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Post by Intercasa Tue May 22, 2012 5:57 pm

About an hour ago installed topes (the annoying kind like in front of Soriana entering Chapala) going both ways in front of Sunrise in SAT and in front of 7-11 in Riberas and there are no markings!
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Post by merry Tue May 22, 2012 5:58 pm

No doubt they are also night mechanics.

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Post by Jim W Tue May 22, 2012 6:43 pm

Intercasa wrote:About an hour ago installed topes (the annoying kind like in front of Soriana entering Chapala) going both ways in front of Sunrise in SAT and in front of 7-11 in Riberas and there are no markings!


They will probably install stop lights next....LMAO...the way it is going on the Carratera, we will have topes and lights every 100 yds, much the same as Walmart to Panino.
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Post by merry Tue May 22, 2012 6:49 pm

Stoplights that do not work, you mean, and you have to guess which light is out.

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Post by johninajijic Tue May 22, 2012 6:51 pm

Intercasa wrote:About an hour ago installed topes (the annoying kind like in front of Soriana entering Chapala) going both ways in front of Sunrise in SAT and in front of 7-11 in Riberas and there are no markings!

What do you consider the annoying kind? Aren't they there to stop traffic in dangerous areas?
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Post by Jim W Tue May 22, 2012 7:03 pm

merry wrote:Stoplights that do not work, you mean, and you have to guess which light is out.

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Merry, Love it when the red is burned out....everyone goes....Kinda like a destruction derby....LMAO
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Post by Intercasa Tue May 22, 2012 7:11 pm

One set is ok but when they put 9 in a row or 18 like they first did in front of Soriana, then it gets annoying.
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Post by merry Tue May 22, 2012 7:21 pm

Oh yeah! It felt like about 75, and they did it around Ixtlahuacan at the same time, too. It was a freakin nightmare.

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Post by CanuckBob Tue May 22, 2012 8:56 pm

I believe they do it to slow down the "get aways" so maybe not a good time to complain..........
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Post by Hensley Wed May 23, 2012 6:58 am

Yes but they install them at night and then don't mark them, I wonder how many people last night got a big surprise.
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Post by Gitana Wed May 23, 2012 7:19 am

I agree that would slow down a getaway.

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Post by merry Wed May 23, 2012 8:15 am

Only if they care about their vehicle more than their life!!!!!!!

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Post by jackak10 Wed May 23, 2012 8:29 am

merry wrote:Only if they care about their vehicle more than their life!!!!!!!

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Driver: "We gotta get outa here! Oops, just a minute, easy now, OK here we go! Uh-oh, gotta slow down some, OK now we make our getaway! In just a second, over easy now, etc."

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Post by CanuckBob Wed May 23, 2012 8:35 am

merry wrote:Only if they care about their vehicle more than their life!!!!!!!

Merry

If you hit them fast enough, especially without knowing, most vehicles will likely skid out of control. Perhaps that is what they are counting on.........
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Post by johninajijic Wed May 23, 2012 8:47 am

Slows them down to a stop out near the Pemex station and La Canacinta in West Ajijic. They are the very high steel type. You'll notice they have had them for a long time going into Chapala. Same type and no one dug them out 'coz they can't. They were welded to rebar before installation.
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Post by elgringo Wed May 23, 2012 12:35 pm

This is Mexico's answer to everything, just put in more topes! This is what we really need is to back up the traffic more than it already is. I would really like to ask the moron that decides to put them in what is he thinking.
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Post by merry Wed May 23, 2012 1:51 pm

Well, in La Canacinta traffic was flying up a blind hill despite a lot of pedestrians and horses, and a lady and her grandson were killed AS they returned from a funeral for a motorcyclist who had been killed. The tragedy and irony were not lost on the Chapala municipality and they put in the topes the next day. That's what the moron was thinking.

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Post by johninajijic Wed May 23, 2012 1:59 pm

elgringo wrote:This is Mexico's answer to everything, just put in more topes! This is what we really need is to back up the traffic more than it already is. I would really like to ask the moron that decides to put them in what is he thinking.

Are you too much in a hurry that you can't slow down or stop for topes to make it safe for pedestrians? Maybe they should put lights in instead, so the idiot drivers here can run more red lights and the Town won't replace their bulbs. Maybe if the cheapos who buy bulbs, would buy good quality bulbs they wouldn't burn out as often.
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Post by Smartalex Wed May 23, 2012 2:03 pm

merry wrote:Well, in La Canacinta traffic was flying up a blind hill despite a lot of pedestrians and horses, and a lady and her grandson were killed AS they returned from a funeral for a motorcyclist who had been killed. The tragedy and irony were not lost on the Chapala municipality and they put in the topes the next day. That's what the moron was thinking.



Too bad the moron wasn't thinking before the people were killed.
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Post by elgringo Wed May 23, 2012 6:54 pm

yep, i'm in too big of a hurry trying to get home and read your GREAT one sided restaurant reviews
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Post by Flamingo Wed May 23, 2012 9:22 pm

I drove the area in question this afternoon. The new topes are little. With decent suspension, especially in an SUV, they would hardly slow you down, especially if the car is stolen and you don't care about long term life of the car.
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Post by johninajijic Wed May 23, 2012 10:15 pm

elgringo wrote:yep, i'm in too big of a hurry trying to get home and read your GREAT one sided restaurant reviews

You seem to have an answer for everything from traffic lights to topes and to how Mexico should run it's country for a foreigner like you here, where you are ONLY a guest. As far as one sided restaurant reviews, you don't have to read anything I post. As to one sided, they are the opinions of 8 - 12 people. How do you figure that's one sided?

You have 99 posts here and I haven't seen anything worthwhile that you've posted. As a newbie here, dont'tcha think it would be better if you learn some manners first, before being a wise a**.
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Post by elgringo Thu May 24, 2012 6:00 am

what makes you think I'm new here? just because I don't post everyday? As for manners would you like to meet up and maybe you could teach me some?
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Post by GBATRUCKS Thu May 24, 2012 7:43 am

Hey...Why don't you both show up at the board meeting today & we can watch you duke it out in the parking lot!! Geez.. Both of you should take a pill.
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Post by gatosigi Thu May 24, 2012 8:16 am

Speed bumps are "necessary" because most drivers here seem to have contempt for traffic control signs. Aggressive, persistent police control of traffic aided by radar guns would be less damaging to vehicles than bumps. New York found, a while back, that controlling small crimes helped reduce the incidence of bigger crimes. Maybe it could do the same here.

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