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Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:53:05 PM »

So im on Vacation in Florida & I notice these signs in Las Olas. Those of you know I live in Delaware now, But i am originally from Florida. I did not put this topic in the Florida thread because it can be used to put other signs or road items you’ve never seen before.

There are two signs that were different, the first one was a regular “pedestrian crossing” sign but it had something on that should be in more cities due to the bigger alcohol presence in cities & tourists attractions



The 2nd is a speed monitor sign & it shows a smiley face when you do the speed limit. It is the most interesting & happy thing I’ve ever seen used on a road




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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 10:07:22 PM »

^^ As happy as an old Kentucky license plate?

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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 10:12:34 PM »

^^ As happy as an old Kentucky license plate?

Now that is a happy license plate..... unlike the state. 


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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 10:48:50 AM »


Kentucky

happy ... unlike the state. 

FWIW, Kentucky ranks #44 out of the 50 states according to a recent study on happiness.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 12:47:17 PM »

I think the pedestrian sign was modified to have the cocktail glass by someone other than the DOT.

I'm guessing that the smiley face is intended to remove the tendency of some drivers to want to see how high they can get the number on the screen.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 02:17:01 PM »

I'm guessing that the smiley face is intended to remove the tendency of some drivers to want to see how high they can get the number on the screen.

In my experience, it is much more common for drivers to see how low they can get the number. Maybe they are curious to see if it does fractions or decimals once you fall below 10 mph.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 02:22:08 PM »

I'm guessing that the smiley face is intended to remove the tendency of some drivers to want to see how high they can get the number on the screen.

In my experience, it is much more common for drivers to see how low they can get the number. Maybe they are curious to see if it does fractions or decimals once you fall below 10 mph.

I was standing near one watching cars go by, waiting for the bus. The limit was 30, which almost nobody exceeded due to heavy traffic. If a car was going under 20, it wouldn't show anything at all, probably so that it won't display the speed of things other than cars, such as someone running on the side of the road.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 02:33:09 PM »

We have a speed sign like that near work that does the smiley face and also reads SLOW DOWN with the number for speeds above a cutoff.  Looks slightly different but appears to be the same product.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 12:28:10 PM »


Kentucky

happy ... unlike the state. 

FWIW, Kentucky ranks #44 out of the 50 states according to a recent study on happiness.
Thats pretty low isn’t it?


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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 12:30:27 PM »

I think the pedestrian sign was modified to have the cocktail glass by someone other than the DOT.

I'm guessing that the smiley face is intended to remove the tendency of some drivers to want to see how high they can get the number on the screen.
There were two of these signs the other one was at the other side of the cross walk with the same Cocktail glass & in person the Cocktail glass matches the sign & Dot Color. I believe FLDOT made these unique signs.


That could be a reason, most people ignore the signs anyway. I think the smiley face is a reward for driving safe.


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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 01:10:09 PM »

^^ As happy as an old Kentucky license plate?


These license plates were very unpopular throughout Kentucky.   That short-lived era (less than 3 years) saw a huge increase in the use of specialty plates to avoid having them.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 02:02:01 PM »


FWIW, Kentucky ranks #44 out of the 50 states according to a recent study on happiness.

Thats pretty low isn’t it?

Figured that out, did ya?
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 02:03:14 PM »


FWIW, Kentucky ranks #44 out of the 50 states according to a recent study on happiness.

Thats pretty low isn’t it?

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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 03:32:43 PM »

I'm guessing that the smiley face is intended to remove the tendency of some drivers to want to see how high they can get the number on the screen.

In my experience, it is much more common for drivers to see how low they can get the number. Maybe they are curious to see if it does fractions or decimals once you fall below 10 mph.

Some of them in Massachusetts "thank you for driving safely" if you're below the limit. Also real 'safe' when it thanks me doing 15 in a 40 zone on a bicycle, as if that speed in a car for that road was be safe.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 10:14:30 PM »

Until just a very few short years ago, I had never before seen an 'I-41' sign in the wild.

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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 05:26:44 PM »

Yesterday I saw this assembly.  I'm familiar with the practice of putting block numbers on street signs, but this is the first time I've seen address ranges in each direction pointed out.  This is on a county road in a fairly rural area.  It's useful information.  I would assume this is common, but around here, on rural roads the blocks are defined by distance rather than intersections.  Likewise the address numbers assigned aren't consecutive, but are based on the distance between the houses.  That way if the area starts to fill in there are numbers available to use.

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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 05:48:26 PM »

There are two signs that were different, the first one was a regular “pedestrian crossing” sign but it had something on that should be in more cities due to the bigger alcohol presence in cities & tourists attractions

While I was an undergraduate in the SF Bay Area (roadgeek hint: only university campus crossed by an Interstate freeway), I saw a similar modified pedestrian sign. There, black electrical tape was used to add a hat on the pedestrian, a briefcase in one hand, and a gun in the other.

Long gone, alas, and I didn't even have a camera when I was there more than four decades ago.
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Re: Signs never seen before (Life Edition)
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2019, 06:08:28 PM »

(roadgeek hint: only university campus crossed by an Interstate freeway)

Not the only one. Georgia Tech in Atlanta is crossed by I-75/85.
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