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People keep crashing into the bridge abutment near my house

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We had a similar situation................bridge abutments were on a slight downhill slope.........cars went out of control on slippery roads,hit the abutments and died..now a big crash barrier regularly gets workouts from motorists.

Highway engineers make mistakes; rarely re-engineered.
 

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Gary, if you didn't persist in re-contouring the center line striping, this would happen less. They find you with that four inch paint roller, I hope you have a ready excuse.
Gary paints the stripe in the correct place, no matter what.

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When you let off the gas on most vehicles, it tries to slow down.................why?

The driving wheels, start to resist the cars forward motion...............that is why race cars do not let off in a corner on purpose..compression braking, almost locks the rear wheels and initiates a skid.

Most drag racers push in the clutch pedal, or put the trans in neutral, to avoid a lockup skid at high speed, caused by letting off the gas and rear tires skidding............until speed drops to 70mph or so, by using only the brakes.....all dry roads of course.

Putting a car in neutral on icy roads in the winter, while approaching a stop sign, stops skidding caused by the drive wheels fighting the brakes, and locking up the tires. Antilock brakes are just a disaster, as most people freeze on the brakes, and crash.

In my example, the cars on wet roads let off the gas on the slight downhilll, setting off the death skids....
 

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They hit the 'protective' rails in Texas all the time. Then they put a sign out that warns of the impending
damaged railing...'Warning Guard Rail Damage Ahead....please hit the next one'

These bridge guards are usually out all by themselves....over drainage canals. Makes you wonder about people...
 

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Up until they put in proper navigational aides and lighthouses (post-1883), it use to be a fun pasttime along the Jersey Shore to go out on the dunes at night with a lantern up on a spar.

To a ship out at sea, a mule hauling that light over the dunes would appear to be another ship's light.

Good way to create a shipwreck and then loot what washes up on the beach.
 

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There was some guy on another forum I am on, lived across from a T intersection. Had several cars run the stop sign right into his house. So he built some big mambo gambo railroad tie concrete thing in his front yard so they crash into that now.
There's a house around here,on a corner/intersection,that people used to cut the corner,thru his yard. A couple three rocks,about 24 inches across,and sunk just a bit into the soil,solved it.
 

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Up until they put in proper navigational aides and lighthouses (post-1883), it use to be a fun pasttime along the Jersey Shore to go out on the dunes at night with a lantern up on a spar.

To a ship out at sea, a mule hauling that light over the dunes would appear to be another ship's light.

Good way to create a shipwreck and then loot what washes up on the beach.
Was considered fine sport in the 1800's on Block Island, RI.
Larry
 

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Up until they put in proper navigational aides and lighthouses (post-1883), it use to be a fun pasttime along the Jersey Shore to go out on the dunes at night with a lantern up on a spar.

To a ship out at sea, a mule hauling that light over the dunes would appear to be another ship's light.

Good way to create a shipwreck and then loot what washes up on the beach.
Sounds like a good way to get a lifetime supply of the highly sought after rubber dog poo, assuming a person needs that much.
 

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They hit the 'protective' rails in Texas all the time. Then they put a sign out that warns of the impending
damaged railing...'Warning Guard Rail Damage Ahead....please hit the next one'

These bridge guards are usually out all by themselves....over drainage canals. Makes you wonder about people...

Hmmm.....

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Sounds like a good way to get a lifetime supply of the highly sought after rubber dog poo, assuming a person needs that much.
I hear that most people would be positively amazed at what you can find in a road wreck.​

The sight of a ship foundering, would bring the nearby population to the beach, and before long, using pick-axes and hatchets the ship would be dismembered and any goods on it, carried away.

The law in those days deemed it illegal to claim salvage from a wrecked ship if anyone was alive on it. Therefore, the law virtually condemned any survivors found to death. There are legends that lights would be tied to horses tails in order to lure the ships onto the rocks. This was a rare occurrence as it was found more successful to light the beacons on the shore and then hopefully the ship would founder.


Smugglers and Wreckers (historic-uk.com)


Imagine your nation is so fcuked up that you have to drive out into the countryside with a suitcase full of cash,
just to get good deals on food
and if you happen to crash the local Goblins & Orcs will loot your wreck.
From 2017

Looters in Venezuela filmed stealing from car crash victim | Daily Mail Online
 
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There's a house around here,on a corner/intersection,that people used to cut the corner,thru his yard. A couple three rocks,about 24 inches across,and sunk just a bit into the soil,solved it.
Had a 20teens's Camaro hit a rock placed at the end of a T intersection. The rock was about 2'x3'x4' and was moved close to 20' by the impact. Rock suffered a few chips, camaro was destroyed.

These idiots are probably looking at the damaged guardrail thinking how stupid the last guy/gal was only to run into it themselves.
 
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