The Netherlands

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Triquet
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The Netherlands

Postby Triquet » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:53 pm

Just been over to the Netherlands for the first time in several years, and fascinated to find the whole country seems to be interlaced with five-lane motorways, with everybody driving along at exactly 105 kph. It's positively weird, and makes South-East UK seem quite rural. :gear:

waremark
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Re: The Netherlands

Postby waremark » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:22 am

Why 105 kph? What are the national speed limits for different classes of road?

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Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
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Re: The Netherlands

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:45 am

It used to be 120 on motorways.
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Triquet
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Re: The Netherlands

Postby Triquet » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:57 am

Nothing to do with limits, it seems to be the default motorway speed.

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Re: The Netherlands

Postby devonutopia » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:39 pm

I drove through a bit of Holland yesterday - My memory is pretty good lane discipline and a 120kph speed limit that I was moderately bending to make a certain ferry out of Dunkirk.

I cannot say the lane discipline and general driving was much good when I hit Belgium though! Boy, most of them seem to have a death wish!

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Re: The Netherlands

Postby sussex2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:01 pm

Triquet wrote:Just been over to the Netherlands for the first time in several years, and fascinated to find the whole country seems to be interlaced with five-lane motorways, with everybody driving along at exactly 105 kph. It's positively weird, and makes South-East UK seem quite rural. :gear:


A country with a more integrated transport system would be hard to imagine. It really is superb.


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