Q: I browse your column in which visitors had been by some means troubled mainly because you referred to a highway as “the 280.” What a childish and petty thing this is. Is Southern California in some way inferior to the Bay Spot to be ridiculed by people listed here?
About 20 yrs back, my perform experienced me living in Los Angeles for two several years. I found that L.A. experienced much more are living new music, a lot more excellent museums and galleries, more awesome beach locations and eating places than the Bay Region. I’m joyful to be back again in the South Bay, but I relished my time in L.A.
I uncovered that Angelinos do not have an “attitude” about the Bay Location or the method in which we refer to our highways. Most of them appreciate San Francisco and pay a visit to when they can. They do not have superiority complexes about their town and never care no matter whether we all simply call it Freeway 101 or “the 101.”
For all my neighbors who only dare head south to stop by Disneyland, I counsel that a longer take a look at could possibly clearly show you that there’s a different good town just a several hrs away from in this article.
Michael Silver, Cupertino
A: You condition your case for L.A. effectively. However, L.A. also has “the” Lakers and “the” Dodgers.
Dennis-the-Roadshow-Editor alerted our copy desk in Monrovia about the challenge with the “the I-5” headline. Just one supervisor apologized and reported he’d give a heads-up to other editors down there.
Q: The extended building zone for the San Mateo 101 Convey Lanes Job is clearly posted with a 55 mph velocity limit. Almost no motorists obey the restrict, night or working day.
If a single makes use of GoogleMaps the app improperly shows the speed limit as 65 mph all along that zone.
I submitted a take care of-it ticket about this to Google but nothing’s transformed but. I visualize other navigation applications are also misinforming drivers in this regard which does not aid compliance.
Nighttime development crews are at some threat thanks to this as are drivers together that stretch at any time. Do you have any tips for addressing these kinds of speed restrict misinformation? Does Caltrans commonly glance after that?
Richard Thomas, Redwood Town
A: I alerted Google, also, but doubt that any variations will be designed because the indications on the freeway need to be a great deal of warning.
Q: In response to the 72-hour classroom instruction that CHP officers choose to be equipped to detect if a driver is beneath the impact of cannabis, there is a considerably much easier way to detect if a driver is buzzed. If the driver suggests “dude” or “whoa bro” more than three times throughout the preliminary end, they are buzzed! E-book ’em, Danno!
Daniel Chapman, Santa Clara
A: Thanks for the chortle!
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