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Comment #252607 by Grant Grieve

Grant Grieve Feb 8th 2012, 4:43 PM #

Speed limits are not the problem, its the drivers on those roads and the distinct lack of physical policing of these roads, Ireland has some of the worst standards of education with regard to the rules of the road and I have personally witnessed hundreds of people who simply cannot operate a vehicle safely.

Whether it be motorbikes weaving in and out of traffic at 100KM/H or cars and lorries “undertaking” people on their blindside or running red lights it makes no matter. Until there is education of drivers that sticks regarding the rules of the road and the adequate policing of these roads nothing will ever change.

It is the single reason why motor insurance is so high in this country.

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Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.

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    Favourite Sean Mc Avinue
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    Feb 8th 2012, 6:24 PM

    Sorry Grant, but IS legal to undertake, once your at or under speed limit

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    Favourite Sean Mc Avinue
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    Feb 8th 2012, 11:57 PM

    For the 3 stoogies who give thumbs down to undertaking An idiot driving at 60kmh in a 100kmh limit motorway in overtaking lane with no traffic ahead. You think the rest of us in the other two lanes have to drive at or under that speed, No wonder the driving standard is so low.

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    Feb 9th 2012, 9:53 AM

    Sean,

    I don’t know where you get your “facts” from or your opinion but the rules of the road clearly state the following:

    You may overtake on the left when:

    You want to go straight ahead when the driver in front of you has moved out and signalled that they intend to turn right.

    You have signalled that you intend to turn left.

    Traffic in both lanes is moving slowly and traffic in the left-hand lane is moving more quickly than the traffic in the right-hand lane.

    This does not mean you can steam past someone on a two or three lane carriageway at an unsafe speed when in the full knowledge that this person could at anytime move into your lane and collide with you. The operative word in the last sentence was SLOWLY i.e. below a speed of 30KM/H.

    For the avoidance of doubt the law would not be on your side in this matter.

    You are symptomatic of the examples I was talking about. Impatience to gain 20 yards in traffic that is going nowwhere and will probably mean that others have to brake and end up causing more traffic jams.

    Incidentally the word is Stooge…not sure what a “stoogie” is…which one are you Larry or Moe if I am Curly?

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    Favourite Sean Mc Avinue
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    Feb 10th 2012, 1:21 PM

    Do you have your full license? And if so which I doubt, how long ?

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    Favourite Sean Mc Avinue
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    Feb 11th 2012, 3:51 PM

    @Grant. Have you gone into hiding? I know a good driving instructor if you want to take a few lessons.

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