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Old 08-26-2003, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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Italy raising speed limits.

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Italian Speed limits are being raised to improve road safety, says Transport Minister Pietro Lunardi. He believes higher speeds will improve the traffic flow and encourage motorists to pay attention. The change will affect six-lane highways after January 1, 2004, raising the limit to 150km/h. Mr Lunardi quoted psychologists as saying people who go faster drive better and are more careful.


Are you reading this Mr Bracks?????
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Old 08-26-2003, 20:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

man that'd be nice
i'd love to cruise down the monash freeway @ 150!

6 line freeway, my god.
i want one of those too!
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Old 08-26-2003, 20:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

To quote my dad, "If i don't go fast, I will fall asleep".

Driving for long periods on safe roads at 100 or 110km/h is boring to say the least. Up the speed and things feel much better.

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Old 08-26-2003, 20:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

Sounds good, but how can we honestly expect that to happen here with any success when we can't get people to stay out of the overtaking lane when they are not even doing the speed limit.

Can you ever see our police being given the ok to book someone for going too slow on a freeway? That is what would be needed to overcome the huge speed differentials that would exist on our roads.
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the again, how many cars in vic do you think are 'safe' enough to travel at 150km/h.
almost any car with stock suspension is gunne become a bit of a handful if anything happens at 150km/h.
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Old 08-26-2003, 20:16   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

Was in Italy in May, and drove down the Autostrada in a VW Passat turbo diesel. Hit about 130mph, and was still being overtaken ... it's a different world over there :)
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as much as i hate to admit it, Australia isn't ready for 150kmh speed limits.
I know my XF couldn't handle it anyway!
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I agree this is a great idea, i think of this every time I'm on the Monash (car park) highway.

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Cars will have to be maintained and serviced to suit the higher speeds and driver education will have to be improoved. Just watch other drivers, imagine if they were driving at 150 kph.... Scarey!!

Also road noise will increase, with engines revving higher, and people who live near the free/highways will complain....

Unfortunally, I can't see it happening.. :(
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

Just think of the fact that 95%+ of the populalation cant handle going 60kph, how on earth are they going to handle doing 150kph on the freeways... the govt wants to lower the speed limits here in SA to 100kph on the open road becuase of the wrecklesness of it and the death it causes instead of fixing the roads, Our road systems would need such an improvement if we were to have speeds like that.

Thats the only way that it is done safely overseas, they have far far better roads then we do.
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Re: Italy raising speed limits.

I agree that it will probably never happen here for a number of reasons (revenue probably being the main one)

I just thought it's interesting that at last there's a politician that has the sense to realise that speeding doesn't kill, that in fact fatigue caused by inactivity of the body at slow speeds is more likely to.
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