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Re: Advice

Postby mbrST1100 » 17 Oct 2014, 11:33

alans1100 wrote:...but one 200 km section is now 130 k/h and shock horror from the other states. Like it's not safe etc. Funny thing was though when the speed limit was reduced to a 110 they had more accidents etc.

Yeah, like the nanny-state is purposely breeding dumb people...
If I'd to go 100~110kph on the m/way I'd get so bored that I'll loose focus, start to observe the landscape and such... and that is really dangerous...
At normals speeds I stay fully focussed, alerted and cautious...

For myself I have found that at 140 k/h the bike seems to handle better and it's completely safe.

The vehicles are not the issue, lack of skills and false attitude of drivers are...
Its like in gun threads; it ain't the speed that kills, its the when and where... yes, one can speed "responsible" if situation, traffic density, etc... permits...
If clearance and safety margin aren't given, one cannot speed...
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Re: Advice

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 17 Oct 2014, 23:37

mbrST1100 wrote:....160kph/100mph a good "cruising speed" on m/ways, ...... still not arousing too much attention by them LEOs;

If moving at that sort of speed on the M'ways here the local LEO's will be more than interested if any are about ;)
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Re: Advice

Postby mbrST1100 » 18 Oct 2014, 21:57

Pan Rider Jack wrote:If moving at that sort of speed on the M'ways here the local LEO's will be more than interested if any are about ;)

I still remember my very first trip to UK and Scotland back in '99...
In the pre-math a rider from UK warned us insistent and repeated about the PCs and speed traps, etc... in an intonation like they would open fire at us at for +5mph...
We disembark in Kingston Upon Hill and indeed, at the first roundabout that tall bloke, Tony J was awaiting us to make guide to the base camp up north...
So we all greet warmly and follow him, first through a bit dense city traffic, then he ramps up on the m/way, takes aim and... fires the afterburners... >180kph/115mph all the way up to Aviemore... WTF?!! :shock: :lol:
A Couple of hours later, while the bikes were ticking off the heat during a fuel stop I gave him a questioning stare, he just grinned like the radiator grill of a Bentley and remarked "...oh, seems we're lucky today..." mounted and whacked it again... ;)
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Re: Advice

Postby steve974 » 19 Oct 2014, 19:48

Yup, lucky I guess. Generally 10% +1mph will get you a £90 plus 3 points if you meet the wrong man. I've read of bikers doing speeds of over 100mph and getting prison but their speed/circumstances have to be enough to fulfill the criteria of Dangerous or Reckless driving which carries a prison term penalty. Whichever, you could well end up with a very unhealthy fine.... There are certain Counties in the UK in which excess speed is an enforcement priority.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7918212.stm

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