+1 to what BH is saying in his post. I hatehatehate that these cameras are out there - because when driving down to Limerick (which is going to be all-motorway by the end of this month
) I want
to be able to drop the hammer and flake down it at 90mph or more. And I could neither confirm-nor-deny that this has happened in the past. But that doesn't make it right. The limit is there for a reason. Human reflexes are not evolved to deal with speeds that fast. And even if you had amazing reflexes a tonne-and-some of metal will only slow down at a certain rate which probably isn't going to be quick enough in an emergency.
I do think that we should have better signage of speed-limits - I sometimes find myself driving along and I'm imitating the speed of the other drivers but I haven't seen a sign in quite a while and I wonder am I doing the right speed or not. And other times I can see the limit posted and it is obviously far
too slow for the quality of roads (presumably set by some local committee who are afraid of their children wandering out in front of traffic with no thought as to whether it is appropriate or not)
Also - what I want in my next car isn't something to tell me I'm going to fast - I want cruise-control so that I can just set it at the speed limit and sit back and not think about it after that.
I don't see guards checking for indicator usage at roundabouts now do I?
Why not set up the cameras there and find people 10 or 20 euro a shot for inappropriate lane and indicator usage in roundabouts.
Oh! No! That might actually mean that drivers might have to change their behaviour.
Actually that is a bugbear of mine also. Civil engineers in this country loooooove the roundabout but most Irish people have only the haziest idea of how to use them. Sometimes I find myself making the decision to use the lanes on a roundabout in
correctly because I know that if I try to use them correctly I'll have some know-nothing eejit getting his foot up on top of the horn so as to sufficiently indicate his (pathetically mistaken) opinion of my driving.
Well the patented Coles2 Speed Control System© could provide the answer. So how does it work? Well, it lets the drivers choose the safe speed limit.
that would work a lot better in a country where people are taught to drive well - I don't see that working in Ireland. From what I can see many Irish drivers really struggle with concepts more complicated than aiming the car in the direction they wish to travel and stamping down on the accelerator.