Speed Limit: 17 MPH!

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Speed Limit: 17 MPH!

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<a href="/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=56">Link back to the article</a>.<br /> <font size=1>(Note: This is original version of article. It may have been edited. Click on link above for most recent version.)<br />(<a href="http://chrisboylan.com/">PhpBB Mambo Comments by Chris Boylan</a>)</font><br /><p>Many people have wondered what the Speed Limit 17 sign to your left means.&nbsp; I'm guessing some haven't even noticed.</p><p>If you look under the menu to the menu of the page on my 2005 design (I'll probably change it again after awhile -- I also didn't get to make my site all Christmas-y, which is a shame.&nbsp; Hopefully as my free time expands in the next six months, I'll create themes for all different parts of the year.) -- you'll see a "SPEED LIMIT 17" sign.&nbsp; Many people think that I faked it, but it is a real picture that I took from the passenger seat of my 2001 Nissan Altima as Amber and I drove across the country. You can <a href="http://chrisboylan.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=54&page=view&catid=4&PageNo=2&key=25&hit=1">view the original as proof.</a></p> <p>I took the picture as we exited off the Oklahoma Turnpike (or something similar - it was a toll highway in OK).&nbsp; The weird thing about the highway was that you paid the full toll halfway down the highway and then you got a refund if you got off early.&nbsp; </p> <p>Well, we needed gas, so we got off at the next exit.&nbsp; Since Oklahoma is sparse, to put it nicely, we drove for about 20 miles before getting off.&nbsp; When we got there, the exit ramp was under construction.&nbsp; Since so few people used the ramp, the on and off lanes to the toll booth were the same lane.&nbsp; Right near the toll both was this sign.&nbsp; Why not just 15 MPH?&nbsp; It struck us as bizarre, but we figured it was that way for a reason.</p> <p>And 18 months later, we now know why.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/odd/articles/2005/12/05/okla_engineer_posts_17_mph_speed_limit/">Okla. engineer posts 17 mph speed limit</a></p>
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