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Old 11-02-2003, 16:09   #1 (permalink)
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NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

With the introduction of the 50km/h zone last Saturday in NSW what have people reactions been? Has the rollout been as wide-ranging as you first thought? What has the traffic been like in the new zones?

I did quite a bit of driving on Saturday and found that most people didnt know what the proper limits were anymore: all of a sudden people were doing 50 on main roads and generally driving like snails all over the place. So what have other people seen and what do you think now that the limits are actually here and in force??
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

I know my car hates 50kp/h
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Welcome to my world! When going for your licence you are supposed to sit just over 45 - and my car friggen hates that, it's just over idle. Luckily I have it now so no worries there!
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Old 11-02-2003, 22:25   #4 (permalink)
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

I hate 50kph, but I live with it. Good thing is if it's 50, I dont have to slow down for bends, roundabouts or corners. I just put it on cruise and go. Speed limit is 50 so I do 50... corners included.
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

yeah same, i can't select (D) because it would get a speeding ticket, if it idled in the 4th gear, so i hold it back in 3rd, idling and 50, can cruise through the roundabouts spot on..... its still safe in the wet,,,and hypthetically in the snow

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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

I hate the 50 kay zones. Too fast for third, too slow for fourth. So generally I slot it in four and just hover above the limit. Oh no, I'm worse than an axe murderer.
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I hate the 50 kay zones. Too fast for third, too slow for fourth. So generally I slot it in four and just hover above the limit. Oh no, I'm worse than an axe murderer.
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Old 11-03-2003, 14:25   #8 (permalink)
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

Fortunately around Newcastle, the 50kph zones don't flow enough traffic to make policing them profitable. You're more likely to find our Revenue Officers on the more major arterial roads with much higher volumes.

In general though, there isn't an overzealousness of speed enforcement up this way, which is a good thing.
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

Why don't they just limit us to 5 km/h be done with it ...... In fact owning car should be banned ..... Enviromental hazrard and all. Basically it BITES !!! 50 in Fourth means Gearbox and engine noises 3rd means fuel consumption out the window.
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Re: NSW 50km/h Zones: Whats your experience so far?

We have had 50k's here for a few years ....... Lucky us outback dwellers ....we copped the 'trial' periods

It hasnt changed much here .....the local cop isnt about that much & I forgot the last time I heard of someone getting a speeding ticket .......in fact ......I dont ever remember anyone getting a speeding ticket in town since 1992 .......

In all the cars I have had since this time NONE of them have sat on the 50k limit unless forced to ......

PS .... Im not condoning speeding ...... I do stick to the 40k's around schools


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