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      05-17-2012 07:31 PM #1
      Because they had to put SPEED BUMPS down at the pumps to control traffic.




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      05-17-2012 07:33 PM #2
      I've seen stations at interection corners do that. I assume to cut down on traffic that attempts to cut into the station to avoid the intersection itself.

      Heck the Wal Mart nearby put speed humps all the way at the back of the parking lot because people would speed around back to avoid the clogged traffic near the parcade store fronts.

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      05-17-2012 08:06 PM #3
      Maybe they are tired of us hipsters and our low cars.
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      05-17-2012 08:07 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I assume to cut down on traffic that attempts to cut into the station to avoid the intersection itself.
      Clearly this. ^^ ^^

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      05-17-2012 09:07 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by mor3deadmau5 View Post
      Maybe they are tired of us hipsters and our low cars.
      ^----- clearly this

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      05-17-2012 09:11 PM #6
      It actually makes sense

      The costco I fill up at has its gas station on a rather large plot, and the speed people get up to after pulling in is nuts.

      They pull in, speed up, and slam on the brakes. I dont know how one hasnt hit a pump yet or the one gas station attendant because he is always walking out from between the pumps rite as im pulling in

      And what makes it even better for these speeders is that its a one way kind of deal.

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      05-17-2012 09:35 PM #7
      Hate. I feel like sometimes people put in speed bumps just to put them in. American's especially have a natural drive to want to control other people. Same reason you can't ride your skateboard hardly anywhere, drink on the beach, ride your mountain bike in the mountains, paint your house the color you want, etc.

      There used to be one round about way to get out of the parking lot at work many moons ago that avoided all speed bumps. When I had my dumped MK3, I swear I musta been the only person that exited the parking lot via this route. Then a few years ago the landlord put in a speed bump outa' no where.
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      05-17-2012 09:38 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by mor3deadmau5 View Post
      Maybe they are tired of us hipsters and our low cars.
      Hipsters reject cars and ride Craigslist fixies. Get your stereotypes right bruh.
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      05-17-2012 09:47 PM #9
      I had to jump in a lady's CRV today because she left it running while trying to put gas in. Still in drive, it started rolling away. I pulled a Keith Stone, ran over, popped open the door, and jammed the brakes on before it rolled out into the street.

      Maybe these are a deterrent?

      Funny part is that when it was rolling away, she was more concerned with trying to stab the nozzle into the moving filer neck instead of wondering why it was moving in the first place.

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      05-17-2012 09:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VertigoGTI View Post
      I had to jump in a lady's CRV today because she left it running while trying to put gas in. Still in drive, it started rolling away. I pulled a Keith Stone, ran over, popped open the door, and jammed the brakes on before it rolled out into the street.

      Maybe these are a deterrent?

      Funny part is that when it was rolling away, she was more concerned with trying to stab the nozzle into the moving filer neck instead of wondering why it was moving in the first place.

      "I don't know why it did that, I do it all the time."

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      05-17-2012 09:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I assume to cut down on traffic that attempts to cut into the station to avoid the intersection itself.
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      This is a Food City Gas Station (Yah fuel bucks. 15 cents a gallon discount plus premium same price as midgrade fridays = ).
      They are near the main lot entrance/exit, but never in a way that would make them a short cut.

      My take... since this is litigious and take no personal responsibility America.. that this was a reaction to "customers" complaining about somebody driving through at a higher than safe speed.
      Instead of telling the idiots doing that to leave the store (refuse service), they put down speed bumps which affects everybody and not just the few idiots causing the problem.
      Typical.
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    13. 05-17-2012 10:16 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Salty VW View Post
      Hipsters reject cars and ride Craigslist fixies. Get your stereotypes right bruh.
      Ice cold.

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      05-17-2012 11:40 PM #14
      Probably because people speed between the pumps on their way to park in front of the store and shop. Someone steps out from behind a pump and gets mowed down.

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      05-18-2012 02:11 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by jettagli1991 View Post
      Probably because people speed between the pumps on their way to park in front of the store and shop. Someone steps out from behind a pump and gets mowed down.

      i hate speed bumps
      and i hate people who do that

      i purposely leave my door open and stand in the middle of the pumps to prevent people from cutting through

      i also hate people who cut through the parking lot, zipping across to get somewhere faster
      do you realize how many times i have had to block someone from crossing my right of way as i am entering/leaving a parkinglot

      i think people should be killed

      yes i believe in genocide, its healthy for the human population to remove idiots.

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      05-18-2012 04:54 AM #16
      Not speed bumps! They are pressure sensors for the *ding ding* bell. More durable than the old-fashioned rubber hoses.

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      05-18-2012 05:18 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      i purposely leave my door open and stand in the middle of the pumps to prevent people from cutting through
      Sounds like a dick move to me.

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      05-18-2012 05:25 AM #18
      Reason #2?


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      05-18-2012 09:27 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Reason #2?

      WTF

      There is no way you would not notice that rolling away. It was a sunny day, his peripheral vision alone should have noticed the changing light reflections as the car started rolling. Looks like an attempt at insurance fraud.

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      05-18-2012 09:56 AM #20
      If you're too damned dumb to put your car in park, you shouldn't be allowed to drive.

      FU(K YOUR SPEED BUMPS.
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      05-18-2012 08:41 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Reason #2?

      rolling away video
      Well... the gas station in my OP is quite steep...
      But if that was the reason, then why just put them in the middle pump area and not for the outside pumps.

      And to add insult to injury- because I always spew insults when I see a freshly injured person- the gas nozzle shut offs did not work even though the nozzles still had the little tabs that let you set pump hands free. I spewed at least 50 cents worth of gas.
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