• Nov 6th 2006 at 9:05AM
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The high-speed bellow of a 911 Turbo undergoing hot weather, high speed testing has been forever muted in the Australian Northern Territory. One of the last sacred places on Earth where you can drive at unlimited speeds, legally, has been emasculated by government regulation. They have decided to impose a 110 km/h speed limit on all open roads and 130 km/h on only 4 of its major highways.

Statistics showing that people die at a rate that is three times higher on these unlimited roads than others might have some affect on the decision. It seems that one person dies and nine are critically injured every week. They also have issues with traffic lights as 2,613 cars ran red lights at only 11 intersections in a 30-day stretch.

This decision will no doubt put a damper on the likes of Porsche, Honda, and Ford to return to the region for testing. There are but a few places left for unlimited speed, public-road testing, the majority of them suffering the same fate due to the ignorant few ruining it for us all. Only stretches of the German inter-city Autobahn, rural parts of the Isle of Man and some roads in India are left.

Big brother strikes again! And if we're not careful, again, and again, and again...

[Source: motorauthority.com]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      india? where? dude, the roads suck here you go more then 50mph and you are lucky.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ah, yes!!!!
      Living our lives for us since FOREVER!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe they should put overpasses at the eleven intersections.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And, yes, it should be "bordering".

      I was just having too much fun...
      • 8 Years Ago
      unforchun8lee 4 dose of us whu can steel reed, spelng and korect wurd yousaj aint needed no mo.

      If one does not know the difference between 'rein' and 'reign' - one is bodering on functional illiteracy.

      This is not an offense that should entail public hanging - such as the signpainters/graphic 'artists' who put posessive apostrophes on PLURAL words. Ugh.

      However, until the writer has at least an 8th grade command of the English language, they should probably pick a career more in line with their skillset.

      Perhaps lawn care.