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    Did you see this? A Twitter or Facebook posting from this fire department shows that they are using portable rumble strips to place out at a traffic crash scene in an effort to slow passing traffic.

    I wonder if this would actually work? If it does, then maybe we should have rumble strips for the regular drivers and spike strips for the guys you really want to slow down!

    Is anyone out there using something like this? If so, how is it working?
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    Seems to me you'd have to put them a good ways out before the scene. That would require a person to walk a good way out from the scene for them to do any good. I think they'd work, but maybe for a longer scene time.

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    I always wanted someone to take me seriously, but no one would. I suggested many times, we should put out our cone pattern, and 3 feet inside (on the crash side) of the cones, put a spike strip. Those who come into my side of the cones gets to stay for awhile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Seems to me you'd have to put them a good ways out before the scene. That would require a person to walk a good way out from the scene for them to do any good. I think they'd work, but maybe for a longer scene time.
    Or stop well short of the scene, deploy your speed bump and then proceed in... like tagging a hydrant at a fire.


    Love this idea, don't think it would be popular with the powers to be...
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    I always wanted someone to take me seriously, but no one would. I suggested many times, we should put out our cone pattern, and 3 feet inside (on the crash side) of the cones, put a spike strip. Those who come into my side of the cones gets to stay for awhile...
    When I was an old volunteer up on the East Coast, we had fire police (old firemen who were too crusty but liked the action). I have NEVER seen anyone else with the ability to drop road flares in a straight line doing 25 miles per hour hanging out of the driver window of their pickup truck. If we would have given those guys speed bumps... uphoria!

    I like the idea, anything new to keep us safe from the iphone/texting crowd.
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    I would suggest some signage to accompany the speed bumps. Otherwise, I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcjack View Post
    I always wanted someone to take me seriously, but no one would. I suggested many times, we should put out our cone pattern, and 3 feet inside (on the crash side) of the cones, put a spike strip. Those who come into my side of the cones gets to stay for awhile...
    I'd be more partial to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle with the 25mm chain gun.

    Of course it would have the mandatory NFPA reflective chevrons....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmoore View Post
    Did you see this? A Twitter or Facebook posting from this fire department shows that they are using portable rumble strips to place out at a traffic crash scene in an effort to slow passing traffic.

    I wonder if this would actually work? If it does, then maybe we should have rumble strips for the regular drivers and spike strips for the guys you really want to slow down!

    Is anyone out there using something like this? If so, how is it working?
    I like this idea. This should wake up those not paying attention.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcjack View Post
    I always wanted someone to take me seriously, but no one would. I suggested many times, we should put out our cone pattern, and 3 feet inside (on the crash side) of the cones, put a spike strip. Those who come into my side of the cones gets to stay for awhile...
    While I like the threat of it, I don't like this idea. The last thing we need is a car with impaired breaking abilities coming at us on the roadside.
    Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

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    Just a thought. People are in a hurry. Many do not care about an accident because it has nothing to do with them, it just makes em late. So make it about them.

    The big "DUI CHECKPOINT AHEAD" sign gets and holds their attention nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    Just a thought. People are in a hurry. Many do not care about an accident because it has nothing to do with them, it just makes em late. So make it about them.

    The big "DUI CHECKPOINT AHEAD" sign gets and holds their attention nicely.
    Great idea. In our area it would be some sort of DRUG TASK FORCE CHECKPOINT. I think that will nearly empty off the highway for a good two or three days.

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    Dunno where I would find space for the strips but I LIKE the Dui checkpoint idea!

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