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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #3621
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They should categorize freeways in my opinion. At least per state. Like 75 mph unless otherwise posted. Now you have to watch all the signs very closely to know the speed limit.

I also don't understand why eastern states have such low speed limits in rural areas... 60 - 65 mph is way too slow, should be 75 mph at least.
I have wondered that as well. However, rural east coast is somewhat different than the rural west. It is a matter of population, number of vehicles on the road, how close towns are together, number of exits, etc., which is much more dense on the east coast. Try driving on I-80 near Elko, Nevada compared to I-80 in Eastern Pennsylvania!

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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #3622
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They should categorize freeways in my opinion. At least per state. Like 75 mph unless otherwise posted. Now you have to watch all the signs very closely to know the speed limit.

I also don't understand why eastern states have such low speed limits in rural areas... 60 - 65 mph is way too slow, should be 75 mph at least.
Its not just the east coat, but also parts of midwest.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #3623
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They should categorize freeways in my opinion. At least per state. Like 75 mph unless otherwise posted. Now you have to watch all the signs very closely to know the speed limit.

I also don't understand why eastern states have such low speed limits in rural areas... 60 - 65 mph is way too slow, should be 75 mph at least.
It depends on the state. Washington has a 60 mph limit unless otherwise posted, for highways.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #3624
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interstates are 70 MPH though in rural regions in Washington.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #3625
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Funny road shield:
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #3626
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How about Nebraska's?

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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #3627
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Funny road shield:
There is a whole website on local road signs. Only a handful of U.S. States use colors other than Black and White. Wyoming IS one of my favorites.

http://www.routemarkers.com/
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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:22 AM   #3628
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California is best:



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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #3629
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"They are in the shape of a miner's spade to honor the California Gold Rush."

I like those American road number shields way better than the boring European ones. No imagination here when it comes to that.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #3630
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I like those American road number shields way better than the boring European ones. No imagination here when it comes to that.
Many times no imagination here either. Check out NJ: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...sign_4.svg.png
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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #3631
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Stand-alone road number shields are indeed a very useful invention which does not exist in most of Europe. Sometimes when a 2x1 highway becomes an ordinary street, it is hard to be sure you are still following the same route, especially if it bends a lot. Stand-alone shields come handy in this case. At the same time, for interstate motorways I would prefer road numbers on guide/distance signs (as in Europe) because stand-alone shields obviously don't make much sense on interstates.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #3632
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And that's not even a real California highway. I bet it's an illustration out of Caltrans' MUTCD
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #3633
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Atlanta: GA-400 - I-85 - I-75

A trip from the GA-400 south through the various downtowns all the way to the I-285 in the south.

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Freeway system around the Pentagon, Arlington, VA
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I-95 in Springfield, VA
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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #3636
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I-85 not far from the VA state line in NC


Nice pavement... They ought to repave/replace this overpass.
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I-75/I-85 in Atlanta, GA before the I-20 IC
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7.30 am: no sign of congestion on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta.

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GA-400 is busy, but flowing.
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edit: 8.10 am: no problems yet on the connector.
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edit: 8.30 am: Busy, but not jammed traffic.
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I-85 not far from the VA state line in NC
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Nice pavement... They ought to repave/replace this overpass.
It's often quite difficult to replace the pavement on overpasses, right? You see that in the Netherlands as well; smooth motorway, shitty viaducts s
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Stand-alone road number shields are indeed a very useful invention which does not exist in most of Europe. Sometimes when a 2x1 highway becomes an ordinary street, it is hard to be sure you are still following the same route, especially if it bends a lot. Stand-alone shields come handy in this case. At the same time, for interstate motorways I would prefer road numbers on guide/distance signs (as in Europe) because stand-alone shields obviously don't make much sense on interstates.
Another thing that I noticed European roads lack is cardinal direction signage having destination cities only. I have think more than few people get lost because they have no reference as to which cities are east, west, etc.
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