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Why are big rig trucks allowed to use all the lanes now?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by axis69, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:58 AM.

  1. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    that is disappointing indeed
     
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  2. axis69

    axis69 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    31
    609
    Feb 5, 2016
    LA
    No,cameras arent the solution they are a for a private companies financial gain.A picture does not explain context.The problem is lack of enforcement.And there are plenty of CHP on our freeways.
     
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  3. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Without wishing to stray into politics, that's a bit of an over-simplification! Cameras do solve this & other problems. And there's a good argument that police officers should be doing something more useful than issuing speeding tickets - solving crimes, perhaps?
     
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  4. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    they filled out the CITES paper work.

    so now they can go anywhere.
     

  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    Over here context doesn't matter, the cameras belong to the Highways Agency (I think that's what they call it this week) and are used for prosecutions.
     
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  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Is that a private company? I can't keep up - everything seems to be a pseudo-private company these days.

    But you're right - context is not even considered. Breach = ticket.
     
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  7. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Too many people
    Need(
    want)
    Too much stuff
    Too many people
    Too much stuff =Too many trucks
     
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  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    I think it used to be called The Department Of Transport, next week it could be called Capita, the way things are crumbling at the moment who knows?
     
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  9. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    Wait- I need a Les Paul
     
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  10. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Pittsburgh
    It's a company 100% owned by the government.
     
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  11. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Thread derailer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    Imagine living in China or India! We "only" have 325 (ish) million people here in the States. Supplying that number with even just the basics is incredible. Look at the tons of potatoes needed to keep us in "salty snacks", or trees needed to make the most highly refined paper to wipe away evidence of those snacks or eggs, cereal, bread, cheese and bacon. We need a visionary with common sense and maybe the national will to give up frou-frou and do the hard thing.
     

  12. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    45
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    In Boston, people generally cross where and when they like. The rules of course come into play if something unpleasant occurs.
     
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  13. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    It was the fifth of June
    By the dark of the moon in a Freightliner hauling logs....

    (from memory so forgive me if I didn't get it exactly right)
     
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  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Is that the best of both worlds or the worst of both worlds? :confused:
     

  15. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    If you find that you have a spare one after your search is complete, could you send them over here please?
     

  16. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Pittsburgh
    Yes.
     

  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    Ah yes, I remember it well...
     

  18. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    I'm talking about at intersections in downtown areas with 4-6 lanes of traffic and people here can turn right on red lights if no traffic is coming so you have to watch for that and traffic going straight. Even with this stuff in Raleigh we still have on average 2-3 people hit a week with reported injuries in our downtown area and probably many more that don't report it and just have bumps and bruises. In some areas it's like playing Frogger with all the cars, scooters, bicycles, box trucks and construction vehicles on the road.
     

  19. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Exactly, unless something happens it really is not an issue here.
     

  20. FormerTeleGuy

    FormerTeleGuy Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2013
    Oak Lawn, IL
    The roads are like like Old West now. Anything goes.