Re: Ontario Speed Limits in Dark Ages.
The speed limit set at 100 km/h seems to be only a suggestion to 90 per cent of drivers, with many exceeding the limit by at least 30-40 km/h.
Having driven in Germany for several years in the past, where they do have no speed limit highways, most of the time we were rushing from one traffic jam on the highway, to another. Plus, Euro cars have been for many years built according to higher safety guidelines and each car, in Germany at least, has to undergo a rigorous inspection every two years by the Technical Oversight Committee. Couple the above with a much more rigorous driver training and licensing program, and one can see why there is more safety from both the drivers and the vehicles on the road. I doubt North American drivers would have the patience to go through that gauntlet, and the added expense.
So, if you want to go faster, you must first take all the old and unsafe vehicles off the road, inspect all cars and trucks every two years and retrain all drivers to ensure safety and most importantly, allow a ‘whistle blower’ opportunity for drivers who see the dangerous and stupid vehicle operators putting the rest of us in mortal danger!