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By harvyk1 19 December 2008 67

I was driving along the parkway today when I got to the Glenloch interchange. Now I’ve just been driving along a section which is fine for 100km/h, when I went onto the GDE, which is now 80, had I gone right and gone down Parkes Way it’d be 90.

Considering that most other states and territories have 110km/h zones (the NT even has 130km/h zones), why is anything over 100km/h considered absolutely dangerous, even on duel carriage ways no where near houses, and can anyone honestly tell me that the random choices of speed limits is anything other than random speed traps designed for catching unwary drivers.

The other thing I noticed was that the Glenloch interchange, which is only single lanes for most of it all slows down to 80 around the interchange only, and yet had it been built in any other city it’d be at least 100, if not 110, and there’d be at least an additional lane (if not 3 or more) to deal with.

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rob68 11:18 pm 06 Nov 09

hey cranky.. I love the term “nongs”.. it describes them perfectly!

Granny 1:08 pm 23 Dec 08

Oh, I heard that, too. My hairdresser, Mavis, was telling me all about it while I was waiting for my nails to dry.

; )

astrojax 12:50 pm 23 Dec 08

or find a wonderful connection between Heinlein, speed zones and most importantly Canberra.

i understand from previously unwritten memoirs of heinlein by arthur c clarke’s nephew, john, that he once said the word ‘canberra’ while travelling above the speed limit in a lane he found poorly zoned as 40mph when he wanted it to be 50mph.

… and below the speed limit.

Granny 8:50 am 23 Dec 08

Yes, but you have to book ’em if they’re doing less than 85 in the right hand lane ….

*maniacal laughter*

Do I have to think of everything, harvyk1?

harvyk1 8:45 am 23 Dec 08

That’ll never work, Canberra already has problems with people sitting in the right hand lane.

Granny 6:17 pm 22 Dec 08

I have a good idea for speed zones.

In zones that have two lanes and are currently 80 kmh, the left lane should have a 70-85 kmh limit and the right lane should be 85-100 kmh. Let those who wish to drive slowly drive slowly and smell the roses, and those who are in a hurry, and taking Quikeze at the red lights, drive quickly.

Peace and beads and stuff to all.

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