Speaking of speed limits, thank god this miserable proposal got shot down:
The City of Toronto is already over-policed as it is, the last thing we needed was for it to be over-policed with ridiculously low speed limits. I'm glad to see Stintz (in other articles) also speaking out against the widespread use of speedbumps. No better way to delay emergency vehicles or prematurely kill your shocks.
If the province is so adamant about traffic fatalities, perhaps they could amend our laughable licensing system? Both the G2 and G tests were stupidly easy, and vehicle aren't even required to pass a safety test as a part of the renewal process. They could address those things, but I think they actually prefer just ticketing people for revenue instead.
If it were up to me I would abolish rural speed limits altogether, provided those two issues were taken care of. If you put skilled drivers on the road, they will learn the upper limits of their cars and their own abilities. But if that's not possible, then a limit of 130 km/h is an acceptable compromise. 100 km/h is an appropriate urban speed limit.
Originally Posted by flar
I'd say they should raise it to 110 on well-designed sections, keep it at 100 for sections that are busy or poorly designed. There are a lot of people that can't handle speeds over 120.
They probably shouldn't be driving. Honestly, 120 isn't even that fast. If you can't maintain that speed safely, then either your car isn't roadworthy or you're not fit to hold a license. I can actually think of half a dozen people right now who would fall into either category.