Thank you Supes! Hard to believe there aren't many accidents, as I have seen many close calls. It is congested in summer, a narrrow bridge, and difficult to see from all 4 directions.
I love the reasoning behind this: because motorists were already travelling at that speed anyway. So when can we expect Phoenix Lake to be raised to 55 mph? Most motorists are already travelling that speed anyway.
Actually, 45 will be about right for Strawberry, and it would be for Phoenix Lake too.
The only reason motorist are traveling faster is no law enforcement up their, same as with most county roads, the sheriff need to do their job and enforce speed limits, they leave it all to CHP, how many radar equipped sheriff car do we have??
The collision rate is lower than the statewide average so, rather than being happy about that, let's increase the speed limit and see if any more accidents are caused? Bad idea. Leave it at 40, that's plenty fast enough when there are people who park at the restaurant and then cross the road on foot to go to the market--not to mention the fact that people have to pull back out onto the road at those stops.
BERT your'e crakin me up
Really dumb idea, increasing the speed limit through Strawberry. Pulling out of the Inn parking lot is like rolling dice - you never know whether some large SUV is going to come barreling down the hill as you do it. The limit ought to be reduced rather than increased, but none of it makes any difference unless it is enforced.
The only problem is the congestion caused by trucks going along Hwy 108 at 40 mph. Can anyone going below the speed limit use Mono Way? The freeway is just as it states. It is constantly getting plugged up with huge trucks that backs everyone up during the day!!!!! Cal Trans was actually painting the road the other day at 4:30 in the afternoon on the highway?? With all the management in this agency I am surprised this is not scheduled better!!!
I agree with bert..All you need is a radar dector;watch for deer and cops..This area is NOT the largest traffic jam in California
Two things strike me as odd. Why would CalTrans waste money in doing this (changing signs etc., cost $$ for a CalTrans crew to do this), and another is it seems to me that people generally drive 5 mph over the speed limit, so to raise the limit only raises the speeding more than now. It just doesn't seem logical to encourage more speed when CalTrans states that most drivers are already breaking the law!
It kills me that you guys are this upset over 5 mph, that's nothing! A cop won't even pull you over for going 5 mph over the speed limit! Anyway o no big guy the sheriffs don't have radar equipment and they "leave it all up chp" bc that is chps job to police highways! Sheriffs will pull you over if they think you're speeding, but their primary role is not traffic and moving violations
Seriously? That spot in the road should be REDUCED to 35. How do these morons figure the public safety will be increased by raising the speed limit? Oh why don't we just paint double yellows everywhere!?! Like they did for J59 from 108 to the county line?? Obviously this bunch of meatheads don't live here or drive the roads they keep making changes to. I would be interested to head how the residents of Strawberry feel?
You guys should really read the speed limit laws! NO radar speeding tickets can be given if the road section in question has not been speed tested. This means that the limit CANNOT be set lower than the speed that 85% of the average traffic goes. (In order to eliminate speed traps.) It has already been legally and scientifically determined that 85% of drivers travel at a safe speed REGARDLESS of speed limit signs - known as the "85th percentile law." So, now that the traffic study is done, radar tickets can be legally issued for even 1 mph over that limit whereas they previously couldn't at 40 mph.
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