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Speed limits have today been abolished for a section of the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory, as part of a trial of open speeds.

The stretch of highway between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, spanning 200 kilometres, will have no speed limit for the next 12 months.

The Country Liberal Government has come under fire from the NT Opposition, the Police Association and the Automobile Association, for instigating the trial.

Peak medical bodies are also lobbying for the trial to be scrapped.

Doctor Christine Connors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians NT says the Government is ignoring the evidence.

"Increasing speed increases the risk of a crash, increases the risk of severe injury, increases the risk of someone dying," she said.

"We are going to have people not driving to their capabilities, driving far too fast, and causing unnecessary accidents that might kill themselves or somebody else.

"The evidence tells us that speed kills ... the risk of people dying is very high."

The Police Association has described the trial as purely a political move.

But the Government has defended the decision, saying the onus is being put back on Territorians to drive responsibly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-01/speed-limits-shelved-for-nt-highway/5232388



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AE road trip?
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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Offline Wattens

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  • Name: Knob Head
we've never thought of that!

Yeah but I was too young for your last unlimited nt AE run...
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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Offline Condor Man

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Yeah but I was too young for your last unlimited nt AE run...

Me too!

I'm In!
May the Horse be with you....



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Offline Condor Man

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We are going later this year. Wanna come? I can PM the dates.

Yes please. I'm in.
May the Horse be with you....



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PM's sent.

Wheels magazine went there today according to their FB page.



Offline Condor Man

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I assume one of the mags will take this bad boy up there soon for a review!
May the Horse be with you....



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