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Re: New York
« Reply #4000 on: March 29, 2019, 08:23:08 AM »

A few nights ago, I came across this sign on US 15 northbound at the NY border.  What's the point of making radar detectors illegal for just bigger vehicles?  I couldn't find anything about the law on Google.
I noticed THIS sign on G.S.V. which was close to yours: https://goo.gl/maps/umm5qb5U6KM2
Now I hope that it happened to be the day the newer blue sign had gone up!  :-D

Hey, thanks for posting that! I've been waiting for years for Street View to drive the new segment of I-99 -- I used to check every so often but hadn't in ages.
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Re: New York
« Reply #4001 on: March 29, 2019, 09:56:03 AM »

A few nights ago, I came across this sign on US 15 northbound at the NY border.  What's the point of making radar detectors illegal for just bigger vehicles?  I couldn't find anything about the law on Google.
As far as I understand:
- radio transmissions are tightly regulated. Bands, frequencies, powers, all that.
-reception of any transmission for legal personal purposes is legal. It comes from Supreme Court decision during WWII when the government tried to block or prohibit German propaganda, and Supreme Court said it is a freedom of speech issue
-reception for illegal purposes is illegal; you cannot listen to police frequency and make sure no officers are nearby to do something bad. Not sure how it works, most likely if you're charged with that bad thing, and they can prove you used radio for that - it is another count.
-When you're driving for work - that is, you need a CDL to do what you do, etc - you're no longer just a private person using constitutional rights. It is much more regulated. I would assume it is difficult to draw a line - e.g. contractors may drive the same pickup truck to the customer and to the grocery store; so it is weight limit.

I may be wrong, but that is my understanding.
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Re: New York
« Reply #4002 on: March 29, 2019, 11:37:19 AM »

The case of Virginia--where use of radar detectors is banned for all drivers, not just commercial vehicle drivers--suggests that there is a way around the constitutional right to receive radio transmissions, probably by classifying the detectors themselves as tools of criminal facilitation (analogous to the doctrine that allows the police to arrest you for carrying burglar's tools).
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Re: New York
« Reply #4003 on: March 29, 2019, 08:02:06 PM »

Looking at that I-99 GSV, it looks like NYSDOT converted that roadway to mileage based exits? Is this just one of those fits and starts things depending on region?
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Re: New York
« Reply #4004 on: March 29, 2019, 08:13:06 PM »

A few nights ago, I came across this sign on US 15 northbound at the NY border.  What's the point of making radar detectors illegal for just bigger vehicles?  I couldn't find anything about the law on Google.

I noticed THIS sign on G.S.V. which was close to yours: https://goo.gl/maps/umm5qb5U6KM2

Now I hope that it happened to be the day the newer blue sign had gone up!  :-D

I noticed that too, but I wasn't sure what thread it would best fit in, so I didn't post it.

Hey, thanks for posting that! I've been waiting for years for Street View to drive the new segment of I-99 -- I used to check every so often but hadn't in ages.

I've been anxiously waiting and checking every so often too!  I think I might have looked at the updated Street View once before within the past few months, but I can't remember for sure.
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Re: New York
« Reply #4005 on: March 29, 2019, 09:03:35 PM »

Looking at that I-99 GSV, it looks like NYSDOT converted that roadway to mileage based exits? Is this just one of those fits and starts things depending on region?
I heard from someone that it was required so the road could be designated/signed as I-99.

The Taconic has also added mile-based numbers and I-84 is converting this year.  As for if/when anything else will convert, who knows.

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Re: New York
« Reply #4006 on: March 29, 2019, 09:08:15 PM »

Looking at that I-99 GSV, it looks like NYSDOT converted that roadway to mileage based exits? Is this just one of those fits and starts things depending on region?
I heard from someone that it was required so the road could be designated/signed as I-99.

The Taconic has also added mile-based numbers and I-84 is converting this year.  As for if/when anything else will convert, who knows.

(personal opinion)

Is this really recent? Google Maps still shows sequential exits on the map itself.
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Re: New York
« Reply #4007 on: March 29, 2019, 09:43:20 PM »

Looking at that I-99 GSV, it looks like NYSDOT converted that roadway to mileage based exits? Is this just one of those fits and starts things depending on region?
I heard from someone that it was required so the road could be designated/signed as I-99.

The Taconic has also added mile-based numbers and I-84 is converting this year.  As for if/when anything else will convert, who knows.

(personal opinion)

Is this really recent? Google Maps still shows sequential exits on the map itself.
I-84 has not yet begun to convert.  Sign plans were released a few months ago.

US 15/I-99 converted at least five years ago.  Why Google still has exit 11 as exit 3, I have no idea.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 09:46:54 PM by vdeane »
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Re: New York
« Reply #4008 on: March 31, 2019, 12:05:28 PM »

Looking at that I-99 GSV, it looks like NYSDOT converted that roadway to mileage based exits? Is this just one of those fits and starts things depending on region?
I heard from someone that it was required so the road could be designated/signed as I-99.

The Taconic has also added mile-based numbers and I-84 is converting this year.  As for if/when anything else will convert, who knows.

(personal opinion)

I'm still thinking the next Interstate New York will see convert to mileage based interchanges will be I-81. Talking with Region 3 a couple of years ago, they said that whatever the outcome of I-81 reconstruction through Syracuse will require a renumbering of exits, and it will be coordinated with all three regions involved to renumber the exits in tandem with that project.

Honestly, I'm surprised I-88 hasn't been renumbered yet. The vast majority of it is in Region 9 and it seems like R9 should be able to handle that, with R1 renumbering their handful of interchanges along that roadway.
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Re: New York
« Reply #4009 on: March 31, 2019, 09:04:34 PM »

Who knows if/when that will actually begin construction, though.
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