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Old 11-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #29
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I grew up and lived in Minnesota for the first 60 years of my life .I never saw a road sign stating "Bridges freeze before Roadways" in my whole life until last year driving to Florida . In the South every bridge seemed to have this warning sign which seemed to be stating the obvious . The necessity of the signage seemed strange to a boy from the midwest
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #30
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A bureaucrat has to justify his existence some how.
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A bureaucrat has to justify his existence some how.
Thank you Carl : I knew there had to be a logical explanation for the signs
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I grew up and lived in Minnesota for the first 60 years of my life .I never saw a road sign stating "Bridges freeze before Roadways" in my whole life until last year driving to Florida . In the South every bridge seemed to have this warning sign which seemed to be stating the obvious . The necessity of the signage seemed strange to a boy from the midwest
Yep. I'm from North Dakota. I thought the same thing when I moved to kansas. I figured out why when I was passing everybody doing 40-50 in the road and they were plowing into ditches at 20 mph.

It kills me. If it rains, most drive 10-20mph under speed limit, white knuckled, leaning forward over the steering wheel, every time. Ice, half drive like it's the Indy 500. The other half I'm firmly convinced just steer for the ditch.
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Yep. I'm from North Dakota. I thought the same thing when I moved to kansas. I figured out why when I was passing everybody doing 40-50 in the road and they were plowing into ditches at 20 mph.

It kills me. If it rains, most drive 10-20mph under speed limit, white knuckled, leaning forward over the steering wheel, every time. Ice, half drive like it's the Indy 500. The other half I'm firmly convinced just steer for the ditch.
When we were kids ,growing up in St Paul Minnesota and living along the Mississippi River, we used to slide on the iced over bridges for fun .In my 13 years of grade school and high school I remember schools closing only once and that was due to drifting snow and blizzard conditions . They never closed because of cold temperatures but if the temperature was below -20 Deg F you could choose to stay inside during recess . The boys always went outside , it was a macho thing . Riding around in a convertible with the top down in January and with no hat or gloves was a right of passage as a teenager. Going to the figure 8 ice races on the St Croix River in Hudson Wisconsin is another thing from my youth that is long gone . Nothing like a cold beer at 25 below zero watching the races
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I think one reason for the signs is because the snow trucks don't go
out usually until it's way past "too late." I used to go out and cut
donuts on the roadways when I was a teenager, but today, if it's icy
I stay home.

As a truck driver driving the Dakotas in the winter time, etc.
I can relate to my fellow states men being laughed at. We laugh at
Texicans, Kansas laughs at us, Nebraska laughs at them, Dakotas laugh
at them, etc. and Canadians laugh at all of us.

I enjoyed driving the winter roads up north because they knew how to
take care of the roads for the most part. Blizzards could be a different
discussion.

But still, it usually boils down to the inbred politicians.
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