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Offline Paulstar

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Northern Territory police have hit out at drivers who exceeded 200km/h during the first hours of a trial of open speed limits.

The territory has removed speed limits on a stretch of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs as part of a 12-month study. The road was not subject to speed limits until 2007, when 130km/h maximums were introduced.

Northern Territory Transport Minister Peter Styles said he had not seen any irresponsible drivers on the highway but was disappointed when told people had driven at more than 250km/h on public roads.

''This is a long section of road with very low traffic volumes,'' he said.

''This road is not an autobahn. If people want to do those speeds, then I suggest they go to Germany.''

Mr Styles said the road was selected for a trial without speed limits because it ''has not had speed-related deaths on it for a 10-year period''.


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Offline dodger

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Secret thread to go to NT? Knock knock let me in 8-)

Secret thread ???? isn't carbon enough ? This is like the cone of silence in Get Smart.

Offline mhh

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Secret thread ???? isn't carbon enough ? This is like the cone of silence in Get Smart.

Some things are more secret than Carbon. :)

Offline mhh

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I've requested access for those who have expressed interest.

The proposed date is a few months away but I'm likely to do a 4 day drive from Adelaide to Barrow Creek and back - with a stopover in Coober Pedy - just as soon as I see a window of coolish weather.  I'll be taking the E63 or M5 for max comfort. Others are welcome too. The later event will be truck and drive for most players but this one will be pure driving.

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Offline dodger

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Northern Territory's Stuart Highway speed limit trial begins, attracts sports car enthusiasts

The first day of a trial of open speeds on a section of the NT's Stuart Highway has already attracted motoring enthusiasts in high-powered cars.

There will be no speed limits on a 200 kilometre stretch of highway between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek for the next 12 months.

Today a number of high-performance vehicles, including an Aston Martin and Ferrari, have been seen on the road which police are monitoring for dangerous driving.


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