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Driving in Leeds

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Message 41 - posted by Lizziedripping, Sep 27, 2006

I think that speed limit signs should be there as advice just as the stopping distances are published in the highway code. Let's all just drive with consideration. It does my Blood Pressure a power of good when I slow down to let someone filter in and vice versa. Let's trust people to drive sensibly. I rarely come accross dangerous drivers and I am on the road for at least 2 hrs per day. Now pedestrians? they are another story.
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Message 42 - posted by U4445838, Sep 28, 2006


hahahahahahahahahahahaha classic

you're going to be hoping for a long time in your utopian dream. maybe you need a planet_express to bring you back to earth ;)

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It may take a long time, but I have the right to hope, despite little cretins like you who have no regard for others. I also hope, that when you crash, no innocent people are involved.
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Message 43 - posted by luggerbugs, Sep 29, 2006

do you have a 'baby on board' sticker?

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Like these make any difference!
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Message 44 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Sep 29, 2006

Apparently the case for speed cameras has been quashed today, after researchers found that only 5% of accidents are caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit.

Therefore put speed cameras on every road and you will probably only cut crashes by 5%.

Why not stop wasting billions on speed cameras which just frustrate drivers and in some cases increase risk of accident, and concentrate on the causes of 95% of the accidents. Such as drink drivers, drugged drivers, illegal drivers, aggressive drivers, and of course, taxi drivers. ;-)
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Message 45 - posted by GingerGreen, Oct 1, 2006

It beats me why people are so unable to understand this, so I'll say it simply and slowly:-

1) Speed causes a few crashes. No dispute about that; if the speed has been lower, there would have been no accident.
2) Speed is a factor in many more crashes. The crash would have happened even had the speed been lower BUT the consequences are always less serious at lower impact speeds, be they consqeuences to machines or people.

Simple enough?



Apparently the case for speed cameras has been quashed today, after researchers found that only 5% of accidents are caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit.

Therefore put speed cameras on every road and you will probably only cut crashes by 5%.

Why not stop wasting billions on speed cameras which just frustrate drivers and in some cases increase risk of accident, and concentrate on the causes of 95% of the accidents. Such as drink drivers, drugged drivers, illegal drivers, aggressive drivers, and of course, taxi drivers. ;-)

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Message 46 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Oct 1, 2006

It beats me why people are so unable to understand this, so I'll say it simply and slowly:-

1) Speed causes a few crashes. No dispute about that; if the speed has been lower, there would have been no accident.
2) Speed is a factor in many more crashes. The crash would have happened even had the speed been lower BUT the consequences are always less serious at lower impact speeds, be they consqeuences to machines or people.

Simple enough?



Apparently the case for speed cameras has been quashed today, after researchers found that only 5% of accidents are caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit.

Therefore put speed cameras on every road and you will probably only cut crashes by 5%.

Why not stop wasting billions on speed cameras which just frustrate drivers and in some cases increase risk of accident, and concentrate on the causes of 95% of the accidents. Such as drink drivers, drugged drivers, illegal drivers, aggressive drivers, and of course, taxi drivers. ;-)

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Personally I don't think someone doing 85mph on a motorway is generally a bigger threat to road safety than someone doing 38mph in a 30mph zone near a school.

Take speed cameras off motorways, and raise the speed limit.

Ditto on quiet A-roads.

And reduce speed limits near schools and in city centres where there are a lot of shops etc.

Using your sort of ideas there would be a blanket 15mph speed limit around cities to "reduce severity of accidents".
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Message 47 - posted by Britus, Jan 4, 2007

There was a time when HGV's could use all three lanes on a motorway. The M62 was sheer hell in those days. We need to use freight rail far more in this country. Driving in France is sheer luxury in comparison to Britains appalling road network.
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Message 48 - posted by U4445838, Jan 5, 2007

It beats me why people are so unable to understand this, so I'll say it simply and slowly:-

1) Speed causes a few crashes. No dispute about that; if the speed has been lower, there would have been no accident.
2) Speed is a factor in many more crashes. The crash would have happened even had the speed been lower BUT the consequences are always less serious at lower impact speeds, be they consqeuences to machines or people.

Simple enough?

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I've spent ages trying to convince loads of people with exactly this argument - there are some people who are incapable of thinking though, but at least there are other people who have common sense about speed.
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Message 49 - posted by U2267027, Nov 13, 2007

I hope you remove the baby on board sticker when it is not in the car,otherwise the services will waste time looking for sprog.
CharmOffensive: Why are you made the assumption my driving is 'bad'. I haven't made a judgement on the standard of YOUR driving.I do have a baby on board sticker but they actually serve the purpose of being used to identify to the emergency services if there is a baby in the car because there are occaisons when tiny infants have been thrown some distance from cars in high impact accidents. I'm not saying I should be treated any differently because I have kids, drivers GENERALLY should be more aware and considerate to other road users. It is my choice to drive and I don't see why I should be forced to give that up because of pressure of other drivers.

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