80kph on rural roads with no central barrier from today

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80kph on rural roads with no central barrier from today

Post by Giscard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:34 am

Two-lane rural roads with no central barrier have the speed limit reduced from 90kph to 80kph as of today unless I have missed a last minute stay of execution.



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Post by yorkie » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 am

Indeed, what does worry me, knowing the French love of tailgating, lorries are already limited to 80 kph. At least you could over take before, now you cannot. People still will still do it, but have a longer string of cars "obeying" the new limit bunched up behind the lorries.

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80kph on rural roads with no central barrier from today

Post by Jamba » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:48 am

Giscard wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:34 am
Two-lane rural roads with no central barrier have the speed limit reduced...
Is it not all roads without a central divide?

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80kph on rural roads with no central barrier from today

Post by Giscard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:57 am

Jamba wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:48 am
Giscard wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:34 am
Two-lane rural roads with no central barrier have the speed limit reduced...
Is it not all roads without a central divide?
Yes, I think it is any 2 lane road but it will be necessary to check the exact terms. I read that dual carriageways without a central barrier (are there any?) are still 110kph. If true that fits in with the thought process that accidents occur when people are overtaking and have a head on collision. Clearly that shouldn't be such a problem on a dual carriageway.

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Post by wizzard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm

yorkie wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 am
Indeed, what does worry me, knowing the French love of tailgating, lorries are already limited to 80 kph. At least you could over take before, now you cannot. People still will still do it, but have a longer string of cars "obeying" the new limit bunched up behind the lorries.
Some months ago when this new limit was proposed I tried a little experiment, using the Aix bypass which has very few sections with opportunities to overtake. I sat at 80 kph, and was soon getting hassled by a large truck. With a 90 limit you could pull away to give you some space. So if you stick to the new limit on your bike (unlikely I know) at some point a truck will try and push you into the gutter or sit 3 feet from your back wheel. In my opinion accidents will increase not decrease - people will take longer to get past a slow moving vehicle and therefore increase the time they are on the wrong side of the road.

As my new (old) car takes quite some time to get to 80 kph I can see me getting hassled in that too.
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Post by FrancisBarnett » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:46 pm

"In my opinion accidents will increase not decrease"
More than likely IMHO - but watch out for the government blaming any increase in accidents on anything but their decision to introduce this silly 80 kph limit.

Denmark found that increasing speed limits reduced accidents - because it reduced the need to overtake - exactly what you said.
http://cphpost.dk/news/danish-governmen ... trial.html
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Post by SteveWalsh » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:55 am

I think it is going to clog up the road network, all the cars are going to be stuck behind us truck drivers as we are already restricted to 80kph on the nationals, and cars wont be able to overtake. There may be a bit of road rage as a result, When I am loaded carrying these things around I am restricted to 70kph on nationals and get it all day long from irate drivers
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Post by kitcarman » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:46 pm

It might be to stop the surfaces being damaged, Look at any bend now that its getting hot , You will see road damage. I agree that the main place a french driver will not be ,Is behind you,No matter the cost. I have seen some very stupid overtaking. Tailgating also seems to be the other national pass time,Very annoying. Also dangerous. icon_damn cussingblack :dirtbike

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Post by papasmurf » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:24 pm

I don't get people tailgating me when I am in Brittany, it must be one of the stickers on the back of the car that puts them off.

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Post by FrancisBarnett » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:57 pm

Like this one perhaps? I'm not surprised it puts them off! :D
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