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Postal ..roadwork..HEY LES!!
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Aprille    Posted 08-10-2004 at 03:48:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
First off..recieve my child's support check..well..HALF of it..seems the postal service out of Concord decided MY child's money was the one to get mutilated this week..lucky us with a shutoff looming!! THEN I am driving to school last week..Pass an upside down Men Working Sign..on Winona Rd Les..and out POPS this OL FARTFACE to yell at me and tell me how he is TRYING to SAVE my life!! So ..what would any self respecting No'thener do?? Thaaat's RIGHT! I open my door and tell him that perhaps if his sign was rightside up this problem would not have occured and that he should cease yelling at me as I could hear HIM JUST fine!! Jeez..the NErve OF some folk...People..if you want us to pay attention..then please..let us know that you are actually THERE instead of HIDING behind a truck and not having your work materials properly set up!! UGHHH!! Am I alone here?/ And Les..heeheehee..did u hear all about this?? AHAHAHAHAH!!

Red Dave    Posted 08-10-2004 at 07:15:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aprille, I think you mis-understood that sign. When the "men working" sign is upside down, it means they are laying on their back, in the shade.

That old fart was just p-o'd 'cause you woke them up.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep yer pretty much alone here if you're thinking that you did something right.
What's the problem with slowing down when you see any obstruction in the road? I witnessed a construction worker being hit by a bronco one day, parts of the bronco and the worker crossed the median and landed on and around my truck.
If I had my way, there wouldn't be any slack for someone that speeds through a construction zone.
Just my opinion,

SusieQ    Posted 08-10-2004 at 17:09:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess it is safe to say that all of the states that have had awful winter, are now working on fixing, repaving.....and our signs are out and flashing here....with signs that say, fines are doubled in work zones. Usually a state police car is around also with his flashing lights. With uneven sides of payment in work zones, it pays to drop the speed down to what signs are telling one, to save lives......have many friends who work for dept. of highways here too.

ron,ar    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
The growing trend here is just the opposite, non- intrusive hiway projects they are called. No reduction in speed required and no lane closures. It's ok but still dangerous. Worse is it gets the public out of the habit of slowing down. I have noticed that most states have gone to double the traffic fines in construction zones, good idea.

JDK    Posted 08-10-2004 at 07:04:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in WI fines and points assessment are doubled in posted"constuction"zones and on major hiways it is not uncommon to see a police cruiser tucked in among the equiptment,however due to the"criteria" ie:posted speed limits etc,most short term mobile utility work is not covered unless an "incident" occurs.I myself find it somewhat shameful that the general motoring public is so full of themselves and their "run-run lifestyle" that they can't allow a couple minutes extra time for those that keep their roads,gas,power,phones working.Another related issue,is the no of police and emergency workers injured by traffic at accident scenes,even though dozens of beacons and flashers can be seen for miles.More and more depts are going to TOTAL road closure at accident scenes just because of this. BTDT

Jet9N    Posted 08-10-2004 at 11:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kind of get POed at the "men working" signs that
are left up over the weekend and holidays when no
one is working. If they lie then how do you know
when thet are real??
Also Construction zone speed limits all winter
long when there is nothing going on.



Salmoneye    Posted 08-10-2004 at 07:03:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the current construction north of Shelburne on Rt7 they set up for 2 days and wrote $60,000 in tickets...2 days...

Slow down ya dang fools...

Off my soapbox...

Ron/PA    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:29:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in PA. on the interstates they quit merging traffic ahead of time. They run them right up to the merge and then force them to merge at the point of lane loss.
It seems wierd, but it brings traffic to a standstill, and makes everyone start from a stop as they enter the work zone.

Butch    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:01:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry April but I am with Les here. Being buzzed by speeders, given the finger, honked at, cussed out and given evil glares for 8-10 hours will bring out the worst in the best of us, Heck just getting my butt buzzed by speeders makes for a tough days work if i dont lift a finger. Yes, I am one of those evil people who fix roads. It make no differance if the sign is the right side up, or if we add a few orange barrels, even flashing lights or a trailer with a radar gun showing people's speeds people still choose to endanger my life and justify it 'cause they are in a hurry. I do share in your anger watching our fine state and county workers loafing on the job, but I slow down so they can go home and see their kids at the end of the day.

Les...I'm assuming    Posted 08-10-2004 at 04:03:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
you mean my tree crew who is working on Winona Rd.

Les    Posted 08-10-2004 at 04:00:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, I haven't heard that yet. But don't expect much sympathy from me. Them guys have to work beside and in the road and most people either ignore their signs, cones and flaggers. Some even speed up.
It's dang dangerous work even without having to put up with people driving dangerously through your work zone.
I'm sure your incident was just one of many that day for them. The guy is in his 70s. He's trying to help his son in his business. Give him a "brake".

Aprille    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:15:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les..I am basically Gramma Moses..heck u've SEEn my car..speeding..HAHAHA! They were WAY on the side and had not even started yet..And I just want to add this in..I respect long as they show the same respect..I like being in the front of a line of people because I hope to set a good example..The fart should try to do the same..and since my ex was hit while a garbage man..I ALWAYS slow if ya go from 25 to 5? No big deal..

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