As someone who drives tractor-trailers on occasion (usually 40ft flat beds), I usually keep the engine braking on max when I have a decent load, minimum when it's empty. On my older Ford LT9000 with it's 10 speed it makes a huge difference when shifting; with max engine braking I can shift quicker because the revs fall faster.
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Naval Museum of Alberta
The Naval Museum of Alberta (NMA) traces its origins to HMCS Tecumseh in Calgary which was formed to serve the Naval Reserve establishment at the end of the Second World War. The NMA originally opened in 1988 at the "stone frigate" c8324_naval_tnHMCS Tecumseh to accommodate the naval aircraft that survived the Tecumseh fire in 1981.
The museum has quickly grown into the largest Canadian naval museum in the country. In October 2008, the Naval Museum moved to its current location when it was re-commissioned in its new facilities as part of The Military Museums expansion.
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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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
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?
She "complete-ment"... Really? Compliment is that hard?
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!!
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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.
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