Opinion

Seeing both sides of: 120 kph speed zones

There’s likely to be a lot more of these, car crashes, with higher speed zones. - Peter W. Rusland/file
There’s likely to be a lot more of these, car crashes, with higher speed zones.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland/file

The case for

 

Everyone drives at least 10 kph over the speed limit anyway so might as well raise it.

It certainly seems reasonable to raise the limit on stretches of roads where it’s safe to do so, such as the Trans-Canada Highway where it bypasses Parksville and Courtenay.

Now drivers can keep going the standard 10 kph over the limit and do 130, if they like.

 

The case against

 

Idiot drivers in a hurry for no particular reason are likely to cause carnage on our highways with a speed limit 10 kph faster.

You certainly shouldn’t be going anywhere that fast in the South Island where road conditions don’t warrant it.

The more you raise it, the faster drivers will go and, with the volume of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway, that’s not good.

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