CJOB reports that Gary Doer favours higher speed limits on
As much as you know that I enjoy driving on the highways, and that yes, on occasion I even let the pedal go down a little farther than I should, I would like to propose something other than faster speed limits on the highway.
Lets take a trip from
So, it's pretty easy to see that it’s all about average speed not top speed. Rather than increasing speed limits on the highways, why don't we look at how to design the roadways more efficiently? For example, Roads that don't warrant an interchange should not be given direct access to the
I know that for most the drive out West begins and ends in the ‘Peg, and these suggested modifications have next to zero impact on your holiday drives. But the principal remains the same. There’s similar things in other area. Elie, Brandon, for example both have traffic lights, both see enough traffic to warrant an interchange.
Aside from fuel savings, it’s a safety issue also. Slowing a vehicle from 100KM to zero has an inherent risk that is gone if you maintain speed. I don’t know how many people smack into each other each year on some of these roads, but I have seen a few nasties on Pipeline and the Perimeter. I wonder… At what time does the province pay more on insurance claim payouts than just forking out the cash to build a proper road way?
Once the roads are safer… lets boost the speed limit… Well that’s how I see it anyway…