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      04-17-2012 10:55 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by bringtheshred View Post
      Yes, because at 55mph there is clearly enough time for you to read that, check your speed, check the time, hopefully you know what day it is lol and then slow down. OH WAIT! You are already a half mile past the sign.

      Yeah these are kinda dumb. Only people that drive the area frequently will care or remember.
      And in traffic- there is always one or two drivers that slow for the reduced speed limit even when outside of the days/times they are valid.

      Honestly- just require all school zones to have those "when lights are flashing" signs.
      Those are relatively idiot-proof.

      Oh- and this one.



      As drivers- aren't we supposed to assume that sign is everywhere?

      "But officer, there was no "Speed limit strictly enforced" sign. I thought that meant I could speed through town posthaste."


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      04-17-2012 11:01 PM #107


      These are ALL OVER the semi-rural/rural Midwest. I know what they mean, I know what they're for; but the ambiguity, holy sh*t.

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      04-17-2012 11:02 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Isambard View Post
      Where is this? I wanna go find it! (I work in Allentown)
      I believe it's on the corner of Walnut and Franklin.

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      04-17-2012 11:58 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      As drivers- aren't we supposed to assume that sign is everywhere?

      "But officer, there was no "Speed limit strictly enforced" sign. I thought that meant I could speed through town posthaste."
      I know it sounds silly, but sometimes it's sort of like an extra reminder, rather than posting tons of extra speed limit signs for areas with a lot of out of town travellers.

      it's similar to the drunk driving one- they're sort of admitting they have a speed problem and are just reminding you

      Speed Zone, I'm actually not familiar on the strict legal definition. Does it mean "A speed limit exists ahead", even though speed limits exist (mostly) everywhere? Does it imply that the limit changes, maybe dramatically?
      A2Resource
      .......

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      04-18-2012 12:14 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Horror Business View Post


      When I was around 4 or 5 years old my dad told me "Falling Rock" was a Native American indian who shoots arrows at white man driving by. I always looked for him but he never appeared.

      He had ways of making me believe crazy ****, he used to spray paint rocks gold and tell me he stole it from a pirate when he was in the army. And he also watched way to many country western cowboy movies.
      One time at the beach, my dad told me the waves rolled off the shore in France and all the way across the Atlantic to Florida. Can't wait until I have a child that I can just ruin their perceoption of the world

    6. 04-18-2012 02:10 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by corrago View Post
      lol irony? the phrase is "for all intents and purposes"

      http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/for_al...s_and_purposes

      edit: my bad, someone's already on top of that.

      LOL. This is this internet. Someone was on top of that when the thread was started....read the whole thread!

      (saying that, someone has already memed you and I'm doing what I dissed?)

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      04-18-2012 02:36 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by HCsmokey View Post
      LOL. This is this internet. Someone was on top of that when the thread was started....read the whole thread!

      (saying that, someone has already memed you and I'm doing what I dissed?)
      http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english...sive-purposes/

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      04-18-2012 03:22 AM #113
      She "complete-ment"... Really? Compliment is that hard?

      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post


      And for funny signs come to Japan... I love the construction signs they have here, all with nice cute animals or cartoon characters on them, gotta love that "cute" culture that is fostered here:

      Construction sign by volksron, on Flickr


      And also (i'll get a picture of it later) we have red lights at intersections with green arrows telling you go straight... Make up your mind!!
      Last edited by 87vr6; 04-18-2012 at 03:25 AM.


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      04-18-2012 01:15 PM #115
      Fractional speed limits


    10. 04-18-2012 01:21 PM #116
      Day/night speed limits are a little wacky sometimes.
      Add to that the separate posted limits for trucks and things become a little more confusing.
      Higher speeds during the day time when traffic is heaver and lower speeds at night when traffic is lighter.

      At least around here the night time speeds have started to disappear and we just have the higher day time limit posted.

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      04-18-2012 01:30 PM #117
      85 sounds so fantastic. I-5 between Redding and LA needs some of that.

      ...instead we have a dumbass 55MPH towing limit state-wide.

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      04-18-2012 01:36 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Day/night speed limits are a little wacky sometimes.
      Add to that the separate posted limits for trucks and things become a little more confusing.
      Higher speeds during the day time when traffic is heaver and lower speeds at night when traffic is lighter.

      At least around here the night time speeds have started to disappear and we just have the higher day time limit posted.
      ?? not to pick a fight
      but if those signs are confusing to you, maybe you should take a driving class?

      its simple, Day time: visibility is good, you can go faster
      Night time: limited visibility means slow down
      Trucks tow heavy stuff and should be limited to lower speed
      85 is nice though, wish we had some of it here in CA

    13. 04-18-2012 01:44 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      ?? not to pick a fight
      but if those signs are confusing to you, maybe you should take a driving class?
      Not me, but others seem to have problems grasping the concepts.
      I had no problems understanding them.
      But at speed if you catch a glimpse of 4 speed limit signs, or two double signs, you do not have time to read them. So for out-of-staters it was a problem.

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      04-18-2012 01:47 PM #120
      gotcha,
      i really do believe we could benefit from much stricter Driving tests like they have in other countries

    15. 04-18-2012 01:54 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Automated Teller Machine machine?

      @$$ to Mouth machine.

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      04-18-2012 02:36 PM #122


      hey now!

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      04-18-2012 02:41 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      ?? not to pick a fight
      but if those signs are confusing to you, maybe you should take a driving class?
      It's not that the Dachshund crossing sign is confusing as much why the blank do they even need it? If so where are all the Poodle, Chihuahua, cat crossing and other easy animals to run over signs too?

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      04-18-2012 03:27 PM #124
      Not really a WTF one, but more of a laugh. One of the good things about having a delivery job was finding odd street names.


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      04-18-2012 03:42 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by missamagnificent View Post



      Came here to post this. I've seen them up in the Great Barrington area of Mass -

    20. 04-18-2012 04:04 PM #126
      No pic, but I saw a sign the other day that said "Do Not Stop On Tracks". Really?

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      04-18-2012 04:12 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by SchneidyP845 View Post
      No pic, but I saw a sign the other day that said "Do Not Stop On Tracks". Really?
      You'd be surprised at how many who do. And some railroad crossings are on weird intersections. Not too far from my house, there are railroad tracks that are about one car length away from the stop sign at a 4 way.

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      04-18-2012 04:34 PM #128

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      04-18-2012 05:32 PM #129
      One of my favorites from the 405 in San Diego:


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      04-18-2012 05:37 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Honestly- just require all school zones to have those "when lights are flashing" signs.
      Those are relatively idiot-proof.
      Except the ones near me flash at the wrong times or when there is no school.
      Nothing to see here move along.

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      04-18-2012 05:51 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Well then, wouldn't it be prudent to help those poor hitchhikers escape those bloodthirsty inmates?
      The blues ain't nothin' but a good man feelin' bad.

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      04-18-2012 06:56 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by missamagnificent View Post




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      04-18-2012 07:57 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      It's not that the Dachshund crossing sign is confusing as much why the blank do they even need it? If so where are all the Poodle, Chihuahua, cat crossing and other easy animals to run over signs too?
      whutt?
      u do realize we were talking about Day / Night signs?

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      04-18-2012 08:14 PM #134


      "Stop when you get to Katies Crotch."

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      04-18-2012 08:36 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by FigureFive View Post
      One of my favorites from the 405 in San Diego:

      WTF?

      Is that watch for illegial aliens?

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      04-19-2012 12:29 AM #136
      [QUOTE=Assle;76953782]I see your sign and raise you a bigger more-prominent sign in southeastern Wisconsin just outside of Kenosha:



      Which takes you here: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/bong/[/QUOTE

      Every time I drive by that sign it makes me LOL a bit.

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      04-19-2012 04:30 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      WTF?

      Is that watch for illegial aliens?
      Embed didn't work, but 'everybody loves Mencia' did a bit on that sign a while ago.
      http://www.comedycentral.com/video-c...tery-road-sign
      Last edited by Egz; 04-19-2012 at 04:34 AM.

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      04-19-2012 04:38 AM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post


      hahaha, love this

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      04-19-2012 05:06 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by CodeMan View Post
      Well then, wouldn't it be prudent to help those poor hitchhikers escape those bloodthirsty inmates?




      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      WTF?

      Is that watch for illegial aliens?
      Yes, it certainly is. Seriously.

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      04-19-2012 09:14 AM #140
      via the Onion

      Dept. of Transportation Discontinues 'Bridge Out 8 Feet Ahead' Sign


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