Speed limit change poses new problems on 52

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The ill-conceived lowering of the speed limit to 70 km/h (45 mph) on Hwy. 52 South of Hwy. 5 and elimination of many safe passing areas is creating dangerous lineups and road rage on that stretch of road.

The tragic accidents years ago had nothing to do with the then posted speed limit of 80 km/h.

The road should be immediately returned to its original designations and, if anything, the turnoff ramps extended.

It is asinine to expect drivers to travel at urban limits on long straight stretches of rural roads and areas of curves which are well-marked.

Interestingly, on my many trips on that road, vehicles entering or leaving residences on that route travel about 85 km/h. Many other roads, such as Hwy. 97, Millgrove Sideroad etc., must also be raised to a reasonable 80 km/h. Sixty km/h is for cities and streets with sidewalks.

Gord Baker

Freelton

Speed limit change poses new problems on 52

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The ill-conceived lowering of the speed limit to 70 km/h (45 mph) on Hwy. 52 South of Hwy. 5 and elimination of many safe passing areas is creating dangerous lineups and road rage on that stretch of road.

The tragic accidents years ago had nothing to do with the then posted speed limit of 80 km/h.

The road should be immediately returned to its original designations and, if anything, the turnoff ramps extended.

It is asinine to expect drivers to travel at urban limits on long straight stretches of rural roads and areas of curves which are well-marked.

Interestingly, on my many trips on that road, vehicles entering or leaving residences on that route travel about 85 km/h. Many other roads, such as Hwy. 97, Millgrove Sideroad etc., must also be raised to a reasonable 80 km/h. Sixty km/h is for cities and streets with sidewalks.

Gord Baker

Freelton

Speed limit change poses new problems on 52

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The ill-conceived lowering of the speed limit to 70 km/h (45 mph) on Hwy. 52 South of Hwy. 5 and elimination of many safe passing areas is creating dangerous lineups and road rage on that stretch of road.

The tragic accidents years ago had nothing to do with the then posted speed limit of 80 km/h.

The road should be immediately returned to its original designations and, if anything, the turnoff ramps extended.

It is asinine to expect drivers to travel at urban limits on long straight stretches of rural roads and areas of curves which are well-marked.

Interestingly, on my many trips on that road, vehicles entering or leaving residences on that route travel about 85 km/h. Many other roads, such as Hwy. 97, Millgrove Sideroad etc., must also be raised to a reasonable 80 km/h. Sixty km/h is for cities and streets with sidewalks.

Gord Baker

Freelton