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Old 04 July 2007, 14:43   #11
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Thats one of the problems - until someone has driven a seriously rapid car they have no idea just how different they are from the mundanos on the road.
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Sounds like a couple of so called experts justifying why they can drive fast and no one else can.
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Who wants to (edit: removed spam, that would be silly) mail the ugly little runt (careful use of the letter 'r' in runt) first:

http://www.chrisdaviesmep.org.uk/other/contact.html
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I'd like to see the speed restricted to 100MPH on the road, but purely on safety grounds and that goes for those ridiculously fast motorcycles too. My veiw is that it wouldn't affect supercars if you could switch the restriction off when on the circuit.
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Sounds like a couple of so called experts justifying why they can drive fast and no one else can.
Far from it - 1) I've not professed to be an expert 2) Anyone can drive fast if they want to, I just believe that there are more pressing priorities for the government when it comes to road safety.

I agree with Hightower's suggestion, although I'd give it a week before tuning companies came up with a "fix" to remove the limiter as they can currently do with german 155 limiters.

Went on a Sussex Police "Bikesafe" course recently and to quote their website,

"The message we want to give to riders using the county’s roads is to enjoy their biking but make sure their skills match that of their powerful machines."

Enough said really.

They werent shy about going above 70mph either.
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OK so if we see the world in Chris Davies eyes, to do our 'bit' for the environment we would need to drive around in safer cars that cannot go over 100 mph. My friend has a Smart Car which has a top speed of 85 mph. Not sure I would want to be in that at 85 mph even if it did save the planet . To be honest, wouldn't want to be seen in a Smart car - sorry
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I'd like to see the speed restricted to 100MPH on the road, but purely on safety grounds and that goes for those ridiculously fast motorcycles too. My veiw is that it wouldn't affect supercars if you could switch the restriction off when on the circuit.

Why is 100mph safe and 120mph not???
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They dont is the short answer Biggles...however,

The same engine that gets my car to nearly three times the legal limit in this country is the one that has the poke to get me out of dangerous situations v v quickly caused by others or myself, needs brakes that can stop 2 tonne of car from 70 to 0 in less time than it takes to fart and puts power through 4 wheels to keep it on the road when others are at risk of losing it in the wet/ice. The combination is infinitely safer than your average car and it isnt this stalinist governments place to dictate which type of car I purchase to a) keep my pax and I safe and b) enjoy driving.

More energy should be spent on teaching drivers how to drive safely - the old dear in the brand new clio who drove the wrong way, up the one way sliproad at Emsworth onto the A27 (under the speed limit) this afternoon is a case in point - who's more of a risk, her or me driving well above the legal limit on an empty M6 to Scotland?

I frequently drive at over a ton, only when on my own and when safe to do so - call me a pratt if you want, but for me, the bigger pratt is the guy in the 1.1 micra who does 40 in a 30, or 35 past the local school whilst on a mobile and the increasing number of drivers who have no concept of motorway lane discipline.
Spot on.


Speed is not dangerous. Speed in the wrong place is Dangerous.

Teaching people how to handle speed is expensive (which is why it doesn't happen).

People being capable of handling speed would be counter productive fiscally, as less people would be prosecuted for speeding in the wrong place.

The government should be prosecuted for qualifying people to drive, who legally have not been able to drive on a motorway.

People who don't understand the basic's above, unfortunately pass the laws.
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Why is 100mph safe and 120mph not???
Both are equally safe in the right conditions as long as the tyre ratings match the speed.
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