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Old 03.02.2014, 20:59
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Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

These guys promise to launch an initiative to raise the speed limit on the Autobahn to 140 km/h if they get 100'000 likes. We'll see if they manage to live up to the promise but if you're tired of dawdling along at 120 it doesn't hurt to like it.

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Old 03.02.2014, 21:03
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

Some people I see on the Autobahn have problems coping with their vehicle at 120 - god help the rest of us if they're allowed clog it to 140 .

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These guys promise to launch an initiative to raise the speed limit on the Autobahn to 140 km/h if they get 100'000 likes. We'll see if they manage to live up to the promise but if you're tired of dawdling along at 120 it doesn't hurt to like it.

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Really hope they do

With tolerances that equals to 150 indicated I guess
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Old 03.02.2014, 21:08
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

Due to delays, there aren't many places where you can drive at 120 Kph today. Good initiative though.

Need another one, death penalty for left side lane dawdlers.
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Old 03.02.2014, 21:10
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

So the limit would be increased to what most traffic is already travelling at
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Due to delays, there aren't many places where you can drive at 120 Kph today. Good initiative though.

Need another one, death penalty for left side lane dawdlers.
There are plenty.
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So the limit would be increased to what most traffic is already travelling at
Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?
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Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?
Sound perfectly reasonable unless you are the police who will see a decrease in speeding fund revenues
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Old 03.02.2014, 23:35
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Some people I see on the Autobahn have problems coping with their vehicle at 120 - god help the rest of us if they're allowed clog it to 140 .

And they even cross the border and drive at double that speed
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Old 03.02.2014, 23:37
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

Thing is, with all the construction going on, I'm not sure how much drivers can possibly benefit from it.
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Old 03.02.2014, 23:38
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

Let's get real. This is Switzerland!

The speed limit was 130KPH about 35 years ago (and 100KPH on other roads outside towns that are now 80KPH). It was reduced to save fuel and cut pollution. There was an initiative in the early 1990s to raise the limit back up to 130KPH - the Swiss voted 'no'...
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

70,000 likes in 3 days - who knew the Swiss were so sporting?
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Thing is, with all the construction going on, I'm not sure how much drivers can possibly benefit from it.
I am ready to take the chance.....
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Old 03.02.2014, 23:48
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Let's get real. This is Switzerland!

The speed limit was 130KPH about 35 years ago (and 100KPH on other roads outside towns that are now 80KPH). It was reduced to save fuel and cut pollution. There was an initiative in the early 1990s to raise the limit back up to 130KPH - the Swiss voted 'no'...
look at the SVP; just because you lost 6 times in a row is no reason not to try again
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Old 03.02.2014, 23:57
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It was reduced to save fuel and cut pollution. There was an initiative in the early 1990s to raise the limit back up to 130KPH - the Swiss voted 'no'...
IIRC one of the main arguments against that iniative was that 100 on regular highways would be too fast and too dangerous. An initiative focusing on the Autobahn limit might have a better chance.
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

I wish they'd speed the bloody trains up.

Oh looky all the trains run perfectly on time!! Well yes, because they're allocated so much time to get there in the first place.
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I wish they'd speed the bloody trains up.

Oh looky all the trains run perfectly on time!! Well yes, because they're allocated so much time to get there in the first place.
relatively slow & on time or faster, more chaotic and less predictable? For a small country, not sure it would be better
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Old 04.02.2014, 10:54
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70,000 likes in 3 days - who knew the Swiss were so sporting?
I wonder how many of those are actually Swiss
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

Seem to remember that we had a 130km/h limit until 1984 which was lowered to the 120km/h we have today.

My $ 0.02 is that you can approve a higher limit on three lane freeways, but as most Swiss freeways are just two lanes, the current limit is OK. The Germans know how to respect the outside lane, the Swiss haven't mastered that just yet.
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Re: Initiative for 140 speed limit on the Autobahn

For all the Swiss. Instead of likes you can actually sign for a similiar initiative, allready:

Eidgenössische Volksinitiative 'Ja zu vernünftigen Tempolimiten'
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/pore/vi/vis444t.html

Which wants, 50 km/h urban, 100 km/h out of town, 130 km/h Autobahn.
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