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Square Black Plates in Road

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Genco, May 3, 2007.

  1. Genco

    Genco Member

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    What are the small square black plates that are in the road on Waxpool by the apartments and then on the other side of Waxpool after you cross over the Greedway?
     
  2. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    My wife and I were just talking about that yesterday!

    They're small 1-foot/1-foot black squares, slightly elevated, with bright orange 'nubs' sticking out. They're usually in pairs, offset by about 5-10 feet. They appear to be randomly 'deployed', not really keeping any sort of consistent distance between each set.

    We found some on Waxpool behind Verizon also...
     
  3. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Please to be ignoring ze new devizez ve haff deployed. Zey are not uff your concerrrrnnnn. Mooff along, zere izz nozing uff interezzt here for you to zeeee.
     
  4. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    that is too funny.... I had a ton of fun just saying that! And really, are these something new? I drive there every day and am not sure what you are talking about.
     
  5. latka

    latka Active Member

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    I believe they are Tibby cameras.
     
  6. jjenkins

    jjenkins New Member

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    HAHA!! That's funny.
     
  7. kris

    kris New Member

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    LOL...Very funny.
     
  8. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Yea, they're new; just noticed them in the past few days...
     
  9. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    new traffic survey?
     
  10. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Could be, but that would seem like an expensive way to conduct one...

    I'm tempted to take a walk with a hammer and chisel one evening this week :whistle:
     
  11. brim

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    Take a picture of one...these sound new to me.
     
  12. sds

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    my guess is they are test holes for utility digs.
     
  13. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Lemme wait for traffic to die down a bit; I don't want to be known as "that moron with the camera on Waxpool who was standing in the middle of the road" :D
     
  14. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    yeah, you could get tibbied so watch out!
     
  15. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Couldn't make it out there tonight; had to deal with some 'troublesome' users trying to register here, and there were a couple things I needed to get done around the house. I'll try to get some pictures Saturday, unless someone else can take some and post them here before then...

    The mystery continues...
     
  16. momof2

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    They are called stealth pads. They are electronic devices used by the police to measure traffic speed. They will capture info such as speed, time of day, etc. Generally, they are used on roadways on which the police department has received complaints for speeding.
     
  17. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    A search on Google for 'stealth pads speeding' has a report from Montgomery County referencing these stealth pads...

    Looks like momof2 solved the mystery!!!

    Thanks!

    (I'll still get some pictures over the weekend for folks who are curious what they look like)
     
  18. gryphon

    gryphon Banned User

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    So, big brother is in the Broadlands? If this leads to few #&^!% drivers, then I will be happy.
     
  19. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Yezzz... Birbrodder izz ineedin ze BroadLandzzzz. U Voud do vell to keeep ze loooo profile, Yez? May I ze your papaerz????
     
  20. Mr Rogers

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    One must assume that a speed trap is just around the corner! ;)
     

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