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Old Feb 25th 2011, 3:47 pm
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The govt (in its infinite wisdom) has lowered the speed limit on autovias from March 7th to a paltry 110kph. Vroom vroom.
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Originally Posted by Lenox
The govt (in its infinite wisdom) has lowered the speed limit on autovias from March 7th to a paltry 110kph. Vroom vroom.

More money is needed in the coffers, so shake it out of the motorists
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I did read last week about a limit of 30Km/hr on single lane roads in built up areas. 30mph is hard to keep down to, at about 16mph you just as well get out and walk.
http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/9625...maxima/calles/
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Originally Posted by JLFS
More money is needed in the coffers, so shake it out of the motorists
Nooooo! ¡no seas cínico! This is all about saving petrol and lives, they're only thinking of us!
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 3:57 pm
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I thought it was 30 already? It is in Vejer.

What's the definition of a built up area?
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
More money is needed in the coffers, so shake it out of the motorists
Ive noticed a significant increase in trafico roadblocks along the costas over the last few months , motorists are easy prey
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Originally Posted by bil
I thought it was 30 already? It is in Vejer.

What's the definition of a built up area?
No idea! It says, "un carril por sentido", does that mean the single one way roads that run through towns and villages? JLFS? It says it will come in once the modifications have been made, so it is something new. Like you, I thought most would already be 30km/h
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68 point something MPH, it will seem like crawling on the motorways.....

And are they trying to slip this one in on the quiet, because I have not see it plastered all over the press or seen it being debated on the TV, so I presume that they hope to catch everyone unawares, sly barstewards.
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Originally Posted by JLFS
And are they trying to slip this one in on the quiet, because I have not see it plastered all over the press or seen it being debated on the TV, so I presume that they hope to catch everyone unawares, sly barstewards.
It's on the front page of El Pais now

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espan...pepunac_21/Tes

Apparently it is a temporary measure to save energy due to the high price of oil. They are also decreasing the fares on the railways
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Nooooo! ¡no seas cínico! This is all about saving petrol and lives, they're only thinking of us!
Oh, and you forgot, pollution
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Originally Posted by JLFS
68 point something MPH,
So pretty much the same as the UK then?
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 5:42 pm
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Well on paper they are sensible measures until the situation improves (IMO) and combined with a reduction in rail fares shows to me that someone in Madrid is switched on.
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Originally Posted by anonimouse
Oh, and you forgot, pollution
If you drive slower like I do, you risk failing the ITV because of the crap building up in the filters.

Usually I stick to 100, as it makes a huge difference in fuel consumption.
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So......the shoe man has dictated to us all that in order for us to save some money we now have to drive slower!
Some of the biggest poluters on the motoroways are the goods transportation trucks which are already restricted by speed.
Who the hell didn't know that driving slower saves fuel? Doesn't the government make more money if we WANT to drive at 120 km/h rather than at 110km/h?
Prohibition rather than education eh? Well done shoeman, show the world you think everyone in this country is stupic and badly educated!
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Old Feb 26th 2011, 6:52 pm
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Default Re: New Speed Limit

Would be a better idea to follow the UK lead and raise road tax on engine size and emissions.
Double the tax rate on 2ltr plus for family cars and treble it on 3 ltr plus.
Call the extra a surcharge to go direct to the tax collector and apply only to vehicles not registered for commercial purposes.
In this day and age most motors up to 2 ltrs are more than adequate for general domestic purposes and can comfortably cruise all day at the legal speed limit.

I wonder if the roads will be any safer or will the extra concentration of traffic at similar speeds cause more mishaps?

In any event most of Europe has been moving in this direction for quite a few years with even the Germans now having 120kph restrictions on most of their autobahns and 110kph in some cases.
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