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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pre Madonna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

They need to change the speeding policy in my opinion.

I was done for speeding between Kill and Rathcoole 112km in a 100km zone (that stretch can also change from 120 to 100. My point is that I was fined for speeding on a Motorway doing 12% more speed than allowed. 80 + 3 points.

Someone else can do 80km in a 50km zone in a built up area with the risk of kids running out on the road or cars pulling out from a side road. 80e + 3 points.
Or, and this is a f**king mental idea, stay within the speed limit and get no points!
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

They need to change the speeding policy in my opinion.

I was done for speeding between Kill and Rathcoole 112km in a 100km zone (that stretch can also change from 120 to 100. My point is that I was fined for speeding on a Motorway doing 12% more speed than allowed. 80 + 3 points.

Someone else can do 80km in a 50km zone in a built up area with the risk of kids running out on the road or cars pulling out from a side road. 80e + 3 points.
Or, and this is a f**king mental idea, stay within the speed limit and get no points!
The Germans definietly have it right with the "do what the f**k you want on the motorway but no speeding in built up areas" approach. Punish spedding where appropriate, no point having a bunch of speed traps on a motorway.
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Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

They need to change the speeding policy in my opinion.

I was done for speeding between Kill and Rathcoole 112km in a 100km zone (that stretch can also change from 120 to 100. My point is that I was fined for speeding on a Motorway doing 12% more speed than allowed. 80 + 3 points.

Someone else can do 80km in a 50km zone in a built up area with the risk of kids running out on the road or cars pulling out from a side road. 80e + 3 points.
The speed limit between Kill and Rathcoole is 100km it has never been 120km.Speed limits in Ireland are a joke 80km out by Lucan when 100km would be fine.The roadworks around Naas/Newbridge 60km is a joke the same type of roadworks in the UK is 50m/ph and that's reasonable and fair. 

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Speed limits are generally nonsensical all over this country. Most of them were set in the 70s/80s when car braking distances were about 6 times longer than what they are now. Long, straight dual carraigeways where it would be perfectly safe to do 100km/h have been set at 60/70/80 just so the state can collect revenue handily. 

Equally, there are plenty 'B' roads in the country where limits are set at 100km/h and you would nearly want to be a WRC driver to start attempting it, you hear less about those roads as nobody gets caught for speeding for 2 reasons, first it would be  nearly suicidal to go any faster, and second the physical difficulty of going faster than that means the speed vans are at nothing while out revenue collecting, they'd be lucky to catch anyone at all even if they stayed on it for 24 hours. 

Speed limits in built up areas or where there are dangerous junctions- fair enough- don't think anyone should have an issue with that, but you never really see a speed van in those type of areas, they are generally situated where the limit has been set lower than it should be in the first place instead. 

Our road traffic death numbers have improved vastly since the 80's & 90's, and that's mainly down to the standard of road and little else, it certainly isn't due to driver behaviour improvements, though to be fair, the current test is a lot more comprehensive than it used to be. 








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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reddladd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 12:32am
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

They need to change the speeding policy in my opinion.

I was done for speeding between Kill and Rathcoole 112km in a 100km zone (that stretch can also change from 120 to 100. My point is that I was fined for speeding on a Motorway doing 12% more speed than allowed. 80 + 3 points.

Someone else can do 80km in a 50km zone in a built up area with the risk of kids running out on the road or cars pulling out from a side road. 80e + 3 points.
Or, and this is a f**king mental idea, stay within the speed limit and get no points!
Not the point. I am not arguing about being fined for breaking the limit. 
I could agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.
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Originally posted by deise316 deise316 wrote:

Speed limits are generally nonsensical all over this country. Most of them were set in the 70s/80s when car braking distances were about 6 times longer than what they are now. Long, straight dual carraigeways where it would be perfectly safe to do 100km/h have been set at 60/70/80 just so the state can collect revenue handily. 

Equally, there are plenty 'B' roads in the country where limits are set at 100km/h and you would nearly want to be a WRC driver to start attempting it, you hear less about those roads as nobody gets caught for speeding for 2 reasons, first it would be  nearly suicidal to go any faster, and second the physical difficulty of going faster than that means the speed vans are at nothing while out revenue collecting, they'd be lucky to catch anyone at all


this was exactly my point. ill take my 3 points and 80 fine and be wary in future.

but the stretch of dual carriage way where i was done is insane to limit it to 100. when the road turns woeful 10 mile down the road, but maintains its 100 limit   but its handy revenue for them
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