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The New Motorways
 
# 31 : Sunday 11-8-2013 @ 23:39
 
 
In the old days, roads used to have mile stones at the roadside.
These are today's version of the mile stone.
Except in kilometers and it has which side of the road.
So you are on the M4, Eastbound at post 17.5 kilometers.

On certain busy highways in the US they mark the road itself.
A stripe is painted on the road at intervals of one mile.
Police aircraft flying overhead using just a simple stop watch can check your speed. A mile a minute is 60 mph.
Those they find to be exceeding the speed are stopped by patrol cars up ahead just waiting for them after the airborne police radioed the info ahead.
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# 32 : Tuesday 13-8-2013 @ 23:11
 
 
I'm loving this stylised freeway map of Los Angeles...

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# 33 : Tuesday 13-8-2013 @ 23:20
 
 
Do they still have those funereal speed limits on American roads? I had an early start from Anaheim to Tijuana once and found myself nodding off at the wheel on the long and unwinding road,the boredom was mind numbing so I put the boot down and went at top speed despite my American passenger's protestations that I would get caught by the chopper,who cared? Fall asleep and crash or get a ticket? Driving at speed was the safest option,how can people drive at such absurd speeds on such huge roads?
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# 34 : Monday 30-9-2013 @ 19:09
 
 
The N5 Ballaghderreen bypass is making great progress - here are some shots of the project taken last week:




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# 35 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 09:19
 
 
Someone said :


These fabulous new signs have appeared all along the M4 (and N bit near M50) and along the M7.
1. Every half KM, is that really necessary?
2. On a pole, is that really necessary?
3. Quite a large signs, is that really necessary?
4. Is that really necessary?

Ordinarily, I love Leo, but I'm not happy with this roadside clutter and expense, Mr Varad kar !

Who comes up with these ideas? Why are they necessary, it is not like you can get off the road until the next junction anyway. If you breakdown, what is the likelyhood you will remember what the last milestone said anyway. This is just roadside junk. Do I really need to know how many kilometers I am from the end of that section of the road and travelling in a northerly direction? FFS if I did not already know I was travelling towards Dublin and it was about 30 miles away I would suggest I would not be in a fit mental or other state to hold a driving license anyway. The Government wants austerity, stop wasting money on uneccessary things like this.

I would love to be the company that is suppying and erecting these things at every half a kilometer. No doubt when they have put these up on every road in the country they will come up with some other signage we need and convince the NRA that they are a good idea.

There is signage overload on many roads. If I am every caught for speeding, I wonder would the defense that you were distracted by the dozens of other totally useless signs around the speed limit sign be a mitigating circumstance.
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# 36 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 13:12
 
 
Try this for a roundabout.
I read recently that Ireland has the greatest number of roundabouts per capita in Europe

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# 37 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 13:59
 
 
Ireland went roundabout mad from the 1970s to the 90s. However now it is transport policy to remove roundabouts at locations where they're deemed to not be working properly.


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# 38 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 14:29
 
 
Someone said :
Ireland went roundabout mad from the 1970s to the 90s. However now it is transport policy to remove roundabouts at locations where they're deemed to not be working properly.

repetitsio mater studiorum!


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# 39 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 14:32
 
 
Are many of the 'Motorways' three lane? Most seem to be dual carriageways called motorways, damn nuisance.
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# 40 : Tuesday 1-10-2013 @ 20:53
 
 
Someone said :
Are many of the 'Motorways' three lane? Most seem to be dual carriageways called motorways, damn nuisance.

No - a motorway is a divided carriageway road with limited access - it can be two lanes either side, three lanes, four, five etc.

A dual carriageway is a divided lane road which dosen't have motorway designation. Many dual carriageways have traffic lights, roundabouts and at grade junctions which a motorway cannot have.
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# 41 : Thursday 3-10-2013 @ 09:47
 
 
Someone said :

No - a motorway is a divided carriageway road with limited access - it can be two lanes either side, three lanes, four, five etc.

A dual carriageway is a divided lane road which dosen't have motorway designation. Many dual carriageways have traffic lights, roundabouts and at grade junctions which a motorway cannot have.

Do you work for the RSA??
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# 42 : Thursday 3-10-2013 @ 09:58
 
 
Someone said :

Who comes up with these ideas? Why are they necessary, it is not like you can get off the road until the next junction anyway. If you breakdown, what is the likelyhood you will remember what the last milestone said anyway. This is just roadside junk. Do I really need to know how many kilometers I am from the end of that section of the road and travelling in a northerly direction? FFS if I did not already know I was travelling towards Dublin and it was about 30 miles away I would suggest I would not be in a fit mental or other state to hold a driving license anyway. The Government wants austerity, stop wasting money on uneccessary things like this.

I would love to be the company that is suppying and erecting these things at every half a kilometer. No doubt when they have put these up on every road in the country they will come up with some other signage we need and convince the NRA that they are a good idea.

There is signage overload on many roads. If I am every caught for speeding, I wonder would the defense that you were distracted by the dozens of other totally useless signs around the speed limit sign be a mitigating circumstance.

The point of these is to assist in location if you are stranded on the motorway its only a half km to each one so you can state which sign you are at when seeking assistance, they are an augmentation of the orange emergency phones at the side of the motorway.
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# 43 : Saturday 5-10-2013 @ 15:41
 
 
Happy 30th Birthday, Naas Bypass!!



Ireland's first motorway, the M7 Naas bypass - all 5 miles of it - opened 30 years ago this week. In October 1983 Ireland finally joined the motorway club.

http://www.rte.ie/archives/2013/1001/477647-irelands-first-motorw etc ...

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# 44 : Sunday 6-10-2013 @ 10:48
 
 
Someone said :

The point of these is to assist in location if you are stranded on the motorway its only a half km to each one so you can state which sign you are at when seeking assistance, they are an augmentation of the orange emergency phones at the side of the motorway.

So you are recomending walking up to a quarter of a kilometer along a motorway to find the nearest sign? Is it even legal to do that? Surely all you need to say is I have passed the turn-off to "where-ever" or past junction X and the rescue services will find you. It is not as if they can reach you any other way than from the last junction you passed.
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# 45 : Sunday 6-10-2013 @ 11:02
 
 
u see thats for the rookies going to templemore training so they dont get confessed lol
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