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Old 05-24-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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Blue Ridge Parkway speed limit change

Saw this announcement for the BRP and thought it worth a mention. Federal speeding tickets are >$500.00.
Effective immediately, the speed limit between Highway 74A and Highway 25 (Hendersonville Road) on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:22 AM   #2
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Revenue generator? LOTS of locals use that section as a short cut. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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Crap. And 500 for a fed speeding ticket........yekees. Ill be using the roads down below.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Yes, but the ticket does not go on your driver's license. From that perspective $500 is a bargain. Just sayin
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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Yes, but the ticket does not go on your driver's license. From that perspective $500 is a bargain. Just sayin

My federal ticket was only $120 and it most definately wound up on my driving record here in VA.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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My federal ticket was only $120 and it most definately wound up on my driving record here in VA.

same here
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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same here
+3. The Park police(BRP & SNP) lie like a rug when they tell you it wont show up on your record...
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
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Funny, I was just about to make a post about what to do when you spotted a couple of 50cc scooters up on the parkway. I hadn't heard of this law, and I was up there just the other day- when I saw a couple of 50cc'ers, no plates, revving their tiny engines into oblivion and going almost 45 mph.

This is one aspect of this law that may not be so obvious, but it is going to open up the parkway to all those 50cc's now for that stretch of road. And that's a busy stretch of the parkway, too.

Oh...NO.

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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How many miles on the brp are we talking about?
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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How many miles on the brp are we talking about?
It's lookin like almost 5 miles, from what I can see on google maps. If that's all the way to 25 (Hendersonville Road), that is, not to just 25A (Sweeten Creek Rd). I take that route once in a while, but not usually. And now? Nevahhhhh!
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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WOW ... Thanks for the heads up....
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:31 AM   #12
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How many miles on the brp are we talking about?
Good question, on Google Earth looks like less than five miles. I will try to ride it today and see.
This will increase accidents in my openion. The stretch has so many accidents because of the slow traffic of the sight seers clashing with the locals cutting across the parkway to get where they are going. This saves the locals a lot of miles. Morning and afternoon on workdays this stretch becomes the Ashville autobon. So the drivers on a high speed schedule to get to or from work will now be dealing with those that are going to run 10-MPH under what ever the speed limit is. Then add us riders into the mix, most have been on a 45+ MPH rythem for miles and suddenly were in rush hour ma-lay . Oh, and add no passing zones to the mix even though you can see several hundred feet. This will not end well.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:40 AM   #13
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please give the google map segment. no clue where this is.
thx.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #14
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Once they do that ..
It's not far behind that they might change the whole thing!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:11 AM   #15
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please give the google map segment. no clue where this is.
thx.
Grid N35 32 24, W82 30 10 appears to be midway.
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