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(We Are Central PA)   Driving backwards on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is never a good idea, especially when you are stoned   (wearecentralpa.com) divider line
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2020-07-08 2:45:30 PM  
Jesus, This is where i live now.

goddamned south of the mason dixon loonies.
We have enough  on this side of the wall as it is.
 
2020-07-08 4:52:42 PM  
But it's much less terrifying if you're stoned.
 
2020-07-08 4:53:03 PM  
Maybe they should have called it a "go straight pike" instead.

It's like I have to do the thinking for everyone these days.
 
2020-07-08 4:56:09 PM  
And she lived through it. Amazing.
 
2020-07-08 4:57:09 PM  
Did she miss her exit and thought no one would mind her backing up?
 
2020-07-08 4:57:35 PM  
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2020-07-08 4:57:38 PM  
I saw someone do this the first time I drove into atlanta. Some guy got down the on ramp to 95 and noped the whole way back up the ramp. He made it, too.

I was able to watch keenly from the spot I sat in for about an hour.
 
2020-07-08 4:57:58 PM  
D'oh. Wrong discussion.

Sorry.
 
2020-07-08 4:58:35 PM  
In the left lane too? Damn that is really high. Good on the trucker for blocking her.
 
2020-07-08 4:58:47 PM  

Bermuda59: Did she miss her exit and thought no one would mind her backing up?


I've seen people do this. I've also seen people drive over large grass medians for the same reason.
 
2020-07-08 5:03:48 PM  
Incorrect. Driving backward on the Turnpike is only a good idea when you're stoned.
 
2020-07-08 5:07:43 PM  
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2020-07-08 5:08:25 PM  
CSB: It was 1972 and I spent more than a little time driving back-and-forth from the Midwest to my job in Washington, DC on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Parents in Cleveland, girlfriend at Purdue.

That was the summer that they repaved the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  One of the oldest turnpikes in the country, the surface was in terrible shape but the state stepped up to the job.

It was getting near the end of the project and I was going westbound -- traffic still in one lane, sharing the eastbound side.  The westbound lanes were perfectly asphalted and they were even striped.  So it was hard to poke along at 20 mph seeing all that fresh roadway.

Suddenly a Dodge Charger comes roaring by doing at least 60 in the freshly paved lanes. A pox on that driver!

Twenty or twenty-five minutes later I catch up at the bridge deck: it hadn't been paved and consisted only of vertical rebar all of the way across.  The Dodge Charger made it about 1/3 of the way.  The ambulances had hauled the driver (and passengers?) away by then.

/End CSB
 
2020-07-08 5:16:08 PM  
Yeah, ok, whatever you say, DAD!
 
2020-07-08 5:22:47 PM  
The only thoughts I have are:
1. Was she driving in reverse, but still along the correct direction of travel?
2. Was she driving in the wrong direction of travel, but in a forward gear?
3. Was she driving in reverse and also in the wrong direction of travel?
4. When the truck driver stopped to block her, was he on the rear side of her car?
5. Was the velocity vector of her center of mass ever of zero length?
 
2020-07-08 5:28:15 PM  
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2020-07-08 5:28:15 PM  
Cell phone driver picks up phone..."Honey, get off the road!  There's some nut on the news driving the wrong way on the freeway!"
"One guy?!  They're ALL driving the wrong way!"
 
2020-07-08 5:52:47 PM  

Omnivorous: CSB: It was 1972 and I spent more than a little time driving back-and-forth from the Midwest to my job in Washington, DC on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Parents in Cleveland, girlfriend at Purdue.

That was the summer that they repaved the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  One of the oldest turnpikes in the country, the surface was in terrible shape but the state stepped up to the job.

It was getting near the end of the project and I was going westbound -- traffic still in one lane, sharing the eastbound side.  The westbound lanes were perfectly asphalted and they were even striped.  So it was hard to poke along at 20 mph seeing all that fresh roadway.

Suddenly a Dodge Charger comes roaring by doing at least 60 in the freshly paved lanes. A pox on that driver!

Twenty or twenty-five minutes later I catch up at the bridge deck: it hadn't been paved and consisted only of vertical rebar all of the way across.  The Dodge Charger made it about 1/3 of the way.  The ambulances had hauled the driver (and passengers?) away by then.

/End CSB


Must have been those Duke boys..
 
2020-07-08 6:29:44 PM  

Fireproof: Bermuda59: Did she miss her exit and thought no one would mind her backing up?

I've seen people do this. I've also seen people drive over large grass medians for the same reason.


Me too, that's why I raised the question
 
2020-07-08 6:51:57 PM  
yeah it makes sense in that part of the Turnpike.
 
2020-07-08 7:04:28 PM  

Bermuda59: Did she miss her exit and thought no one would mind her backing up?


no Uturns on the turnpike
 
2020-07-08 7:08:44 PM  
Wait, that doesn't make the toll smaller?
 
2020-07-08 7:20:53 PM  
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People on Ludes should not drive.

 
2020-07-08 8:10:54 PM  
Never encountered anyone going backwards, but way back around '99 or so I was heading home from work in the morning on I-70 just west of Belle Vernon PA. When I encountered an octogenarian looking old man driving straight at my up against the middle concrete divider. There were no easily confused on/off ramps anywhere near there, possibly he tried a u-turn, there are no breaks in the middle divider for a few miles in either direction there.
 
2020-07-08 8:55:36 PM  
That's a one time thing, but check this out.  All. Month. Long.

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2020-07-09 7:55:45 AM  
If we're being fair, driving *forward* on it isn't a particularly good idea, either.
 
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