Hell, I drive the 102 all the time..."everyone" driving 90 in the slow lane? I don't fucking think so, the normal speed there has been 100-110 for like forever. Almost the only time you've got someone genuinely slow on the right is a loaded truck on a hill or coming out of scales.
The only place I've seen fairly common slow speeds is the last few klicks near Fall River, where 118 breaks off. Reason for this is precisely passers doing retarded, dangerous shit to get past people.
I've seen plenty of slow passes. Almost all the time when this happens the car being passed is already doing at least the speed limit. Which means that the person doing the "slow" pass is actually speeding, albeit maybe only at 115 or 120, and it also means that the cars stacked up behind the "slow" passer *really* want to speed, like 120 or 130.
I understand, all of y'all - OP and first couple of respondents - you guys are all in that 1 percent that don't ever speed.
Great Value, you can get on your high horse and all, and make out like you're super-expert, but under certain conditions with the vehicle lights that quite a few people get away with these days, it's not possible to drive safely. Nobody can. The only reason you can bleat about theory is because you have been lucky enough so far not to nail a pedestrian...probably because most peds out there know damn well when drivers can't see 'em.
You're full of shit if you stand up and claim that on a dark rainy night with lights blasting in your eyes that you see every pedestrian. Give all of us a break.
Trail/wildlife cams with lots of storage and more than ample battery life, that are motion detection driven, are quite inexpensive. You're curious as to who is digging or wrecking? Set up a couple of these.
I agree with Lou. And based on your post, you must know what you're willing to accept, so pad that by 5 or 10K for negotiating room and put the figure in your cover letter.
Bear in mind, too, what you are describing in terms of employer behaviour happens less (sometimes a lot less) for skilled jobs, over 50K/yr. At that level an employee becomes less and less fungible, and there is less certainty about what to pay until you look exactly at what the individual candidate brings to the table. But for 20K or 30K jobs, you're much more of a commodity, and there is no reason for the employer not to try and bargain you down.
I think you could make an argument for general tax rate for most things of this nature, but area rate for others. I wouldn't make it more granular than area. As near as I can tell a fair bit of sidewalk and storm water/sewer work is in fact charged to area (district); I don't myself see a problem with that, what goes around comes around when it comes to districts taking their turn to pay for various things that apply only to them. I'll agree that some of the things (like the distance rules you've mentioned) are pretty arbitrary, but over the long haul they might work out.
Speaking of urban sprawl, and fairness, suburban dwellers should be aware (or should be reminded) that they are favoured when it comes to road kilometres per household, as compared to high-density urban. How much is that taken into account right now? Any?
To be really picky, you probably want to specify whether the cement in question is Portland cement, asphalt cement, rubber cement...you get the idea.
People actually make the same mistake you bitched about when they call the stuff that makes up most road surfaces "asphalt". In fact the asphalt concrete that makes up our road surfaces is only about 5 percent asphalt cement.
This is pretty rich: these folks live far enough outside town - many making that choice as adults and recently - that they *have to be* "car-oriented" and "driving-centred". The kind of thinking embodied here is about as asinine as anyone who thinks the Village Shops area of Dartmouth Crossing is "pedestrian-oriented".
These people are still generally part of the problem. The large percentage of them must commute to the urban core to work - this is a really safe assumption - and no doubt they contribute through most of their shopping patterns to the big box excrescences that ring the urban core. What they're saying is, for their occasional local shopping - where they still *drive to* this local cluster of stores - they want it to look pretty.
Not much sympathy from me.
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