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Forum topic by Karson posted 02-21-2009 01:31 AM 1407 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2009 01:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: speed conttol humor

I don’t know about you, but this would slow me down! People slow down and try to ‘straddle’ the hole, then breathe a sigh of relief that they completely clear it!

This is actually a speed control device that has been tested. And it is much cheaper than speed cameras

And the way it is done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 01:35 AM

Ha Ha someone will complain that it’s now way to spend taxes.LOLAlistair ps just thought straddling the hole could mean crossing onto the next lane slightly seems dangerous to me.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 01:41 AM

LOL! That’s a good one!

There’s this little town in Alabama that’s along a state highway. At the main intersection in town they’ve setup an old police car with a mannequin inside, it stays there 24×7. The locals all know about it and ignore it but it sure slows down the folks just passing through! :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 01:46 AM

I love it….....This could eliminate one of the problems with speed bumps….as it would not slow down ambulances or fire trucks.

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 02:07 AM

Great One, Karson!!

I’ve seen examples of what Tim said, here in PA. They are used quite often in construction areas.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 02:14 AM

That’s a good one…........ ROFLMAO

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 02:25 AM

Looks like the streets in New Orleans. Those wouldn’t slow any of the locals down.

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 02:28 AM

Great one Karson. I just love the humor we post along with the serious woodworking stuff as well. That is a good one. Tim, I also know of a xmall town in Oklahoma that uses the same tactic, old police car with dummy. Looks so real.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 04:08 AM

I just know I would be the first one to break a shock. :)

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 04:20 AM

Welll, I have an experience straddling a huge pot hole with my car. It was on a residential street with parked cars on both sides, and it was a two-way street. There was a car behind me and I slowed down to gently dip into the hole because of the two way traffic and since there were no cars coming from the opposit direction, the driver behind me got impatient and edged around me. The driver was an elderly man with his wife, a couple that were maybe in their 70’s? and as he passed me (with my Dad in the passenger seat), he flipped me the “Bird”. I guess I pissed him off going too slow on a road he thought I should have been going faster.

This wasn’t the first time I was given the sign of an avian by an old Phart. Must be my charisma.

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#10 posted 02-21-2009 04:36 AM

LOL… hilarious….

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#11 posted 02-21-2009 08:16 AM

There were some experiments that had manicans seated in police cars. It did slow traffic. I haven’t heard of any cities picking up the program. I guess it may be a case of punishment being more lucrative than prevention.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 02-21-2009 08:37 AM

I’m not rolling down my window for no manikan cop.

I wonder if a picture of a patched pothole would be cheaper than the real patch.

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#13 posted 02-21-2009 05:55 PM

Where can I get some? I need them for my street!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#14 posted 02-21-2009 05:59 PM


I was just up in Lake Tahoe and Truckee two weeks ago. I think you guys already have those don’t you? The snow plows and chains do a number on pavement up there.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#15 posted 02-21-2009 07:54 PM

Looks like a law suit looking for a docket number.

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