id like to see the government explain why there are far less crashes on the autobahns where you can do what ever speed you feel like compared to the enormous amount we have here at slower speeds.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:10   #8 (permalink)
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increased speed limits show vehicles increase their speed.....astonishing..

at least they took the time to give you a personalised reply
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:46   #9 (permalink)
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Its absolute crap. The road was built to the standard required to have a speed limit of 110. I think they kept it to 100 to get some extra revenue from the permanent cameras they plan to install.
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:28   #10 (permalink)
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It's a 3 lane hgihway from Geelong to Hoppers Crossing where it then becomes 4 friggen lanes each way from hoppers to the CBD. How the fcuk can they not justify making it 110km. Trust me, I've done alot more on that road and if it wasn't safe would I be sitting here now? Make your own minds up!
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