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    Icon4 Speed Limits.

    Caught up with "Young Dave" & "Younger Chris" with my younger son Adam the other day.

    Dave I meant to ask you how come Kangaroos over your way are speed limited to 70 kph yet the Wombats are allowed to go wild up to the same speed??

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    It's so young hoons in Peugeots can still avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    It's so young hoons in Peugeots can still avoid them.
    Is it working?
    If you've got too much traction, you haven't got enough horse power ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    It's so young hoons in Peugeots can still avoid them.

    Does this mean that there will be more left for we old hoons?

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    Which is more dangerous at 120 KPH, a loaded B-Double or a well maintained 4wd Ute??

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    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Which is more dangerous at 120 KPH, a loaded B-Double or a well maintained 4wd Ute??
    In both cases it depends how well they are maintained, loaded and the attitude and skills of the driver.

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    Assume equal competence, tho some B-doubles, as highlighted by some serious crashes in NSW are neither well maintained or piloted by "fully aware" drivers.(Yes, ,I know there are a lot of idiots in 4WD utes that are poorly maintained, but I did specify "well maintained".) Assume equal maintenance and driver standards, THEN answer the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Assume equal competence, tho some B-doubles, as highlighted by some serious crashes in NSW are neither well maintained or piloted by "fully aware" drivers.(Yes, ,I know there are a lot of idiots in 4WD utes that are poorly maintained, but I did specify "well maintained".) Assume equal maintenance and driver standards, THEN answer the question.
    Your question is along the lines <When did you stop beating your wife> and cannot be answered without achieving your desired outcome.

    So the best option is to decline to answer the question.

    Anyway, I suspect your mind is made up and no amount of input from others will serve to change the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Which is more dangerous at 120 KPH, a loaded B-Double or a well maintained 4wd Ute??
    Whichever one is involved in an accident.

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    I suspect exvet's B-doubles are on Dungog Shire roads laden with crushed rock. That makes the question much more meaningful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    I suspect exvet's B-doubles are on Dungog Shire roads laden with crushed rock. That makes the question much more meaningful.
    You must be his twin or a genius NSS.

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    I would say that the B-Double would always be more dangerous.

    They don't stop, steer or go like a 4WD (never mind a car) so more margin has to be taken (by the driver - a variable in his control) and given by other drivers (a variable NOT in his control). If it goes pear shaped, would you rather be in the path of 40000kg of mass that is out of control or 2500kg...It's just physics.

    That said, having viewed a newish Land Cruiser nearly go turtle in front of me after swerving to avoid the car in his blind spot, I don't think I'll be buying one for the wifey any time soon.

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    I would have thought that the state of the driver would have been the biggest factor. If the B-double driver had just started his shift and was alert and the 4WD driver was driving home pissed from the pub, I'd put my money on the 4WD being the most dangerous.

    On the other hand, from a vet's point of view, if you were called to duty because a prize bull had been hit by one of the vehicles, I would hope it was the 4WD. There is a chance you could retrieve the fillet and maybe a bit of rump, the B-double would just produce a lot of mince.

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