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So, visibly the 80 km/h limit is absurd, and visibly they do little about enforcement because of the backlash it would generate.

They could fix this overnight. Set the limit to, say, 120 km/h (carefully modulated spatially and temporally according to objective conditions), and enforce it with speed cameras.

In France 20 years ago, roads were a jungle. These days, the limits are respected, by and large. People actually drive slower, and more safely. Rigorous, automated enforcement. 20 years ago, it was relatively easy to get a speeding fine binned, as long as you had connections. This is no longer the case.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri May 31st, 2013 at 11:28:26 AM EST
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