Australia's No-Speed Limit Roads Are Back

Well, it looks like Germany's example of no speed limits of certain sectors on their highways is finally spreading, as Australia is about to lift these limitations on a mid-country road as of February 2014.
Australian Outback Highway 3 photos
Australia's No-Speed Limit Roads Are BackAustralia's No-Speed Limit Roads Are Back
The sector links Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, and the local authorities decided to lift the speed limits on this road after observing that there were no fatal accidents between 2001 and 2011.

It may very well be that things remain like this, too, as this road is in the middle of the Australian barren lands, and we just don't see too many Ghost Riders travel several hundred miles just to ride the heck out of their bikes in legal conditions.

Anyway, the initiative is as cool as it gets, and we can only salute it. According to Jalopnik, Australia used to have no-restriction sectors on the straight roads of the immense Outback. 2006 saw speed limits brought in again, but they only seemed to generate an increase in numbers.

It appears that the Northern Territory authorities want to experiment lifting these speeds on more roads, starting with this 124-mile (200 km) sector on the Stuart Highway. Which is of course, very cool.

Jalopnik via Motorbiker.
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