Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12249 Members
65 Forums
72891 Topics
982562 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
86 registered (alan128, 15 invisible), 2092 Guests and 249 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 1260
Martin Mcguinness dies 672
Council tax bill for this year 2017 475
File too large 464
Offset number plates 426
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 348
Port Sunlight 277
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling 271
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead 241
What does this all mean? 209
New General Forums
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
Today at 03:01 PM
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:20 AM
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
boom
by rhoobarb2002
1 second ago
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
Today at 08:09 PM
Offset number plates
by diggingdeeper
Today at 07:22 PM
Incident at Westminster
by diggingdeeper
Today at 07:16 PM
Planet Earth Tonight
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:58 PM
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
Today at 10:50 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Today at 10:46 AM
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
Today at 10:43 AM
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
Today at 10:38 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:58 PM
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#98710 - 15th Jun 2004 11:48am Debate: Speed Limits
Anonymous
Unregistered


Has any1 got any views on the pathetic way speed limits are set. There are some pleces which do baffle by being 30mph in an unbuilt up area on a long straight road!! Does anybody know the lunacy law about how these are set? There are ovbious ones around schools, dual carriage ways and motorways but its the odd ones im interested in.

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#98711 - 16th Jun 2004 9:15am Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Towny Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 19th Feb 2004
Posts: 323
Loc: Neston
chester high toad!!! sum woman moaned for months as her son was killed there thats why its a forty there! woud be sweet to see autobahns in this country!!!
_________________________

Check out My Members Car Profile : Click me

Top
#98712 - 16th Jun 2004 11:47am Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Anonymous
Unregistered


good point man, especially the massive strip comin towards the BP garage from heswall!!

Top
#98713 - 16th Jun 2004 12:31pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
The Russian M5 340bhp Offline
Beginner

Registered: 15th Jun 2004
Posts: 4
Loc: Prenton
Speed Limits, What are they then??

Top
#98714 - 16th Jun 2004 2:58pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Anonymous
Unregistered


heard that there wer guys out with speed guns on chester high road last night actually boys!, russians, dont they overtake funeral cars at ridiculous speeds?

Top
#98715 - 17th Jun 2004 10:45am Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Kel Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 8th Jun 2004
Posts: 31
Loc: Manchester
Unfortunately for us, most speed limits were set in the 1960's. I agree there are some roads which do have stupid limits - it's possible there were hazards at some point but they have since been demolished or something.

I recon most limits should be re-assessed. Think of the progress made with cars themselves and braking distances and how much they have been reduced since the 60's.

Motorway driving especially - limit should be raised. Studies have proven that people concentrate more and accidents are reduced at higher speeds!

But hey, it's not like our government will get off their fat bums and do anything. They seem intent in trying to keep us off the roads..
_________________________
~I said no to drugs, but they just wouldn't listen!~

Top
#98716 - 17th Jun 2004 11:12am Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Anonymous
Unregistered


talking of driving fast, anybody have any races with people on there way to work this mornin, sum dude with really bad sideburns in a micra tried to jump me at the lights,i reckon he thought he won but i decided it was worth it to burn sum petrol faster than normalso i floored it n smoked this guy!
Just like to say...he started it!

oh the joy!

Top
#98717 - 17th Jun 2004 2:01pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
jimbo4x4 Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 3rd Mar 2004
Posts: 2912
Loc: Bebington
Was it a blue one? He's a proper d**k. Seen him in Neston before.

And yeah, the 40 limit on the chester high road from Neston to Gayton roundabout is stupid, should be de-restricted IMO, or at least a 50/60. It's rare that i see someone keeping to the limit along there anyway! Motorway limits could be set higher too.

Anyone heard anything about this trial of taking away all road signs, markings, and speed limits? I reckon that's a great idea - Wales is full of roads with no markings and 60 limits, and it does make you loads more aware of your surroundings. This way it'd only be the dangerous drivers who get pulled too.

Of course, we'd still need markings on motorways with 3 or more lanes to keep the lane discipline, but otherwise I'm all for it.

Top
#98718 - 17th Jun 2004 2:10pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Anonymous
Unregistered


yeh it was blue, probably was him like, it was on the chester high road!i disagree bout upping the limit. trying to pull out of lees lane on to the chester high road is such a difficulty unless somebody is going to turn down lees lane, i think they got it right there!if not turn it to 30!but obviously i would say that considerin i use it most mornins!hehe

thanx for the electrics tip btw jimbo

Top
#98719 - 17th Jun 2004 4:36pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Kel Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 8th Jun 2004
Posts: 31
Loc: Manchester
Jimbo4x4, see where youre coming from, but lets be honest - most drivers on our roads are fecking idiots. I HATE women drivers. I am one myself - but take pride in the knowledge I can actually drive. Imagine if the lines on the roads weren't actually there!!

Disaster i tell you..
_________________________
~I said no to drugs, but they just wouldn't listen!~

Top
#98720 - 17th Jun 2004 5:48pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Sarah Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Nov 2003
Posts: 495
Loc: anywhere!
Yeah, i notice some 30mph limits round where it ain't built up. Think some place's need to be reviewed, think some of them might be from people gettin killed.

But as you all know signs, bumps & camera's still don't stop people speeding.
_________________________

Check out My Members Car Profile : Click me

Top
#98721 - 19th Jun 2004 6:05pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
sted Offline
Veteran

Registered: 16th Jun 2004
Posts: 747
Loc: greasby
ya i agree there is a road by mine and its only a 30 but there are no house anywere near it and no crossings or anythin wats the point i have never been down there and seen anyone doin 30 exept learners
_________________________

Top
#98722 - 21st Jun 2004 10:10pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
dj_russell_plays_trance Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th Jun 2004
Posts: 2003
Loc: west mids
u lot wanna go on the toll road in birmingham, ive been 130mph down there, round by me they street race through the toll road. cause the police even have to pay so u dont c many on there or cameras.
_________________________

Top
#98723 - 21st Jun 2004 11:07pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21028
Loc: Wirral
dj
wasnt that the road the top bobby of Traffic Division got done doing 110mph and got off with a fine ?

He was caught by a unmarked police car!
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#98724 - 21st Jun 2004 11:23pm Re: Debate: Speed Limits
Crevis Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Jun 2004
Posts: 429
Loc: Wirral, Liscard
thats stupid it just shows you how the police can get away with anythink nowdays, if that would of been anyone else they probably would of got more than just a fine mad
_________________________

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
boom
by diggingdeeper
13 minutes 45 seconds ago
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
Today at 11:50 AM
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
Today at 10:45 AM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
For Sale & Free
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
Today at 10:48 AM
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
Today at 10:43 AM
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Yesterday at 06:24 PM
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 04:01 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
23rd Mar 2017 1:14pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Mar 2017
Posts: 1
Newest Members
Chippy, Onetoughcookie, Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad
12249 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
Today at 11:50 AM
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
Today at 10:45 AM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
boom
by diggingdeeper
10 minutes 44 seconds ago
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Planet Earth Tonight 122
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 72
boom 41
Clocks go Forward 10
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 6:00am
Sunset Sat 6:35pm
Local Time Sat 9:52pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .