Cyril Haearn wrote:Cunobelin wrote:Cyril Haearn wrote:What is the 'safe speed', maximum limit minus x%?
10% + 2
That is the calculation sued by ACPO to decide whether the offence is to be dealt with by a Magistrate as opposed to a simpler fine / education
'education' the song by Hall + Oates, 'adult education' springs to mind
No, here I mean, is there a formula for a 'safe speed' (term used by pwa)? 50 kmh through the industrial estate is obviously too fast
Maximum limit minus xyz%?
Trouble is, some people think and some do not
For me the 'safe' speed is rather lower than the maximum. WVW does not think, she is under pressure to deliver ASAP, she does not give a *** about maximum speed limits, STOP signs &c, she does not even think when she comes up behind me, she follows too closely thus *bullying* me into going slower, I am glad to slow down. For all I know she understands the laws of physics and is trying to slow me down by following close
There are plenty of pressures on delivery drivers to go faster, many habitually exceed the maximum, I am glad if I can *bully* them into slowing down, pressure in the other direction
The best situation maybe is where the road is narrow and I can not let her by, I can go slowly, save fuel, and lose a few seconds
In theory one could let WVW by but maybe it is better to try to *bully* her into observing the law
Only trying to mind, she ignores the law on following distances at low speeds too