With so many major roadworks still happening in the Territory, I wanted to bring up the topic of speed limits.
I had the pleasure of driving 40km/h along the Barry Dr roadworks, to have cars fly past me doing 60+. I checked, and sure enough everyone except for myself committed an offense worth at least 3 points and a few hundred dollars. This seems to happen at every set of roadworks I’ve travelled through in Canberra, especially GDE during non-peak hours.
So what’s the point? And why do I feel as though I’m creating a traffic hazard, because I get tail-gated and abused, when everyone else is committing an offense? (By rights, a P-plater doing 70 in these zones should have their licence suspended for 3 months.)
I support and agree with the protection of our workers, by sticking to the 40km/h limits through their workplace. Would it be feasible to revert these sections to something “more reasonable” during non-work hours, such as 50 or 60km/h?
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What does everyone else think of this issue?