Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

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Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by Britkid » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:43 pm

The speed limit in urban areas, which was 60km/h, has now been changed to 50 km/h.

I think this should mean take the speed limit to be 50 km/h in urban areas if there are no signs with other speed limits. THe speed limits can be lower in urban areas in some cases.
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:36 pm

Was thinking. For foreign travelers driving in Chile with an international driving permit then committing traffic infraction such as, IE speeding or other driving related offense there in Chile, what happens if given a ticket to pay for the offense? Do you have to pay it or just disregard the summon and bail country?
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by at46 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Was thinking. For foreign travelers driving in Chile with an international driving permit then committing traffic infraction such as, IE speeding or other driving related offense there in Chile, what happens if given a ticket to pay for the offense? Do you have to pay it or just disregard the summon and bail country?
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by paladin » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 pm

As nobody has ever respected the 60 limit , I cant see why they would respect one of 50.
I remember reading the results of an analysis of driving habits in the UK, and I think it made sense. People , in general, tend to drive at the speed appropriate for the current conditions. So on the motorways when the traffic is very light, people will often drive over the limit, perhaps by not much, but what seems prudent at the time.

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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by Julito » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:52 am

"Respect" for a speed limit only eventuates if it's being consistently enforced, and that ain't gonna happen!

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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by admin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 am

Hey i would like to see some enforcment of minimum speeds, especially on route 5.

I dont know how many times i have popped up over a hill, at 120 km an hour the speed limit, to have to hit the breaks or take evasive action because some moron in their chinese bredbox with a rubber band of motor is putting along at 40 km an hour or less on rout 5. Often with no tail lights, or only one.

It is one of the reasons why i long ago stopped using the right slow lane, but still find them in the fast lane.

It should be fellony to have anything under 80 km an hour on a "free way". That includes your frigen horse, or walking your kids, busses stopping anywhere for any reason, or anything else that does not keep up with the traffic flow.

Especially if i am paying a toll to have faster than normal road.
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by admin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am

I got pulled over for a document check on route 5 once, and the paco asked me why i was driving in the left lane. In theory your only suppose to use it for passing. I bluntly told him the right lane is where all the dangerious stuff on the road is. He accepted that excuse. I am sure he sees most the accidents on the right side of the road.
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by Britkid » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Maybe the theory is a 50 limit will at least get people to do 60.
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by at46 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:11 pm

admin wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 am
Hey i would like to see some enforcment of minimum speeds, especially on route 5.

I dont know how many times i have popped up over a hill, at 120 km an hour the speed limit, to have to hit the breaks or take evasive action
The Chilean traffic rules actually ask you to slow down when getting to the top of the hill :)

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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by admin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:50 pm

at46 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:11 pm
admin wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 am
Hey i would like to see some enforcment of minimum speeds, especially on route 5.

I dont know how many times i have popped up over a hill, at 120 km an hour the speed limit, to have to hit the breaks or take evasive action
The Chilean traffic rules actually ask you to slow down when getting to the top of the hill :)
120 is me slowing down. I was doing 150 when i started up hill. :lol:
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Re: Speed Limit in Urban Areas Now 50

Post by sqcpcg » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:42 pm

admin wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 am
Hey i would like to see some enforcment of minimum speeds, especially on route 5.

I dont know how many times i have popped up over a hill, at 120 km an hour the speed limit, to have to hit the breaks or take evasive action because some moron in their chinese bredbox with a rubber band of motor is putting along at 40 km an hour or less on rout 5. Often with no tail lights, or only one.

It is one of the reasons why i long ago stopped using the right slow lane, but still find them in the fast lane.

It should be fellony to have anything under 80 km an hour on a "free way". That includes your frigen horse, or walking your kids, busses stopping anywhere for any reason, or anything else that does not keep up with the traffic flow.

Especially if i am paying a toll to have faster than normal road.
One of my first big driving lessons when I visited Chile several years ago.... I was doing about 135 when I crested a hill
and discovered a farmer driving his combine harvester at the breakneck speed of about 30. His machine completely blocked ALL of the lanes.... thank goodness for ABS brakes.

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