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People, can we please do the speed limit!!!

November 23, 2020

Mobile phone detection cameras have already caught hundreds of motorists. The secret locations seek out phone happy people, with severe ramifications. A $344 fine and five demerit points, or $557 spotted in a school zone. I’m all for this, as I am with speed cameras. If you sail through a speed camera in NSW, you’re basically a dope given the multiple warnings.

Do the speed limit!

I’m no little goody-two shoes by the way, if you get my drift.

However, what does annoy me is speed limits. Mostly on our motorways and freeways.

Using the M1 from Brisbane to Sydney as an example, I find it inexplicable that 110km/h is the top speed.

Any modern car is capable of doing at least 200km/h. I’m not advocating that, but it’s a reality.

European cars in particular are easily able to fly along doing these speeds.

On a quality, well-sealed motorway or freeway I firmly believe the nation’s top speed should sit at 140kmh.

Think about it. When was the last time speed limits were raised? In fact, they often go backwards say from 60km/h to 50km/h. Motorways have adopted 100km/h zones, while the M1 to Sydney’s north is 110km/h. That road formerly known as the F3 is like the car equivalent of the running of the bulls.

Every new car launch I go to sees a brand brag about more power and more safety tech.

Doing 140 clicks is pretty easy. But the question remains, can Aussies handle this kind of responsibility?

Which brings me to this other burning issue. One that makes my blood boil.

The problem is this, drivers not doing the posted speed limit.

I’m not talking about people speeding, I’m referring to what I call the “malingerer.” This category of driver traditionally only came out on Sunday, they usually don’t drive during the week and for some reason feel it’s OK to do 35km/h in a 60 zone.

Now look, I’m no Mother Teresa behind the wheel, but I’ve only been nabbed for speeding a couple of times.

Howe hard can this be? If you are that timid or hypersensitive behind the wheel, well what are you doing there in the first place?

So, please to those malingers out there can you at the very least run with the flow of traffic? Also why is it that more often than not this type of driver is driving a white Camry with a tissue box on the back shelf?

Rant over.