The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 December 2005

Always first with the least

This item got Farked last night:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma Transportation Authority engineer is hoping an odd speed limit will get the attention of drivers, and slow them down in construction zones.

Jarry Slaughter has posted speed limit signs of 17 miles per hour at three toll plazas that are under construction at Stroud, Vinita and Afton.

From the last day of World Tour '05, which would be the 19th of July:

[S]ome Roads Scholar working the exits up in the northeast has come up with a new wrinkle: the speed limit just beyond the Afton/Vinita exit from the Will Rogers Turnpike is 17 mph. I guess this is as fast as you can go and still get the attention of Baron von Tollbooth.


We now return to our usual level of humility.

Posted at 9:15 AM to Blogorrhea

More. Toll. Plazas. WHY?

Posted by: Sadie at 9:18 AM on 6 December 2005

Near as I can tell, they're just replacing old ones.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:07 AM on 6 December 2005