Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for August 14, 2011

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    palos  about 11 years ago

    The next sign reads: No U Turn

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    Destiny23  about 11 years ago

    If all the freight in those trucks was going by train, as God intended, we wouldn’t be having this problem! That’s what those tracks are there for!!

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    Destiny23  about 11 years ago

    True, but it should have stayed on the train for the trip across the desert at least!

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Reminds me of my favorite road signs:

    On the Capital Beltway just before a construction area on the American Legion Bridge, a yellow highway sign said, “Prepare for Instant Aggravation”

    And there was one near VA Beach which said, “Watch Out for Zombies”

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    Pro-Lick  about 11 years ago

    Clearly the solution to all these socialist road signs is to cut spending on all road regulatory agencies.

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    kreole  about 11 years ago

    A truck convoy? Why AFTER the sign?

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    Pro-Lick  about 11 years ago

    Zen Rich: If you see a sign that warns you to expect falling trees ahead, and a tree falls on you, did the tree fall on you?

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    Arianne  about 11 years ago

    That’s exactly what it looked like the last time we crossed the Ambassador Bridge from Canada into Michigan. But with kids on board, we couldn’t exactly go, " ★৩ ☠ # !! … Pardon my French."

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    roctor  about 11 years ago

    On the east coast its called 9 to 5 parking.JDiego: Could be a feeder line to metro/business used only. Usally for shuttling vehicles at peak hours before and after work. (?)

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    GROG Premium Member about 11 years ago

    They must be on the parkway.

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    lewisbower  about 11 years ago

    Sign reads, “There is a cop in front of this”.

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    GramEGoose  about 11 years ago

    @JohhnyDiego & @DukeDoug, I used to live in MO and had personal experience with that particular insanity. The lane in the middle of the freeway would change direction depending on the time of day. It always scared the wee out of me. not having that much faith in my fellow drivers.

    But I think I read somewhere that in a subsequent widening of the system in St Louey, they did away that particular nuttiness..

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    ImaginaryFriend  about 11 years ago

    I thought those signs were orange typically and said road construction.

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    Darryl Heine  about 11 years ago

    This road sign strip from 2007 is part of Wiley’s 2011 month long “N.S.” hiatus.

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    WaitingMan  about 11 years ago

    There used to be signs in New York City that read, “Don’t even think about parking here”.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 11 years ago

    Oh no, I thought about it.

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    Can't Sleep  about 11 years ago

    As if all those trucks would just inch along!On I-95 in CT, those trucks fly along at 80 or 90 (I’m just guessing, they blow by me), so out in the desert, all they’d leave is a vapor trail!

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    Mokurai  about 11 years ago

    This sign intentionally left blank.

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    carollert  about 11 years ago

    I-95 in Northern Virginia has a pair of lanes in the center of the highway that change directions at noon. They’re northbound in the mornings and southbound in the afternoons. It seems to work very well, actually. Well, until you try to exit them. That screws things up for EVERYONE.

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    Dtroutma  about 11 years ago

    In the mountain west, roads have curves, and yes we have hills. We have pullouts for passing, but I’m reminded of Aristocrat trailers, which had a plaque on the back stating: “You’re following an Aristocrat”. What they left off was: “for the foreseeable future”. I don’t think I ever saw someone pulling one of these voluntarily use a pullout to let traffic pass, they just kept blocking the road. At least I had the advantage of being able to pull them over and give them a ticket.

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    APersonOfInterest  about 11 years ago

    My favorite street sign … in N Y City at a no parking section along the street close to Columbus Circle … first sign read “NO PARKING” the larger middle sign read “Don’t Even Think About It”

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    psychlady  about 11 years ago

    This sucks covers it! I’d probably say something worse, but not here.

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    RinaFarina  about 11 years ago

    In Montreal we had a bridge with five lanes, and the middle lane changed direction during rush hours to allow buses to travel more quickly – no one else was supposed to use that lane at those times. Well, every once in a while a car would accidentally take that lane the wrong way at the time, leading to a head-on collision with a bus. Gorey. I don’t know if that lane still reverses in the same way. I haven’t used that bridge for years. Ah, incompetence…

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    NoTimeTheBook_com  about 11 years ago

    He should have stated where the grass was greener, rather than in the desert.

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    Hunter7  about 11 years ago

    Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver Three lanes, 2 head South in the morning and switch to 2 heading North for evening rush. Not going to be widen, that’s why there’s the Ironworkers Bridge at the 2nd Crossing.

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    laojim  about 11 years ago

    That is obviously the freeway from Flagstaff to Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

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    yyyguy  about 11 years ago

    reversible lanes seem to be common in a lot of places. i’ve used them on the Peace Bridge between Fort Erie and Buffalo and in the City of Toronto and they work well. they don’t change all at once, and people who can’t tell which way is correct for travel are just not paying attention to the lights and signage. (unfortunately, that’s not as rare an occurence as it should be.)

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    NadinePorter  about 11 years ago

    Looks like the line to get across the Blue Water Bridge from Canada to Michigan on a Sunday afternoon!

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 11 years ago

    Since there are Saguaro cactus in the scene it’s Interstate 10, probably between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. If it weren’t for the cactus I’d suggest Interstate 40 between Flagstaff, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico.Oh, wait it’s not an interstate. Dang, I blew it.

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    bmonk  about 11 years ago

    Chicago had reversible lanes, IIRC, on at least one expressway—the Eisenhower? They were express lanes, for going in in the morning rush hour and out in the evening.

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    bmonk  about 11 years ago

    Oh, and Lake Shore Drive had some also—those had barriers that lifted out of the pavement to separate the two directions of travel.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member about 11 years ago


    In Chicago, the Kennedy Expressway (aka 90/94) has reversible lanes. During the morning rush hours, they add two lanes for traffic heading downtown, then they switch to outbound in the afternoon.

    There are gates that close off the entryway for the direction that isn’t supposed to be using it, so we haven’t had any head on collisions that I’ve heard of.

    Lake Shore Drive hasn’t had a reversible in years & years… must’ve been a while since you were here!

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    Joseph Krois  about 11 years ago

    Traffic’s all around…The south and the north bound…Bumper to bumper all day…Mentally, like a jumper they say…For we all indulge so easily…And leave the blame to see…That traffic is traffic’s worst enemy…And we are all so sure to be…Stuck in a lane with no out…And bang our heads and shout….That everyone else should move…But it’s our absence needed to prove…That after all the curses and talk…We really should get out of the car and walk…

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    treered  about 11 years ago

    re reversible lanes Golden Gate Bridge… i’ve seen Lions Gate Bridge, went to Vancouver for the TRANSPORTATION Expo….

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    Paul_B  over 10 years ago

    Sydney Harbour Bridge has reversible lanes – controlled only by those lights, and a moving median at each end.

    Haven’t heard of any head-ons – or maybe they happen occasionally but people expect it and it doesn’t make news. It’s not the reversibility of the lanes that matters anyway, because there is (clearly) no shortage of roads everywhere with only a line painted for the median, so this is no different.

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