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Old 01-20-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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Anyone else notice this? I understand that the speed limit drops from 40 to 25 at 8 AM and 3 PM when students are around. So why does this sign freak out when I am going 38 MPH at 9 PM?

I think these stupid signs decrease public safety. If you are going to have a giant blinking yellow sign on a local road, there should be a reason for it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Bad Programming?
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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Bad Programming?
I believe they all do this. At least the ones I encounter on a regular basis.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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So they went with the cheap model...


Here outside Atlanta they have two models,

The 24x7 1 speed over X (and you normally have to be 2 or 3 mph) over limit before it starts blinking @ you.

The Programmed (School Zone kind) M-F Xam to Yam and Xpm to Ypm they blink 1mph over the speed limit, and go to normal speed blink all other hours. (Over the summer the Road Dept. put them in 24x7 Mode, few days after school ends, and few days before school re-starts in August)
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Slightly OT, but I love the speed limit sign on Newark-Jersey City Pike in Kearny just off I-280. The speed limit is 35, yet everyone does at least 50 through there. The sign never stops flashing.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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So they went with the cheap model...


Here outside Atlanta they have two models,

The 24x7 1 speed over X (and you normally have to be 2 or 3 mph) over limit before it starts blinking @ you.

The Programmed (School Zone kind) M-F Xam to Yam and Xpm to Ypm they blink 1mph over the speed limit, and go to normal speed blink all other hours. (Over the summer the Road Dept. put them in 24x7 Mode, few days after school ends, and few days before school re-starts in August)
The ones in my (obviously NJ) town must also have two models because they only blink during school times - 7-9, 2-4.

Edit: Sorry, read what you wrote wrong but I won't delete it in case someone already saw it. What I meant to say is that the models of these blinking speed limit signs in my town only blink when it's school time, no matter how fast you're going. The one I'm thinking of is on a road that is 35 not during school hours and on weekends, but 25 during school hours. The signs nearest the school (it's a long road) say 35 but also written above 35 is something like "25 during school hours" and blinks between 7-9 and 2-4, or what are generally school hours around here, when kids will be coming and going. It blinks to remind you to go 25 at those times.
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