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Old 08-17-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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That's funny. Many years ago Iowa had dark blue license plates. The joke in South Dakota at the time was if you flunk your driver's test they issue you a blue license plate.
Well not every state's driving exam is as easy as South Dakota's

On a related note, when I lived in Alaska, the locals always prided themselves on having the hardest driving exam of any state. Apparently it take an average of three attempts to pass.

I found it ridiculously easy, got it my first crack with only one missed question. It really helps to read the state driving manuals (and yes, a lot of people are either too lazy or too cocky to read them). A lot of the stuff is the same, but there are some significant differences from state-to-state (i.e. in Alabama you don't have to move over for an ambulance on a two-lane road if it's approaching from the opposite lane, but this would be considered illegal in Iowa).
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:02 AM
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Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Well not every state's driving exam is as easy as South Dakota's

On a related note, when I lived in Alaska, the locals always prided themselves on having the hardest driving exam of any state. Apparently it take an average of three attempts to pass.

I found it ridiculously easy, got it my first crack with only one missed question. It really helps to read the state driving manuals (and yes, a lot of people are either too lazy or too cocky to read them). A lot of the stuff is the same, but there are some significant differences from state-to-state (i.e. in Alabama you don't have to move over for an ambulance on a two-lane road if it's approaching from the opposite lane, but this would be considered illegal in Iowa).

Boy are we getting off subject. Oh well.


The wife of one of my dad's best friends was bragging to her husband and my dad about how she only got one wrong on her driving license test. Her husband said that surprised him. When she rode with him she knew it ALL.

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Old 08-31-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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Illinois is the exception. High taxes and a corrupt governing system.

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That doesn't surprise me in the least. Minnesota does tax fairly heavily, but it also has arguably the highest quality-of-life index in the land (there is a strong correlation between the two, by the way. Massachusetts would be another good example). It's on par with, and perhaps even exceeds, much of Canada. Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin aren't too far behind but MN is a rung above I think.

Southern states generally have both a lower overall tax rate and a lower overall QOL index, but they have absolutely no interest in making that trade-off. Most Southern residents would much prefer to keep more money in their pocket than to entrust it with the government (and who can blame them? Political corruption is a devastating disease in Dixie, too many of the tax dollars for schools, roads, public safety, etc. go in politicians' pockets).
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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The Illinois politicos are so bad that they make Southern states blush.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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You tell you are in Sioux City, you will always spill your coffee. Worst roads ever. They are replacing a part of 7th street. When they get done they will probably have someone come out and knock a few holes in it then patch, so nobody gets confused about where they are.

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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When they get done they will probably have someone come out and knock a few holes in it then patch, so nobody gets confused about where they are.

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Qazulight
Given enough winter weather, Mother Nature will knock a few holes in the pavement.

I'm just now getting around to patching up my driveway for winter.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:59 PM
 
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Given enough winter weather, Mother Nature will knock a few holes in the pavement.

I'm just now getting around to patching up my driveway for winter.
I think it is because Sioux City is built in the Loess Hills which by definition are sand. Imagine getting a solid foundation for a road is next to impossible.

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Qazulight
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:32 AM
Status: "Can athiests get insurance for Acts of God?" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Have to post this as everyone around here with knowledge of this project needs a good laugh. They "claim" that this project has been ongoing since 2004. We all know construction on the interstate through Sioux City has been going on a lot longer than that. What's the city of Sioux City going to do now for revenue? All the big money from their traffic-cams will be going away. Especially the doubling of the fines in construction zones.

https://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Co...QxHFPtTvyHTRXn
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:06 AM
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Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Update on the interstate "project" in Sioux City.

https://kikn.com/crane-becomes-longe...Sfbvup3sWidaVE
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Have to post this as everyone around here with knowledge of this project needs a good laugh. They "claim" that this project has been ongoing since 2004. We all know construction on the interstate through Sioux City has been going on a lot longer than that. What's the city of Sioux City going to do now for revenue? All the big money from their traffic-cams will be going away. Especially the doubling of the fines in construction zones.

https://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Co...QxHFPtTvyHTRXn



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