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Old 06-04-2004, 17:52   #1 (permalink)
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Should the speed limit for learners rise?

Hi all just wondering what you think on this topic. I personally believe it should rise to 100km/h but just on freeways etc, as i believe it is dangerous to have everyone else doing 110km/h around a person doing 80km/h.

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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

i'm a learner and that book told me i'm alowed to go 100km/h
i use the freeway alot most of the time i'm in the right lane doing 110 as well
cause usually the left lane is the 80-90 lane and it's too slow

what part of aus are you in i'm in vic
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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

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Hi all just wondering what you think on this topic. I personally believe it should rise to 100km/h but just on freeways etc, as i believe it is dangerous to have everyone else doing 110km/h around a person doing 80km/h.

whats your thoughts?

When I was a learner I never obeyed that rule (hell I didn't know about it until I went for my P's). I drove with my parents to interstate destinations at 100/110km/h quite often during that 2 year period.

Does it even get enforced?

Personally I believe its a crap rule - and everyone should drive to their experience and comfort level. An L plater that only has 1 month behind the wheel probably won't feel comfortable at 110km/h on the open road. However someone thats almost 18 thats done a lot of long distance driving probably won't have a problem with this.
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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

I am a red P plater in NSW as well; 90km/h on reds and 100km/h on greens.

I tried obeying the rule but I ended up pissing a lot of people off stuck behind me. It slows traffic quite a lot down I reckon and can be quite dangerous so I haven't followed it since. I know that 10km/h does make a difference but I can't see how it is so different that they must impose a limit on us. First few days sure, you wouldn't want to be doing speeds like that but once you're experienced it doesn't feel different.

Anyway, one month to go till I get my greens..
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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

in vic i believe whatever the speed limit is then you can do it.
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in vic i believe whatever the speed limit is then you can do it.
Ok i was un aware of that well in nsw the limit is 80km/h for L and 90 and 100km/h for red and green as one ford drone stated.
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Ok i was un aware of that well in nsw the limit is 80km/h for L and 90 and 100km/h for red and green as one ford drone stated.
thats the stupidest thing ive heard!! even old grannys drive faster than that...sometimes anyway!
nup thats just plain dangerous.
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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

It should be open slather on "L's", so that when you get your "P's" you will know how to handle a car at 130+, like most on "P" plates now do.
The cops should take "P" platers licences off them for 12 months + for going over the speed limit by more than 10K's.
And sorry girls, the worst speed offenders are females on "P's"
But I think thats because they can't look at the speedo, 'cause there too busy watching the white lines go past so bloody quick
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Yes, they should be doing the same as everyone else.
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Re: Should the speed limit for learners rise?

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Yes, they should be doing the same as everyone else.
Agreed. most accidents involve them speeding anyways so is there really such a difference.
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