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.
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.
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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