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Old 09-25-2004, 05:48   #1 (permalink)
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speed limits!!! who sets them???

does anyone know who sets these limits and what/how do they decide what limit is appropriate for each road? i went round a bend the other day and a sign said 100km and i just made it round the corner doin 70kmph. I thought maybe i miss read the sign so i doubled back and checked it and i was right. I even gave the corner another go but still nowhere near 100kmph. Even through shopping districts like springvale its 60kmph but in other areas u much slow down to 40kmph and i dont see a rational reason for this. What gives?
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Old 09-25-2004, 17:31   #2 (permalink)
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it is set by Vic Roads in con*****tion with the councils ... but remember that it is a limit, not what you have to travel at. There are plenty of windy country roads with a limit of 100 that even a F1 car would bve struggling to reach that speed.
How they decide the limit?? I suspect it involves a lot of recreational chemical substance abuse.
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There are plenty of windy country roads with a limit of 100 that even a F1 car would bve struggling to reach that speed.
I've told you 100 million times not to exaggerate!!!
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Old 09-25-2004, 17:47   #4 (permalink)
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I've told you 100 million times not to exaggerate!!!
go to Tassie !!! those roads are the best I have driven on for fun .. but very bad for hire car brakes...
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Old 09-25-2004, 18:41   #5 (permalink)
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Re: speed limits!!! who sets them???

From what i've seen, if a corner is not possible to negotiate at the posted speed limit in the area, there will be a yellow advisory speed sign. I think they're more intended for trucks, but you can still use them as a guide. I don't know if it's a legal requirement, but you'd think the engineers would be required to have them there, just to cover their own arse if someone flies off the road?

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Re: speed limits!!! who sets them???

i've been told by the AAMI driver training lead guy that some of the speed limits were developed for passenger comfort as well. I have never really taken any notice of that comment but yeah.
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There are a few roads like this near where i live, narellen road is about 10kms long and has 3 rather large dual lane roundabouts on it. On entering and leaving each one was posted at 60km then back to 80 and now for some funny reason new signs are up and its 80 all the way through. Not that i care but when you get people who cant drive they actually try and take the rouadabout at 80kms. Another one werombi road signposted at 90k's which s a long windy country road (sorta) which i can safely do more than that in most parts but in my sisters lancer or the old mans sahara i wouldnt dare take most corners at more than 75.
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There are a few roads like this near where i live, narellen road is about 10kms long and has 3 rather large dual lane roundabouts on it. On entering and leaving each one was posted at 60km then back to 80 and now for some funny reason new signs are up and its 80 all the way through. Not that i care but when you get people who cant drive they actually try and take the rouadabout at 80kms. Another one werombi road signposted at 90k's which s a long windy country road (sorta) which i can safely do more than that in most parts but in my sisters lancer or the old mans sahara i wouldnt dare take most corners at more than 75.
I think i remember reading in the learner book that the yellow signs are a suggested speed for a normal car, in good condition, in good weather. Between yarra glen and yea theres plenty of signs that i'd take at under the yellow sign speed in the landcruiser, but dad's focus doesn't have to slow down at all (and it's still not extreme). I think the yellow signs are an underestimate for a normal car. When theres no yellow signs it just takes some common sense... (lack thereof necessitating the yellow signs)
not taking a stab at you there boss351c, i agree that some posted limits are too high...

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im pretty sure the yellow signs on turns/exits etc are just suggested speeds to travel through that corner safely etc.....and that only the white speed limit signs are the LIMITED speed.....

it still doesnt make sense that this turn doesnt have an advisory speed sign if you say you were struggling to take it at 70km/h.

in my experience, these advisory signs definietly suggest a speed that makes it capable for less capable drivers to take the corner safely in less than desireable conditions....

i dont think im Michael Schumacher, but i rarely take the turns at the advised speed, and i dont have any trouble.....and my car isnt a rally bred focus
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lol, rally bred. If only it had the guts to match the grip...(it's an auto CL...)

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