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MikeL Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Still get the suicide jockeys doing +50 MPH's on the Motorway .... when road conditions and restrictions dictate 30 ....
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
yep they don't care if they crash or who they may hurt, disgusting same as drink driving
#2
lol 50 on a motorway.... curse those maniacs
#3
deathtrap3000
lol 50 on a motorway.... curse those maniacs


if the speed limit has been temporarily changed to 30mph then yes its stupid and illegal :roll:
#4
Alfonse
if the speed limit has been temporarily changed to 30mph then yes its stupid and illegal :roll:


ah fair enough.
banned#5
good fun though eh?
#6
toshapetriji
good fun though eh?



yeah good fun
lets hope you dont hold a driving licence
if you do hope you dont for long !!

my son is in a wheelchair coz of some one like you
banned#7
Alfonse
if the speed limit has been temporarily changed to 30mph then yes its stupid and illegal :roll:


[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]Not unless its in a Variable Speed Limit area (where the limit is backed up with cameras anyway, so you can take heart in the fact they will be getting a fine).

The big signs you see "Queue Caution: 40 Mph" cannot be used to legally enforce the limit.

As for stupid, well maybe, but it may be that the OP is being overly slow now conditions have improved, and could cause an accident himself.

Two sides.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
banned#8
stuartsdog
yeah good fun
lets hope you dont hold a driving licence
if you do hope you dont for long !!

my son is in a wheelchair coz of some one like you


[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]Below the belt, completely unfair and utter ****.

Welcome to HUKD 2009.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#9
vibeone
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]Not unless its in a Variable Speed Limit area (where the limit is backed up with cameras anyway, so you can take heart in the fact they will be getting a fine).

The big signs you see "Queue Caution: 40 Mph" cannot be used to legally enforce the limit.

As for stupid, well maybe, but it may be that the OP is being overly slow now conditions have improved, and could cause an accident himself.

Two sides.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


the law begs to differ:-

Motorway Speed Limit: Just like a Dual carriageway the speed limit is 70mph unless specified and is signified by a National Speed Limit sign. If the speed limit is reduced on a motorway the overhead gantries will show you the maximum speed that you are legally allowed to drive at. The change to the speed limit may be down to adverse weather or maybe an incident ahead but all drivers must obey them or you could be prosecuted for breaking the law.

http://www.trafficsignsandmeanings.co.uk/speed-limit-signs.html
banned#10
Alfonse
the law begs to differ:-

Motorway Speed Limit: Just like a Dual carriageway the speed limit is 70mph unless specified and is signified by a National Speed Limit sign. If the speed limit is reduced on a motorway the overhead gantries will show you the maximum speed that you are legally allowed to drive at. The change to the speed limit may be down to adverse weather or maybe an incident ahead but all drivers must obey them or you could be prosecuted for breaking the law.

http://www.trafficsignsandmeanings.co.uk/speed-limit-signs.html

The site is wrong. Next...

(I also think I need to make it clear I'm not talking about the VSL areas on the M25 (A3-M40 Stretch) or the M42 East of Birmingham

ie: Not this: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/network/policy/mtorsigntrafmanagement/advancemotorsign?page=3
banned#11
[COLOR="Sienna"]Also, from the highways agency:

At present when a MIDAS message is displayed to warn of a queue directly ahead the system shows the lowest advisory speed limit it can set, which is currently 40mph. As these signs are automatic, they are not switched off until the traffic has cleared.[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Sienna"](My bold - I suspect the site is fairly old as I don't think the minimum speed is 40mph anymore)

My point was that your slightly arrogant and holier than thou attitude to the other user was not required, unfair and quite possibly completely incorrect.

The OP may well be talking about a VSL area, but your "I'm right you're wrong" post was just silly.[/COLOR]
#12
vibeone
[COLOR="Sienna"]Also, from the highways agency:

At present when a MIDAS message is displayed to warn of a queue directly ahead the system shows the lowest advisory speed limit it can set, which is currently 40mph. As these signs are automatic, they are not switched off until the traffic has cleared.[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Sienna"](My bold - I suspect the site is fairly old as I don't think the minimum speed is 40mph anymore)

My point was that your slightly arrogant and holier than thou attitude to the other user was not required, unfair and quite possibly completely incorrect.

The OP may well be talking about a VSL area, but your "I'm right you're wrong" post was just silly.[/COLOR]


Whilst you would not been prosecuted for driving above the speed limit, you could easily be prosecuted for careless or dangerous driving, advisory limit or not.
#13
vibeone
[COLOR="Sienna"]Also, from the highways agency:

At present when a MIDAS message is displayed to warn of a queue directly ahead the system shows the lowest advisory speed limit it can set, which is currently 40mph. As these signs are automatic, they are not switched off until the traffic has cleared.[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Sienna"](My bold - I suspect the site is fairly old as I don't think the minimum speed is 40mph anymore)

My point was that your slightly arrogant and holier than thou attitude to the other user was not required, unfair and quite possibly completely incorrect.

The OP may well be talking about a VSL area, but your "I'm right you're wrong" post was just silly.[/COLOR]


driving safe is not silly or arrogant but hey oh carry on regardless, my priority is to my family in the car and not driving at ridiculous speed in poor road conditions, so yes I will come across as holier than thou sorry for caring about my family.............
banned#14
Alfonse
driving safe is not silly or arrogant but hey oh carry on regardless, my priority is to my family in the car and not driving at ridiculous speed in poor road conditions, so yes I will come across as holier than thou sorry for caring about my family.............

[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]
you weren't caring about your family, you specifically ripped another user by posting incorrect information. Don't try the family defence - you clearly wanted to make a point and had to invent information to do so.

I'm no advocate of excessive speed, certainly not in poor weather, but I will make that point without inventing laws, and using them to rubbish other users.

You have a strong enough argument without resorting to such crap.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#15
Depends if you were involved in an accident, if you were at or below the advisory limit it would be far less likely that you would be considered for prosecution. It's a bit of a trick really, it would be difficult to get variable limits for so many roads but ignore the advisory limit and you can still be caught.
#16
vibeone
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]Not unless its in a Variable Speed Limit area (where the limit is backed up with cameras anyway, so you can take heart in the fact they will be getting a fine).

The big signs you see "Queue Caution: 40 Mph" cannot be used to legally enforce the limit.

As for stupid, well maybe, but it may be that the OP is being overly slow now conditions have improved, and could cause an accident himself.

Two sides.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


Vibey!!! How you doin mate? Long time no see again!!
banned#17
pghstochaj
Depends if you were involved in an accident, if you were at or below the advisory limit it would be far less likely that you would be considered for prosecution. It's a bit of a trick really, it would be difficult to get variable limits for so many roads but ignore the advisory limit and you can still be caught.

[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]
Yes again I agree, but I think you are missing the point. You could get done for exactly the same offence for driving at 50mph down a country lane in snow if it was a silly speed for the conditions. Its not a legal thing based on signage - its up to the police to err.. police it, like anywhere else on the road network.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


deek72
Vibey!!! How you doin mate? Long time no see again!!


Back for christmas :P
#18
vibeone




Back for christmas :P


:santa:
#19
Alfonse
yep they don't care if they crash or who they may hurt, disgusting same as drink driving


vibeone
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]
you weren't caring about your family, you specifically ripped another user by posting incorrect information. Don't try the family defence - you clearly wanted to make a point and had to invent information to do so.

I'm no advocate of excessive speed, certainly not in poor weather, but I will make that point without inventing laws, and using them to rubbish other users.

You have a strong enough argument without resorting to such crap.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


my first post actually

lmao
banned#20
[COLOR="Sienna"]I've got to go out now, so heres my closing argument:

In weather like this, 50mph'ers on a motorway are the least of your worries. Keep to the inside, do a safe speed and let them overtake and be out of your way.

If its anything like here last week, the gits in their RWD beemers will come off at J30 of the M1 and end up in the ditch around the bends before they even reached Worksop. It was like a scrapyard yesterday.[/COLOR]
#21
vibeone
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]
Yes again I agree, but I think you are missing the point. You could get done for exactly the same offence for driving at 50mph down a country lane in snow if it was a silly speed for the conditions. Its not a legal thing based on signage - its up to the police to err.. police it, like anywhere else on the road network.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]




Back for christmas :P


Yes, you could, so what's your point? Advisory limits set speeds which could easily be used in a case of careless or dangerous driving against you. Hence if you exceed them, you open yourself up for potential prosecution,if you do not exceed them then you reduce the chances of excess speed being used against you.

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