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  • I-270 to have variable speed limits? WTF?

    If the cops are confused, how are we supposed to know what's going on? This makes no sense.


    http://suburbanjournals.stltoday.com...raffic.ii1.txt

    NEW: Enforcing speed limits might be difficult with new I-270 traffic flow system






    By Scott Bandle
    Friday, March 7, 2008 11:06 AM CST


    Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Chief Robert Pruett is concerned about enforcing speed limits after the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) implements variable speed limits on Interstate 270 this spring.

    MoDOT will start using a system in May that changes the speed limits according to the traffic flow on I-270. The change is planned for the entire I-270 corridor from Riverview Drive to Interstate 255. State officials say the new system will maintain the flow of traffic.

    "Don't be surprised in May if the speed limit changes every five minutes," said Pruett at Thursday's meeting of the board of aldermen. "It might be 45 one time, then 50, then 55."He wonders how police can enforce a speed limit that changes every five minutes.

    On March 25, MoDOT will meet with the various law enforcement agencies that patrol I-270. State and police officials will discuss ways to enforce the variable speed limits. One idea includes a high police presence on the interstate. Officials also have suggested that there be a two-week grace period with only warnings issued by police.
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  • #2
    This is crazy. What happens if the speed limit drops and you get clocked right after doing the old speed. You think there might be some lawsuits over this one?


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Parrothead Phan View Post
      This is crazy. What happens if the speed limit drops and you get clocked right after doing the old speed. You think there might be some lawsuits over this one?
      +++

      This seems like a case of the state paying a consultant for some ill advised advice. Just post the set speed as it already exist. It makes it easier for the cops and the drivers.
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      • #4
        How will drivers know when the speed limit has changed? Will there be
        signs every 10 feet or so? This just sounds crazy.

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        • #5
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          • #6
            Here is an idea, let the bitches at MODot be the ones to enforce it....oh wait they can't.

            That is just plum dumb.
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            • #7
              this is fucking stupid

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              • #8
                Sounds like a money grab to me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                  Sounds like a money grab to me.
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                  I'm envisioning video cameras alongside every variable sign...
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                  • #10
                    How can you fight a ticket in court if you were going 55 and it was 45? How will the cops be able to prove what the speed limit was at the time of the speeding? Take their word for it because they wrote it down on the ticket?

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                    • #11
                      never will fly in court

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                      • #12
                        Huh... I don't get it [big shocker there]. Are they implying that the speed limit could change on the same stretch of road based on times and traffic density or are they designating different zones?
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                        • #13
                          That's how I read it....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Demonchildren On Turf View Post
                            That's how I read it....
                            I probably shouldn't be reading after some Hennepin Saison Ale and some Arcadia Hop Rocket. But I guess the whole "traffic flow system" basically spells it out. Someone should do a recount of the chromosones in Jefferson City because that is re. tard. id.
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                            • #15
                              It makes as much sense at HWY (Interstate) 141 having a 45 speed limit......got nailed going 14 over two Sunday's ago...
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