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 on: Today at 11:17:55 AM 
Started by andy3175 - Last post by 74/171FAN
Well this crash on CA 118 just showed up in my feed.  I am unsure where to post it.

 on: Today at 11:17:01 AM 
Started by 1 - Last post by oscar
I-37 => the new I-587 in North Carolina:

 on: Today at 11:11:23 AM 
Started by 1 - Last post by 7/8
IN 37 to I-37 (on US 281 at I-35 in San Antonio, TX):

 on: Today at 11:07:34 AM 
Started by 1 - Last post by formulanone
Surgically removing a three for Indiana 37:

 on: Today at 10:59:13 AM 
Started by flaroads - Last post by formulanone
Heh, someone in Florida figured out what a reverse jug handle is: https://goo.gl/maps/gdYZ4DBoBWLc8yto9

All that is missing is the "ALL TURNS FROM RIGHT LANE" sign.

I live near that reverse jug handle but fortunately never made a turn there. Going eastbound on Atlantic Blvd you would have to go through the traffic light and then turn in the jug handle and then go through the same light Lyons Rd. Broward County roads are interesting.

I also used to live about 20 minutes away from it, and tried all of the loops just for "fun", since they're anomalies. I think I tried the westbound Atlantic onto southbound Lyons ramp exactly once.

Lyons Road also has that reverse contraflow turn lane at Sawgrass a few miles to the north, which is also a weird feature.

 on: Today at 10:55:31 AM 
Started by Hurricane Rex - Last post by formulanone
The claimed "1073" is actually a valid 1072 with a typo in the description. 1073 is next.

I slipped...

 on: Today at 10:51:40 AM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by GaryV
I never tell people I'm from Detroit, because I'm not. I may say I'm from metro Detroit or from SE Michigan.

I'll use my particular suburb name if people need to know it. In most cases I won't use the suburb name online because people don't need to know it and I don't want my exact location known to any nefarious characters.

 on: Today at 10:50:43 AM 
Started by geek11111 - Last post by kphoger
You'd probably have to change the plate to the European size, which the bulk of cars in the US can fit. You wouldn't need the extra height of current US plates, since the state name wouldn't need to be at the top any more, and the extra width of the European plates would help with the extra characters.

That said, I'm not sure this is a good idea due to the length of the numbers. 

For what it's worth, license plates in Chile are roughly 5.1 x 14.2 inches.  That's approximately 18% longer than US plates, and slightly less tall.

 on: Today at 10:50:13 AM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by 1995hoo
What I really hate is when someone ... blocks ... houses' driveways ...

But otherwise ... I've never understood the objection to someone else parking in front of one's house. It's a public street with limited spaces, so first-come, first-served.

Agreed on both counts.

As to the editing on the first sentence, I worded my comment the way I did for a particular reason. Moving trucks are big trucks and in my neighborhood, there is no way to park a moving truck without blocking more than one driveway unless the truck is parked in the middle of the street that leads in and out (but that would be worse due to obstructing traffic and requiring the movers to carry stuff a considerably longer distance). I have no problem, in principle, with blocking driveways in that limited situation—people have to move and the movers have to do their job—and that's why I specifically referred to it being a serious annoyance when nobody alerts the neighbors to move their cars before the movers set up shop and block driveways. My home office is on the back side of the house, so I don't necessarily hear a moving truck out front and that's why it would be nice to be told a truck is going to be out there.

But if it's not physically necessary for a truck to block someone else's driveway (say, a workman uses a van or a pickup), then there is no excuse for blocking someone else's driveway regardless of whether it's more "convenient" for the workman. Your job does not take priority over my access to or from my driveway.

 on: Today at 10:48:43 AM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by CtrlAltDel
Essentially, what's happening is that "Chicago" can mean the "Northeastern Illinois Area" or the "City of Chicago," and potentially a number of gradations in between.

There does seem to be a hard line, however, at the state line, doesn't there?  I could be mistaken, but I think people in Hammond are more likely to say "northwest Indiana", whereas people in Calumet City are more likely to say "Chicago".  Same thing for Kenosha.

There is definitely a "Desire for Affiliation" factor as well, and that clearly affects the sports teams mentioned in the OP.

That said, as far as people go, I don't know what Northwest Indiana people say when asked where they are from by people who aren't familiar with the area. And I wonder if there's a point where "Desire for Affiliation" fades in light of "Necessity of Affiliation," as it were, when the unfamiliarity passes a certain point.

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