Fleet streets no more: Brits enforcing 20-mph limits

There are 7 comments on the Central Ohio story from Feb 21, 2013, titled Fleet streets no more: Brits enforcing 20-mph limits. In it, Central Ohio reports that:

LONDON a?? Let the French have their 80-mph motorways and the Germans their no-speed-limit Autobahns.

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hum

United States

#1 Feb 24, 2013
Whats does everyone think about this?
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#2 Feb 24, 2013
In london your lucky to get your car over 10mph because traffic is so busy.

The Germans and french have better/wider roads.

You Americans have excellent roads so ive got no idea why you dont let people go faster than 70mph.

England has alot of traffic and its not practical to let people go fast just anywhere. However on empty motorways between midnight and 6am we shouldnt have a speed limit.....thats just pedantic.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#3 Feb 24, 2013
I dont trust a lot of things Americans say about europe.

It seems like they get a little piece of info then they ignore all reasoning as to why we do things a certain way.

I bet the writer of this article knew nothing about london at all.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#4 Feb 24, 2013
It's a system set up by jobsworth morons who don't realise how much damage they are doing.

The 20mph limits train people to ignore all speed limits and like all risk control methods which are imposed on people, they don't work.

At any given time, people choose to take a certain amount of risk. If you force them to slow down and reduce their risk they will naturally do other things which brings their level of risk up to the level they are comfortable with again.

Enforcing a 20mph limit just means drivers will stop looking at the road or start steering with their legs.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#5 Feb 24, 2013
Giggs wrote:
In london your lucky to get your car over 10mph because traffic is so busy.
The Germans and french have better/wider roads.
You Americans have excellent roads so ive got no idea why you dont let people go faster than 70mph.
England has alot of traffic and its not practical to let people go fast just anywhere. However on empty motorways between midnight and 6am we shouldnt have a speed limit.....thats just pedantic.
Have you ever been to America?

They have some of the worst roads on earth.

To improve them they'd have to raise taxes so instead they just suffer and pay more money every year in vehicle maintenance.
dave

Milton Keynes, UK

#6 Feb 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Have you ever been to America?
They have some of the worst roads on earth.
To improve them they'd have to raise taxes so instead they just suffer and pay more money every year in vehicle maintenance.
they could have a point,we are taxed heavily in the UK and still some of our roads are a total disgrace.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#7 Feb 24, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Have you ever been to America?
They have some of the worst roads on earth.
To improve them they'd have to raise taxes so instead they just suffer and pay more money every year in vehicle maintenance.
I went to florida.

The roads had no pot holes, they were well drained, straight etc...

Their mortorways have way more lanes so they can take heavier traffic.

after massive events like the epcot fireworks you can just drive back without any gridlock problems.

It takes me forever to get out of traffic in england after a football game or rush hour etc...

Ive been to most of the major cities in florida.... i can say their roads are better than ours in every single way.

All their roads are paved with the same materials so you dont get that sudden loss of control when the road surface changes randomly on the motorway.

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