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Subaru and Toyota have collaborated on a new sports car. Toyota has already teased the FT-86 production car, producing several concept cars that were very close to the street model. Subaru, on the other hand, was very secretive about the sister model, and has only just recently released a teaser photo of the concept. However, from what we can deduce from spy photographs, the two cars will only differ in detail, the overall silhouette being exactly the same. Surprisingly though, the Subaru will be priced higher, offering a more powerful engine and a better equipped cabin. Both cars are expected to be seen for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show in December.
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Howard, the 70mph limit was brought in long before the oil crisis.
The oil crisis saw speed limits cut to 50 mph. At the time, I was a long distance driver, and the cut to 50 mph was so catastrophic, it was quickly reversed.
The accident rate became hair raising, with the motorways for example being designed to be driven at 120 mph and higher (they are very enjoyable roads at those speeds, and they keep you awake because they are interesting to drive at those speeds), people were falling asleep at the wheel, all over the place.
I lost count of the number of cab fire extinguishers that I got through (I even got some earache from a transport manager, who seemed unaware that I was using them for the purpose they were supplied for).
It was so nerve wracking (you knew something with your number on it, was in the immediate future), I gave up the job and found something different, before the 70 mph limit was restored.
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I am afraid you have got it wrong. In 1965 a 70mph speed limit was brought into force, on motorways and dual carriageways to try to end the serious accidents caused by motorists driving in fog and adverse weather conditions, in most cases driving way too fast for their capabilities. In 1973 a 50mph speed limit was introduced to alleviate the oil crisis at that time. The standard of driving in the UK is pretty bad, an increase to 80mph would only encourage the Clarkson followers to speed even more. Power is nothing without control.
The "oil crisis and other bizarre rationals for the 70mph motorway speed limit! The fact is that the 70 mph speed limit was introduced due to the AC Cobra going faster than a train at 150mph and the good MP'S made the enforcable speed limit of 70mph on them ever since!
People believ speed is the danger on the mptorway when it is the idiots who drive at times slower than a Artic or sit in the middle lane and even the outside lane when the highway code states that both these lanes are for "OVERTAKING"! How do some car drivers think that overtaking a lorry at 56+ is safe? DOH the lorry driver can not see you for the majority of your 5minute overtaking/remaining in the middle lane. What do you think happens when the Artic driver indicates to change lane thinks no one is there and pulls out as he has not seen anycar in his mirrors for the last 3minutes! The car driver has 3 choices (1) swerves in to trafic in the fast lane? (2) emergency brakes? (3) their car is a pancake? The car driver will blame the Artic driver for pulling out as it was not their fault they drive at dual carrige way speeds on a motorway! The car driver will blane the other traffic for driving to fast on the motorway! All the options lead to one thing a mess for the emergency services to deal with and the unfortunate drivers using the motorway correctly living with the fact they may have "KILLED" at worst the idiot driver not the other innocents involved! If you want to drive below 70 and your not an artic/trailer then use the "A and B roads"! The "HIGHWAY CODE STATES" the motorway speed limit is 70 for cars travelling in the inside lane (this is normally the 2nd lane as the 1st lane is normally an "EMERGENCY LANE NOT PICNIC AREA" this leaves on your "RIGHT SHOULDER 2 LANES A MIDDLE AND OUTSIDE LANE" both of these lanes are for "OVERTAKING ONLY"! The "HIGHWAY CODE STATES" you can "ACCELERATE TO OVERTAKE A SLOWING MOVING VEHICLE" and then move back in to the "INSIDE LANE"! All "DRIVING INSTRUCTORS" tell their students to match their speed of the traffic! If these so called drivers travelled at the motorway speed limit of "70MPH AND DROVE USING THE CORRECT INSIDE LANE" there would be less emergency braking and emergency lane changing resulting in fewer accidents! My theory is the "IDIOTS " who stay in the middle lane is due to their lack of driving ability "FRIGHTENED TO MOVE LANE AS THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF USING THEIR MIRROS/EYES/INDICATORS"! "IF YOU ARE FRIGHTENED ABOUT DRIVING ON MOTORWAYS AND CAN NOT DRIVE CORRECTLY ON THEM STAY AWAY OR SOME DAY YOU WILL CAUSE AN ACCIDENT WHERE SOME ONE ELSE WILL OSE THEIR LIFE/LIVES!
On Motorways if you are not driving at the required speed limit for your vehicle then unless you have a valied reason (space saver wheel due to "emergency on the motorway" pull off next junction and use A and B roads), you should be "FINED AND GIVEN PENALTY POINTS"! Some people may think this can not be enforced I say yes it can "THERE ARE A AND B ROADS THESE HAVE SPEED LIMITS UP TO 70MPH ON SOME BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE TRAFFIC WILL BE DRIVING AT 40-60MPH LESS ARTICS AND LESS RISK OF MULTIPLE DEATHS"!
"QUESTION ARE THESE THE VERY SAME DRIVERS WHO WHEN THEY HEAR AN EMERGENCY SERVICE SIREN STAY WHERE THEY ARE BLOCKING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES EXIT AND SO SLOWING THEM DOWN WHERE THEY COULD POTENTIALLY BE ATTENDING A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION WHICH COULD WELL BE SOMEONE THEY KNOW! 2THESE DRIVERS SHOULD BE NOT DRIVING AS THEY DO NOT KNOW THE BASIC HIGHWAY CODE OF ALLOWING EMERGENCY SERVICES TO PASS"! THIS MEANS PUT YOUR CAR UP THE KERB, DRIVE OUT IN TO A JUNCTION EVEN IF THE LIGHTS ARE ON RED TO ALLOW THEM THROUGH, JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY!
"REMEMBER ONE DAY YOU MAY NEED THESE SERVICES WITHIN 3 MINUTES AND SOME IDIOTS WILL HOLD THEM!
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