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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #2461
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Are there any photos of the repaving / 14th Street Bridge plans?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #2462
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Very good, they should enforce that much more in the entire United States. Especially on non-busy roads. Rushhour is different, but it's really irritating people sticking to the left when the right lane is free for hundreds of yards or even miles.

Don't they teach that in drivers ed or something?
It's not the law in every state. Illinois just passed such a law only a few years ago...and of course they don't enforce it.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #2463
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I thought the North American Highway begins in Acapulco port. Interstate highway 95-D takes you from Acapulco tho Mexico City, then you connect to Interstate highway 85 that takes you all the way to Laredo, Then you connect to Interstate 35 That will take you to the end of the North American Highway in Minnesota.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #2464
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The amount of distance and/or lanes. Superhighways I have read about generally have at least 6 lanes on each side. One proposed for Florida has 8 lanes on each side.

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The Downtown Connector, the I-75/I-85 combination that runs several miles through Atlanta, is 8 lanes on each side much of the way. Sometimes traffic moves, sometimes it doesn't.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #2465
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Washington State Patrol stated yesterday that they will start enforcing the passing lane law.

http://www.komonews.com/news/2065678...?video=YHI&t=a
It's all good, but at the end a silly anchorman said to "politely" pass slow drivers on the right. If he doesn't know anything about traffic safety, he better keep his mouth shut
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #2466
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Politely?
Should you tip your hat as you drive by?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #2467
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It's all good, but at the end a silly anchorman said to "politely" pass slow drivers on the right. If he doesn't know anything about traffic safety, he better keep his mouth shut
I'm pretty certain he would've had to have said that in jest.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #2468
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Politely?
Should you tip your hat as you drive by?
My point was not about word "politely", but about the fact that it is very unsafe to pass on the right, and I believe it should not be allowed in the USA as well. As a matter of fact, passing on the right is strictly prohibited in a number of countries for the reason.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #2469
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It's all good, but at the end a silly anchorman said to "politely" pass slow drivers on the right. If he doesn't know anything about traffic safety, he better keep his mouth shut
My guess is sooner or later passing on the right would be outlawed, but drivers in Washington are still getting started with this whole passing law enforcement thing. If you want to pass in the passing lane and someone's just sitting there, in this state, they won't know what "flashing" or "keeping the left turn signal on" means. They're just going to sit there. If you really need to pass, at least for now you have to sometimes pass on the right.

Hopefully that changes though. Drivers here still need to be educated.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #2470
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My point was not about word "politely", but about the fact that it is very unsafe to pass on the right, and I believe it should not be allowed in the USA as well. As a matter of fact, passing on the right is strictly prohibited in a number of countries for the reason.
Yeah, you'll get fined passing on the right in Europe. The fine is $ 200. Sticking in the left lane for no reason also an infraction, resulting in a 120 dollar fine.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #2471
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Yeah, you'll get fined passing on the right in Europe. The fine is $ 200. Sticking in the left lane for no reason also an infraction, resulting in a 120 dollar fine.
That is one of the reasons why I like to drive in Europe
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Old June 28th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #2472
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Are there any photos of the repaving / 14th Street Bridge plans?
I should take some, but my picture-downloading chip-thingie doesn't work, and since I was able to use it only twice before it quit working I have an attitude about buying a new one.

After reading your post this morning, I drove through there on my way home from work a few minutes ago. There's a hilarious one-way detour for Williams Street, and the pylons for the NB 17th Street offramp are all in. Other than that, there's not much to see-- the 14th Street Bridge is gone and there's a lot of grading where Techwood Drive used to be.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #2473
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I heard some of a North American Super Highway that would start in Mexico extend through America, and go into Canada. Does anyone know anything about this?
In Texas, it is called the Trans-Texas Corridor. It would essentially parallel I-35.

There is also the NAFTA Superhighway, aka Interstate 69. It would extend south from its current terminus in Indianapolis and pass around Memphis and Houston before ending at the Mexican border in Laredo.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #2474
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Amen to that....they REALLY need to get a southern bypass of the Chicago region. I'm glad they widened 80/94 to 8 lanes - but I'd still never go near that thing. I've seen it total gridlock at midnight on a tuesday before with no accidents or other events except far too many trucks and cars trying to squeeze past Lake Michigan.
Take I-90 or U.S. 30, which is a four lane divided highway running south and parallel to I-80/I-94.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #2475
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that's impressive.

No it isn't. What a waste of money and land.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #2476
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I'm surprised that the police here didn't even think about giving someone a ticket for passing on the right...when it comes to making potential revenue, they tend to jump on it.

And they would make PLENTY of cash for that here.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #2477
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I guess it's because passing on the right is not illegal here Hogging the left lane and passing on the right go hand-in-hand in America, and unless we eliminate the earlier, the latter will continue.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #2478
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I wonder if Europeans have the sample problem on 2x4 motorways.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #2479
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I wonder if Europeans have the sample problem on 2x4 motorways.
Okay just clarifying, does 2x4 mean 2 directions with 4 lanes each?
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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #2480
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