[talk-au] Residential Roads
snowgum at gmx.com
Sat Dec 10 23:44:41 GMT 2011
On 11/12/11 08:35, Sam Couter wrote:
> In the ACT 50km/h is the default if there are no signs.
I know that's what the road signs say as you enter the ACT. It's also
repeated on official ACT government web sites.
But it's an over-simplification.
The ACT version of the Australian Road Rules tells the real story. The
default 50 km/h limit applies only in built-up areas. The default speed
limit elsewhere in the ACT is 100 km/h.
A built-up area is defined as:
"built-up area, in relation to a length of road, means an area in which
either of the following is present for a distance of at least 500 metres
or, if the length of road is shorter than 500 metres, for the whole road:
"(a) buildings, not over 100 metres apart, on land next to the
"(b) street lights not over 100 metres apart."
rule 25 and dictionary of terms.
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