Is that guy even a real cop ? He seems like the PR person.
I was thinking about the limiter problem too. I think the best workable solution is 100 km/h right lane speed limit and trucks in the right lane only. The truck ahead slows to 60 going up a hill. Too bad, wait (or OPP enforce minimum speed of 80 (90?) unless you have a permit and chase vehicle). Other lanes have 120 km/h speed limit and strong enforcement of keep right except to pass so you don't have people passing to the right. This drops the closing speeds between adjacent lanes to ~20 km/h (most of the time, there will always be exceptions, blah blah blah). Slower right lane speed limit also helps with merging (even if trucks were allowed to go 120, most ramps aren't long enough to get there and many car drivers are just idiots).Meh, people drive 120 or more already outside the GTA.
My concerns are two fold:
1/. Unless the thresholds in fines are adjusted, people will take this as a green light to drive 140 now since “it’s only a 20 over ticket”, and unless the OPP suddenly start to enforce 20 over (they basically don’t now) it’s a free ride. So what’s next, 150 becomes the limit to push?
2/. Trucks will still be electronically limited to 100 like they are today...? No clarification there. If so, that opens up massive speed differential issues between trucks and cars pushing 140-150. There ARE clear stats that show this causes a major safety issue.
Even if the electronic limits for trucks is increased as well many fleets wouldn’t take advantage of it anyways for two reasons - insurance increases (current fleet insurance costs take into consideration blanket 100kph speed limiters), and drastically increased fuel consumption. The fuel consumption increase between 100 and 120kph on a tractor trailer is staggering - lots of fleets are already operating on the bleeding edge of affordability and shippers won’t pay more so the truck can go faster.