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|4th April 2008, 22:16||#16|
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Why this obsession for speed?
In general our highways including the GQ are badly planned.
Considering these facts, IMO, no highway (except Mumbai-Pune expressway which is barricaded all along) in India is safe to be driven above 80 kmph at its best stretches. So having a speed limit of 45-50 kmph near populated areas is quite o.k. And then consider that many of us drive even on these highways at 120-150 kmph. I would call it suicidal. But we still do that. There are decades more to go before we will have safer and more speed friendly roads.
|5th April 2008, 09:36||#17|
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Actually, most stretches from Banglore to Pune have decent visibility, are fenced around inhabited areas with specific crossing points for people. The lanes are, for the most part, well marked and very visible at night. The curves, embankments are quite decent. I would imagine its similar for most of the GQ.
Highways like the Mysore road aren't there yet. They've been 4 laned, but not really designed, and have the flaws mentioned earlier. You must be on your guard forever and honk a hell lot while near inhabitation. On these highways, around towns, 45-60kmph are indeed the speeds, but the usually marked limit is 30!
|6th April 2008, 20:00||#18|
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If the police are only doing this at crowded / unsafe portions of the highway, one can agree. Not if they stand in the middle of the Maddur-Mandya stretch and enforce the 50km limit!
It is true that the pent-up frustration of navigating Mysore road, inside city makes people over speed once they hit a vacant stretch.
Ignoring legalities, no highway is immune to the long list given by pjbiju. Recently on Mysore highway one Sumo went over divider and crashed into another vehicle, killing somone (I believe the son of a prominent officer)
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