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I 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?
http://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.