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Roders 14.04.2020 21:05

Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
Was driving from Reiden to Emmen today along the A2, and was cruising along at 125-130kph in a 120kph zone, as most people do. As I passed the Dagmersellen turnoff, the car's navigation system was shwoing a speed limit of 100kph. I looked up and there it was, a 100kph derestriction sign, showing I was leaving a 100kph zone. I didn't notice a flash or anything, but then again I didnt notice the sign for the 100kph zone. I must have just missed the sign, but even so, there were no orange lines, it seemed like the construction was happening further back at the turnoff.

I have started to notice that on the motorways there is sometimes only one sign on either side which can be easily missed or even blocked by trucks and other vehicles. I checked online, and with a 4-6kph margin for error, I would just be udner court summons :msnshock:. Has anyone else found themselves in a similar situation? Normally I never have trouble with speed limit awareness, but seems as though the A2 is littered with these unmarked construction zones featuring only one sign.

roegner 14.04.2020 21:15

Re: Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
If your satnav has the sign for 100 it is not an unmarked construction zone.

Mine still shows 120 on the Nordring Zurich......

bokabil 14.04.2020 22:00

Re: Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
I agree with roegner... if your satnav showed 100, then it most likely is a permanent restriction rather than a temporary one.

Urs Max 15.04.2020 01:44

Re: Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
The A2 in that area is being overhauled until 2022. Presumably speed limits will be lowered to 80 or 100 km/h as necessary, which of course requires the corresponding pair of signs. Unfortunately, the end-of-limit sign is removed without removing the begin-of-limit as well, leaving drivers in the unclear.

Maybe that's why the "end" signs are placed beforehand, to avoid causing that inconvenience. I haven't encountered something like that myself but it would definitely make sense.

NickGB 16.04.2020 10:54

Re: Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bokabil (Post 3171486)
I agree with roegner... if your satnav showed 100, then it most likely is a permanent restriction rather than a temporary one.

Don't most modern sat navs update in real time?

gipfelisturmer 16.04.2020 11:08

Re: Driving 130kph in a 100kph Zone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NickGB (Post 3172056)
Don't most modern sat navs update in real time?

SatNav alone not if it's a temporary (construction-wise) limit.
Some newer cars have cameras for roadside sign recognition - only in that case they could have "live" limit popping up on the HUD/dashboard/infotainment screen.


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