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Old 10-29-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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If there's that many cars on the road, streetlights aren't necessary.
I don't expect street lights..
That is why there are headlights..
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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If there's that many cars on the road, streetlights aren't necessary.
If there are that many cars on the road, highbeams aren't necessary either. But that's another issue.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Maybe we need streetlights because of all the morons around here who don't think they need to put their headlights on at all.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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Maybe we need streetlights because of all the morons around here who don't think they need to put their headlights on at all.
Maybe natural selection will weed those people out...
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Maybe natural selection will weed those people out...
I'm more worried about it weeding me out if I don't see them coming.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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So in the past two weeks, three people I know from VB have come down and met with me and they all share my complaints.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I'd rather have reflective paint/more pronounced lane dividers than street lights. Driving around the triangle during/after rain...especially at night....it's almost impossible to see the lines on the road. I've been to other areas where they use "sparkly paint" or use the ground-level reflectors on ALL of the lanes and not just dividing lanes.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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I'd rather have reflective paint/more pronounced lane dividers than street lights. Driving around the triangle during/after rain...especially at night....it's almost impossible to see the lines on the road. I've been to other areas where they use "sparkly paint" or use the ground-level reflectors on ALL of the lanes and not just dividing lanes.
I knew I couldn't be the only one.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: My House
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I'd rather have reflective paint/more pronounced lane dividers than street lights. Driving around the triangle during/after rain...especially at night....it's almost impossible to see the lines on the road. I've been to other areas where they use "sparkly paint" or use the ground-level reflectors on ALL of the lanes and not just dividing lanes.
Yes! My husband and I were just talking about that this week while driving in the rain at night.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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I must say that this thread does have me wondering what's been "missing" from my driving experience given that I've never lived anywhere outside NC and while visiting other cities mostly rely on public transit and/or someone else drives and I don't pay that much attention.

Next time I'm out of state, I'll be sure to pay more attention to the lane markings and number of street signs to try to get a comparison, though the trip I'm taking the soonest is just to SC so I wonder if it's any better/different there.
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