Ayupmeducks 1,728 Posted August 15, 2022 Report Share Posted August 15, 2022 The freeway system over this side of the pond goes back to the 1950's, but still keeps up with the traffic, mind it was built for the same reason as the German Autobahn system, to move the military quickly from one end of the country to the other. It had to have long stretches of straight road, which could allow fighters or bombers to land or take off on in a national emergency. I was reading an article the other day, "will the build any more freeways?" Seems the author doesn't think so. BUT, more lanes have been added close to cities which helps at the rush hour commutes. Incidentally, sections of freeways now have 80mph speed limits, experimental, if they get more accidents, the speed will be dropped again. It has been lifted from 55mph to 70 now, bit scary when a 50 ton semi flies past you, although many big haulage companies are governing their trucks to a max 55mph. Tyre blowouts in summer are getting all to common on big rigs, seems tyres for them have a max speed of 65mph continuous. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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