Should motorway speed limits be lower when it’s raining?

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    Brydo
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    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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    Gary

    Not for me, I understand the reasoning, but I’d rather people just do what they are supposed to do, which is drive to the conditions upto the speed limit.

    I’d rather the police punish more freely tbh.

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    Rene

    As someone who’s used to different road conditions, rather than lowering the speed limit, proper construction would be better.

    I’ve never seen so much standing water on a motorway when it rains proper, which even at 60mph would be enough to send you into the guard rail. Especially in the dark, where you can’t see the fricking lakes.

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    joss
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    Not for me, I understand the reasoning, but I’d rather people just do what they are supposed to do, which is drive to the conditions upto the speed limit. I’d rather the police punish more freely tbh.[/quote

    I am with @Gary on this one.

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    Fastbike1000
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    I agree with you joss, driver’s should drive to the conditions.

    But I can see in the not to distant future your car will adjust its speed automatically.

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    Menorca Mike
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    I go slower in the rain relax and listen to radio 2 and think about Louise minchin

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    ajn

    Plenty of lanes for the snails in the zappers, just move over or don’t go imo😁…

     

    #160506 Reply
    oscarmax

    I just drive to the road condition and stay safe,I leave the heroics to the idiots

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    ajn

    Joking obviously 😁

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    Georgie

    I know Common Sense is rarer than hens teeth in Britain these days, but seriously – It would be the thin end of the wedge: 70 for dry, 50 for rain, 10 for icy – and the Police sitting in a lay-by clocking you and fining you for any infringement?

    Or just drive appropriately for the conditions.

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    joss
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    Police on the motorways @Georgie now that’s a rare site these days. Since the inception of Highways patrols the police moved of the motorways into the urban setting chasing drugs gangs etc.

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    Tim

    Snails in zappers @ajn 😂

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    ajn

    Shhh it’s meant to be humour Tim..

     

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    Brydo
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    I find that common sense isn’t that common unfortunately.

    I was on the motorway last week and experienced an absolute deluge, I dropped my speed to about 30mph and still couldn’t see the road in front of me, yet the other two lanes had cars going much faster.

    Many decades ago I was on the M8 Motorway in the middle of the night, the motorway was empty but covered with ice, this jaguar passed me going way to fast about 500 metres beyond me he went into a spin, like dancing on ice, and came to a stop. Nobody hurt, thankfully, but could have been much worse.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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    ajn

    #160525 Reply
    ajn

    You can be as careful as you want, when some clown loses it starts sliding around at speed totally out of control and froze in fright you can easily get outed..

     

    #160527 Reply
    ajn

    In all fairness the signs do flash up with reduced speeds sometimes in bad weather, warnings signs to, it just the idiots are going so fast through the spray grasping at the steering wheel have no time to take notice..

     

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    Menorca Mike
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