Bonefishblues wrote:SA_SA_SA wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:....
I too can see less after dark, but let's not get into definitions of 'dark', let's just deal with the penalties.
But normal speed limits are set for daylight visibility:
the distance you can see in dark on dipped headlamps alone is much reduced* (and even on main beam which is also affected by the need to switch to dipped as needed meaning you don't want to big a disparity in speed). So lower night speed limits would simply recognise those facts....
Are they? I can see for miles and miles in the daylight, maybe they are too low? Yes of course I'm being devil's advocate, but with serious intent.
Sort the penalties and make the motorist drive to what he or she can see to be clear, irrespective of the condition, for mortal fear of transgression.
Most people will still drive in a certain manner because they know the chances of being caught are negligible, this has always been the same throughout history and it won't ever change, it simply can't change and trying to use the fear factor does not work, we know this already.
The only solution is electronic/mechanic restriction of speed on top of lowering the actual limits on the roads, also reduction of power and acceleration in all motors for everyone. Greater testing level and also removing people whom are clearly not mentally nor physically capable of being safe operating a killing machine, there are far too many of these types on the road whom are getting lucky every day, the odds are stacked because of that, as it is for many with too much power available to them amongst other factors.