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smegal

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A step in the right direction.

I hope I heard that right on the news.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 03:57
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Yes, lock thread

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 03:57
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Never happen. Reason being the armco we use is only rated to 70 so for them to raise the limit requires the whole lot to be replaced.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:02
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redrallye wrote:
Never happen. Reason being the armco we use is only rated to 70 so for them to raise the limit requires the whole lot to be replaced.


It is being replaced though, with that concrete deflection shield they're putting in instead.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:05
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Rated to 70? Seems crazy to me. Surely they'd know people would go faster so would make it suitable for higher speeds? Dunno

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:08
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Nice..... Erm?

Coppers won't stop you at 80 anyway Roll eyes

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:08
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And when it changes they wont stop you at 90 Superman

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:09
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Rated to 70? Seems crazy to me. Surely they'd know people would go faster so would make it suitable for higher speeds? Dunno


Gotta bear in mind how long a lot of them have been there though. I'm sure they can (and do) take a higher impact happily but if they're only rated to a certain speed then can imagine the legal implications? Don't actually see why they should make them withstand a higher impact. Speeding is all at our own risk Yes

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:11
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ballardpaul wrote:
And when it changes they wont stop you at 90 Superman


Laugh my ass off

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:11
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Rated to 70mph. For what weight of vehicle? 3.5t van? Also angle of attack etc etc.

f*ck me most people can't drive properly on the motorways as it is - increasing the speed of the cretins isn't going to help. We'd all go faster if the middle laners f*cked off.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:15
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redrallye wrote:
sixygti2 wrote:
Rated to 70? Seems crazy to me. Surely they'd know people would go faster so would make it suitable for higher speeds? Dunno


Gotta bear in mind how long a lot of them have been there though. I'm sure they can (and do) take a higher impact happily but if they're only rated to a certain speed then can imagine the legal implications? Don't actually see why they should make them withstand a higher impact. Speeding is all at our own risk Yes


Aye, thats true! Yes

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:14
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Is there also going to be some new speeding and careless driving legislation too?

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:15
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"Top gear politics" love it.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:19
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Seriously tho, if there was no speed limit how fast would you really go if you were on a long journey? I for one on a long haul wouldn't be doing much more than 80 anyway regardless of what the speed limit wasSmile

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:21
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I must admit I try burning it then realise that my fuel is going down too quickly then go back down to about 80 for economy.

That said it is about time they gave the motorist something. That said it means more tax revenue as more fuel will be burnt.

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Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:23
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If only it was affordable to break the speed limit these days LOL

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  • Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:27
    adam b

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    In Germany I generally sit at 130 kmph on unrestricted anyway. Depends on traffic etc.

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:31
    smegal

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    adam b wrote:
    In Germany I generally sit at 130 kmph on unrestricted anyway. Depends on traffic etc.


    I guess the novelty soon wears off.

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:32
    adam b

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    It's bloody expensive!!

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:34
    redrallye

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    In the company Honda I sit between 85-90mph depending on traffic. Funny thing was, coming back from picking up the Type R doing 90, once I'd refueled and noticed the needle dropping again I dropped my speed to 80 as I was paying Laugh

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:36
    redrallye

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    adam b wrote:
    In Germany I generally sit at 130 kmph on unrestricted anyway. Depends on traffic etc.


    Hmm

    I remember hitting the limiter in top in the Mak over there racing a BMW. And then got rinsed by a Porsche LOL

    Used 7 tanks of juice just getting to the Ring..... Mellow

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:38
    adam b

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    Well of course you max it once....LOL

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:42
    redrallye

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    adam b wrote:
    Well of course you max it once....LOL


    I know, we went past him thinking he was racing only to see him sat there smoking a big f*ck off pipe! Didn't even know we were there. Then the 911 flashed me out the way. Fail is me.

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    Posted 11th May 2011 at 04:44
    justinaccurate

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    LOL Ed.

    I thought it was 70 for economy/carbon footprint reasons
    Posted 11th May 2011 at 18:03
    tubbyrutter

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    They have lowered the limit in spain for economy reasons.

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