MugzyBrown: I don't know why Americans are obsessed with signs and stop signs.My wife's home town in Argentina is a city of about 600,000. A large percentage of the intersections have no lights or stop signs... works pretty well with a good deal of traffic.
serial_crusher: So, I can just ignore all signs in that neighborhood, since I don't know which ones are real and which aren't? I'll get right on that.
SuperDuper28: Well that's why they have traffic engineers that get paid money to see which signs are appropriate. If they say no stop sign then that means the traffic flow and the design of the street doesn't warrant a stop sign.Signs on private property aren't binding either. That includes business and residential.
durbnpoisn: WhiskeyBoy: I've seen this image in a few places around the internet. Not sure if true.[img705.imageshack.us image 750x408]It is true. And it happened in my neighborhood a few years ago. I don't know who put up the signs. But they had them at every single cross street for a 1/4 mile stretch on one road, that happens to be loaded with kids. They were there for a few months. Then they suddenly disappeared.Around here though, it's more common for people to erect speed bumps to slow the traffic.
italie: Yeah...I can't see the local law enforcement having a problem with that at all......CSB:"Vandals" used to get silly with a stop sign near my house. First it was painted green, and the word GO was written in white lettering. Then around Halloween, it turned into a pumpkin. Christmas time it was painted with a decorative wreath. This went on for about a year, each time the city put up a brand new sign a few days later. It stopped shortly after a fake camera was put up on a power pole nearby.
Loaf's Tray: [faos.imageg.net image 500x500]Some helicopter mom in my neighborhood keeps putting one of these goddamn things in the MIDDLE OF THE FARKING STREET...it's not a road I normally travel, but if it were I don't know if I could resist the temptation to plow right over the stupid thing...
wingnut396: Tenatra: Just come to my neighborhood, hell make that nearly any residential neighborhood in Sedalia, Mo.I've been there. I see no reason to go back.
zamboni: Well, since you get to put up your own signs as you see fit, I guess they won't mind if I slap up a few of my own.Of course, the speed limit is too low, so a few 70mph signs should do the trick to improve traffic flow. Hey, people got to get to where they are going... right? Maybe a few "douchebag" crossing signs too... I'm still working on the design for that one.
ZAZ: Some people set up voluntary tolls on public roads
zamboni: Of course, the speed limit is too low, so a few 70mph signs should do the trick to improve traffic flow.
Tenatra: zamboni: Of course, the speed limit is too low, so a few 70mph signs should do the trick to improve traffic flow.Someone has painted one of our 30mph signs to 3000mph. Sadly, no one attempted to do ~Mach 4.
groppet: I know in Maryland signs on private property are binding. If you run a stop sign on mall property and cause an accident youre in trouble. This happend when I was a kid and a guy hurt a bunch of people because he was too busy to stop and said the stop sign was not legal yada yada. The law spanked him good when they brought up the statute that it was.In my neighborhood we had a state rep, on his street there were speed bumps, none on any other street though.
nickerj1: Take for instance left hand turns at signals in Germany. Dedicated left-hand turn signals are almost non-existent. Why? Cause they're grossly inefficient. Instead, when there are small gaps in oncoming traffic, people make the left-hand turn (and don't dilly dally when doing it). However, there is no screeching of tires or horn blowing from the oncoming traffic. The oncoming traffic merely slows down giving the guy enough time to make the left hand turn. Why? Cause it's expected. But if you tried that in the US there's a 90% chance you'd get T-boned cause the oncoming traffic doesn't expect you to squeeze in a turn, or just isn't paying attention to you altogether.
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