- 5 Nov 2018
I don't understand what you're talking about.Eh? Driving at the intended speed limit is worse than tailgating and sounding the horn?
The ideal situation would be for everyone to drive at the lower of the maximum speed limit and the maximum safe speed permitted by the road conditions. However, reactions aren't instant and humans are not perfect at judging, so it's necessary to leave a margin of error.
The point I am making is that some drivers will judge the maximum safe speed, or the required margin of error, to be slightly different to others. For this reason, I am suggesting that it is not acceptable to tailgate and sound the horn at a driver who is a few mph below the speed limit, and those who do are either complete morons or haven't planned enough time for their journey.
Quite often where a speed limit seems needlessly low in an urban area it is for noise/pollution control (which I believe explains quite a few of the seemingly pointless 50 zones on motorways)What is the point of 20mph limits on main roads? Part of the A217 near Mitcham is a dual carriageway, but has a 20 mph limit, which few seem to comply with. If it is to reduce the number of people injured on the roads, are there any before-and-after data setting out whether this objective has been achieved?
or to create a more pleasant environment for cycling or walking. That's a win in my view.