Bay Bridge Sue wrote:atomosk wrote:I am a local. I grew up on that highway... the people from California stopping at gas stations and restaurants and saying things like, "thank you for being here for us," ... " shows a shitty mindset with a hint of unintentional condescension...
Wow. Growing up also in rural Nevada, I never took a compliment as condecending... I'll remember, next time I gas up or stop an grab some chow or a drink at Brunos to give them a hearty Fuck You Assholes, rather than my customary smile and thanking them for putting up with us and engaging them in decent conversation. Or would pissing on the Nixon gas pump and telling the folks working the store to kiss my ass be more appropriate?
Yeah, there IS a mean libertarian streak that runs thru Nevada Cowboy Country (which I love dearly), but there's also an old fashioned courtesy and politeness that I only hope rubs off on the visitors coming thru. I don't think someone expressing a common courtesy is being condesceding... I think, instead, they may be "getting it". Fuck, I hope so... it's what I noticed. Even most of the jaded city types change, esp. by Exodus. Sorry you don't see that.
Anyway... since, due to my employer, I currently have California plates on my vehicles. I must be the most hated bitch in all of NW Nevada, right? Gak...
Kinetic V wrote:The no passing zone sign idea...unenforceable for the most part, and there's no budget to pay for the signs or the manpower to install them.
More aggressive enforcement? Possible, but where do you make a safe traffic stop? The areas that are safe are already scoped out and used.
The answer to this is not more laws, signs, calling *NHP (although if the driver is a total ass I will take their plate and call in a complaint when I get cell coverage), it's about education and awareness.
Every year in Exodus, I see a trailer/truck so badly loaded I take a picture. I'll post this year's loser when I get the laptop out.
FIGJAM wrote:It should'nt be that hard to put 55mph signs over the 70mph signs, and on the same post under those signs, a yellow no passing sign.
Turnip wrote:I'll never understand these people's "Hurry up and wait in line" mindset.
We're all driving to the same inevitable wait in line. At least the active driving part isn't as agonizing as inching along in line. The faster you actually drive TO the line, the longer you'll be WAITING in line.
But this isn't true. You will not wait longer in line if you go there faster, unless the line is shrinking at the time you are driving. If the line is growing while you are driving, you will wait longer in line if you get there later. It's the change in line duration, nothing to do with your speed.
And alas, even though you might wish it not to be so, passing does get somebody there sooner. On the highway, vehicles have a headway of 2 seconds when packed (double that for rvs and trucks) to longer when not so tightly packed. However, the gate does not process vehicles at a rate of one very 2 seconds, so yes, every vehicle you pass will reduce your time in line.
Timezone LaFontaine wrote:FIGJAM wrote:It should'nt be that hard to put 55mph signs over the 70mph signs, and on the same post under those signs, a yellow no passing sign.
Thanks for taking this project on. You've got the right attitude to make it a success!
some seeing eye wrote:In the spirit of more specific suggestions, extend a 2 week BM FM & web radio station over the 75 miles of 447, S of Gerlach. Broadcast gate/transit times, chill messages and music/interviews, inbound and outbound. Factual information showing dangerous driving will not save time, which works against the intuition almost everyone has that it does. Accident & other info from highway patrol, covering all the way to Sac, LV, Alturas. BMIR - a good project for you, separate programming than on playa BMIR - chill music only dudes!
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