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New lower speed limits on Wilson Blvd
  • Rick July 17, 2013 - 6:41 pm #80392 Reply

    I think the best part of this whole mess is that they hung the lower speed limit signs over a week ago and covered them up with black plastic. Today, the signs on Roosevelt/Sycamore/the technical name for the road from East Falls Church to 7 corners was unwrapped. Literally putting the cart before the horse (before they make the horse go slower).

    esmith69 July 18, 2013 - 12:37 pm #80470 Reply

    Has someone actually gotten a ticket from a speed camera by going only 1 mph over the limit?  If so, please post evidence of this.  I’d be very surprised to hear that.

    Swag July 18, 2013 - 12:45 pm #80474 Reply

    Had a buddy who got ticketed for 27 in a 25 once, but his dad was a cop so it got thrown out.

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 12:46 pm #80475 Reply

    In montgomery county there was a guy who got a ticket from one for going LESS than the speed limit.

     

    http://www.wtop.com/41/3381895/Md-man-gets-speed-camera-ticket-after-driving-under-the-limit

     

    And yes, in DC you will get one for doing 1 mph above the speed limit. 1-10 over the limit is the same fine, so there is no difference between doing 9 (or 10) mph over and 1 over. You get the same $50 fine, which used to be $75 because so many people were complaining about it.

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm #80490 Reply

    @NS wrote, there was a guy who got a ticket from one for going LESS than the speed limit.”

    Ummm, not quite.  The driver  did not receive a ticket for driving less than speed limit. He mistakenly received a ticket for going 53 in 35 mile zone.  There was human error screwup that mistakenly sent him a ticket that should have gone to the speeding car.  The guy who mistakenly received the ticket, just happened to be going one mile under the speed limit at the time as documented by the same speed camera.

    Of course, you meant your posting to be a joke, right?

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 1:42 pm #80500 Reply

    In MD, 95 is now a permanent “work zone”. They spend a LOT of money putting in the “work zone speed limit” signs that look just as permanent as normal speed limit signs. Do you think they will even declare it not a work zone or would htey lose too much money?

    CourthouseChris July 18, 2013 - 1:51 pm #80502 Reply

    You seem to claim a lot of knowledge of signage costs. Please do share with us how much it costs to put up a sign if you planning on continuing to assert that a lot of money is spent on doing so.

    Chris Slatt July 18, 2013 - 2:15 pm #80514 Reply

    If the county wanted ticket revenue they could just ticket people under our existing speed limits.  It’s not like we lack for speeding.

    Anonymous July 18, 2013 - 2:18 pm #80515 Reply

    Wait – NS told the facts wrong, or failed to read his own link?

    Not surprising. Surprising that he’s a lawyer though.

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 2:20 pm #80516 Reply

    In Washington DC, the Washington Monument is now a permanent “Closed for Repairs”  zone.  They spend a LOT of money putting in the “Under Repair” signs that look just as permanent as the normal “Tour Starts Here” signs. Do you think they will even [sic] declare it not under repair or would they lose too much money?

    halj July 18, 2013 - 2:20 pm #80517 Reply

    Do you think they will even declare it not a work zone or would htey lose too much money?

    I assume they lose money having to pay those workers hazard pay like fat cat policeman and fireman.  Unless they should work for the love of I-95.

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 2:27 pm #80526 Reply

    Funny given whenever I drive on 95 in that work zone i never see anyone working, nor even equipment there. However they do have the speed cameras there.

    halj July 18, 2013 - 2:29 pm #80528 Reply

    Perhaps they work during off hours so as not to inconvenience fine folks and yourself.

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 2:31 pm #80530 Reply

    @ sansabelt wrote, “Wait - NS told the facts wrong, or failed to read his own link?”

    On ARLnow forums, there was a poster who was always ranting and raving about liberal Democrats and deniers of reality. Other readers spent time attempting to reply with rational answers to further the discussion. Do you think the original poster would change his mode of behavior and be a productive participant? Do you think it’s possible, or would the poster not want to lose all the attention he is given?

     

    Anonymous July 18, 2013 - 2:34 pm #80531 Reply

    “Perhaps they work during off hours so as not to inconvenience fine folks and yourself.”

    Yes, working nights, in a hard, dangerous job. NS probably thinks they are overpaid anyway.

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