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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #375 on: November 26, 2020, 03:45:34 pm »
Nahhh. Many years ago even overtook a car right in front of a mobile speed trap. Just stay under the absolute limit. Most cars show the speed 8% higher and then there is a measurement error margin on top of it.

The absolute limit being 70.

I have never driven on a UK motorway where the 70mph limit is treated as anything other than a rough guidance, by the majority of drivers...
 

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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #376 on: November 26, 2020, 03:58:10 pm »
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Such is why the roads continue to become more and more dangerous..
 

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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #377 on: November 26, 2020, 04:23:27 pm »
:-//

Such is why the roads continue to become more and more dangerous..

The UK road traffic statistics do not support that assertion:

 

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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #378 on: November 26, 2020, 04:26:42 pm »
I have never driven on a UK motorway where the 70mph limit is treated as anything other than a rough guidance, by the majority of drivers...
When did you last drive in the UK? I used to drive at 70MPH on motorways with lots of people passing me, but these days I set cruise to 70 and don't find that many going faster. I don't know why. Cars are more powerful these days, and drive effortlessly at higher speeds. On the other hand, maybe increased police monitoring, and being able to set cruise and sit back is making people more relaxed drivers.
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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #379 on: November 26, 2020, 04:36:45 pm »
I have never driven on a UK motorway where the 70mph limit is treated as anything other than a rough guidance, by the majority of drivers...
When did you last drive in the UK? I used to drive at 70MPH on motorways with lots of people passing me, but these days I set cruise to 70 and don't find that many going faster. I don't know why. Cars are more powerful these days, and drive effortlessly at higher speeds. On the other maybe increased police monitoring, and being able to set cruise and sit back is making people more relaxed drivers.

Last year, M1 and M40.   As soon as you are outside peak hours and away from the roadworks with speed cameras, you won't get lonely in the fast lane, was my experience!  :D


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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #380 on: November 26, 2020, 05:02:59 pm »
:-//

Such is why the roads continue to become more and more dangerous..

The UK road traffic statistics do not support that assertion:



Fatalities is a very narrow selection of accidents. I haven't briefly found any graphs not about injuries, which is a shame, seeing as those will be massively declining due to improvements in vehicles.

My own experience on the road says drivers are worse and more impatient than ever. And, I'm afraid, plucking a graph off the internet does not give you the right to adjust the rules of the road to suit your own preferences.

Anyway, well off-topic, so just do me a favour and don't come down to Cornwall. We have plenty enough bad drivers, the situation is already significantly worse when tourist season comes in, please don't add to it.
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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #381 on: November 26, 2020, 07:57:01 pm »
[...]  And, I'm afraid, plucking a graph off the internet [...]

The graph is the official government statistics, I should have included the reference:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-accidents-and-safety-statistics


[...] you [do not have] the right to adjust the rules of the road to suit your own preferences.  [...]

Goes without saying, really.


[...] Anyway, well off-topic, so just do me a favour and don't come down to Cornwall. We have plenty enough bad drivers, the situation is already significantly worse when tourist season comes in, please don't add to it.

But is it not true that "bad driving" encompasses much more than speeding -  what I see every day is things like changing lanes without looking (let alone indicating), driving while using a mobile phone, that kind of thing.   

I think the speed limit for drivers like that needs to be 3 mph, with a person walking in front with a red flag.

So I am no longer welcome in Cornwall...  that's a shame, where else am I going to get a proper serving of tea and scones?!?

 
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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #382 on: November 26, 2020, 08:19:32 pm »
The absolute limit being 70.
In a 70 zone I normally wouldn't need to reach 80 to pass, and if so then only momentarily.

On the highway I find that coppers usually follow people for a bit to see if they're consistently speeding or driving dangerously. They don't pull you over right away. They have better things to do then give people tickets for passing.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #383 on: November 26, 2020, 08:23:08 pm »
:-//

Such is why the roads continue to become more and more dangerous..

I would say that inattentive and unskilled drivers are the most dangerous on the road. The ones who are completely oblivious to their surroundings. And they are just as dangerous going half the speed limit. In all my accidents I've never been hit by a speeder.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1337 - I Bought An Electric Car
« Reply #384 on: November 26, 2020, 08:35:56 pm »
Fatalities is a very narrow selection of accidents. I haven't briefly found any graphs not about injuries, which is a shame, seeing as those will be massively declining due to improvements in vehicles.
There are a couple of videos on YouTube where a 1980s Volvo 740 is crashed into a cheap modern car. In the 1980s the Volvo would crush most small cars in an accident. Modern small cars do pretty well against it. People are walking away from accidents with bumps and bruises that would have once have been somewhere between crushed legs and death. So, a drop in fatalities has a lot more to do with NCAP ratings than accident rates. On the other hand, car insurance rates aren't too bad compared to the 1980s. That might be a much better indicator of accident rates.
 


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