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Driving in Grand Forks
NoiseInsideMyHead posted a topic in CommunityI looked back several years and did not see a one-place-fits-all thread for driving, traffic, construction, etc., so have at it, boys and girls! Saw this at the Herald's website just now, http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4092767-police-beefing-traffic-enforcement-gateway-drive There are only a couple of possibilities here: (1) people are scofflaws, or (2) the posted speed limits are too low. Don't know about you, but I vote (2). Gateway/Hwy 2 is, in addition to being a designated U.S. highway, a divided, limited access arterial road with smooth pavement, a level surface, wide shoulders, raised median, and good visibility. In other words, it's good for 45-50 mph, easy. I always understood that traffic data tending to show a disproportionate amount of speeding was used to evaluate speed limits and (gasp) sometimes even raise them to conform with reality. Yet, the GFPD's knee-jerk response here is to "beef up traffic enforcement on Gateway Drive." I'm shaking my head at this one. Revenue over common sense? Thoughts?
Speed Limit Up to 80 in SD
NoiseInsideMyHead posted a topic in Communityhttp://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/s-d-highway-patrol-to-strictly-enforce-new-mph-speed/article_ff709a85-ba4e-576f-99e2-0493a415b7a1.html Anybody else know this was coming? I found this quote from the article to be…um, interesting: Because those extra 2 mph really do make a difference.