tdrive2 wrote:The crown vics i think are a 4.6l V8. They are not as fast as the charges but i beleive they are much safer. I think they have the best rating for crashes slaming into the back and have an added roll cage and other extra safety features.
no added roll cage. The crown vic is the only vehicle that has been tested to a rear impact of 75mph, such as officers stopped on the shoulder and get smoked from behind by a rubber necker.
Last week on the 401 i had seen 2 officers returning from the scene of an accident one in an undercover and the other in a marked vic. Both were going 130 or just a bit over in the passing lane
Last week I passed 4 cruisers at variety of locations. I was doing a medical emergency relay of blood needed for surgery. Hence, once someone saw the other marked cars, they would not know that I was a different unit altogther, then think that police car was an ass for travelling fast, then now here, just parked on a uturn. There are more than one marked unit, more than one unmarked unit in the Province, could also be other units travelling to another call
These laws are not enforced consistantly. I just had a freind go skiing up north and took the 400 he said he couldnt beleive it he was going130-140 and people were passing him like nothing and going right through radar traps.
just b/c one sees a cruiser does not mean that radar is being operated, possible, however, we often are waiting for vehicles called in by the "cellphone" for an oncoming: impaired driver, unsafe vehicle, child out of childseat etc....maybe there has been a robbery, child abduction etc and now setup trying to locate the vehicle etc...
I dont know what you have to do get a ticket on some parts of the 401 but on some parts 20 over and youll get a ticket.....
Someone should make some attention to this low limit.
a vast majority of drivers (99%) have absolutely no training or further education on how to control a vehicle when challenged with situations. Just go to a local parking lot and watch how many people can turn into a spot with a 200 point turn, then watch how many can back up without another 200 point turn.
Once you solve the these drivers only then would I suggest they be a raise in the speed limit, but then go back to the human body, can not withstand impacts over 130km....so govern vehicles at 120km to ensure no one enters the death zone of 130??
How come if you get a ticket for going 140 you get charged for going 40 over when your speeding about 20 more then all the rest of the cars on the road.
signs say MAXIMUM not minimum
It seems in alot of the busier sections with 3 lanes the officers as reflection said don't seem to be pulling over the drivers going 130 i guess they worry they'll miss the extreme ones going well over 150 so don't bother going after them.
already explained it......but officer to vehicle ratio
- west of London about 1000 vehicles per hour with average 10 officers. If an officer stops 1mv per hr that is 0.05% of the traffic.
- in GTR about 300 vehicles per hour with average 20 officers (guessing).
if an officer stops 1 mv per hr that is 0.006% of the traffic
Not that we don't want to stop every vehicle at "X" speed, the resources are not there to do so. That was the benefit of photo radar, everyone got the ticket.
Lastly why do almost all sections of the 401 have this 100 km/h speed limit. Some sections should be lower and some higher due to traffic, weather conditions, the engineering and quality / design of the road, and the volume it experiences.
No advancement in driver training!
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