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Old 08-26-2014, 06:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sometimes, as with what you described, there is nothing that can be done. Sometimes you simply can't come out ahead, no matter what you do. Some neighborhoods literally have a stop sign on every corner. The people who live there and lobbied for it thought it would make their neighborhood "safer". (Usually this is the result of mommies who think their spoiled children have a right to play in the street.) It sure does slow things down. But forcing cars to constantly stop for stop signs or slow for speed bumps does not mean it is conducive to saving fuel. The agenda of enforced slowness is often not in synch with your goals (actually, ours).

When is the last time anyone has ever seen a stop sign or speed bump removed after it had been installed? Ain't gonna happen. It's the "more is better" mentality. It's busywork for local politicians.

Here is an interesting, unintended consequence of having too many stop signs within a limited distance: When there is a stop sign on virtually every corner, people tend to ignore them. That leads to more dangerous circumstances (read: car crashes) than if there were few or no stop signs.
You are exactly WRONG. I don't like aholes ripping through my neighborhood. We don't have any speed bumps but I, and my neighbors, have asked for them many times. Hope to get one soon. I love it when I get into my neighborhood and start doing my coasting thing and some jacka$$ gets right on me. I just smile and keep coasting. f those guys.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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We've got a lot of speed bumps in the neighborhood.
The street I live on has none but the one next to it does.
Someone in the neighborhood has a fine collection of sport cars, old and new, and likes to floor his Ferrari (a.o.) through our street, taking extra corners to avoid the bump in the next street.
I'd like a speed bump, of the kind that sends spikes into the tires and undercarriage at speeds over 50 mph.
(the official speed limit for the whole block is 18 mph)
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Speed bumps can be a good thing if properly implemented & allow maintaining the posted speed limit. Really hate the ones that make you almost completely stop to keep from destroying your suspension
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You are exactly WRONG.
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Hope to get one soon.
Be careful what you wish for.

Some years ago, the gas company dug a trench across the road outside my place to run new pipes. When it was back-filled and sealed over, it was left raised.
In effect, it was an unmarked speed hump.

For months, we had to endure the sound of cars going bump-bump over this hump outside our bedroom window every night, before it was fixed properly.
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When you get yours, the guy one block over will want one. Soon you'll have at least two per stop sign.

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I drove 504 miles this past trip cycle in mixed traffic and averaged 37.4 MPG!!!

This is the most I've ever earned and I'm very proud of myself!

Excuse my excitement, I'll calm down lol. I just can't believe how well I did in such a big car as the Camry. WOOHOO! My biggest changes were implementing DWL and not using air conditioning. I've listed my fuel up in my garage along with what I did differently from my last trip cycle.

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Maybe you should take the bump at an angle. Smaller gradient; so you can hit it at a higher speed. Especially when you are on lowered springs. You are actually reducing forward velocity when you turn.
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Hitting a bump at odd angles makes the car's corners work against each other. I'd rather hit it square on.
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Maybe you should take the bump at an angle. Smaller gradient; so you can hit it at a higher speed. Especially when you are on lowered springs. You are actually reducing forward velocity when you turn.
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Hitting a bump at odd angles makes the car's corners work against each other. I'd rather hit it square on.
Sorry for reposting but the best strategy is to hit it straight on, tap the brake pedal shortly before you hit it so the car dives and jumps back up in sync with the inclination.
Timing it right is all important.

It is the difference between firmly shaking the car and goin over smoothly.
You can in fact take them much faster than was intended, but I do not encourage that.

Rally drivers do it all the time.
I do to the once in a while that one comes up quicker than expected.
Give it a try!

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