90 km on Belgian Highways to reduce smog {Env.}Rate:4444

Who understands what the purpose of this is?
Our small cars need to reduce their speeds but no reductions for trucks and busses.  Now we need to survive between those killing machines at same speeds. Scarry!!
I would suggest to have them also reduce their speeds to 70.
And what about the industry and our fire places at home?  Not one comment...
Is the purpose really pollution or to stop our traffic once and for all?

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Date: 2007/03/16 - 11:52Views: 6854From:laurent - Belgium

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hello Mich

You are totally right!
But that was not really my point.
My point is:
1. that trucks pollute certainly as much as cars therefore if there is a speed limit for CO2 why do we allow trucks to continue at the same speeds during Smog times. Does everyone not have to make an effort to save our health?
2. driving at the same speed of a truck is very dangerous because after a while the truch forgets you are there and may want to change lanes.  A speed difference is what allows us to pass them and get out of their way.

And YES I fully agree also that higher speeds, when there is no Smog, would decrease traffic!

Date: 2007/03/31 - 06:51 From: laurent - Belgium

Now we need to survive between those killing machines at same speeds. Scarry!!
What a comment..... Don't forget whatever YOU buy be it  from small mints to big airplane parts, transport play an crucial  role.  We better concentrate to modify our buying procedure.  The consumer market has a vital influence on the transport industry.  
Reducing speed will certainly not help, it will even increase the amount of traffic on our roads 

Date: 2007/03/30 - 12:56 From: michel cigrang - Belgium

120 km/h of 90 km/h

Ik merk op dat m'n gemiddeld brandstofverbruik in 5de versnelling aan een snelheid van 120 km/h even hoog is als het verbruik aan 90 km/h. Ik zou zelfs het omgekeerde durven beweren. Misschien een naïeve gedachte...

Enderzijds moeten we zo'n initiatieven wel aanmoedigen, anderzijds ben ik wel benieuwd naar de werkelijk postitieve impact ervan.

Date: 2007/03/16 - 13:24 From: Joachim - Belgium


i am not a physician but i know from the whole speeddebate on secondary roads that there is a huge difference between the CO2 you produce driving 120 km/h or 90 km/h... the funny thing is that 70km/h is also worse than 90 km/h... it's as simple as that :-)

Date: 2007/03/16 - 12:43 From: sтзрнзи - Belgium