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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2013, 03:54:12 PM »

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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2013, 04:07:02 PM »

Three facts about OK toll roads.

1.) They built some toll barriers under an overpass. It helps keep the toll collector in the shade.

2.) They built many of these same barriers at the bottom of a long grade, causing truck drivers millions of gallons of fuel as well as wasted time to gear up.

3.) Although it was a little traveled road to me, (and apparently used by few others at night,) the Cherokee Turnpike toll barrier eastbound was unmanned after about 10 PM in the 1990's. It required (at the time,) $8.50 to be paid, no bills, and no change other than quarters. This was the toll for a 5 axle truck. I wonder how many others were caught shorthanded, as I generally do not carry 34 quarters with me at all times. To top off this stupidity, no receipt could be issued, which made it sketchy to claim as an expense on taxes. I assume this has been fixed in the last 15-20 years...
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »

A uniqueness of something common...in a non-toll road category:

The NJ four-headed traffic lights, with the combo green/yellow arrow.  Rarely do you see this setup outside of NJ.  Likewise, rarely do you see a 5 headed signal (tower or doghouse) within NJ. Burlington County is the rare exception of an agency that generally uses those 5 headed signals.
No...? There are a ton of doghouses up here.

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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2013, 08:20:48 AM »

A uniqueness of something common...in a non-toll road category:

The NJ four-headed traffic lights, with the combo green/yellow arrow.  Rarely do you see this setup outside of NJ.  Likewise, rarely do you see a 5 headed signal (tower or doghouse) within NJ. Burlington County is the rare exception of an agency that generally uses those 5 headed signals.
No...? There are a ton of doghouses up here.
County or state jurisdiction?
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2013, 12:35:48 PM »

Other than the Panamerican Highway, are there cases of mileage signs for cities it's impossible to drive to?  Such as the distance to Alaska from Patagonia, when there is no road between the two?

was just reading, on a motorcycle forum, about the distance from Magadan to Anadyr in Siberia.  there is a sign.  there isn't a road.

Got a picture of that?
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2013, 12:50:22 PM »


Got a picture of that?

alas no.  go to the ADVrider forum, and look through Colebatch's trip reports - it's in there somewhere.  well worth the look :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987&page=276
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2013, 02:32:32 PM »


Got a picture of that?

alas no.  go to the ADVrider forum, and look through Colebatch's trip reports - it's in there somewhere.  well worth the look :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987&page=276

Wow, I just glanced through briefly and that's astonishing stuff. Don't have time to look at it all now, but thanks for the link.
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2013, 06:07:06 PM »

A uniqueness of something common...in a non-toll road category:

The NJ four-headed traffic lights, with the combo green/yellow arrow.  Rarely do you see this setup outside of NJ.  Likewise, rarely do you see a 5 headed signal (tower or doghouse) within NJ. Burlington County is the rare exception of an agency that generally uses those 5 headed signals.
No...? There are a ton of doghouses up here.
County or state jurisdiction?
More county. State tends to use a combo arrow and do a four-head inline configuration as you point out. But I mean, Essex, Union, Passaic... doghouses abound.

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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2013, 07:38:07 PM »

There used to be: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=36.99368,-94.62254&z=15&t=T

I've read that the tollbooths at the state line were giving Oklahoma a bad image (Welcome to Oklahoma, now pay your toll) so they passed a law (possibly unofficial) saying that no toll booths could be closer than a certain distance (seems like it was 5 or 10 miles) from the state line. 
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Re: Unique about Something Common
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2013, 07:47:35 PM »

There used to be: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=36.99368,-94.62254&z=15&t=T

I've read that the tollbooths at the state line were giving Oklahoma a bad image (Welcome to Oklahoma, now pay your toll) so they passed a law (possibly unofficial) saying that no toll booths could be closer than a certain distance (seems like it was 5 or 10 miles) from the state line.

Short-term memory trick. Reminds me of the old joke about why tolls are almost always paid to leave NJ, ("No one would pay to get in, but everyone is happy to pay to leave NJ!")
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