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I think a better thing for them to focus on would be 'driving to the conditions'. This is actually written into the law and no matter what the speed limit all drivers should take into account all factors such as weather, road condition, the car they are driving and definitely their ability.
My biggest problem is that even though our kids are now required to do a large amount of hours to get their license there is no requirement to be taught by a professional. You can basically get your license being taught by a 20 year old just off their P's and god knows who taught them to drive.
Precisely! So why would you suggest raising freeway speed limits? I'm not trying to attck you or be rude, but you see why I find your idea ridiculous.
And driving to the conditions is indeed in law - but more respective to trying conditions(rain, storm. high wind, debris ect.) Not "Hey it's a perfectly clear sunny day, time to go fast!"
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Australian road laws do plenty to frustrate, even bore road users. Long journeys at 100kph not only extends driving times, but it dulls a drivers alertness. Road hypnosis is a genuine issue. But don't dare exceed that limit by 5kph, that'll cost you a pretty penny
We can all go grey in our paddocks, nibbling the propaganda & occasionally footing the bill for our little indiscretions....sorry I mean potentially fatal indiscretions :lol:
That really is the point you're either missing or are blatantly ignoring here, a little indiscretion at 100+km/h IS a potentially fatal indiscretion.