Friday, November 20, 2009

Reducing speed limits in "heavy pedestrian" areas

There's talk that the-powers-that-be want to reduce speed limits in "heavy pedestrian areas" to 40kph. It's "coming up" next week on one of the 6:30-7pm free to air shows.

What the hell are the pedestrians doing on the road?

Travelling into NSW from Queensland there are a lot of towns where the speed limit is reduced to a crawl, down to 40 kph. What should happen in these towns is that the road should bypass the town, and they should see how long it takes for the town to die.

I'd like to watch to see who wants this to happen, but I'm sure I'll be busy doing something else.

They won't be happy until we're limited to 4mph* with a man out the front waving a red flag....

*4mph, walking speed. Who knows what that is is kilmetres per hour, I can't be bothered looking it up.


Egg said...

'Heavy pedestrians' are real fender-benders?


Minicapt said...

Actual walking speed is about 2.5 mph, or 4kmph.