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(WTOP)   We've replaced your normal lane striping crew with a seven-year old using crayons. Let's see if anyone notices   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2014-08-25 08:17:54 AM  
Shouldn't be a problem if they actually used paint and not toilet paper.
 
2014-08-25 08:48:02 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-25 08:55:58 AM  
I had a children's book with an illustration like that. The line painting truck got into trouble and left a zigzag of dashes. It was supposed to be humorous, not instructional.
 
2014-08-25 08:58:47 AM  
Looks like tha painter had a
*puts on shades*
Hic up
 
2014-08-25 11:03:25 AM  
That's an awesome cellphone photo of a TV screen they've got there.
 
2014-08-25 12:02:17 PM  
It's the adhesive type of lines they use. Prob put them down while the road was wet. or they got some crap from china.
 
2014-08-25 12:02:20 PM  
It's a lot harder to paint a straight line on pavement than you'd ever think; but, they didn't even try.
 
2014-08-25 12:02:27 PM  
Not my job.
 
2014-08-25 12:03:03 PM  
If this happened anywhere in Florida...

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-25 12:06:53 PM  

Sid_6.7: That's an awesome cellphone photo of a TV screen they've got there.


Seriously WTF.  Was it too much for WTOP to get a source picture and not that?!  My god.
 
2014-08-25 12:08:28 PM  
Should've gotten a Brazilian...
 
2014-08-25 12:10:16 PM  
Had that happen on a small road near my parent's house. They used this tape instead of paint and after a good storm it came off the road. One of the solid stripe segments literally made it look like it went around a curve where the road was straight. It led right off the road.

Surprised that no one followed the line and crashed.
 
2014-08-25 12:10:18 PM  
Done in two.
 
2014-08-25 12:11:06 PM  
I see some bad lane stripin'. I see trouble on the way. Maybe from earthquakes or lightnin', I see bad travel times today.

Don't go around tonight, it's bound to take your life. There's some bad lanes from the stripes.
 
2014-08-25 12:11:35 PM  
They used that tape to make pedestrian shapes to show where people had been hit in traffic.

It was kind of creepy when they would get up and move to a different spot.
 
2014-08-25 12:12:47 PM  

logieal: Had that happen on a small road near my parent's house. They used this tape instead of paint and after a good storm it came off the road. One of the solid stripe segments literally made it look like it went around a curve where the road was straight. It led right off the road.

Surprised that no one followed the line and crashed.


You mean apart from the coyote?
 
2014-08-25 12:13:49 PM  
There was a bad stripe laid down in my neck of the woods recently. It seems that the striper crew ran a stop sign and painted a solid line across the road with right of way.
 
2014-08-25 12:14:09 PM  

Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]


It's a two-lane comfort cruise!
 
2014-08-25 12:16:23 PM  

Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]


leaving happy
 
2014-08-25 12:18:01 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Shouldn't be a problem if they actually used paint and not toilet paper.


They use the tape here in Vegas because painting lines on the roads here doesn't work. The intensity of the sun quickly renders the paint non-reflective, making it very difficult to see at night or in the rain. So here they use the reflective tape, and the plastic reflectors in the middle of the road. After the tape sets for a few days, it's good but for the first few days after it's laid down, you can peel it off the road fairly easily.
 
2014-08-25 12:20:09 PM  
A common problem with beer goggles: you thought you were straight when you laid it drunk and got a rude awakening once you were sober.
 
2014-08-25 12:21:34 PM  
How can one possible drive straight without clearly defined lines to tell them where to go...
 
2014-08-25 12:23:47 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I see some bad lane stripin'. I see trouble on the way. Maybe from earthquakes or lightnin', I see bad travel times today.

Don't go around tonight, it's bound to take your life. There's some bad lanes from the stripes.


Execution's a bit rough, but the concept is enough to warrant a Funny.
 
2014-08-25 12:25:39 PM  
One of my favorite fail pics is the 'not my job award' involving a lane striper and a deceased possum, but this one
i116.photobucket.com
will have to do, since FARK has gotten really sensitive lately


/Duke still sucks though, right?
 
2014-08-25 12:30:01 PM  

Buttknuckle: If this happened anywhere in Florida...

[img.fark.net image 850x478]


I like how your illustration of how crappy Florida is has snow all over the ground.
 
2014-08-25 12:32:31 PM  

boarch: How can one possible drive straight without clearly defined lines to tell them where to go...


This. If any driver had difficulty figuring out where to go because the lines had moved for 50 feet, they should probably have their driver's license taken away, and be taken out back of the shed to be put down. It's the only kind solution.
 
2014-08-25 12:38:40 PM  

Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]


Refresh my memory, please. Why was Kramer painting over the stripe?
 
2014-08-25 12:39:14 PM  
Another link because that one is Farked for me, and sounds like it has bad pics.
http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/2014/08/25/traffic-incidents-a cc idents-crashes-delays-alert-va-md-dc/14553241/

//i didn't want to see your link anyway
 
2014-08-25 12:40:17 PM  

Brainsick: One of my favorite fail pics is the 'not my job award' involving a lane striper and a deceased possum, but this one
[i116.photobucket.com image 319x272]
will have to do, since FARK has gotten really sensitive lately


/Duke still sucks though, right?


Probably not.

Not PC.
 
2014-08-25 12:41:04 PM  

ZAZ: I had a children's book with an illustration like that. The line painting truck got into trouble and left a zigzag of dashes. It was supposed to be humorous, not instructional.


farm3.staticflickr.com

This guy?
 
2014-08-25 12:45:06 PM  

SuperChuck: ZAZ: I had a children's book with an illustration like that. The line painting truck got into trouble and left a zigzag of dashes. It was supposed to be humorous, not instructional.

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 154x142]

This guy?


Oh, man, I'm going to have to go dig those out of wherever they are. It's been ages.
 
2014-08-25 12:46:00 PM  
Looks like my last EKG.
 
2014-08-25 12:47:26 PM  

KingKauff: Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]

Refresh my memory, please. Why was Kramer painting over the stripe?


He adopted a mile a freeway, and rather than just pay money towards its upkeep like everyone else, he went out and did it himself.  Naturally, this escalated into him refurbishing it, and painting over half the lane dividers to create fewer, roomier lanes, because everyone likes elbow room in their cars.

Gridlock ensued.
 
2014-08-25 12:47:29 PM  

KingKauff: Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]

Refresh my memory, please. Why was Kramer painting over the stripe?


Luxuriously wide lanes, for the comfort of the driver
 
2014-08-25 12:48:07 PM  

gweilo8888: boarch: How can one possible drive straight without clearly defined lines to tell them where to go...

This. If any driver had difficulty figuring out where to go because the lines had moved for 50 feet, they should probably have their driver's license taken away, and be taken out back of the shed to be put down. It's the only kind solution.


You sound like a boot licker
/back behind the shed
 
2014-08-25 12:48:19 PM  

Bondith: KingKauff: Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]

Refresh my memory, please. Why was Kramer painting over the stripe?

He adopted a mile a freeway, and rather than just pay money towards its upkeep like everyone else, he went out and did it himself.  Naturally, this escalated into him refurbishing it, and painting over half the lane dividers to create fewer, roomier lanes, because everyone likes elbow room in their cars.

Gridlock ensued.


*shakes tiny fist* beaten by less than a minute!
 
2014-08-25 12:50:53 PM  
our tax dollars at work! We really need to privatize all road maintenance and construction.
 
2014-08-25 12:52:36 PM  
D.C. isn't Washington.
 
2014-08-25 12:53:14 PM  
To be fair, subby, I think a seven-year-old could've drawn much straighter.
 
2014-08-25 12:54:00 PM  

Bondith: KingKauff: Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 477x348]

Refresh my memory, please. Why was Kramer painting over the stripe?

He adopted a mile a freeway, and rather than just pay money towards its upkeep like everyone else, he went out and did it himself.  Naturally, this escalated into him refurbishing it, and painting over half the lane dividers to create fewer, roomier lanes, because everyone likes elbow room in their cars.

Gridlock ensued.


Thanks. I was trying to remember and it was starting to drive me crazy(er)
 
2014-08-25 12:57:11 PM  

Comrad36: You sound like a boot licker
/back behind the shed


[notsureifserious.jpg]

/how does knowing how to drive without rigidly following clearly-incorrect signage make one a boot-licker?
//If anybody's the boot-licker, it's the one who thinks that because the line has come unstuck and formed clearly random pattern, his trajectory needs to change to follow that random pattern
 
2014-08-25 12:57:59 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I see some bad lane stripin'. I see trouble on the way. Maybe from earthquakes or lightnin', I see bad travel times today.

Don't go around tonight, it's bound to take your life. There's some bad lanes from the stripes.



Your lane is like bad striping
Bad striping is what I need
Tapes come up cause it's bad striping
No doctor can stripe my lane
 
2014-08-25 12:58:49 PM  

ZAZ: I had a children's book with an illustration like that. The line painting truck got into trouble and left a zigzag of dashes. It was supposed to be humorous, not instructional.


Richard Scarry "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go"?

A classic
 
2014-08-25 12:59:41 PM  
Looks like Union work to me ..
 
2014-08-25 01:01:44 PM  
eastbound I-66 at Route 29 in Centreville.

Oh frickin lovely. I'll be driving through there in two and a half weeks.
 
2014-08-25 01:06:52 PM  

opiumpoopy: ZAZ: I had a children's book with an illustration like that. The line painting truck got into trouble and left a zigzag of dashes. It was supposed to be humorous, not instructional.

Richard Scarry "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go"?

A classic


I used to make my mother read that to me every night. I wouldn't go to bed until I had found Goldbug on every page.

Naturally when I had a kid she bought the book for him.
 
2014-08-25 01:11:29 PM  
Maybe he was being chased by a coyote on roller skates...
 
2014-08-25 01:11:43 PM  
Done by the Top Gear crew.
 
2014-08-25 01:11:49 PM  
Don't do drugs and drive ... the truck that lays down the white lines. Fortunately, a lot of the motorists in Washington have seen this sort of thing happen before and have learned to go completely wavey to match the lines. I think there is some sort of quantum mechanical wave-particle shift involved.
 
2014-08-25 01:13:27 PM  

Bondith: He adopted a mile a freeway, and rather than just pay money towards its upkeep like everyone else, he went out and did it himself.  Naturally this escalated into him refurbishing it and painting over half the lane dividers to create fewer, roomier lanes...because everyone likes elbow room in their cars.

Gridlock ensued.


Comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon....
/Fixed by a grammar Nazi.
 
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