Monday, March 2, 2009

Women! Know your limits!

Speed limits that is. Yesterday, yet again, Agent Triple P was stuck behind a woman driving along in an unrestricted speed limit zone at 40mph. This happens again and again and we also find that our female passengers often say that Triple P is driving too fast for the road. Almost without exception this is because people don't know the UK national speed limits. The most common description we get is that it is 70mph on motorways, 60 mph on dual carriageways and 50mph on roads showing the black and white national speed limit sign.

Wrong! As the Highway Cshows it is 30mph in built-up areas, 70mph on motorways and dual carriage ways and 60mph on unrestricted single carriageway roads.

Some women we know insist on driving 5mph or so under what they think the limit is so that if they think it is 50 they drive at 45 when in fact it is 60. Grr! This causes Agent Triple P a great deal of stress!

Interestingly in Denmark they have explored this method of getting drivers attention as to what the speed limits are.

This is not a joke they really did this!

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