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(STLToday)   MoDOT will not be vaporizing speeders with 153 dB sonic blasts. At least not this year   ( divider line
    More: Followup, long range acoustic device, motorcycle safety, Missouri Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, red lines, sobriety checkpoint, Department of Transportation  
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2014-04-20 12:36:45 PM  
4 votes:

zarker: Alright, where's all the people that were biatching about 153 being enough to deafen you?

2014-04-20 12:28:15 PM  
4 votes:
2014-04-20 10:16:19 AM  
4 votes:
If I get blasted by an LRAD because I'm going 3 over in a work zone that traditionally will have no workers then I'm going to run over somebody just on principle.
2014-04-20 12:50:41 PM  
2 votes:
I think they need to remember that this is Missouri, and that inevitably, someone's going to get tired of annoying noises and shoot one of those LRAD devices.

If I'm on the jury, I'm not voting to convict.
2014-04-20 12:42:52 PM  
2 votes:

charlesmartel11235: people who speed in work zones should really have their licenses revoked

are always awesome drivers with formula one reflexes and telepathic senses that allow them to see through obstacles and around curves.  They also only drive cars that are professionally tuned and use dark matter thrust converter technology that allows them to stay on the road no matter what the weather and pavement conditions are as well as inertia damping brakes that can stop immediately when their drivers' aforementioned formula one reflexes tell them to. Everybody who reads Fark knows that.
2014-04-20 12:28:15 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: If I get blasted by an LRAD because I'm going 3 over in a work zone that traditionally will have no workers then I'm going to run over somebody just on principle.

I'm OK with that.
2014-04-21 11:54:25 AM  
1 vote:
As long as muad'dib isn't running the DOT
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2014-04-20 04:28:04 PM  
1 vote:

Jarhead_h: Speed limits have ZERO to do with safety and everything to do with shaking down the public for cash.

Sounds like Big Traffic has you riled up.
2014-04-20 04:22:29 PM  
1 vote:

macross87: wildcardjack: Well, that escalated quickly.

Yeah, I ain't driving there!

You also aren't driving in 1928.
2014-04-20 01:13:28 PM  
1 vote:
maybe once they get all the upgrades they can start using them.
2014-04-20 01:10:22 PM  
1 vote:
2014-04-20 01:05:55 PM  
1 vote:
vaporizing speeders with 153 dB sonic blasts


2014-04-20 12:58:47 PM  
1 vote:
Darn, now I have to detach all of those parabolic reflectors I mounted on my car for vacations to MO to reflect the sound back at the operator.
2014-04-20 12:41:38 PM  
1 vote:
You'll note that they've only postponed the plan simply because they couldn't get their hands on the sound cannons in time for the striping season.

Is speeding in work zones an epidemic problem? Are highway workers being killed so often that the roads are stained with blood? Or is this merely a blunt-force solution and fun money-grab solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

I'm not saying that you shouldn't slow down in work zones, but I wonder if this "problem"--like red light running--isn't grossly over-blown on behalf of the folks selling the "solution."
2014-04-20 12:41:33 PM  
1 vote:
"There was some misinformation on the Internet," said MoDOT spokeswoman Holly Dentner. "People assumed we would be using them at military-grade levels."

No. Just at "annoying as hell" levels.
2014-04-20 12:36:02 PM  
1 vote:
"Sound cannons a tone-deaf approach..."

What do Ice Cold and Tasty-Taste think?
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