brynpoeth wrote: Bonefishblues wrote: brynpoeth wrote:
As described above, the motrons exceed the maximum speed limit to get by, for example when I am doing 1 kmh below the maximum limit they overtake, or undertake
, they cross unbroken centre lines too etc etc
Big crime problem, -99
You said (my bold)
"Keeping comfortably below the maximum
is often more trouble than help, motrons are then more likely to overtake, whether my little car or your big van"
I'm still puzzled.
Driving through town I keep comfortably below the maximum for safety reasons. Good in theory, in practice motrons are more likely to overtake me than if I go faster
Overtaking typically involves breaking the law: exceeding the maximum speed limit, crossing unbroken lines
I don't know where you're driving Brynpoeth (Germany?), but I don't recognise your description and my work regularly takes me across some busy parts of UK. Tailgating- yes, that's common when driving below the speed limit but that can be managed and TBH in the big work van tailgaters are much less of an issue. But unsafe overtakes on single carriageway roads are exceedingly rare in my experience, the only time I see much overtaking is on the M-way or dual carriageway. Then there is always the minority who cut in too tight, but you can usually see them coming (literally) and take evasive action before needing to jam on the brakes.
I don't actually see that much speeding, maybe because my routes use a lot of "managed M-ways" with a lot of speed cameras and the alternative A-road on one route is not known as "speed camera alley" for nothing. My question here is whether the UK "National Speed Limit" is appropriate for modern conditions.
I know you're very anti-car Brynpoeth, whilst I sympathise not everyone is practically in a position where they can give up the car- long term and major society change will be needed for that. Housing prices and concentration of employment into fewer big centres are a major driver of car use I reckon, along with the poor rail services which in some parts of UK have spectacularly failed to respond to demand.