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Oxley speed limit update + info on the save Oxley ride

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Russ, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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  2. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated Supporter

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    Who'd wanna go there ?
    Awesome.

    Duncan Gay listens.
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    aspad Empty Suit

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    Signed and sent to a few mates
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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Amazing!
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  5. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    I know !!

    P E T I T I O N
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  6. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    Signed. Sealed and Spreading it.
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  7. PnD

    PnD Adventurer

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    Ditto!
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  8. Dee Cee

    Dee Cee Been here awhile

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    Same here.
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    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Done and past on.
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  10. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    signed.

    Just returned from Africa. Locals in Botswana and Zimbabwe can't believe our low speed limit. Botswana a loose 120km/hr, not HPs, no speed cameras. Didn't see any banged up vehicles etc etc.
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  11. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    Botswana does have speed cameras, just mobile ones though. And they normally congregate on the outskirts of those small towns/settlements where the speed goes down to 80km/h. And they not @-holes with attitude like over here.
    How did the driving go just before and after sunset? You experienced the 'headlights on' is optional after dark?
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  12. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Our guide avoided night driving and we only went into Maun whilst in transit. All the police vehicles we saw were 4wd utes
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  13. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Old data, but relevant - road fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles:

    Australia - 7.3

    Botswana - 91.6

    Zimbabwe - 429.8 (oh dear!)

    Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

    I know where I'd rather ride / drive / walk.
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  14. kten

    kten Been here awhile

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  15. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Hey, don't shoot the messenger.
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  16. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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    The road fatality death rates in all southern African countries are mostly attributed to the Mini bus taxi industry.
    These vehicles are hardly regulated, always overloaded and often un-roadworthy and usually involved in single vehicle accidents.
    If you took the figures and left out the minibus stats they would look a heap better.

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  17. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Not to mention nobody stops for traffic lights
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  18. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Ooops, what have I started? :confused

    Still think our speed limits are stupidly low.
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  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Limits in buillt up areas then revert to prima facie like it used to be, but that also involves driver education, not just teaching people to pass a test.

    Also get ride of unbroken centre lines for the most part, and enable operators to make a decision if its safe and appropriate to overtake, not leave it to a risk averse individual with a paint can, and........
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  20. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Agree to the training, but with some reservations. Physical training is relatively easy, it's mental training that's needed.

    Two organisations that I've worked for (RTA/VicRoads and then a local Council) scrapped their sponsored advanced driver / rider training due to an increase in crash rates. It was put down to too many dicks thinking along the lines of ..... I've got better skills, I can drive / ride faster, and they took more risks.

    Bottom line is though, who is gunna pay for the training?

    Re. line-marking, if applied correctly, ie. in accordance with road design guidelines, they should be okay, sadly the state road authorities lack the necessary skilled staff to apply the guidelines.
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