100% Speeding (when safe)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Speed, car vs truck
I have thought of a few more things about speeding.
How on earth can there be advertising about a car braking from say 60, then say 50 is safer by however many metres and deaths, when a big B-Double truck, or any truck or bus for that matter can do the same 50k and take maybe 5 times as long to stop than the car? and still be safe? In fact I can stop my motobike from 100 in 30 metres flat, a truck would stop from 50 in more than that!
So why cant my motorbike do 100 (I know 100 is too fast, just comparing for comparing's sake) and the truck be limited to 50?
And i can stop my falcon from 60 in about 10 or 15 metres.
Its just revenue raising, this speed blitz we are stuck in.
If it was about safety, trucks would be banned from all streets with pedestrians.
Also i think trucks shouldn't be allowed in the right hand lanes of highways!
They cause annoyance, which is probably a cause for people in cars to do silly things.
In Europe there are many Autobahns where the trucks arent allowed to pass at all.
Here perhaps, at least on 3 lane freeways, they shouldn't be allowed in the 3rd lane.
There should be no passing allowed on the left by any cars, this is more dangerous than speeding, and why cant they make camera's that actually capture dangerous driving like tailgating? how easy would it be to set up? Its just that speeding is the easiest way to make money, so who cares about all the other things.
What about not giving way at a stop sign? This would kill many people, its just that maybe not many people do it, so wouldn't be worthwhile innvestment wise. (that is they wont put one cop at a stop sign waiting all day for 1 bloke, even though this is the guy that is most likely to kill someone, but they will catch thousands of speeders, even though no one even crashes, eg, on a wide straight road with nothing around.)
I have had enough!!
ENOUGH I tell ya!!
lets get sideways!!!