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Old 22nd August 2014, 12:52   #31
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This thread is old but I thought of adding current news which would bring some cheer to all Indian drivers who would like to zoom their vehicles at higher speed without violating rules.

It's official that cars can drive at a maximum speed of 100 kmph and motorcycles at 80 kmph.

Please see the timesofindia news link to read more.
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This thread is old but I thought of adding current news which would bring some cheer to all Indian drivers who would like to zoom their vehicles at higher speed without violating rules.

It's official that cars can drive at a maximum speed of 100 kmph and motorcycles at 80 kmph.

Please see the timesofindia news link to read more.
100 is the max allowed speed, which means the speeds mandated in Kerala would still stay. The local authorities still have the power to determine the speed limits in their region. The way I see it, this rule change is only going to add an upper limit to it.
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There is no further post after last year; what is the situation on ground now? We are driving through Kerala Bangalore-Poovar-Trivandrum-Alleppey-Guruvayur-Coimbatore-Bangalore later this month. Don't want to pick up tickets! Cheers
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There is no further post after last year; what is the situation on ground now? We are driving through Kerala Bangalore-Poovar-Trivandrum-Alleppey-Guruvayur-Coimbatore-Bangalore later this month. Don't want to pick up tickets! Cheers
Trivandrum - Alleppey NH47 speed is 70KM/Hr I think, pretty sure it is not 80 or 100 KM/Hr. I got 2 tickets on 2 different occasions for speeds 82 KM/Hr and 81 KM/Hr.
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I drove to Cochin and back last week. I saw 70 posted here and there. It was not clear but I noticed most people following some speed (unusual in Kerala) and followed it. The madness starts between Trissur and Palghat where the roads are not monitored
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There is no further post after last year; what is the situation on ground now? We are driving through Kerala Bangalore-Poovar-Trivandrum-Alleppey-Guruvayur-Coimbatore-Bangalore later this month. Don't want to pick up tickets! Cheers
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Trivandrum - Alleppey NH47 speed is 70KM/Hr I think, pretty sure it is not 80 or 100 KM/Hr. I got 2 tickets on 2 different occasions for speeds 82 KM/Hr and 81 KM/Hr.
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I drove to Cochin and back last week. I saw 70 posted here and there. It was not clear but I noticed most people following some speed (unusual in Kerala) and followed it. The madness starts between Trissur and Palghat where the roads are not monitored
4 lane national highway - 90 kmph
2 lane national highway - 85 kmph
City - 50 kmph
State Highway - 80 kmph

But do watch out for police interceptors between Thrissur - Cochin airport, Vytilla - Kundanoor and Aroor - Alleppey.
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Default Re: Kerala: Speed limit on highways and 4-lane roads revised

Also watch out for speed-cams between Kayamkulam & Kollam - there are atleast 3 that I am aware of, 2 around Oachira. This is apart from the interceptors, that can be anywhere.

I got a Rs400 speed challan home last week for doing 72kmph on my CBR near Oachira (max for bikes is I guess 70kmph). I usually stay within the limits, more so in the speed-cam areas, not sure how I missed this time.
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Kerala is ahead in implementing speed cameras. I dont think we have any in Karnataka. There is one on KIAL expressway but dont think it works. I have seen one on Mysore ring road but dont know if it works.
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Yes, while rest of the country builds good roads, Kerala keeps the roads crappy and instead invests on speed-cams.
Good revenue model, because after riding/driving on bad roads for long, when folks see a good stretch of road, they let rip, only to end up paying hefty fines.
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Yes, while rest of the country builds good roads, Kerala keeps the roads crappy and instead invests on speed-cams.
Good revenue model, because after riding/driving on bad roads for long, when folks see a good stretch of road, they let rip, only to end up paying hefty fines.
Pretty much agree with you on this. Find my rants on the same http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3834788 (Kerala: Pay Traffic Fines online)

In short, Rules are to be made for people not the other way. Looking at some positives, the south part of NH47 is getting better. It is quite a breeze now to travel to villages down Tvpm. Appreciate these efforts. I hope at least by 2025 I can travel 400 km in Kerala under in under 6 hours, now its around 9.5 hours. Posting pics for comparison.
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