Cutting rural speed limit to 40mph too costly, says Cumbria council
Last updated at 13:43, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Cumbria County Council says bringing in 40mph speed limits to rural roads could be too costly – and clutter the countryside with signs.
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In reply to the comment about the aircraft doing 400m/p/h.All air traffic is strictly controlled and is not allowed to exceed the speed or altitude that is instructed, so if the pilot felt that he or she could go faster because they felt it was appropriate and they were educated enough to handle the speed, they couldn't so it's really an argument for having speed limits that are not discretional.
And who is going to police this?
@PaulM"carrying speed correctly can save an educated drivers life..... "... sorry mate it only works if everyone has the same skill set, 'cos you might be bombing along breaking the law (it still applies whether you think you're too good for it or not), and you might be unfortunate to be sharing your road that day with an "uneducated" driver who can't react quickly enough to your superior skills and excessive speed.You got me thinking though, and now I'm of the opinion that bombs don't kill, it's just the fault of stupid people who stand in their way when they go off, and while we are at it if you pushed your 400 mph plane into a mountain guess what ??? - priceless mate, cheered me up you have.