OUR FACEBOOK POLL COMMENTERS HAVE BEEN OFFERING VARYING VIEWS. HAVE YOUR SAY, AND VOTE, ON OUR FACEBOOK
Richard Smith: 130kmh might be more sensible same as France and many other parts of Europe as some sections of the hwy are in need of resurfacing. For those the speed could reduce to 110kmh
Stephanie Purchase: I don’t think our roads are safe enough for a speed of that limit! Fix the roads first!!
Carl Garcia: 120 kms but they need to fix some parts of the Hume fwy to allow higher speeds
Chris N Bridget Wallis-McKendry: Worlds best practise - open the speed limit for 1 Month, monitor the speed, police the area for dangerous driving and at the end of the month set the speed limit at the mean speed measured over the period. That way the speed is set in a democratic way to what the public wants
Jason Oils Brooker: I voted yes even though my cars can’t get to that speed. But many cars I have driven comfortably can. I drive this road every day and would feel safe driving it. Drive at a speed that you feel confident at driving, this doesn’t mean you have to drive at 140, it says top speed is 140.
Linda Melhuish: it is hard to keep the car straight at 120km passing as it is, there is hardly any room out there.
Lynette Tarrant: Some people already speed well past the 110, meaning if it’s increased to 140 you’ll also have those people going well above that aswell.
Doklin Bullock: matched to both the drivers ability and the car/bikes ability. So in order to drive at 140kmh you need both your car and your driving skills assessed and a permit/license issued. Trucks and bus’s prohibited as are licence permit holders (need a full license)
Paul McCully: intersections, no driveways entering the Hume Highway and it becomes a proper Freeway, reduce risks of cattle, deer & roos being hit, oh and a third lane to allow for slower cars, caravans & trucks. Once this is all fixed, I reckon it’s a goer...
Sheree Willoughby: No. It would be fine if your car was 100% roadworthy and your driving skills were 100% but unfortunately many think they are and they aren’t!! Too many near misses as it cannot account for so definitely NO!