temporary 50 mph speed on A483 – Serious question?

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  • #150912

    THE SHADOW
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    I have a hybrid vehicle I can travel at 70mph with zero emissions fpor the full length of this stretch of road (and beyond).

    Can I drive at 70mph in this ‘temp’ 50mph zone ? – as I will be breaking no law?

    #150917
    AMA Express
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    Nope. It’s a temporary speed limit, not an emissions limit.

    #150919

    Matt
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    Does anyone know what actual speed deterrents are going to be brought in place to actually enforce this – Wrexham drivers will interpret as largely optional – speed limit?

    Is there going to be a speed camera zone allocated to it? Permanent speed camera? Police actually pulling people over for doing anything above 57 MPH? (10% speeding tolerance + 2mph rule) – when they are busy off to other locations of town where policing is actually needed.

    #150920
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    The “10% + 2” tolerance was dropped by most forces many years ago. In practise you can be fined for being just 1 mph over the posted limit now.

    As a professional driver I know of many others who have been fined for doing 31 or 32 mph in a 30 limit.

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/806313/Speeding-fines-2017-UK-10-percent-allowance-rule-explained

    #150924
    Rondetto
    Rondetto
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    Yes you are absolutely correct there. Even doing 31mph in a 30 area you can be nicked. There are many who have done the speed awareness course that will testify to that.
    I just wonder how long is “Temporary” There’s little point in having a dual carriageway if you are limited to
    a mere 50 mph. It’s far more dangerous to keep looking down at your speedometer taking your eyes off the road ahead all the while than it is to drive a normal dual carriageway speed.

    #150925

    Matt
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    That is very interesting to know AMA. There is a lot of confusion over this as other recent articles have suggested information to the contrary. So there is a lot of misinformation about. Probably best to stick to the limits just in case as a general rule.

    I just have my serious doubts that 50mph is going to be religiously adhered to on the Wrexham to Gresford roundabout stretch unless drivers believe there’s a serious chance of them being caught out.

    #150927
    AMA Express
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    The good news is that the speedometer on most modern cars overestimates speeds over 30 mph by 2 or 3 mph. So, in most cases, albeit not all, if your speedo is showing 50mph, you’re probably only travelling at 47 – 49mph. This has been proven by using various SatNav units and radar as an accurate check.

    #150968
    Rondetto
    Rondetto
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    Correct again. I have noticed that with my tom tom.

    #150973

    Maureen Gray
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    It’s far more dangerous to keep looking down at your speedometer taking your eyes off the road ahead all the while than it is to drive a normal dual carriageway speed.

    So you can not drive at 50mph without looking at the speedo? but you can do 70mph all by your self? Clever B.

    #150985

    Nen
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    I assume that this limit will be advisory?

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