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    Check your speedos.

    I'm confused, a few weeks ago, the powers that be, decided that there would be no speed leniency tolerated. One kilometer over the limit and you're done for. Now I read that the death toll, up to today is eight dead and is double of that last year. What pray tell, was the draconian law rushed in for? Couldn't be revenue raising, egotistic want or just plain stupidity...could it?
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    I'll plumb for all of the above

    But seriously, I'm camped a couple of K off SH1 hunting, and bugger me the road is solid cars, 20m between, for the last week. Bejeezus there's some traffic out there. And through the binos, theres a lot of exhaust pipe inspectors out there
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    just do 150 they dont chase you any more
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    Still been setting cruse control at 105 km on highways, nothing in the mail yet. No tolerance means speedo watchers instead of being aware of what's going on around you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    just do 150 they dont chase you any more
    Ah true. I'd forgotten that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outlander View Post
    I'm confused, a few weeks ago, the powers that be, decided that there would be no speed leniency tolerated. One kilometer over the limit and you're done for. Now I read that the death toll, up to today is eight dead and is double of that last year. What pray tell, was the draconian law rushed in for? Couldn't be revenue raising, egotistic want or just plain stupidity...could it?
    Ahem, I for one am quite happy with the ‘contents’ of my speedos!
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    The no tolerance thing is bullshit , there has to be a tolerance (I think its 5%) because car speedos are not brilliantly accurate. I passed a few cops round central at 103-104k's and got my radar detector squalkin but they wern't interested .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsav View Post
    The no tolerance thing is bullshit , there has to be a tolerance (I think its 5%) because car speedos are not brilliantly accurate. I passed a few cops round central at 103-104k's and got my radar detector squalkin but they wern't interested .
    Most speedometers read 5 or so km faster than the cars true speed...
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    8 deaths so far, obviously lowering the speed limits on a lot of roads hasn’t helped. Maybe it has fuelled the problem with drivers getting frustrated and taking risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohawk .308 View Post
    8 deaths so far, obviously lowering the speed limits on a lot of roads hasn’t helped. Maybe it has fuelled the problem with drivers getting frustrated and taking risks.
    Yep that. Lowering speed limits will only worsen the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Still been setting cruse control at 105 km on highways, nothing in the mail yet. No tolerance means speedo watchers instead of being aware of what's going on around you.
    I know that the "speedo Watchers" are going to be severely disappointed as I have never been able to get more than about 2 kmph out of mine.............even with the discount.

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    As for 105............. Bugger me, "Tell him he's dreaming."
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    I now set my speed limiter function to 105kph on open road long trips. You wont go over unless you plant your foot I believe or sometimes when going downhill foot off throttle and then it gives an audible warning.

    Often you don't realize how fast your going especially on long straights, then you glance down and realize you're doing 120kph or something. Ooops.

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    Yep, most car Speedo’s read 5 and some even 10% high. I think I read somewhere that it came about through litigation avoidance in countries where the manufacturer could be sued for speed related fines, so they built in a margin.

    I put a VDO programmable speedo in my old Landy and replaced the mechanical cable with a Hall effect sensor off a later model. On the VDO, I set the pulses per km to 10% higher than actual to slowly claw back my RUC costs... At 100k’s indicated, it was bang on 110.
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    just cheek it with your gps on your phone then you know your actual speed in your actual car
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    Well today I had Mr Plod do a U turn in front of me across 2 passing lanes and Double Yellows in the middle (on the Gentle Annie) to intercept a van coming the other way
    I wonder who was more unsafe................bearing in mind the speed limit here used to be 100km until the week before Xmas when it dropped permently to 80

 

 

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