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Old 28th May 2010, 12:02   #31
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HIghway speed limit is 80.
City speed limit is 60 (40 for heavy vehicles)
This is general rule applicable if nothing else is written.
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:19   #32
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I've seen cops pulling over a lancer doing 62km/Hr, well it was inside the city limits. Highway 70 is the norm in KL
Strictly speaking, it is 35kph within city limits.
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:39   #33
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Strictly speaking, it is 35kph within city limits.
I thought it was for Heavy Vehicles
and 45 for Cars, Bike etc. No ?

Here is Chennai cops told its 40km/Hr inside the city.
Yeah tell that to the dumb bus drivers here and the all too important politician's goons.
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Old 28th May 2010, 22:03   #34
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In such cases you should not pay the jokers.

It all depends on us, we will get fooled if we allow to. If you are rigid, they won't play games with you.

I was once caught in Goa for overspeeding by an interceptor. I denied to pay unless they proved my speed. The Police handed over a print-out with my car's picture with the speed mentioned. I agreed and paid the fine and left. If they would not have proved, I would not have paid.. as simple as that.
I've MH registered car which i'm using in bangalore. I do not want to put myself into a situation.
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Old 28th May 2010, 22:30   #35
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I've MH registered car which i'm using in bangalore. I do not want to put myself into a situation.
Why not? Are you driving a stolen car? No right? You bought it, so why to compromise?

FYI - I drive a DL registered car In Bangalore, incident in Goa was with the same car


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Hi,

strictly speaking, it is 35kph within city limits.
Which City are you talking about? I will make sure I never visit that place even though it will be fun seeing the whole road moving at 35KMPH max.

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Which City are you talking about? I will make sure I never visit that place even though it will be fun seeing the whole road moving at 35KMPH max.
I have seen sign boards indicating this speed limit in most cities in Kerala.
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Old 29th May 2010, 07:51   #37
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I thought it was for Heavy Vehicles
and 45 for Cars, Bike etc. No ?

Here is Chennai cops told its 40km/Hr inside the city.

Yeah tell that to the dumb bus drivers here and the all too important politician's goons.
I think it is 40 for heavy vehicles, 50 for two wheelers and 55 (or is it 60) for cars.
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Why not? Are you driving a stolen car? No right? You bought it, so why to compromise?

FYI - I drive a DL registered car In Bangalore, incident in Goa was with the same car
Yes kind of, i'm driving it here since last 3 years and have not paid tax. May be i'm not that brave heart as you.
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City speed limits vary for different cities.

For Bangalore, it is 60 KMPH for cars except on certain roads where it is 50 KMPH.

http://www.bcp.gov.in/english/traffi...peedlimit.html
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Current speed limits are for people's reaction times, which have hardly changed since the dawning of man
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I Was caught speeding at 64 Kmph by cops in Hyd City, ... This was at 11 PM. We had new interceptor vehicles introduced in Hyd at the then, I guess I was their first Lab rat..
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I think it is 40 for heavy vehicles, 50 for two wheelers and 55 (or is it 60) for cars.
The "jokers" said its for "all"

Well its no joke, during peak hours you'll be lucky if you touch 30.
Anyway expecting traffic to go at 40 in roads like OMR will cause a different kind of "jam".

Funny chaps these cops and to add to it they got no sense at all.
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I drove a few km beyond Medchal on the Hyderabad-Nagpur highway yesterday and I did see a 100kph speed limit board. Couldnt take a picture, perhaps next time... Everyone was zooming at 120+
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Team,

Wanted to know your inputs.
Yesterday I was driving towards the Bangalore airport on the NH7 from Hebbal(Bangalore),when I was flagged down by these over enthusiastic traffic cops who wouldnt hesitate to jump in the middle of the road to stop a "bakra".All of us were wearing seatbelts,I wasnt talking on the cell phone,I wasnt cutting lanes..nor had I broken any signal.Also ,I had seen the speed limit of 80 kph and was driving at close to 95 kph on the speedo.

On being told that I was "overspeeding" ,i just walked up the Inspector "saar " who was sitting inside the qualis.He just took my licence and started typing something on his Blackberry. I was told that I was driving dangerously and that I was overspeeding.When I asked for the exact speed that I was doing ,I was told it was 84kph!!!!

He then took 300 Rs as the fine and then tried for 5 mins and then said that the system had some problem as a result of which i wouldnt get any receipt!!

As i had to reach the airport ,I didnt bother to argue and just left.

Now ,what I wanna know is if there is any margin allowed above the Speed limit mentioned.

I have driven in the US ,the UK and Turkey and I do remember that you are allowed about 10-20% above the legal speed limit.
Please correct me if I wrong.

Also ,wanted to know if others have also faced the same experience as me .

If only the traffic cops were really interested in safety and discipline on the roads than collecting fines without receipts ,we would have seen better sense prevail on the Bangalore roads.Here ,its very funny to see people wear cheap helmets more out of the fear of being fined by a traffic cop than wear a good helmet for their own safety!!

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Quite a while ago, I heard a traffic inspector advice his constable to stop cars only if they are doing more than 65 on a 40 KMPH limit road here in Madras.

(I was doing 60, and was stopped...!)
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