Virginia Using Zig-Zag Road Lines to Slow Motorists

Apr 20, 2009 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: snafu-ed.blogspot.com

Zig-zag lines are being painted intentionally in Virginia in an effort to get drivers to slow down. The 500 feet of Belmont Ridge Road, where it intersects with the Washington and Old Dominion trail in Loudoun County, is a high pedestrian traffic and bicycle traffic area.
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“Purple girl in a purple world”

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Apr 20, 2009
 
Here I was thinking the road crew was on something. It is 420 day after all.
STONIE 59

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Apr 20, 2009
 
YEP THEY ARE. USEING THEM OLD ZIG-ZAG ROLLING PAPERS TO PAINT INBETWEEN THE LINES WITH.AND HERE I THOUGH IT WAS THEM FORMER PA. TURNPIKE WORKERS ENJOYING THERE NEW JOB HERE IN VA. sorry sua.c/k ect.
MeanandNasty

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Apr 20, 2009
 
How are supposed to know if another driver is drunk if he's weaving down the road?

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Apr 20, 2009
 
Depends on how many people are stoned out when they first see that.
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Perhaps Obama can spend 100 Billion on a study to see how zig-zag lines may impact underadvantaged children first.

And Zig-zag lines may upset or confuse drivers and may be especially distracting for women and minorities?

“Running Out Front”

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#6
Apr 20, 2009
 
Lines,lines we don't need any lines.They can't drive between them now,guess this will really screw them up..LOL
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Do what Iraq does, place hidden mines on the road that only explores when a car goes on high speed. That will teach careless drivers to slow down.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/902462/roadside...
Chet

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Geez. As if it isn't hard enough to drive drunk already - and they have to go make it even harder!

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Everybody, lets sine wave at the officer.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
MeanandNasty wrote:
How are supposed to know if another driver is drunk if he's weaving down the road?
that would be me weaving down the road I always follow the lines
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Apr 21, 2009
 
Honey.! Could you please stop taking acid. Your making the dog sick...

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Apr 21, 2009
 
joann in pa wrote:
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that would be me weaving down the road I always follow the lines
no zig zaging weaving would be a double line

“Running Out Front”

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Well now some may go faster trying to make a stright line out of it..

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Apr 21, 2009
 
ha ha ha ha I amuse myself ... dwi test walk this line ha ha ha ha

“Purple girl in a purple world”

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Groovyghoulie wrote:
Depends on how many people are stoned out when they first see that.
It might help them. If stoned drivers are already seeing wavy lines, and the lines are drawn in a way to compensate for that, then it might help them to drive straight.

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Maybe they just had a lot of paint they needed to us up.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
hey, here's a novel idea.......how about just putting a cop car nearby to nail those who don't obey the speed limit?

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Apr 21, 2009
 
just dont get it wrote:
hey, here's a novel idea.......how about just putting a cop car nearby to nail those who don't obey the speed limit?
That is fine if they have enough cops and cars to go around. In this area, they did try leaving cop cars with uniformed mannequins in them. But then they started receiving 911 calls about needing to check on an unresponsive police officer.

Plywood cop cars are another novel solution. I read where a town was too poor to have a police force, so one of the elders made a realistic cop car out of plywood and put it where speeding was the worst. At least it got out of town drivers to slow down. The locals knew the story and were not fazed.
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Purple Gurl wrote:
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That is fine if they have enough cops and cars to go around. In this area, they did try leaving cop cars with uniformed mannequins in them. But then they started receiving 911 calls about needing to check on an unresponsive police officer.
Plywood cop cars are another novel solution. I read where a town was too poor to have a police force, so one of the elders made a realistic cop car out of plywood and put it where speeding was the worst. At least it got out of town drivers to slow down. The locals knew the story and were not fazed.
must have been Rock Ridge.

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#20
Apr 21, 2009
 
But, this would cause tires to be used up faster and lower MPG of vehicle. Do they not care about global warming?

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