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Waxpool speed limit change

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by vacliff, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I noticed some new speed limit signs on Waxpool. Speed limit is now 40 instead of 35. Truro Parish is still 35, however.
     
  2. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    I did not know that there were any "40mph" zones here. It seems that it is either 35 or 45.

    I will have to watch that and I am sure that there will be a police officer "just hanging around" the area with the new $peed limit zone.
     
  3. jjenkins

    jjenkins New Member

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    I saw the sign yesterday and thought it was 45.
     
  4. Brassy

    Brassy Hiyah

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    the speed limit going by Verizon on waxpool is all of a sudden 45 - once you pass the homes on the right. It's about time.
     
  5. quailpond06

    quailpond06 New Member

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    Now if only we could get Shellhorn between Ryan Park Shopping Center and the LCP raised to 45 as well...
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    As long as we're on the subject of speed limits, the limit on Ashburn Village Blvd. between Farmwell and Route 7 was changed last week to 40MPH.
     
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    So the backstory is...

    Is VDOT that incompetent that it took how many years to fix a rediculous speed limit on that section of waxpool, or was there a specific reason for the change?

    It's ashame they didn't carry it through to the stop sign.

    On that note.. there was yet another accident at the intersection in front of the broadlands sign when I just drove past a few mins ago. Nothing like brand new interchanges that are flawed from the start.

    Maybe by the time our kid's kids learn to drive Virginia will have figured out how to build interchanges without requiring a 4 way stop sign.
     
  8. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    It's now 45mph between Regency and Waxpool/Farmwell.
     
  9. Silly Yak

    Silly Yak Member

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    I saw it too. How does that happen? They were both well into the intersection, and one of them was driving a friggin Suburban!
     
  10. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I only saw the aftermath.. but both intersections on that overpass are miserable considering the high driving standards (hahahah) our area drivers demonstrate.

    We are surrounded by selfish, wreckless drivers... running on roads which appear to be planned by 3rd graders who only get an allowance when their uncle dev comes by to visit.

    Its ashame when I look back to the rural area I grew up in as having better drivers and roads then one of the richest areas in the country.
     
  11. merky1

    merky1 Member

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    I read an interesting article on how the increase of signage actually has decreased the populations ability to drive. Basically it lowers the level of thought people put into driving, expecting the signs to do it for them.

    So basically, living in rural parts, with blind corners and the crazy drunk neighbor up the road made us more alert and aware of our surroundings.
     
  12. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I'm always amazed at the number of accidents in the most unlikely places. Like anything on a 25MPH road that causes more than just a small amount of damage. Obviously, people just don't pay attention to their driving.

    Frankly, I drive through the intersection by the Broadlands sign near Southern Walk fairly frequently (although not daily) and it doesn't seem like an especially dangerous intersection. If people would just be kind enough to actually stop at the stops signs there I don't see the problem. Please feel free to correct me if there are blind spots because of the overpass or something because there must be something up there.

    And don't be like my husband and choose driving through an intersection as the time to futz around with the XM radio or anything else. Wait until you're on a straightaway with few cars around you. :rolleyes3:
     
  13. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    I always wonder if slow speed limits cause more accidents.

    Take for instance 25 Mph zones. At that speed, I wonder if it is more likely that the driver will be more easily distracted from the driving.

    I know that when I drive at 25 Mph I have to take special pains to remain focused on driving or my mind will wander and I start looking more at the houses than the road.
     
  14. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    back in the day people cared more about their neighbors and weren't so wrapped up in their own tiny little worlds. driving was all you did in a car, not texting, phone conversations, reading newspapers and programming navs. there were also 2 little things called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY snd SHAME that motivated people to behave better in public.
     
  15. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    There are times when some good old fashioned shame would do wonders for some people's characters. :pofl:
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    followed up by a caning or a sign around the neck advertising their offense, should shame in and of itself not suffice!
     

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    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    Kinky! :clap:
     
  18. neo_mra_ct

    neo_mra_ct New Member

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    I sometimes wonder why some of you post single word responses or tidbits of info with no real content to the conversation. Are you just posting because you want to see your name online or do you truly have no life.

    Remember, you all said, "thick skin", remember...

    Try and contribute a little more, I think your new and old neighbors would appreciate it.
     
  19. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    Probably for the same reason other people write posts complaining about other people's posts.

    I think it is called "freedom of speech" and it used to be the latest thing back when we honoured that quaint piece of paper called the Constitution. :pofl:
     
  20. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Just like your post does not add to this conversation????? ;)

    It is because a lot of us here use the forums for information AND entertainment.
     

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