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Transponders in roadside features and actual limiters in vehicles so no vehicle can exceed the posted speed limit??

I believe wagons across have limiters that can't be overridden.

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12 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

Transponders in roadside features and actual limiters in vehicles so no vehicle can exceed the posted speed limit??

I believe wagons across have limiters that can't be overridden.

They do, but at 56 mph. Used to make the prom a boring drive :ph34r:

edit to add they do over here too.

edit No 2 to ad that unless things have changed in the last 5 years or so, the limiters can be overridden but will be picked up by the tacho disc

 

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I thought so but I haven't driven a wagon across for a very long time.

Is it law over here?

The speeds that some of the eight wheelers over here rather belie them having limiters on though.

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5 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

I thought so but I haven't driven a wagon across for a very long time.

Is it law over here?

The speeds that some of the eight wheelers over here rather belie them having limiters on though.

The legal speed limit for HGVs is still 40 mph.

But yes, that is very rarely adhered to.

Sad thing is that older trucks don’t have any limiter, but the newer safer ones do. Luckily the local test does keep the older ones in check.

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8 hours ago, doc.fixit said:

How will a lane departure warning be necessary in the island? Does it tell me that I have entered a main road from a lane?

Just another example of manufacturers leading law makers by the nose just to make more profit.

It will affect us because we import all our cars.

A lane departure warning sounds like a great idea with the number of horrendous corner cutters on our roads.

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4 minutes ago, Chef Raekwon said:

A lane departure warning sounds like a great idea with the number of horrendous corner cutters on our roads.

Corner cutting is not illegal and is actually encouraged in the advanced driving test.

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9 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Corner cutting is not illegal and is actually encouraged in the advanced driving test.

Not when you're coming the other way!

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9 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Eh ?

Someone hurtling towards you half on your side of the road.

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4 minutes ago, finlo said:

Someone hurtling towards you half on your side of the road.

I think we both know what I was saying and what is encouraged by the ADI.

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6 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

I think we both know what I was saying and what is encouraged by the ADI.

I don't think CR was inferring the cutting of visually clear corners.

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14 minutes ago, flaps said:

https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_604711.html

4593 RTC's between 2014 and 2018. 32 deaths, and over 200 seriously injured. 

Come election time, this will be my main issue. Any candidates that don't have a serious plan to sort this out won't be getting my vote.

How many of those deaths happened on the Island's roads during the so-called "TT Fortnight"? 

Sadly, for as long as we (as an island) keep promoting this place as some kind of unregulated/no limits bikers paradise then we will keep sending them home in body bags. 

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The TT open road RTC's are roughly 100 a year, half serious, with a handful fatal. So the vast majority of our RTC's are not TT related. 

Whatever, it's a national disgrace and needs to be sorted. 

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I would be interested to see a proper, non-biased breakdown of accident, (or should I say, incident?), causes. Vehicle, vehicle size, vehicle age, age of driver, years since driver passed test, where driver passed test, speed, location, weather, road conditions, time of day or night, street lights, type of manoeuvre or anything else relative to cause.

Then and only then can a realistic, meaningful course of action be worked on and carried out.

I would ask you, Flaps, how many fatals occur outside of racing, rally, or other public road events?

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