Comment 119775

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted August 05, 2016 at 08:44:56 in reply to Comment 119774

I agree entirely.

The fact that 120-125 km/h is more or less the de-facto speed limit on the 400-series highways really teaches people that the posted speed limit of 100 km/h can be safely ignored. I wouldn't be surprised to see a motorist driving a legal 95 km/h being given a ticket for blocking traffic!

The speed limit should be 130 km/h, 110 km/h in rain or snow and enforced extremely strictly. This would actually correspond better to the reality of the design of the roads and how people actually drive. Note that pedestrians and cyclists are not an issue on these roads! It is bizarre that stretches of Highway 6 and other rural roads with non-controlled access have speed limits essentially the same as on a 6 lane controlled access freeway!

On the other hand, local urban streets should be designed and enforced strictly for 30m/h, and a few major arteries designed and enforced at 50km/h. This is the trend in Europe. In fact, Hamilton's arteries are designed for 70-80km/h and enforced at over 60km/h. Even the smallest side street has an official speed limit of 50 km/h, unless otherwise posted.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-08-05 08:45:48

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