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I have a question. For the past year our community has opened the back gate to allow faster access to the interstate through a service road. This morning two cops sat parked next to a barricade at our South Gate exit. Apparently we are no longer allowed to exit because "it's too dangerous" (was the first excuse, yet there are neighborhoods all along this road) and now the second is, we don't have a right to. WTF? I thought everyone was allowed to drive on public roads?

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Why didn't you ask the cops this?

lol

posted by  Bronxie

For one, you know me and know what I would ask. Second, one of our security guards was parked turning cars away from the south gate.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Remember what I told you about cops.

They're anal attention whores. They are bored all day so they find retarded things to do that normal people otherwise wouldn't care about.


But perhaps in this case there was some damage to the road that made it unsafe to be driven on

posted by  Bronxie

Cops being public servants afforded the authority to rule the roads, if you will, have every right to block roads if they feel there is a hazard...or if it just makes them giggle.

The proper thing to do is to go to the local office and get the reason for this closing. It makes no sense arguing with cops on the street.
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posted by  BavarianWheels

Obviously a thing with US cops then? As Bav said, a Police Officer can do what he likes as far as public roads are concerned. Not sure if it's any different over there, but just because a public road is erm...public, it doesn't mean that the public can do as they please, otherwise it would be havoc out there!

posted by  Cliffy

Like street racing and what not

posted by  greg985

Indeed! A little OT here, but I think here in the UK atleast, our road tax should be reduced, as our roads are a mess!

posted by  Cliffy

too right!!! so are the road works! just up the road from me, theres some going on, theyre only replacing a underground water pipe (about 80ft long) and its taken them just over a month, they dont work saturdays and when i go past in the week, they seem to be on a permanent lunch hour!:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

They should sub-contract the TG gang...:laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

Canada's roads are pretty good, but they are also pretty much constantly under construction, so when one half of the road is fixed, the other half is under construction...Windsor (the city I live in) holds the Guinness World record for the longest construction time of a highway; 15km (9.5miles) in something like 10 years (or so).

posted by  chris_knows

I'll say. I took these just outside London.:wink2:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/376946810_ec784452d1_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/376946809_ffd13c65bd_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/376946807_4cac08db60_o.jpg

and one of the freeway in Manchester

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/376946803_8da02c61ac_o.jpg

posted by  Wally

Those roads reminded me of Ireland....:ohcrap:

Not sure about the last one, looks kind of steep, lol :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

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I'm too much a wuss to drive on anything of that sort!
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posted by  BavarianWheels

OMG. That's worse than driving over the Huey P. Long Bridge

posted by  SyntheticTrust

big bad bav just admitted to being too big of a wuss? this is a moment in CF history!!!

posted by  Inygknok

Nah, we've always known him to be a big softy at heart :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

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