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Signs Installed on High-Speed Texas Highway After Animal Collisions

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November 01, 2012

Signs Installed on High-Speed Texas Highway After Animal Collisions

By Chad Love

A stretch of Texas turnpike that boasts the highest speed limit in the nation is being renamed the "Newton's Three Laws of Motion Memorial Highway" following a spate of high-speed car/animal collisions. OK, that's a lie. They're actually just putting up a bunch of wildlife crossing signs.

From this story on cbslocal.com:  

A Texas toll road with the nation’s highest speed limit will get signs warning drivers about wildlife after at least three incidents of vehicles colliding with animals in the first few days of the new 85 mph zone. The private company that runs the 41-mile portion of Texas Highway 130 said Tuesday temporary electronic message boards were being used until permanent signs can be installed.

This just makes no sense at all to me. Why put up deer crossing signs on the busiest stretch of the highway? Maybe the folks in Texas need to talk to this woman.

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from Nathan Ryver wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

zing!!!

I'm still not sure that woman is for real...

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from fishman417 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

who looks at the signs, i look for deer crossing signs to see if i can see deer on the side of the road

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Perhaps they should start giving the deer jay-walking tickets. I'm sure that would help.

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from Half-of-two wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

The toll road here in Northern Indiana has a system set up that uses a number of poles that relay some type of beam/signal between them all. When something crosses that beam, lights begin flashing to warn on-coming motorists that there might be an animal in the roadway. If nothing else, the flashing lights are pretty noticable...it's hard not to slow down when they're going off. They must work...VERY rarely have I seen any type of roadkill along that stretch of road.

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from Nathan Ryver wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

zing!!!

I'm still not sure that woman is for real...

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from fishman417 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

who looks at the signs, i look for deer crossing signs to see if i can see deer on the side of the road

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Perhaps they should start giving the deer jay-walking tickets. I'm sure that would help.

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from Half-of-two wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

The toll road here in Northern Indiana has a system set up that uses a number of poles that relay some type of beam/signal between them all. When something crosses that beam, lights begin flashing to warn on-coming motorists that there might be an animal in the roadway. If nothing else, the flashing lights are pretty noticable...it's hard not to slow down when they're going off. They must work...VERY rarely have I seen any type of roadkill along that stretch of road.

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