How In The Hell Is This A Speed Limit? [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Weird

And how would you achieve it? Must be the ultimate speed trap.
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Male 227
I couldnt drive that slow without stalling
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Male 1,196
there is a sign near diamond valley lake in hemet that says 13 1/2 mph
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Male 1,153
I`ve seen these kind of speed limits before. It`s so people actually take notice of it, and think about it.
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Male 5,620
@METALLICAROX -- As a Kentuckian, I have to ask you to kindly go outside and play hide and go F yourself.
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Male 283
Without units, it must be a ratio, but of what to what?
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Male 324
Weigh stations in Kentucky, speed limit is 12. Assanine. I didn`t think the people of Kentucky could even count that high.
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Male 439
Nice bird crap on the window
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Male 261
I`d do between 41 and 42.
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Female 1,329
Is that like Platform 9 3/4?
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Male 2,841
"Arrest me sir, I`ll make a million bucks telling this story."-Ron White
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Male 1,216
It`s a method of making the drivers more likely to follow the speed limit. When the speed limit is a strange number like that, drivers are found to be more likely to follow it (that is, 4kmh in this case, and not 4.5kmh).
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Male 1,256
"Sir, do you know why I pulled you over? I clocked you going 5 in a 4 1/2. I`m gonna need to see your license and registration."
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Male 1,590
Damn. You could get a speeding ticket there just by walking fast.
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Female 3,727
Ripper398
Male, 18-29, Western US
1035 Posts Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:50:57 AM
*flashes lostinkorea*
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:-O
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Male 12,365
[quote]Maybe it`s metric?[/quote]

No. 4.5mph is somewhere in the region of 8km/h, so it`s not a conversion thing.

(just used a convertor - it`s 7.25km/h).

[quote]It`s the result of a conversion from 36 furlongs per hour.[/quote]

Where and why would a speed limit be measured in furlongs per hour? Why would a limit of 36 furlongs per hour be any less odd, at any time? I`m thinking that it seems maybe about a reasonable limit for good treatment of a riding horse on long journeys, but do you have better answers?
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Male 1,313
*flashes lostinkorea*
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Male 1,206
Maybe it`s metric?
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Male 14,834
It`s the result of a conversion from 36 furlongs per hour. A furlong is approximately one city block.

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Male 12,365
I had a look for the picture elsewhere, to try to find the context. No results, but I did find lots of odd speed limits and a suggestion explaining them - they`re intended to attract attention. Everyone will strongly notice such an odd speed limit, more so than a more rounded one such as 5mph.

It looks like an industrial site. Maybe it`s for certain types of very heavy vehicle, something with such a range of gears that maintaining a speed under 4.5mph is not a problem.
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Male 10,855
It`s a joke just like speed limits.
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Male 5,413

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Female 3,727
Aw hell naw...

Just flash me and send the ticket, lol!
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Male 6,737
Link: How In The Hell Is This A Speed Limit? [Pic] [Rate Link] - And how would you achieve it? Must be the ultimate speed trap.
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