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In post #1 you say that 50 - 60 is fine, someone responds to you (and they assume that you are actually joining the discussion, and talking about the 70 mph zone), and you then clarify that you're talking about a bit of road that ISN'T BEING DISCUSSED IN THIS THREAD!

 

If you want to support driving at 50 in the 70 zone, then say that.  Then we can tell you that it's inappropriately slow and would cause you to fail your driving test.

On 19/07/2019 at 20:38, redbig said:

Says me. And apparently the qualified professionals who set it at 50... (Don't you feel silly now?).

You even respond directly to Ecconoob, by incorrectly claiming that the limit was set by professionals at 50, when it was actually set at NSL.  At least on the bit of road that this entire thread is about and that everyone else is talking about.

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Why does the thread title include Parkway as the majority of the NSL is on the Rotherham Gateway?

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I'd guess it's because nobody has ever called it that and common parlance is that the parkway runs to the motorway junction from Park Square roundabout.

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2 hours ago, Cyclone said:

In post #1 you say that 50 - 60 is fine, someone responds to you (and they assume that you are actually joining the discussion, and talking about the 70 mph zone), and you then clarify that you're talking about a bit of road that ISN'T BEING DISCUSSED IN THIS THREAD!

 

If you want to support driving at 50 in the 70 zone, then say that.  Then we can tell you that it's inappropriately slow and would cause you to fail your driving test.

You even respond directly to Ecconoob, by incorrectly claiming that the limit was set by professionals at 50, when it was actually set at NSL.  At least on the bit of road that this entire thread is about and that everyone else is talking about.

So despite clarifying it, you still don't understand it? Baffling.  I'll say it again,50/60 is fine on the parkway, full stretch, in my opinion.

 

I don't want to support anything, as unlike you, I don't think that my driving skills or knowledge are above such decreases. 50 would be fine. Who set NSL? Experts ? Nit picking at its finest.

 

Again, all in my own opinion (disclaimer just for you)

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Hi Crissie,
Thank you for explaining about the 'measured mile'. I had never heard of it, and didn't know  about using it to calibrate.

I only posted as I thought you meant there was a section that was 60 mph, so I had misunderstood you.

Just out of interest, was it from where the NSL starts, and up to the M1 roundabout? I don't actually know how long that stretch is.

 

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5 hours ago, Cyclone said:

I'd guess it's because nobody has ever called it that and common parlance is that the parkway runs to the motorway junction from Park Square roundabout.

Even my sat nav calls it Parkway from J33

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1 hour ago, Janus said:

Hi Crissie,
Thank you for explaining about the 'measured mile'. I had never heard of it, and didn't know  about using it to calibrate.

I only posted as I thought you meant there was a section that was 60 mph, so I had misunderstood you.

Just out of interest, was it from where the NSL starts, and up to the M1 roundabout? I don't actually know how long that stretch is.

 

Yes, heading out of Sheffield, the start was at the brow of the rise just after NSL.  It was signified by a white disc with a yellow surround, in the central reservation, probably the same size as a speed limit repeater sign.  The end of the measured mile was shown by a similar sign with a black diagonal line through it.  There was also a half mile marker, I think it was the same as the start sign.  The idea was to drive at a constant indicated 60 mph from start to finish, and time the duration (we all had Casio digital stop / wristwatches back in the day!).  By noting the discrepancy from 1 minute, we could establish how far out our speedos were.  I once managed it in 30 seconds in my old 4-speed E-Type but there were no speed cameras and very little other traffic then ;).   I wouldn't try that today, or advocate it!

 

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That is interesting. Ah yes the E type...in maroon? I bet you wished it was still in your garage . In good condition that would provide a nice retirement.

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16 minutes ago, Janus said:

That is interesting. Ah yes the E type...in maroon? I bet you wished it was still in your garage . In good condition that would provide a nice retirement.

It was red, series 3.  I traded it in for a very decent deposit on a house, probably sensible at the time!  Lovely car and very special in its day, but I think if I had a go in one now I'd find it unrefined even in comparison with today's medium family cars, and probably not much better performance that many half-decent modern cars.

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5 hours ago, Crissie said:

It was red, series 3.  I traded it in for a very decent deposit on a house, probably sensible at the time!  Lovely car and very special in its day, but I think if I had a go in one now I'd find it unrefined even in comparison with today's medium family cars, and probably not much better performance that many half-decent modern cars.

It would though be worth several million quid...

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32 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

It would though be worth several million quid...

Getting up towards six figures, but if you wanted to pay several million I'm sure someone out there will oblige! With hindsight the house ended up a better investment, and I had just as much fun!

 

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On ‎23‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 10:25, redbig said:

So despite clarifying it, you still don't understand it? Baffling.  I'll say it again,50/60 is fine on the parkway, full stretch, in my opinion.

 

I don't want to support anything, as unlike you, I don't think that my driving skills or knowledge are above such decreases. 50 would be fine. Who set NSL? Experts ? Nit picking at its finest.

 

Again, all in my own opinion (disclaimer just for you)

South Yorkshire Police to crackdown on speeding drivers.

 

Joanne Wehrie, South Yorkshire safer roads partnership manager said,

our message to drivers is that the speed limit is the ABSOLUTE maximum, and doe"s not mean that it is safe to travel at that speed, even in good conditions..

Makes my steady 50 look OK.

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