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--- Quote from: hbelkins on March 08, 2023, 07:53:11 PM ---This one's been around forever and it still amuses me.

2023 TN-AL Trip Photos Day 3 - 165 by H.B. Elkins, on Flickr

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What part is redundant?

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I guess they REALLY wanted to be sure you know that this is a reservoir of water, and not a reservoir of electric charge or banana pudding.

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If it is indeed "Lake" that's considered redundant here, I don't have an issue with it. "Nolin Reservoir" is a bit wide for one line and looks awkward on two lines, so this is actually my preference, at least aesthetically.

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They could have used the official Corps name for the reservoir, Nolin River Lake, to really befuddle people.  Is it a river or a lake?  It's a reservoir!

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Many of the lakes in that part of the state are known by the rivers they're on -- Barren River, Green River, Rough River, etc. In my youth I remember Nolin being called Nolin River Reservoir; or in the alternative, Nolin Lake. It's pronounced "no-lynn" in case anyone wonders.


--- Quote from: CovalenceSTU on March 09, 2023, 01:35:09 AM ---Saved this one from r/IdiotsInCars a while back. Proof that redundancy isn't always effective :)

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Kind of off-topic, kind of related:

This reminds me that there is no sign for not "blocking the box" here in Japan, and in fact entering intersections even when the other side is blocked is actually very common. Drivers on the perpendicular road are basically expected to just put up with it.

Here is an example of a busy three-way intersection below. Even though the receiving roadways to the left and center are both full, drivers still pull out into the intersection regardless. If a gap doesn't come, they just hang out in the junction while it's red and turn or continue straight whenever the opportunity arises, only yielding to cars that have a green light and pedestrians. Obviously more caution is exercised at four-way intersections.

Jagaru West Junction at Rush Hour by Jacob Root, on Flickr

In case it isn't obvious, an added lane from I-581 will be coming in on the left side (posted 3 times in a row).,-79.99696,3a,28.8y,223.01h,86.96t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sbVpMiE6NYdIakJEQrHW7DQ!2e0!5s20211201T000000!7i16384!8i8192

It appears this was posted before as a merge sign when the left lane did not continue and simply merged... perhaps then 3 signs may have been necessary to alert motorists with redundancy, but now that it is an added lane condition where the lane continues, I'm not so sure it's necessary.

I wonder if these count. Two signs for I-90 west Seattle in Ellensburg:

That sign by the tree directly at the westbound freeway entrance didn't used to be there, and the sign in front of the power pole on the right was also different, as it also included I-90 east for Spokane:

is parking allowed here?,-82.364146,3a,75y,335.78h,83.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjy6vrSjftjuHN5336KB56A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


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