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Ontario 400s Highway Speed Limit Survey

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Mar 17, 2006
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it's not the speed limit - that's just a thing for police to catch you with.

Most of the time, majority of the people drive faster than 100, or even 110, especially when traffic is light.

It's the incompetent drivers that kill the roads. You could raise the speed limit to 140 and it'd still be bad.

Just "better" way to test the drivers would be more efficient
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Autobahn speed thanks
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They need to add: "Should trucks and corolla's be limited to the middle/right lane only?"
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Speed limit isn't the issue when people out there have no common sense when behind the wheel.
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McLaren__F1 wrote: Autobahn speed thanks
Only if they institute German type licensing!

It’s one of the hardest and most expensive places to get licensed in. I suspect if they introduced this scheme in ON there will be a sudden glut of Beige Toyota’s whose owners can never drive again. lol
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skwigglyline wrote: They need to add: "Should trucks and corolla's be limited to the middle/right lane only?"
honestly, i hate to further the stereotype but there should be some sort of extra licensing/testing on people that buy corollas. They are consistently the worst drivers I see on the road and make clueless decisions.
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X24Secret wrote: Only if they institute German type licensing!

It’s one of the hardest and most expensive places to get licensed in. I suspect if they introduced this scheme in ON there will be a sudden glut of Beige Toyota’s whose owners can never drive again. lol
Honestly that's the kind of licensing we should have. But the government would never ever do that.
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bargain man wrote: honestly, i hate to further the stereotype but there should be some sort of extra licensing/testing on people that buy corollas. They are consistently the worst drivers I see on the road and make clueless decisions.
That's like saying people in Scarborough can't make a left turn, or a right turn. Or not crash into each other. Or not wear sun visors so they can't see chit.
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bargain man wrote: honestly, i hate to further the stereotype but there should be some sort of extra licensing/testing on people that buy corollas. They are consistently the worst drivers I see on the road and make clueless decisions.
I’d agree Corolla’s are right up there specially for driving below limit.

Followed closely by Ram drivers, especially the ones who hang brass bull testicles presumably to compensate for their own lack of testosterone.
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I think the biggest thing that the MTO can do to improve traffic flow on the 400-series highways is increase enforcement of basic driving principles. Change lanes only when safe to do so, keep right except to pass, one lane change at a time, lights on at night, highbeams off pretty much always, keep a safe following distance, zipper merge, not using on/off ramps to pass etc.
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derass wrote: I think the biggest thing that the MTO can do to improve traffic flow on the 400-series highways is increase enforcement of basic driving principles. Change lanes only when safe to do so, keep right except to pass, one lane change at a time, lights on at night, highbeams off pretty much always, keep a safe following distance, zipper merge, not using on/off ramps to pass etc.
There's so much of this they can do, but it seems they have no interest.

I think they just focus on speeding as a priority because it lets them tout "safety" in press releases and it's easy to report, plus I imagine speeding tickets are more efficient to issue, and probably have higher conviction rates per hour.

You can't run down a summary of dozens of different offenses in a PR statement after a long weekend or blitz, where 8% were for this, 3% for that, 12% for another.

But it's pretty easy when a blitz nets 82% of tickets for speeding.
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derass wrote: I think the biggest thing that the MTO can do to improve traffic flow on the 400-series highways is increase enforcement of basic driving principles. Change lanes only when safe to do so, keep right except to pass, one lane change at a time, lights on at night, highbeams off pretty much always, keep a safe following distance, zipper merge, not using on/off ramps to pass etc.
I see more clueless morons with their highbeams on than I do reckless speeders. I wish cops would pull over everyone driving on with their high beams on instead of running speeding ticket blitzes. What's worse is the people with their high beams on are generally the ones driving slow as well.
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Done but I doubt the survey will do anything.

Added to the comment about:
Forget speed limit increase. This just allows for change in how enforcing officers now will not give as much buffer before booking your. This will allow easy revenue with minimum effort. They should concentrate on enforcing big lorries and casual drivers on the passing lanes. I think this would move traffic better. It does not matter if every lane is blocked. There will be no lane going fast since more than likely you will hit a wall where the speed is lower than 100kph.

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