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passing zones on the way out?

The road in front of my office is a semi-rural 2-lane, signed at 55
MPH.  It does have a fair amount of heavy truck traffic due to the
close proximity of a steel vendor and a large concrete business.  It
has been partially milled and repaved over the past few days.  I just
got back from lunch and found that one of the completed sections has
been striped; the center line is now a double yellow where before it
was striped for passing zones.

Why on earth would anyone want to do this?

It figures, then, doesn’t it, that I would have been stuck behind a
car going about 40 MPH on my way back to the office…

Traffic on this road is very heavy at rush hour, but not too bad at
other times of the day.  I myself have used the passing zones before
without thinking that they were overly dangerous.

nate

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place your bets

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003901973_webspeedin…

did the driver really legally win the money?  Or is he hiding something?

If he’s telling the truth, how hard will it be for him to get it back?
If he ever does?

I gotta admit, the story makes me kind of skeptical because there’s no
mention of anything suspicious other than speeding.

nate


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Re: Faster Than a Speeding Ticket

 Scott in SoCal:

> I wonder if it’s fast enough to avoid getting a ticket for an expired
> license plate? :)

> http://i20.tinypic.com/nwilgm.jpg

From the condition of the outside, I’d say that this car probablly
couldn’t get out of its own way, much less avoid a speeding ticket.


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 the people who count the votes do."
                                      –Joseph Stalin

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San Fransisco "Cross Walks"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sbe00lgHNM

The video above is of a police sting targetting drivers failing to give
way to pedestrians on San Fransisco cross walks.

I’ve never been to SF or indeed, the US, but from what I can see in the
video, this "crossing" is very badly marked.  Are these types of
crossings standard across the country?  Are there any warning signs
leading up to these crossings?  Why not use a Zebra crossing layout instead?

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passing zones on the way out?

The road in front of my office is a semi-rural 2-lane, signed at 55
MPH.  It does have a fair amount of heavy truck traffic due to the
close proximity of a steel vendor and a large concrete business.  It
has been partially milled and repaved over the past few days.  I just
got back from lunch and found that one of the completed sections has
been striped; the center line is now a double yellow where before it
was striped for passing zones.

Why on earth would anyone want to do this?

It figures, then, doesn’t it, that I would have been stuck behind a
car going about 40 MPH on my way back to the office…

Traffic on this road is very heavy at rush hour, but not too bad at
other times of the day.  I myself have used the passing zones before
without thinking that they were overly dangerous.

nate

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place your bets

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003901973_webspeedin…

did the driver really legally win the money?  Or is he hiding something?

If he’s telling the truth, how hard will it be for him to get it back?
If he ever does?

I gotta admit, the story makes me kind of skeptical because there’s no
mention of anything suspicious other than speeding.

nate


replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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Re: Faster Than a Speeding Ticket

 Scott in SoCal:

> I wonder if it’s fast enough to avoid getting a ticket for an expired
> license plate? :)

> http://i20.tinypic.com/nwilgm.jpg

From the condition of the outside, I’d say that this car probablly
couldn’t get out of its own way, much less avoid a speeding ticket.


"The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election,
 the people who count the votes do."
                                      –Joseph Stalin

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San Fransisco "Cross Walks"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sbe00lgHNM

The video above is of a police sting targetting drivers failing to give
way to pedestrians on San Fransisco cross walks.

I’ve never been to SF or indeed, the US, but from what I can see in the
video, this "crossing" is very badly marked.  Are these types of
crossings standard across the country?  Are there any warning signs
leading up to these crossings?  Why not use a Zebra crossing layout instead?

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passing zones on the way out?

The road in front of my office is a semi-rural 2-lane, signed at 55
MPH.  It does have a fair amount of heavy truck traffic due to the
close proximity of a steel vendor and a large concrete business.  It
has been partially milled and repaved over the past few days.  I just
got back from lunch and found that one of the completed sections has
been striped; the center line is now a double yellow where before it
was striped for passing zones.

Why on earth would anyone want to do this?

It figures, then, doesn’t it, that I would have been stuck behind a
car going about 40 MPH on my way back to the office…

Traffic on this road is very heavy at rush hour, but not too bad at
other times of the day.  I myself have used the passing zones before
without thinking that they were overly dangerous.

nate

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place your bets

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003901973_webspeedin…

did the driver really legally win the money?  Or is he hiding something?

If he’s telling the truth, how hard will it be for him to get it back?
If he ever does?

I gotta admit, the story makes me kind of skeptical because there’s no
mention of anything suspicious other than speeding.

nate


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http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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