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N/A | National Over Regulated Roads

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by grange, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Whilst this story is from belgium, how far away is Aus from having stupid roads and regulations similar to this....

    The are 250 signs placed on the sides of the road all warning about “narrowing” and a forest of other traffic signs enforcing speed limits and other Belgium specific traffic laws and all that over a distance of only five kilometers.

    On its very first day there were multiple car crashes reported and you can even see some of the traffic signs brought down. Some happy citizens spray painted a love message for the authorities: ARE YOU INSANE?!

    What’s even less normal about this whole story is that the proper authorities, the people behind the project had only this to say:

    We wanted to widen the road so that trucks can cross, because before it was bordered by trees. We also wanted to avoid a straight road it was encouraging people to drive fast. The work was therefore a necessity.

    The police agrees and have released a press note saying that the builders have followed their directions and those of the community.