OT speed limit signs

Nightjar wrote:

In most cases ... not all vehicles have a 90kph limiter, depending on fuel and age, some can still have 60mph limiters (e.g. older horseboxes above 3.5t) other specialist vehicles e.g. emergency service vehicles have not limiters.
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Well at the bottom of my road which is often so full of parked cars any large vehicle would soon get stuck. The council has a huge picture of a truck with a line through it and the Tonnage in both imperial and metric on the sign. You still get them trying to come up the road cos their sat nave tells them its a faster route to the M25. I rest my case. Brian
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On 17/11/17 19:08, Murmansk wrote:

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/motorway/a55
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They should all just have the speed limit, like they do in France. What's the point in having an NSL sign?
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For some years there was no national speed limit and the signs meant "derestricted". They didn't want to change all the signs when they brought in the national speed limit.
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But they might aswell put in the proper number when they put up new ones. They change limits so bloody often (100 times more often than the national limit), so they might aswell.
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On 24/11/2017 23:33, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

The meaning of the "derestriction" sign varies - I think it's 70 for dual carriageways and 60 for single. Also sometimes they change the meaning temporarily, such as in the 70s when it meant 50 mph (I think) for a while when fuel was in short supply.
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What's wrong with a 60 or 70 sign? In France it's quite clear, you go on a motorway and it says "110".

That happened ONCE (and I doubt it made any difference to fuel consumption as everybody will have ignored it).
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On 25/11/2017 13:19, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Maybe they didn't fancy changing thousands of signs when they brought the national speed limits in.
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Firstly, why did they use NSL signs in the first place?
Secondly, why when putting a up a new sign don't they just use the number, since the NSL has changed only once.
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On 26/11/2017 12:44, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Because most people aren't familiar with the infinity symbol.

That would be confusing to have two styles of sign that mean the same thing.
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Well we did. Although I believe the police did not approve of FTL speeds in practice.

a number on it, you're to keep to that speed.
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Because there wasn't a national speed limit, and the sign meant "no speed limit".

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Then once we got a speed limit, they should have just used numbers for any new or replacement signs.

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Except that the limits are different for cars, busses & lorries
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Larger vehicles know their own limits, the signs are for cars.
As I said before, it works in France.
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