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Is it now time for an all island speed limit?

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19 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

yes

Agree, but won’t happen

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3 hours ago, LightBulb said:

Is it now time for an all island speed limit?

Yes.  And ANPR and safety cameras and an annual vehicle test directly boiler plated from the UK.

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23 hours ago, LightBulb said:

Is it now time for an all island speed limit?

Yes. I used to think no, and that it was great that qualified drivers could be trusted to drive to the conditions, and didn’t have to worry about keeping an eye on the speedo. Unfortunately you can’t trust people to be sensible, so for the good of the population we need a speed limit, that is enforced. 60 over the mountain is enough, probably lower most other places. 

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On 6/14/2019 at 7:38 PM, Neil Down said:

Agree, but won’t happen

Erm, it very nearly did and lost in Tynwald by the narrowest possible of margins.

Speed doesn't cause accidents, per se. Poor driving/riding does.

Every single time

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On 6/14/2019 at 6:24 PM, LightBulb said:

Is it now time for an all island speed limit?

Who is this not so bright spark and why do they have so many questions?

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Is there any evidence to bear on this issue what is the mountain road accident rate compared to say the A537.

Does the IOM Police traffic department publish figures on accident rates?  If not why not?

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18 hours ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

Who is this intelligent bright spark ? and why do they have so many Sensible questions?

 

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1 hour ago, LightBulb said:

 

FWIW I believe that the question you raise is a very sensible question, the sensible answer is yes.  The suggestion that speed isn't the cause of accidents is particularly true but there are times when advisory information as well as specified instructions are essential. 

At best a person can only drive well if they drive in a manner appropriate to the road, driving conditions, and known hazards not all of which are obvious or signposted.  Imposing a speed limit means that these factors have been taken account of and a limit placed to deal with hazards that are not obvious. 

But here's the rub. 

A speed limit is also imposed to protect other road users from harm by motor vehicles.  It's about making roads safe for ALL road users.

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2 hours ago, LightBulb said:

 

You do realise that editing another individual's posts to change their meaning is beneath contempt, don't you?

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