geek_mars: I feel really bad for the guy in the right lane, the one who's not speeding, when I just happen to be right next to him in the process of speeding by and he gets blasted right along with me. I wonder which of us will slam into the other first. Poor guy, he was just driving along minding the speed limit, not doing anything wrong.
Smeggy Smurf: I just want to steal the noise makers and aim them at churches.
Fista-Phobia: Mid_mo_mad_man: Bathia_Mapes: I wonder how the construction workers feel about this. Being in a moving vehicle offers at least a small amount of protection from this much sound, but the workers actually working on the road surface would have little to no protection. I'm not even certain noise cancelling headphones would protect their hearing.And of course there's the aforementioned chance that a startled driver might swerve and cause a crash. Concrete barriers and other vehicles would be bad enough, but there's always a chance they crash into some of the construction workers.Seems to me that this would cause more problems than it would solve.I doubt the workers would even notice. They should be wearing hearing protection. Combine that with general background noise it probably won't be that be of an issue.Ear protection may give you -25db at best. 153-25=128dbYeah. They'll just be picking their draws out they ass whilst enjoying a Mt. Dew, a Snickers bar, and the sensation of snapping into a Slim Jim.
TerminalEchoes: Okay, so don't speed through construction zones. Problem solved. See how easy that was?
doglover: I heard they tried something like this up at Penn State in the 80's.They put the rumble strips in spaces to simulate voices saying danger and slow down when you drove over it. Turns out, it just scared the shiat out of people and they usually drove right off the road.
kidakita: I can see the lawyers lining up for the ensuing lawsuits now. Sudden loud noise startles a speeding driver and CRASH! Or, even better.....CARDIAC ARREST.
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