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80kph zones recommended for rural areas...

Post by doc » 22 Aug 2018, 4:50 pm

Looks like there's a renewed call for more reductions in speed zones - in particular reducing non-shouldered roads (aka almost every rural road) from 100kph down to 80kph.

Particular reference to:

"Roads without sealed shoulders should have speed limits of no more than 80km/h"

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 4zyps.html

This is not the first time I've heard a push for this. Past would indicate that when something is promoted and knocked down, and promoted again and again - it eventually gets passed unless it's knocked on the head in a big way.
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Post by Daddybang » 22 Aug 2018, 5:23 pm

What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 22 Aug 2018, 5:27 pm

Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:


Not to mention it's a lame-arse, cop out way of avoiding their responsibility to maintain, or god forbid, improve our primary transport system.
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Post by Wombat » 22 Aug 2018, 5:54 pm

They were thinking about doing this state wide in Tassie a while back.
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Post by bigrich » 22 Aug 2018, 5:55 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:
Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:


Not to mention it's a lame-arse, cop out way of avoiding their responsibility to maintain, or god forbid, improve our primary transport system.


BINGO ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Wombat » 22 Aug 2018, 5:59 pm

Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:

Its amazing how much distance you can do in a day up in the NT with their higher limits :thumbsup: Here in Vic I got done doing 110 in a 100 on a sunny weekday mid morning no traffic on a good country road. Up there you can average 145 without getting busted :allegedly:
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Post by Ziad » 22 Aug 2018, 6:04 pm

Lol....I don't think it had a chance in Buckley. They did tak about reducing the speed limit on gravel roads.... and nothing happened. Just imagining it will make trips 20% longer. The distanced even in country vic are huge as it is
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Post by Oldbloke » 22 Aug 2018, 6:16 pm

Should be case by case. There are roads in the eastern parts of the state that are 100kph but should be about 70kph. But the government turn a blind eye to it because the logging companies like it.
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Post by Daddybang » 22 Aug 2018, 6:30 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:
Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:


Not to mention it's a lame-arse, cop out way of avoiding their responsibility to maintain, or god forbid, improve our primary transport system.


Yep :thumbsup: :drinks:

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Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:


Its amazing how much distance you can do in a day up in the NT with their higher limits :thumbsup: Here in Vic I got done doing 110 in a 100 on a sunny weekday mid morning no traffic on a good country road. Up there you can average 145 without getting busted :allegedly:


I think the NT has dropped back to 130 (I know they were trialing that speed awhile back) but back when they had the open speed limit it was great :lol:
The roads were some of the best in the country and the roadtoll (per capita) was consistently among the lowest in the country!. Crossing the border from qld the rod would go from a goat track to a highway that ya could quite comfortably sit on that 145-150 mark!! :thumbsup: 8-) :drinks:
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Post by Daddybang » 22 Aug 2018, 6:33 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Should be case by case. There are roads in the eastern parts of the state that are 100kph but should be about 70kph. But the government turn a blind eye to it because the logging companies like it.


Yep I agree 100% some Rds up here are to high because of the condition of them. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by pete1 » 22 Aug 2018, 6:47 pm

Well going slower means, longer time on the road = more fatigue and likely chance of crashing.
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Post by Rod_outbak » 22 Aug 2018, 6:54 pm

Geeess; that will seriously screw up the local copper on his run across to a nearby town; he sailed past here at around 120 on Monday, and I was hoping he did a tyre, so he might learn the concept of 'Driving to the Conditions'...
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Post by Noisydad » 22 Aug 2018, 7:05 pm

They can recommend until they’re blue in face. Given they don’t have enough resources to respond to burglaries or police main highways I can’t see how they can ever hope to police secondary country roads never mind the gravel ones.
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Post by Stix » 22 Aug 2018, 7:48 pm

Ah c'mon guys...think of the jobs it will create...!!!
The Govt will have to hire a committee for starters...
That committee will discuss the pro's n cons of engaging a consultancy firm to action a plan to engage another consultancy firm that will perform a thesis on how it could be done.
Then, another firm will be engaged to come up with a proposal & action plan for the govt...
Then it wont go ahead anyway, because it would increase the cost of our groceries so much many more people would dip below the poverty line...which would be inconvenient for both parties at the moment, especially given the current utterly appalling & embarrassing state the political system in this potentially great country has become.... :sarcasm:
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Post by Wombat » 22 Aug 2018, 8:56 pm

Daddybang wrote:[
I think the NT has dropped back to 130 (I know they were trialing that speed awhile back) but back when they had the open speed limit it was great :lol:
The roads were some of the best in the country and the roadtoll (per capita) was consistently among the lowest in the country!. Crossing the border from qld the rod would go from a goat track to a highway that ya could quite comfortably sit on that 145-150 mark!! :thumbsup: 8-) :drinks:

I didn't say it was the limit, just that from experience etc :allegedly: :allegedly:
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Post by Daddybang » 23 Aug 2018, 7:43 am

Wombat wrote:
Daddybang wrote:[
I think the NT has dropped back to 130 (I know they were trialing that speed awhile back) but back when they had the open speed limit it was great :lol:
The roads were some of the best in the country and the roadtoll (per capita) was consistently among the lowest in the country!. Crossing the border from qld the rod would go from a goat track to a highway that ya could quite comfortably sit on that 145-150 mark!! :thumbsup: 8-) :drinks:

I didn't say it was the limit, just that from experience etc :allegedly: :allegedly:


Yeah I get ya :silent: :lol: :drinks:
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Post by JimTom » 23 Aug 2018, 9:04 am

Daddybang wrote:What a f@#ken dumbarse idea!!!!
I can't speak for down south but up here it'd take a bloody week to get anywhere!! :thumbsdown: :drinks:


Coming from NQ myself mate I know exactly what you mean.
In addition I have driven on some dirt roads that are better than sealed roads. Common sense should prevail, drive to the local conditions.
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Post by Andrew1au » 23 Aug 2018, 9:28 am

It’s 110 in QLD and I doubt it will change. It will add hours onto a lot of people’s drives and increase driver fatigue.
None of our outback highways have shoulders.
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