8.25.2008

Just Curious

Does this mean the speed limit will drop from 70 mph to 40 mph as you enter Bridgeport? Man, that will be a speed trap of biblical proportions (which it pretty much is right now.)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the 40 is being reduced to 35mhp

Mayor Majka should be happy with the increased revenue from the tickets which will follow, pretty soon they will the Rhome of west Wise County

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport may make some money on tickets. I hope the trucks obey the law and no tickets are written. The way I look at it is, the new hospital in Bridgeport will be a money maker with the serious injuries that are going to start happening immediately when the 70 mph signs go up. That won't phase the Wise County residents. They can always put out plastic flowers to make themselves feel better and then speed on down the road.

I don't want to be critical and pissed off but I am just tired of the unreasonalbly high speed limits for highways carrying so much truck traffic. These trucks cannot stop as quickly as cars. They are always speeding using their CB radios to find out where the law inforcement officers are.

Bill Nelson finally admitted he was wrong and is lowering the speed limit on portions SH 114 including the Intersection of Death at FM 2123. I don't know very many of the people who die in this county but it still brings me both sadness and anger. Slow down and live.

Anonymous said...

i think the 70 signs went up last week.

Anonymous said...

the 70 mph signs are up 5:04

Anonymous said...

Bport loves speed traps

Open your wallets and bend over

lucifer in drag said...

5:04........................
Man, you need to quit being so negative and learn to look on the bright side.

Since many of our problems are due to excess demand for resources and services, this is as good a mechanism for thinning the herd as any other.

Speed on, brother, hell ain't half full.

Anonymous said...

Raising the speed limit will decrease fuel milage and increase air polution. Barry is a loyal Democrate and therefore should support his party's position of hugging trees.

Raising the speed limit will increase our dependance on Arab oil and further the inbalance of trade. I guess that is ok because they are buying up American real estate and corporations with these dollars. There is more than one way to take over a country. War is not necessary if you own the real estate you would be trying to acquire through force.

Anonymous said...

5:46, would you like a clue as to how not to get a speeding ticket? And does a "trap" normally have signs indicating where the trap is? Not much of a trap, is it.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I thinj Jack (off) County is the king of the traffic swindle. See, if you get a ticket there for more than 10 mph over, you can't take deferred adjudication, UNLESS you hire a local lawyer for the low low price of 200 bucks (above and beyond the fine). God knows the most important part of law enforcement is making sure the lawyers get their cut.

You'll have to excuse me if I've become cynical in my old age. The hypocricy seems to know no bounds.

Anonymous said...

UHM 7:39, i think i smell PIG, but the answer to your question would obviously be YES for unexpected out of town-ers.....hmm

GoneCrazy said...

I think it is a speed trap...Any highway that goes from 70 to 35 in a matter of seconds is a speed trap!

Anonymous said...

Apparentlhy morons can't read speed limit signs that are as big as their car. The speed limit goes from 70 to 55 prior to Overland and the to 40 shortly after that. It is clearly posted with reduced speed ahead signs going west into Bridgeport. Also the speed limit is not being changed to 35 mph on Highway 380, it is being changed to 35 on Highway 101 from the 4way to about Sonic where is was previously 40.

A speed trap is defined as a place where there are no posted speed limit signs and tickets are issued based upon a speed limit which is basically non-existant due to no signs. Typical people who weren't paying attention to the POSTED sign and received a ticket and think it is a speed trap due to their lack of abililty to multitask while driving-Oh wait drinking and driving, smoking crack or banging your sister don't count in Wise County as a multitask item.

Pay a little more attention to your surroundings before coming to a conclusion about your basic inability to see what is in front of you. Happy speeding and ticket getting.

Anonymous said...

At this time, the speed limit signs on 380 drop from 70 to 55 to 40 as you enter Bridgeport. Isn't the new 35 mph speed limit coming to 114? not 380?

RPM said...

Those that blame trucks about accidents have never been in a truck. Even if Memaw pulls out in front of a truck that is completely legal in weight, speed and driver... the evil truck caused the wreck.

While you're putting on your make-up, texting your BFF and flipping thru your CD's while eating a Bavarian Creme donut with sprinkles at 8am, that trucker is working on 300 miles of safe driving for that day alone. He has been thru Dallas traffic safely hauling 40 tons. He passed a safety and weight check and logged all his movements.

You, on the other hand have driven 10 miles or less and don't have time to pay attention to the vehicle you are driving or your situational awareness. You are important and paid good money for your car, now get out of the way I'm in a hurry.

More weigh stations and lower speed limits are obviously the solution.

Anonymous said...

RPM...................

You nailed it.

The multitudes will never get it, but good try.

Anonymous said...

If truckers are driving safely then why do they need the CB radioa that are used primarily to locate police officers. Trucker speed. That is a given. And a speeding trucker is an evil person trying to get that load of rock from Paradise to Dallas in a hurry so he can make another trip. To do this they speed and tailgate and kill people. Tomorrow I will drive from Bridgeport to Dallas and while driving the speed limit I will never pass a rock truck. However, I will be passed my many of them.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:36
guess this is a rabbits fault ....must have jumped in front of the truck not realizing it couldn't stop in time;
Messenger...Aug.26

TANKER TRUCK WRECK - A tanker truck turned over on Farm Road 407 near Justin, just outside the Wise County line Monday morning. The driver, Bridgeport resident Robert Bruce, 52, was taken to Wise Regional Health System with minor injuries. The tanker truck was carrying salt water, and it spilled onto the grass along the road, and diesel fuel from the gas tank also leaked out. Authorities on the scene said they had the leak under control. There were no other injuries.

Anonymous said...

I have been driving for 33 years and have NEVER gotten a ticket for ANYTHING. I pay attention to DRIVING and not the radio or cell phone. I always anticipate the other drivers moves and take action accordingly. If you get a speeding ticket it's your own damn fault. Wake up dumdasses and put your cellphone down. You all are a bunch of idiots that won't take responsibility for their own assinine actions!

Anonymous said...

CB Radios are usually used to contact the scale house at a crusher to get loaded and the equipment operator to find out where the material needs to be unloaded.

Anonymous said...

They need to make the speed limit go to 55 before Devon. Now it's before the bridge prior to Overland Dr, and on the other side of the bridge is the 40 MPH sign-you really are going from 70 to 40 because you can only go 55 for about 150 yards!

How many wrecks and/or deaths will it take at the Devon facility intersection before the speed limit is lowered there?

Anonymous said...

Odd.
You never hear anyone speak of the intersection at Hwy 1810 and 1655. How many people have been killed there in the last three years? 5....6??? maybe more than that.
Not once have I heard of the county asking TexDot to put up a caution light.

RPM said...

11:02 you make it obious you are not a truck driver. CB's, as mentioned earlier, are used to communicate with scalehouses, loaders and on-site supervisors. Yes, truckers also talk to each other and tell each other where police, accidents and traffic jams are.

Most drivers today are paid by the hour, not by the load. It is to their advantage to drive slower. The days of the pilled up rock hauler running on a percentage are long gone.

There will always be truck wrecks, just as there will always be car wrecks. If you compare mile to mile percentages, the trucks are much safer vehicles.

But the politics of fear always sound good when you want to blame someone else on your own inability to pay attention to the the road.

Now go build a new set of scales and lower the speed limit so you can eat your donut and text in peaceful oblivion.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

US380 is now safer then it ever was with the new highway. I think TXDOT was incredibly incompetent, but it finally got done. People have been driving 70+ on it for months now. And how many wrecks have we heard about?

And yeah there are some crazy truckers behind the wheel on 380... and for every one, there are two crazy drivers I see. and I drive it every single day. Have for years.

PS - just a tip for all those challenged drivers out there: There are acceleration lanes now on almost every turn onto 380. Use them you knuckleheads. I hate seeing idiots leaving Dry Creek and waiting at 380 to turn east, and not realize there is a lane there to turn into. Instead they wait forever and then pull out into the east bound lane causing havoc. GRRRR....