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GOING TO VISTA del Lago?

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Post by Jim W Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:17 pm

New freaking tear your f@@king car apart Topes installed between 3 PM and our return @ 7:30 PM. No sign just 2 big ass black ones and at least 6 double Soriano size. Be aware, near the side road to GDL thru Ixtlauacan. Blackeye
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Post by Chapala Payaso Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:32 pm

They are to encourage people to slow down.

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Post by zenwoodle Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:43 pm

And they work. Beer
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Post by lucky Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:52 pm

And the quickly thrown together muffler shops get some buiness, too.

I love seeing Mexicans taking advantage of a business opportunity!

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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:51 am

This is a fairly new highway....maybe 3 years old. The speed limit is 60 kph.
There were no signs on the road, we went airborne....fortunately driving a higher clearance vehicle.......

The police were writing many tickets over the past few weeks....so we go from mordida to body shop...LMAO
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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:55 pm

There still aren't signs warning of topes. These were not installed legally, turns out the local farmers had 3 horses hit by cars over the past 2 weeks, so they put them in.
They can't be seen at night so be aware....the topes will damage your car at the legal speed limit.
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Post by viajero Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:39 pm

Maybe the farmers shouldn't let their horses wander around on the road.

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Post by CheenaGringo Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:41 pm

It is open range Mexico style!

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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Nice Avatar Neil! The only reason I make issue on the topes is that they are dangerous.....especially if you don't know they are there. Not a big deal for me as I drive a truck normally.......
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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:52 pm

viajero wrote:Maybe the farmers shouldn't let their horses wander around on the road.


Chris, Most of these guys don't brand their livestock, as I understand it they are liable for damage caused if it can be proven that they own the horse?
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Post by viajero Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:05 pm

Jim,topes are a pain in the ass,too bad that's what it takes to get Mexican drivers to slow down when they should.

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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:12 pm

viajero wrote:Jim,topes are a pain in the ass,too bad that's what it takes to get Mexican drivers to slow down when they should.

I agree Chris, but putting in a dozen topes is over kill......one big one does the job....had to laugh last weekend, the brain power that put 18 topes and a stop light in front of Sorianos turned the red light to flashing, after traffic had backed up over a mile coming into Chapala. I'd love to see the job qualifications Basta for traffic engineers in Mexico?
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Post by ComputerGuy Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Ha! They just put in a WHOLE bunch morea those just West of the Pemex at La Canacinta, maybe 300 yards, before Los Palmas. I mean a WHOLE bunch. Pretty soon they will have all the highways around here toped from one end to the other, and it will once again take an hour to get to Joco and 20 minutes to get to del Lago.
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Post by CheenaGringo Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:20 pm

Aparently, there are some new ones out west of Ajijic according to TOB. A traffic engineer in Mexico is anyone who has relatives in the fruit/veggie business or auto repair business who can take advantage of the new business opportunities created by topes.

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Post by viajero Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:51 pm

Jim W wrote:
viajero wrote:Jim,topes are a pain in the ass,too bad that's what it takes to get Mexican drivers to slow down when they should.

I agree Chris, but putting in a dozen topes is over kill......
Jim we're on the same page.
When I tell Mexican friends of mine that I can drive from LA to NY without ever hitting a tope or paying a toll they find it hard to believe.

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Post by Jim W Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:54 pm

That's true Chris, but a funny, I was promoted / transferred from my New York office to Roanoake, Va., In 1986. Almost ran out of cash paying tolls from Long Island to DC.....Never heard of toll roads before that.....LMAO
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Post by slainte39 Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:12 pm

Yeah, if you stay off the PA turnpike, the OH turnpike, the IN turnpike, the last two which are I-80.
The KS turnpike, which is I-35 is toll.
Ask FHBoy what it costs to go from NJ to LI via the GW and Throgsneck bridges and then the LIE. Tolls going east of the Mississippi are a trucker's nightmare.

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