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Old 10-04-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It's no fun if you don't let us make stuff up!
For some it keeps it interesting. The thing is once the facts are established they keep on going on the same beaten path.
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Thanks for doing that homework. I considered replying, to the post that insinuated this was only a Tampa Bay area problem, but didn't want to bother.....
I would welcome seeing your response to the post that insinuated it is a Tampa Bay or FL problem only.
Its quite national. Happens over 300 times a year in this country.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Hopefully the motion activated flashing lights on the offramps will help.

I am just blown away that in this day and age, people are still stupid enough to drink and drive.
I don't know what else they can do to prevent it. Yeah, a big flashing light maybe with some bells, like a railroad crossing would work. However, we have those already and they dont stop people from crossing the tracks when they are on.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I don't know what else they can do to prevent it. Yeah, a big flashing light maybe with some bells, like a railroad crossing would work. However, we have those already and they dont stop people from crossing the tracks when they are on.
I heard possibly those tire flatteners used at rental car places. They were thinking of putting them on the off ramps, so if someone went the wrong way their tires would got flat.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I heard possibly those tire flatteners used at rental car places. They were thinking of putting them on the off ramps, so if someone went the wrong way their tires would got flat.
I would think that is a plausible idea. I am not sure how slow those devices require a car to be going to be effective. They work great at low speeds but I dont know if they will work at 30, 40 mph as some one is heading up an off ramp.

I think its a very strange problem but strange stuff happens with alcohol in humans.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I would think that is a plausible idea. I am not sure how slow those devices require a car to be going to be effective. They work great at low speeds but I dont know if they will work at 30, 40 mph as some one is heading up an off ramp.

I think its a very strange problem but strange stuff happens with alcohol in humans.
I think they may have them up all the time, so if you are going the wrong direction, they would pop the tires. If you are going the right direction, they would just push down. The off ramp is a great place to have them, as the speeds should be much less than up on the expressway.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Tampa police arrest another I-275 wrong-way driver

Witnessed a wrong way driver on a one way street downtown Tampa by the Straz, Library......police officer was yelling his head off to get the driver's attention.

Also noticed a ramp Himes to I275 has a ramp that would be easy to get on accidentally despite a couple of signs - the on ramp for north and south are very close together and an unaware driver/out of towner might accidentally take the early on-ramp. But at that part of I275 it wouldn't take a driver long to figure out his mistake - and hopefully would be able to avoid a collision in the meantime.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Wrong-way driver on US 19 kills two women in Homosassa Springs - Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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Also noticed a ramp Himes to I275 has a ramp that would be easy to get on accidentally despite a couple of signs - the on ramp for north and south are very close together and an unaware driver/out of towner might accidentally take the early on-ramp. But at that part of I275 it wouldn't take a driver long to figure out his mistake - and hopefully would be able to avoid a collision in the meantime.
Let's be fair.
All (correct me if I am wrong) wrong way accidents locally within last year happened when drivers were drunk and/or under drugs.
Instead of offering to redesign all ramps how about placing cops at some spots near local bars and arrest this drunk a@@@s before they "accidently" take wrong way and kill innocent people? Somehow 99.9% people not taking wrong way ramps and OK with whatever is there now... Any guesses why? Because 99.9% people are not under drugs or drunk and understand what and where they are going!

Sorry to say that but there is no magic pill from stupidity. By the way, to redesign ramp cost a lot of money. Do you personally agree to pay more tax money to support this? I am not because new ramps will not take drunk drivers out of the streets. Let's place cops to get drunk drivers - let's start with Thursday-Saturday nights. It's not happening because bars will be loosing money in general over time...
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Let's be fair.
By the way, to redesign ramp cost a lot of money. Do you personally agree to pay more tax money to support this?

Absolutely. The life that it saves could be mine.
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