France has double the fatalities that UK has.
On 9 May 2013 06:08, Andrew Fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes it does because otherwise they'll be lane hopping or getting impatient
> - both recipes for disaster. The nominal speed limit on a British motorway
> is 70mph but the fast lane always seems to be doing at least 80 and apart
> from peak hours close to large cities, it all seems to go smoothly too by
> our standards. You can get around the UK and France very quickly on the two
> and three lane motorways and arterial roads. The speed limit on the French
> autoroutes is 130kph (110 in rain) and the standard fast lane speed seems
> to be around 150. That's what I usually do while keeping in the middle lane
> and watching all the big black Audis and Mercs crusising past me. I don't
> know what the accident and fatality rates are there but I've never had a
> scare or seen a serious accident on the autoroutes.
> Here we have that imprecation "Keep left unless overtaking" which no-one
> seems to take any notice of. There you tend to keep out of the fast lane
> altogether unless you are passing.
> Of course, French city driving and parking is quite another matter! An
> entirely different skill set.
> Andrew Fildes
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> On 09/05/2013, at 12:17 PM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
> > Does it make sense to keep the fast lane free only for drivers who want
> > exceed the speed limit ?
> > If you use all lanes then you increase the traffic carrying capacity of
> > road as long as you don't have all lanes occupied by drivers travelling
> > under the speed limit.
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