Dual speed limit?

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johnincrete
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Dual speed limit?

Postby johnincrete » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:35 am

On the National Road, East of Chania, is a very strange speed limit sign. It has red-ringed 60 indicating a maximum speed of 60 but immediately below it is a 50-limit disc. What does this sign mean?

mouche
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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby mouche » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:12 am

50 if it rains.

peebee
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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby peebee » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:39 am

The rain on the sign, kind of gives it away :-)

Mixos
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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby Mixos » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:29 pm

You are lucky they are 60/50. They've been putting them up at this end of the island too, but mostly 50/40. Unfortunately the tourists in hire cars actually obey the signs, which makes the journey through the Lassithi villages even more tedious than usual.

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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby filippos » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:03 pm

I can understand 50/40 on narrow streets through villages, often with nasty corners as that's approx 30/25 mph but if those limits apply outside villages I can visualize hire cars being 'shouldered' of the roads by big, black agrotika driven by big, black-clad men.

Mixos
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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby Mixos » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:47 pm

I'm talking about the National Road through the villages between Sitia and Ag Nik, fiippos, and never mind the big black agrotika .. It's me in a valve-bouncing Hyundai who's in the mood to shoulder them off the road !

Roussa
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Re: Dual speed limit?

Postby Roussa » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:21 pm

Having seen a lot of accidents on that road and with stones and mud coming down on the road with every rainfall, those signs do make sense. Especially for tourists.
As somebody used driving thru icy winter conditions, I couldn't believe how slippery the roads can get when it's raining.


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