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Old 8th April 2011, 13:38   #1
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Came across this wonderful article on the BBC News Site:

BBC News - No seatbelts allowed on Europe's longest ice road

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Interesting read. Would love to drive on that road some day
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Very interesting article. What a journey would it be to drive on such a road!
What i didnt understand is, it mentions "No driving between 25km/h to 40km/h". Does that mean, you need to be driving at either less than 25 km/h or the speed has to be greater than 40 km/h ?
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Very interesting article. What a journey would it be to drive on such a road!
What i didnt understand is, it mentions "No driving between 25km/h to 40km/h". Does that mean, you need to be driving at either less than 25 km/h or the speed has to be greater than 40 km/h ?
Me thinks thats the range where you shouldnt drive.
Its probably got something to do with resonance, like how soldiers are asked to break step when marching over suspension bridges.

the range must be 1-2 kmph where it could cause the ice to break, but it'd be hard for users who are told "dont drive at 29.57 kmph or you'll sink!!" to follow that.so probably they decided on a range of the speedometer whre they should stay away from.
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Very interesting article. What a journey would it be to drive on such a road!
What i didnt understand is, it mentions "No driving between 25km/h to 40km/h". Does that mean, you need to be driving at either less than 25 km/h or the speed has to be greater than 40 km/h ?
As Mayankk said, you need to be driving outside that range. So you need to either do less than 25 or more than 40. The author later describes his feeling on crossing the 40kmph mark.

Such a different world!

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