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Old 12-10-2018, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If there was a major accident cops would direct traffic around it and if circumstances warranted it, take control of neighboring intersections as well. Here, it seems they do NOTHING...WHY?!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:43 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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In my vast experience driving 10s of thousands of miles a year in this city, EVERY time the police direct traffic, they make it far worse than leaving things alone.
When the hotels have people directing traffic, jesus, it is BAD.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:19 AM
 
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LOL..I noticed that too. Worse than that I was at a youth football game and when the kids would get hurt it seemed like it took an hour for the coaches to check on the kid.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:40 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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I have come to the conclusion that they just don't give a **** about most anything in this city.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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A 3 lane street with a posted speed limit of 45 is almost like a highway. If they didn't reduce traffic flow by shutting down 1 or 2 lanes, they could not collect the wreckage and evidence to fill out their report.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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A 3 lane street with a posted speed limit of 45 is almost like a highway. If they didn't reduce traffic flow by shutting down 1 or 2 lanes, they could not collect the wreckage and evidence to fill out their report.
Yeah, but who do they think they are slowing down traffic. lol
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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There was a shooting near the corner of Tropicana and Rainbow (road rage) a few years ago. The police stopped traffic on both streets but didn't reroute us. They funneled everyone into a retail parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection. It was in the winter, 7pm, pitch dark. We all drove around like idiots because we didn't know which exit to take and everyone was cutting everyone else off. Finally people just calmed down and we followed civilian "leaders" out of the lot politely.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:47 AM
 
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If there was a major accident cops would direct traffic around it and if circumstances warranted it, take control of neighboring intersections as well. Here, it seems they do NOTHING...WHY?!
For quite awhile under Sherrif Gillespie, Metro didnít even show UP at accident sites unless there was a fatality or serious injury. Or the opportunity to shoot an unarmed citizen. They were quick with that one.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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A 3 lane street with a posted speed limit of 45 is almost like a highway. If they didn't reduce traffic flow by shutting down 1 or 2 lanes, they could not collect the wreckage and evidence to fill out their report.
I've noticed out West that the arterial streets in the newer sections of cities are much wider, straighter, and faster speed limits than in other parts of the country. Las Vegas has the special lighted street signs which are always well maintained. (I-10 in West Houston has these, but the bulbs are never replaced and become dark at night.)

At least in my part of the South, North Houston is becoming more like the west with slightly wider lanes and faster (but darker compared to West Houston) roads. West Houston has the traditional setup of 35 MPH, 4-6 lane with grassy median (median usually gets smaller with more lanes). Westheimer is the only street that is analogous to a typical Las Vegas road, but it gets the special treatment since it's a state highway.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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I've noticed out West that the arterial streets in the newer sections of cities are much wider, straighter, and faster speed limits than in other parts of the country. Las Vegas has the special lighted street signs which are always well maintained. (I-10 in West Houston has these, but the bulbs are never replaced and become dark at night.)

At least in my part of the South, North Houston is becoming more like the west with slightly wider lanes and faster (but darker compared to West Houston) roads. West Houston has the traditional setup of 35 MPH, 4-6 lane with grassy median (median usually gets smaller with more lanes). Westheimer is the only street that is analogous to a typical Las Vegas road, but it gets the special treatment since it's a state highway.
That's because city planners copy highway building code and apply it to city streets. So you get 11 feet or wider lanes and it's a bad design that encourages speeding.
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