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03-13-2013, 05:40 PM   #21
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 Originally Posted by ironhead1 As I said earlier, if the design for a new road requires a 70 mph limit then the mathematical equation for said design is antiquated. Any competent driver can easily compensate for road conditions. Lets get real here,Speed limits are set arbitrarily not with safety in mind at all. For example, if a 6 lane divided by median highway had posted limits st 45 , while a connector road which is 2 lanes and is not divided has limits posted at 55 what design limit in the new road caused a lower speed limit on the divided highway? Even with a school zone and more turns in the 55 zone, the newer divided portion had lower limits on speed. The cops on said road give a good clue as to what is amiss. The design limit is revenue.
Can't argue that a 70 mph freeway design speed is antiquated, but FDOT or FHWA are not likely to make any changes.

Actually, many speed limits are set for safety. The safe distance an above ground fixed object is based on speed (ie recovery time). The safe distance one can see over a hill is based on speed and the geometry of the hill. the number of lanes has more to do with traffic volume than speed, also, if it has a raised curb, in most cases the speed limit is 45 mph. 4th Street in St Pete is a good example. The north end is 6 lane, divided and a 45 mph limit. It is a straight shot, with no hills. Yet, the fatality rate is higher than the state average. It's all about safety.

Cops on said road give a good clue that there are too many speeders.

03-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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 Originally Posted by Gatormb Gotta keep an eye open for the line crossing the lanes. If you see one there's another (usually two) coming!
Yup, see 1 line and there will be another in 1/4 mile.

03-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #23
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 Originally Posted by Brad I lived in Gainesville for 6 years, and only once did I interact with a cop. My crime? Talking to a black person. It was the middle of the day, and I was leaving my apartment at Lexington Crossing, waiting at a stop sign on whatever road that is (35th? 37th?) with my windows open. A black guy waiting at the bus stop there asked me for some change, which I denied, and next thing I know, I'm getting pulled over. The cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over. I said "no". He said "Let me tell you what I saw. I saw a young white kid in a nice car [toyota camry, btw, close to ten years old] talking to a black man. What do you think that I think was going on there? I'd like to search your car." That is exactly what he said. That was the day I realized for sure that certain (most?) cops play the race card as hard as they can--especially in Gainesville.
Did you agree to the search? If I didn't need to be somewhere, I probably would have said "no", knowing I had nothing to hide.

03-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #24
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 Originally Posted by Brad I lived in Gainesville for 6 years, and only once did I interact with a cop. My crime? Talking to a black person. It was the middle of the day, and I was leaving my apartment at Lexington Crossing, waiting at a stop sign on whatever road that is (35th? 37th?) with my windows open. A black guy waiting at the bus stop there asked me for some change, which I denied, and next thing I know, I'm getting pulled over. The cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over. I said "no". He said "Let me tell you what I saw. I saw a young white kid in a nice car [toyota camry, btw, close to ten years old] talking to a black man. What do you think that I think was going on there? I'd like to search your car." That is exactly what he said. That was the day I realized for sure that certain (most?) cops play the race card as hard as they can--especially in Gainesville.
This race garbage is so 90's

03-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #25
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 Originally Posted by Brad;646464 The cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over. I said "no". He said "Let me tell you what I saw. I saw a young white kid in a nice car [toyota camry, btw, close to ten years old talking to a black man. What do you think that I think was going on there? I'd like to search your car." That is exactly what he said. That was the day I realized for sure that certain (most?) cops play the race card as hard as they can--especially in Gainesville.
I'm not sure that is racist, after all he pulled you over not the black guy. Sounds more like hassling the college kid with money, which is standard procedure in the Gainesville legal system.

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