PlayaPatrol wrote:... dictates that slower vehicles pull over and let traffic pass. Even if there's no sign telling you to let faster traffic pass. ...
Canoe wrote:With the road/shoulders that washed out,
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks, Volume 17, Issue #38, August 16, 2013
ROAD WORK ON ROUTE 447
Route 447 is the main drag from I-80 to the playa. Most Burners get to Black Rock City via 447. And it has taken a beating this year from a series of flash floods. ...
Please drive slowly and carefully -- the shoulders (verges) are very soft / non existent after being washed away -- and allow extra time for your journey.
PlayaPatrol wrote:Thanks canoe. Like on mountain roads and all two lane roads courtesy and the law dictates that slower vehicles pull over and let traffic pass. Even if there's no sign telling you to let faster traffic pass. Driving below the speed limit will always cause traffic to try to pass you.
gyre wrote:... when practical...
JackRabbitSpeaks wrote:Soft shoulders...
...State Route 447 and the other rural highways have *very* soft shoulders and the chance of getting stuck is much higher than you expect, especially in the soft sands around Pyramid lake. Only pull over if you absolutely have to, and if at all possible only on fully developed gravel shoulders. It's also easy to roll a vehicle if you hit these soft shoulders at high speeds. Be CAREFUL.
JackRabbitSpeaks wrote:Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks, Volume 17, Issue #31 TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC, July 25, 2013
But yeah, transportation and traffic, people. If there's just ONE thing you get out of this JRS, please please let it be this:
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. DON'T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OF INTOXICANTS... OR THAT OTHER KILLER, SLEEPLESSNESS). DON'T SPEED. DON'T PASS CARS ON ROUTE 447. ARRIVE ALIVE.
Was that clear enough? Did it seem emphatic? Cool. We want you to arrive in Black Rock City safely, and return to your other home the same way.
PlayaPatrol wrote:Reader Ive done the drive many times. there are plenty of safe places to pull off. That holds true for other two lane highways. Selfish power tripping slow drivers refuse to pull over, they dont care if a 100 cars are following them. So youll continue to get passed with inches to spare and have to hit your brakes.
Drawingablank wrote:Speaking of the highway north of Fernley - Last year we rented a 30 foot truck. While driving up that road I was doing about 7 mph under the speed limit (much to the annoyance of my son and rideshare) because the truck rode much more comfortably at that speed. Some maniac passed us and nearly had a head on with a big truck.
The youngsters didn't believe me when I said that guy nearly killed himself to get there 10 seconds before us ... but sure enough when we crossed the tracks at Gerlach he was 20 feet in front of us.
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