Friday, June 13, 2008

Weird Speed Limits

It’s inevitable that SOMEBODY out there couldn’t keep to the standards of nice even speed limit numbers.


Yeah right, is this a Big Wheel lane? I don’t think I’ll be getting home on time this way.

Sorry officer, my speedometer only goes in increments of 10; I have no idea where to guess that speed is


Don’t you dare go 20! That is just excessive - or - Sorry officer, this Ferrari doesn’t start numbering the speedometer until 80…

Sorry officer, I feel its bad luck to be going 13.

Is this like a buffer? You should go 30 but you can go 31 but watch out if you creep up to 32 though!

You knew that eventually somebody wouldn’t even be satisfied with increments of one half…

Now you’re getting into my kind of speed. Those fun loving jet fighter pilots…

31 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Gas prices being what they are, there are a lot of "scooters" on the road. They're so slow they drive me berserk.:)

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

We can't afford gas anymore, so its Big Wheels for us.

Alex L said...

I like to think every signs just a suggestion, makes driving a whole lot more fun.

NYD said...

Some of those signs are gonna make sense when everyone starts pushing their vehicles down the road.

Megan said...

NYD - "Where we're going, we don't need...roads."

Jacki said...

Ditto on Serena's post...here in our area we are seeing more and more scooters on the road, and they are so irritating!! I mean, here in the DC area everyone goes 20 miles over the speed limit....even the cops! So having slow-moving objects in the road causes lots of road rage.

Maureen said...

I would LOVE to see those converted into KM/hr like we have up here...

Crazy.

iamnot said...

2 mph? Hell it's hard to walk that slow.
I'm thinking Mach 10 is pretty much limited to space shuttle pilots.

sprinkle4 said...

19 3/4? What anal retentive freak came up with that one? Thank goodness I don't drive...unless you count backseat driving my husband:)

lime said...

warp speed ahead!

MJ said...

My apartment complex has a speed limit of 14 mph. WTH?

Mrs. R said...

In my former life when I worked as a reporter, there was a guy who launched his own crusade against speeding and started posting fake speed limit signs. The problem was that they looked so real that they were fooling everybody. His signs weren't anything cool like 2 mph, though. They were pretty standard numbers.

I would be in favor of adopting a Mach 10 universal speed limit, though.

Memarie Lane said...

That's what I liked about CA, you always know the speed limit. Residential? 25. Freeway? 70 (if I remember correctly)unless you're pulling a trailer, in which case it's 55. Anywhere else, if there's no speed posted it's 55. Badaboom.

colbymarshall said...

The apartment complex I used to live in had a speed limit in the complex of 12 mph. I was always thinking, "Whaaaa?"

Kurt said...

I don't think all those signs were sanctioned by the highway department.

damon said...

Just like the gubment to try and limit speed. Next they'll probably outlaw pot.

Kanrei said...

How can you be away, still update, yet have the date remain June 13? This was not here before.

Sornie said...

Why do I have a feeling that the odd increments in the low numbers are all from Wisconsin? I think that all that cheese has rotted their brains.

Sarah said...

I was just saying the other day that we need to bring big wheels back!
I can definitely walk faster than 2 mph so would I get a ticket for walking too fast?

cathouse teri said...

Shit, I have a hard time going only FIVE when that's the posted limit! How does one go TWO?

NYD said...

I hear ya Elroy.

Quickroute said...

I can just picture the local council meeting where they argued about the acceptable speed limit and comprised by splitting the difference!

ChrisEldin said...

Where do you find this stuff?

LOL!!!
:-)

Jeff said...

The comments just aren't the same without all your VE-isms. When you coming back anyway?

leelee said...

When are you coming back??? WE MISS YOU..ok well I MISS YOU..

HUGS!!

Uncivil said...

Oh yea....they did that crap in my ex wifes' home owners ASSociation. (23 MPH)
As my ex would say..."Make it a nice day"!!!!
I think I'll go vomit now!

Anndi said...

Why bother getting out of bed really...

Bonnie the Boss said...

I really like the big wheel speed one. What the heck!!! Most of those can't even be counted as driving. I mean really, how can you still call it speed? Shouldn't it me slow limit or turtle limit?

Diesel said...

So I can't go Mach 11?

VE said...

sj - But if you have a gas guzzling SUV you can enjoy running them over...they're no worse than a speed bump...

arizona - And they are classic!!! I'm gonna go back to the banana seat bikes with the five speed shifter on the fame...

alex - Excellent point. Just like the movie "Pirates of the Carribean": The code aren't rules, more like guidelines...

nyd - You got that right! I think I can make 31 on a nice downhill...

megan - Where are you going...can I go? (nice Back to the Future quote...can't stump me there...)

jacki - Think of them as bonus points...kind of like pinball!

maureen - I once averaged 209 km/hr for three days in Germany!

iamnot - Maybe its an old timers home...I could pass them!

sprinkle4 - And you'll probably outlive us all as a result!

lime - And exactly how fast IS warp speed???

mj - Apparently they've done exhaustive parking lot driving studies to show that any faster could cause serious injury...or they're taking drugs...

mrs r - Joan River's face looks like it's STILL going at Mach 10! Yes, I'd be in favor of fast...I'm a speed nut! But I know it's not safe to do so. Thank God I'm an above average driver! ;)

marie - Yeah, it's that trick implied 25 through residential. They always get mad at me for going 50...sheez!

colby - 12 cans in a half case, 12mph...coincidence?

kurt - Didn't they close up that department due to lack of funding?

damon - Well then they'll have to pry those buds out of my cold dead hands (or trick me with some Doritos)

kan - I am everywhere; at all times simultaneously!

sornie - I agree...probably mad cow cheese...

sarah - That's right, we don't take kindly to speed walkers around here!

teri - One doesn't! We just hope we don't get caught!

quickroute - Of course...because anything coming out of a meeting or committee is stupid...

chris - I have no idea...it's like it's magnetically drawn to me

jeff - Sorry man, I tried to log on a few times but I can see why I get very few hits from Central and South America now. Besides, I was having too much fun!

leelee - Sorry, I miss everyone too. But I'm finally back.

uncivil - They're just so cutesy creative, aren't they? I'll go vomit with you...

anndi - We'll all be those big brains in Star Trek with no bodies soon anyway. Might as well start early...

bonnie - To a sloth, that's quite fast actually...

diesel - Sorry man, Mach 11 causes your tongue to stretch longer than the guy from KISS and that is just not something you want

RED MOJO said...

You actually pay attention to those things?