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Date: 05/13/12 09:16 AM

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

  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2012 at 9:15 am
    Link: How In The Hell Is This A Speed Limit? - And how would you achieve it? Must be the ultimate speed trap.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 9:23 am
    Aw hell naw...

    Just flash me and send the ticket, lol!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2012 at 9:29 am
    It`s a joke just like speed limits.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2012 at 9:32 am
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 9:33 am
    It`s the result of a conversion from 36 furlongs per hour. A furlong is approximately one city block.

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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 9:47 am
    Maybe it`s metric?
  8. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 9:50 am
    *flashes lostinkorea*
  9. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Maybe it`s metric?

    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).

    It`s the result of a conversion from 36 furlongs per hour.

    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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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Ripper398
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    1035 Posts Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:50:57 AM
    *flashes lostinkorea*
    ____

    :-O
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Damn. You could get a speeding ticket there just by walking fast.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 11:27 am
    "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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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    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).
  14. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    "Arrest me sir, I`ll make a million bucks telling this story."-Ron White
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1248 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Is that like Platform 9 3/4?
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
    261 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    I`d do between 41 and 42.
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    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Nice bird crap on the window
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    METALLICAROX Male 18-29
    324 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    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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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
    283 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 1:43 am
    Without units, it must be a ratio, but of what to what?
  20. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5471 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 5:35 am
    @METALLICAROX -- As a Kentuckian, I have to ask you to kindly go outside and play hide and go F yourself.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 8:01 am
    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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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    there is a sign near diamond valley lake in hemet that says 13 1/2 mph
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    logandaninja Male 13-17
    227 posts
    May 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    I couldnt drive that slow without stalling

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