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Posted: 02/29/12 10:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dqdick wrote:

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Francesca Knowles wrote:

S'plain this to me...PLEASE!




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Please s'plain how /why the sign is a "General RVing Issue"?

Should we be concerned??.

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It's a General RVing issue because once you look up from trying to read the sign, you'll never get the rig stopped before you run over six kids and a crossing guard!



Add this to the pole to make it all very clear!!!




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One of the trips I was on a few years ago on the way to Oregon had the road being 65. Then, there was a bush, then a school zone sign with times on it (no school in sight). Being warned against this earlier, I pulled to the breakdown lane (to avoid getting rear-ended), crawled through at 20 past a police car and motorcycle which whizzed out around me.

Found out later that the speed limit dip from 65 to 20 made lots of cash for that town. Not just whopping, multi-thousand dollar tickets, but bail money, since the local judge and DA would press reckless driving charges. A lot of people would just pay the bail money to get out of the town and not come back, so it was an extremely profitable gig for that area.

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I like the sign and am sure that those people who appreciate accuracy in signage also admire the attempt of the school district to very specifically designate the sort periods during the day and week when drivers must observe the restricted speed limit. This sign allows the driver to not waste one minute driving slower than necessary to transit the school zone and that is modern efficiency at its very best! Does require the driver synchronize this timepiece with that of the school's tho.
This is one of the most accurate signs I have ever seen--kudos.

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Posted: 02/29/12 03:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

milo wrote:

WOW! a 25 mph speed limit... they get to haul butt thru it... out here in the land that god forgot, it's a 15 MPH speed limit in school zones
I think in Yuma it's 10mph.


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Posted: 02/29/12 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chuckster11 wrote:

Does require the driver synchronize this timepiece with that of the school's tho.


Maybe they have an app for that


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mrquacker wrote:

It means you better take a speed reading class.


Or avoid that street altogether.


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I think that sign is in one of the suburbs of Detroit. It made a lot more news around here before going national. We have one here in Holland where the speed limit on N. Bouond River ave. is 30 mph and 40 going South. There is a sign in a street in Marine City, MI that ends at the river and it has one sign that shows one way and another with No U Turn.


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Jcghill wrote:

Isn't it much easier to post 25mph when children are present. I hope these kids never have a minimum day they'll have to make a new sign.


many school zones here in my area of metro chicago do NOT have the flashing lights at school zones. our school zone speed signs contain..."on school days when children are present". some courts here are interpreting that to mean..."on school days when children *could* be present".


Yes they do that so it is easier for them to pull you over. if they made it easy to figure out when the school zone speed limit was in effect, they couldn`t right as many big $$$$$$$$$ tickets, and no I have never been pulled over for speeding in a school zone.

BTW, I thought school zones had a 20mph limit not 25?

And I do believe that sign was photo shopped! look at the white where the times are compared to the upper and lower signs!


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Posted: 02/29/12 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Found out later that the speed limit dip from 65 to 20 made lots of cash for that town. Not just whopping, multi-thousand dollar tickets, but bail money, since the local judge and DA would press reckless driving charges. A lot of people would just pay the bail money to get out of the town and not come back, so it was an extremely profitable gig for that area.


There are Indian reservations in the west that make lots of money writing speeding tickets. They have zero tolerance for speeders and set the speed limit through town at 25 MPH. At least they aren't trying to hide the fact they drop the speed limit.

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Posted: 02/29/12 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Francesca Knowles wrote:

S'plain this to me...PLEASE!



Hilarious. You would think they might consider that could be a road hazard when people take their eyes off the road to interpret that crazy sign!

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