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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:38 PM   #261
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Minnesota man pleads guilty to DUI in motorized La-Z-Boy

DULUTH, Minn. — A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk.

A criminal complaint says 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.

Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.

Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.


For those of you who don't know what a La-Z-Boy is:
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 10:01 PM   #262
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Can we see the "vehicle"?
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 03:00 AM   #263
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Just search on Youtube

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:11 AM   #264
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Oh, something to get to work. Imagine: more comftortable than Mercedes and it does not need any parking space.

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:58 AM   #265
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You can just stay seated when you arrive and you don't need a seperate office chair!
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 04:10 PM   #266
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Hilarious.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #267
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No speed limit in the whole village?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #268
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It's a stupid place for this sign, but when such a sign is posted in an urban area, it means 50 km/h (in Hungary), not 90 or "no speed limit".
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Old November 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #269
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It means "all previous signs canceled, situation back to normal". Because it comes with a city limit sign, the speed means 50 km/h, like Verso said.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #270
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I know. But they really should to place that sign to a separated pole, because some people may interpret the sign wrongly.

It's here by reason of the construction of the new gas station. I hope they won't forget to get off the sign after the construction. Sadly it's an usual thing in Hungary.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #271
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:00 AM   #272
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Budaörs, Hungary

Funny railroad crossing in Hungary







It's working even now.

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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #273
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Waste of electricity.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #274
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Waste of electricity.
This is in Hattem, the Netherlands, a suburb of Zwolle.

This traffic light is installed, even though the cyclist path has priority

So even when the light was green, you need to stop to give the cyclists priority. As a cyclist, you have priority, but you can stop to push the button and get a green light.

I believe they've turned the installation off now, but they can better remove it.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #275
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So even when the light was green, you need to stop to give the cyclists priority.
Doesn't the bike path get a red light in that case?

A traffic light where both sides have a green light? That doesn't make any sense.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #276
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When the light says green, you don't have to give priority. Lights are ranked higher than signs. It wouldn't surprise me though that cyclists completely ignored that and risked their life by crossing while they're not allowed yet...

Same situation: if there's a STOP sign underneath a traffic light, it's only valid if the traffic light isn't working.

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Old November 29th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #277
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suicyclists

thats good news for everyone
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #278
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suicyclist..
what a word!
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #279
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When the light says green, you don't have to give priority. Lights are ranked higher than signs.
That's true. I found out the light is usually turned off, but can be switched on if the cyclist presses a button, even though he/she has priority anyway.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #280
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That's true. I found out the light is usually turned off, but can be switched on if the cyclist presses a button, even though he/she has priority anyway.
OK, but in that case the light shows either a red light or nothing at all.
Because my understanding was that if the light is green you have the right of way, as Glodenox said before, regardless of the yield sign.

But now I know what you where getting at. The cyclists have the ROW anyway.
A cop handing out tickets to cars that don't stop, once in a while, until people get the idea, might have been a more "cost-efficient" solution.
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