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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4475 on: September 30, 2019, 11:07:41 AM »

I was not able to get a picture, but some signs on VA 6 in Goochland County were replaced, and some of the VA 310 shields ended up becoming SR 310 shields instead.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4476 on: October 02, 2019, 09:23:58 AM »

Just found this nice install while perusing around a Street View link:



Curious as to how someone would even make that maneuver.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4477 on: October 02, 2019, 09:31:14 AM »

Clearly, it's just warning oncoming traffic that U-turns are prohibited from the other direction. :)
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4478 on: October 02, 2019, 01:44:19 PM »

Clearly, it's just warning oncoming traffic that U-turns are prohibited from the other direction. :)

No, no, it's regulatory.  It's telling you not to do a U-turn there on your way back.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4479 on: October 03, 2019, 03:11:17 AM »

Is that regulatory sign common in MI? The one about completing turns after traffic clears?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4480 on: October 03, 2019, 09:01:27 AM »

Do people really just sit in the middle of the intersection if the light turns red? I mean, I can believe that someone would be that dumb, but… enough people dumb enough to require a sign?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4481 on: October 03, 2019, 03:14:08 PM »

Is that regulatory sign common in MI? The one about completing turns after traffic clears?

I've been around MI a lot, and can't say I've ever seen that top sign. This should be used instead:



Do people really just sit in the middle of the intersection if the light turns red? I mean, I can believe that someone would be that dumb, but… enough people dumb enough to require a sign?

Sometimes, yes, it takes people a while to figure out that the light actually changed. Better yet, there's always the people who sit at the line while the light's green when they should be pulling forward looking for an opportunity to turn, or at the very least claiming a spot for them (and sometimes someone behind) to turn once the light does change.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4482 on: October 04, 2019, 09:54:24 PM »

Seen on my travels a couple weeks ago: this sign on westbound OK 32 near Lebanon informs the driver that it's 12 miles to OK 775. But there is no such route; that should read SH-77S — the letter S, not the digit 5.

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4483 on: October 05, 2019, 02:25:05 AM »

Is that regulatory sign common in MI? The one about completing turns after traffic clears?

I've been around MI a lot, and can't say I've ever seen that top sign. This should be used instead:

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I'm guessing that sign may have been used at one point, but they swapped it out? Either way, pretty cool sign, and might be helpful in areas where drivers don't always pull forward (and hang out behind the line).

Do people really just sit in the middle of the intersection if the light turns red? I mean, I can believe that someone would be that dumb, but… enough people dumb enough to require a sign?

Sometimes, yes, it takes people a while to figure out that the light actually changed. Better yet, there's always the people who sit at the line while the light's green when they should be pulling forward looking for an opportunity to turn, or at the very least claiming a spot for them (and sometimes someone behind) to turn once the light does change.

Michigan could benefit from some more left-side post-mounted signals. Sometimes when you pull forward, you can't see the signal. You're obviously watching oncoming traffic, so the overhead light is mostly out of your peripheral vision. This isn't a problem in MN but would be an issue in other states like MI.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4484 on: October 05, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »

Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4485 on: October 05, 2019, 11:37:46 PM »

Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4486 on: October 06, 2019, 12:02:23 AM »

Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9
And what are they enforcing by radar?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4487 on: October 06, 2019, 01:32:47 PM »

Michigan could benefit from some more left-side post-mounted signals. Sometimes when you pull forward, you can't see the signal. You're obviously watching oncoming traffic, so the overhead light is mostly out of your peripheral vision. This isn't a problem in MN but would be an issue in other states like MI.

I would very much agree. In cases where the signal is not visible if you pull up, I can understand people staying back. However, where I'm at in Illinois (the land of slapping up 6 or more signal heads for each direction), people don't have that excuse.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4488 on: October 06, 2019, 11:39:50 PM »

Michigan could benefit from some more left-side post-mounted signals. Sometimes when you pull forward, you can't see the signal. You're obviously watching oncoming traffic, so the overhead light is mostly out of your peripheral vision. This isn't a problem in MN but would be an issue in other states like MI.

I would very much agree. In cases where the signal is not visible if you pull up, I can understand people staying back. However, where I'm at in Illinois (the land of slapping up 6 or more signal heads for each direction), people don't have that excuse.

Totally. And in BC, it's a not a problem either. Very similar standards to Illinois, minus the near-side stop-line signal that is common in most of Illinois. No matter how far you pull forward, there's always a signal on the left. BC puts theirs at the same level as the pedestrian head, so it's even more visible:

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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4489 on: December 01, 2019, 04:44:56 PM »

Clearly, it's just warning oncoming traffic that U-turns are prohibited from the other direction. :)
For real, or sarcasm?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4490 on: December 02, 2019, 01:52:08 AM »

Clearly, it's just warning oncoming traffic that U-turns are prohibited from the other direction. :)
For real, or sarcasm?

Perhaps take a hint from the smiley.
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4491 on: December 02, 2019, 02:04:38 AM »

Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9

That sign went up when it was a construction area, and was left there after it completed.  Made no sense to have it there then or now.  My guess is a speed limit sign is supposed to be there.  You wonder how this stuff happens, maybe they see it as a joke?
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4492 on: December 02, 2019, 10:56:00 PM »

Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9

That sign went up when it was a construction area, and was left there after it completed.  Made no sense to have it there then or now.  My guess is a speed limit sign is supposed to be there.  You wonder how this stuff happens, maybe they see it as a joke?

Idk, most states enforce their divided highways by radar. /s
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Re: Erroneous road signs
« Reply #4493 on: December 03, 2019, 12:04:58 PM »



Can anyone explain why a divided highway sign would be placed in this location on the shoulder on I-405 South?

https://goo.gl/maps/AsiqjnXjsfijC7Co9

That sign went up when it was a construction area, and was left there after it completed.  Made no sense to have it there then or now.  My guess is a speed limit sign is supposed to be there.  You wonder how this stuff happens, maybe they see it as a joke?

Idk, most states enforce their divided highways by radar. /s

White rectangles = Regulatory signs.

Therefore I can only assume that people are not allowed to drive on the left side of the freeway there, and such is enforced by radar detection.  It's the only answer that makes sense.
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