Monday 19 November 2012 9.45am
20 mph is often an appropriate speed. 5-10 mph is often more appropriate. 30 mph is also appropriate at times.
Why not have an offence of inappropriate speeding, rather than a blanket lowering of limits?
I often travel down Harper Rd, for example. Depending on time of day and day of week, appropriate speed could be anything from walking pace to 30mph.
Problem with blanket low limits is that people recognise that they are blunt tools and so they ignore them. It's not uncommon to follow police cars & minibuses down there who are going at least 30mph (not responding to a call).
...if you press it, they will come.