So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by FrancisBarnett » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:05 am

Not seen this discussed or reported anywhere:
Is the new wet NSL on two way roads down to 70 kph from 80 in the dry?

Can the government not trust road users to drive/ride faster than 43 mph on two way roads when it's wet? :shock:


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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by 2cvandy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:46 pm

I'm assuming that must be the case, I've not read anywhere of the "10kph when wet" rule being annuled.

Not that I ever took much notice anyway,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by Womble » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Not seen anything about that mentioned in the press. Also in theory are hgv's now restricted to 70 kph?

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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by FrancisBarnett » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:41 pm

Womble wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Not seen anything about that mentioned in the press. Also in theory are hgv's now restricted to 70 kph?
Not seen anything either, reestablishing the speed differential between HGV and non-HGV traffic on two way roads would be sensible and safer if enforced properly. So probably a step too far for this government.
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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by wizzard » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:00 am

HGVs speed not changed, so if you are poodling along at 80 you will get a truck up your arse pretty damn quickly - they dont stick to 80!
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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by 2cvandy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:07 pm

It does beg the question though,,,,,,,,,,,,,

if trucks were only allowed to run 10kph slower than cars, because they're heavier, wider, less manouverable, take up more road space and need longer to stop than a car,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

how come a vehicle that's lighter, narrower, more manouverable, take up less road space and stops in a much shorter distance than a car isn't allowed to run 10kph faster than cars,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?

time for a new campaign FFMC,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?
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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by Jamba » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:34 pm

2cvandy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:07 pm
how come a vehicle that's lighter, narrower, more manouverable, take up less road space and stops in a much shorter distance than a car isn't allowed to run 10kph faster than cars,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?
Because of the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle ;)

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So 80 kph is the new NSL - and 70 is the new wet NSL?

Post by 2cvandy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 pm

Jamba wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Because of the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle
???????????????????

which is exactly the same nut that connects the steering wheel to the seat,,,,,,

I rest my case, m'lud.
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