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why have there been changes to speed limits in great britain during the last hundred years?

by Guest3536  |  6 years, 5 month(s) ago

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why have there been changes to speed limits in great britain during the last hundred years?

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  1. GiGi
    The roads are often four (or more) lane superhighways now, as opposed to the dirt roads, gravel roads, or cobblestone streets of yesteryear. It is safer for vehicles to travel at higher speeds.
    It is also very unsafe for motor vehicles to travel at the outrageous speeds at which some of them travel.

    A hundred years ago, there were many more horse-drawn vehicles than motor vehicles on the road. Drivers of motor vehicles were expected to go slowly when they were near horses, in order to avoid frightening them.
    In some places, motor vehicles were required to come to a stop and shut off the engine until a horse had passed them safely.

    OR

    m rusty on this one but origanly there was no speed limits even when the first motorways were built

    but then small villages started posting there own speed limits of 20mph and the aa were the ones who helped enforce this

    i think then with the number of fatal crashes on motorways the goverment stepped in and reconized the need for a speed limit and was set there and then

    i cant remember much but if i do i will post it for you but at least this might get you started ..

  2. Guest5600
    coz we dont use horses
  3. Guest6572
    s**t answer. nooooooooooooooooooooob
  4. Guest9725
    init bruvvvvvvvvv
  5. Guest6380
    ma teacher sezs it lik coz der be pavements now n lik yrs ago der werent.
    cars were lik c**p in de olden days
  6. Guest7705
    dickhead
  7. Guest9090
    well, guys
  8. Guest143
    its because the governmoent realised how many crashes happened and they stepped in and introduced the speed law of 40 mph xxxxx
  9. Guest4711
    Many cars were slow and most drivers had to go slower as there were still many horses around, and the cars were very expensive so only a few people managed to afford them, as it was a new invention, which made the speed limit slower, to get people used to cars. The pavements and roads weren't also that good, as they didn't have smooth pavements like we do today. Then with villiages and towns, the drivers needed to keep the speed down constantly as it prevented less accidents and damage if the speed limits were low, it started off at around 2mph around cities, towns etc
    There were also different types of vechicles coming out, some faster than others, which is why they changed some vechiles to around 8mph, as they went faster anyway, it depended on the type of minium and maxium speed of the cars, which mattered to allowing the speed to go up or down.
  10. Guest7367
    dickhead
  11. Guest4199
    dickhead
  12. Guest2121
    dickhead
  13. Guest6447
    dickhead
  14. Guest1615
    dickhead
  15. Guest5615
    dickhead
  16. Guest3196
    dickhead
  17. Guest6521
    umm.....dunno well its g*y cuz we shud be allowed to go as fast as we want
  18. Guest3586
    i like horses. cars are too slow
  19. Guest8656
    well logically the speed limit should be 2mph around corners and 70mph on small lanes around built up areas. but no the government want it to be 30 mph why????????????????? cuz they iz idiots innit bruv. one love
  20. Guest999
    is this the real life
    is this just fantasy
    caught in a land slide
    no escape from reality
    open your eyes look up to the sky and see
    -cheaper car insurance
    and a world with no speed cameras yey!!!
    hooray for the magical world with jelly bean tears and dancing unicorns
  21. Guest2898
    because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low
    any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to meeeeeeee...
    toooo meee...
  22. Guest5461
    mama just killed a man
    put a gun against his head pulled the trigger now he's dead( oh my god murderer - it would have been easier to just drive over the speed limit wearing a mask with bill odies face on it)
    goodbye evrybody i've got to go
    got to leave you all behind ( and renew my car insurance)
  23. Guest7728
    haha
  24. Guest8299
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
  25. Guest9266
    hey my name is rachel pullen i have ginger hair (orange) i am going out with a guy called chris he is 24 but i think im a L*****n im deeply in love with chris but i have a thing for girls im also only 15 years old do you think there's something wrong with me, please tell me what you think i need advise + an answer please help me im so confused + im so ginger it's horrible.....
  26. Guest5268
    hello rachel i think you may have a problem on your hands chris sounds like a pedo to me hes just using you for s*x or kisses and cuddles cuz i dont know if you have had s*x yet at your age tut tut(hope not)cuz why would a 24 year old go for a fat ginger 15 year old dumb a*s get a grip and a life and find someone your own age ginge.
  27. Guest4713
    Roads were bumpy so it was dangerous to travel at a high speed in the olden days. Nowadays cars have become more powerful and now too many accidents are taking place because of the law of speed increase from 20mph. It is also very unsafe for motor vehicles to travel at the outrageous speeds at which some of them travel.
  28. Guest2581
    because cars were slower in those days and people did not really know much about them, so they did not venture to go faster.
  29. Guest277
    because cars were slower in those days and people did not really know much about them, so they did not venture to go faster.




    that girl Rachel btw needs to sort herself out
    and if you asked me i would say that she's a fake, someone messing around.
    so, if your fat go on a diet and get a new boyfriend or girlfriend
    if your not sure, ask your mum
    and if you love your boyfriend you would leave him now, shag him, or marry another woman
    got it?
  30. Guest1186
    juned is the answer
  31. Guest9613
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  32. Guest1957
    hey im dave , and im in a bit ov a pickle my wife shaged my son and she is pregnant. wat do i do ????? :S
  33. Guest3363
    hey dave , im richard (d**k) :) i understand what your in , i had a friend in the same position. what to do "/ well first get ride of your ho of a wife , maybe bite her face , athen smack the f*k into the kid:) i would, maybe buy a new dog or cat ? name him micheal or gumpy ?   make a new life eat butter , rub it on yourself in certain places , it helps you lose ginger pubes , i should know. finally shagg ur nan it helps trust :)
  34. Guest4915
    hey d**k and dave . i completly agree with dicks decison i mean common... who wouldnt want to shag your nan ? or rub youself ? knock your slef out slap youself silly for christ sake SHAG YOUR NAN!
  35. Guest504
    yeah shag my nan ;)
  36. Guest2644
    ride her like a pony ;]
  37. Guest5497
    oh yeahh    :P  ahaaa ,    ;)
  38. Guest7732
    GO AND SHAG YOUR NAN :P
  39. Guest322
    i hav jus had a baby wiv a white husband and the babies black and i dunno wat 2 do he hasnt seen the baby yet bcuz he is in africa doin his job and wa am i supose 2 tel him :S Helpppp!
  40. Guest7917
    ino right , what is with people these days ! snothing helps more then a bit of saggy flap :)  some facts you might not know - carrots make you see in the dark :)  cucumber - good use for anything.  ;)   just please dont kick uyour nan out of you life she can be used for some thinbgs :P and dave buddy go for it mate , kick the f*k into the kid ! for me i hate to prick , i dont know him but i do ! lil ginger c**k faced willy toed camel!!!!!!!
  41. Guest5070
    and also i just relaised im a L*****n :S
  42. Guest4649
    emily & simon fink they are coool "/  ahaaaaa :P x
  43. Guest4308
    lala
  44. Guest8976
    youll never get this guest8802
  45. Guest8535
    stop all these petty little arguments
  46. Guest1424
    JUNED IS THE ANSWER!
    THIS IS NOT A LIE!
    HE SUCKS THE BOYS c***s IN OUR BOYS TOILETS AT OUR SCHOOL!
    HE THEN TURNS THE LIGHTS OFF AND BUM RAPES BECAREFUL!
    HE ALSO LIKES KURTS AND PETERS BALLS HE PLAYS WITH THEM!
    JUNED HAS NO PUBES, HE LIKES ALEX KENNY'S SMALL d**k!
    THEY HAD BUMFUN LASTNIGHT!
    THIS IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION IN THE WORLD!
    PLUS JATINDER IS g*y!
  47. Guest3414
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    HE LIKES PPL WIV NO PUBES AND A A SAGGY BOLL SAK
    HE LIKES TAKIN IT UP DA a**e HARD LIKE LAST TIME WIV KURT IN HIS BEDROOM WEN THEY DROPD THEIR VAGINITY.. SO PLEASE CONTACT THE NUMBER ABOVE TO LEARN TO LOOSE YOUR VIGINITY..
    HE LIKES SAGGEY BALLS WIV MOLES ON THE HELMET AND LIKESS MAKIN SEXUAL NOISES TO TURN PEOPLE ON.. hez da answer to evrything!!
    THANK YOU AND GOODBYE!
  48. Guest5181
    silly children
  49. Guest3384
    Suckk Yourr Mum
  50. Guest5198
    jamil ullah is a change to this earth and the speed limit ill garantee you
    will recieve A star for this work trust me
  51. Guest8281
    You guys are actually SICK!
  52. Guest5258
    how are we sick we are only saying what speed changes have been like
  53. Guest6623
    people who says shag ur nan is F***n sick sort it out u bunch of freaks and what the f*k sumones wife shagging their son she must be desperate and her own flesh and blood god you lot seriously needs to sort it out and grow up!!!!!!!!!
  54. Guest8971
    BURRRRRRRR, DOGLADY. BRAP INNIT BRUV!?!?! You betta nawt waste my tyimeeeeee, i got betta tings on my myiiiiiiind, i needa leave jerks lyk 'choo behiiiiing, cos all you ever do is just BRENDON URIE. nah hah nah hah, NAH NAH NAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII. <3
  55. Guest9563
    i think its because the roads have changed and so have the cars being more safer therefore the speed limit can be raised yet keeping you safe :)
  56. Guest6843
    wtf guys? go shag my nan????
  57. Guest917
    the people who are talking about there sexual problems go get lost there's a guy asking question about his coursework. Reading your bullshit h**l be thinking bad of this website (www.maybenow.com) so shut up and answer his question if you cant answer it because your thick then go and s***w yourselves.



    By The Way:
    I only came on this website to find the answer to the same question (It's part of my OCR Triple Science Coursework for Physics)
  58. Guest8152

     i totally agree with Guest19728704 i dont understand why you lot are on this website to help someone and then saying s**t like that... if you dont no coz ur dumb then dont come on websites like this and then say c**p about the s**t you have said... 

  59. Guest9995

     i am a f**t.

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