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It's Not Easy Being Green

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#1 15 years ago

ok i was watching the news and i saw people fleeing from hurricane katrina i saw 8 lanes (4 one way 4 the other) adn only 1 way was being used and it was bumper to bumber in these pics an videos so i started thinking WTF use 6 of 8 hell 7 of 8 or all 8 lanes to move ppl in the mandatory evac waht is wrong with with that so here is my question why not? wahts your thought on this hurricane-frances-evac.jpg

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#2 15 years ago

Traffic law?

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#3 15 years ago

:ditto: You cant just start using the other direction lane to evacuate, thats just asking for major crashes. I'm more wondering why there are so many cars driving towards the storm.



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#4 15 years ago

lol...I guess you got your answer, huh?

Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#5 15 years ago

There is a difference between an early evacuation and a emergency escape. If hurricane Katrina would be so close that people had mere hours or even less time to escape then I could see why you would take the risks (crashes etc.) and drive the other lanes. During a normal evacuation the clue is not to panic.

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#6 15 years ago

hurricane-frances-evac.jpg Seems to be a lot of other cars going the other way. I have a feeling most drivers don't want to return to their nightmarish dodgeball days when driving at a combined speed of 120mph or so. Besides, emergency workers need to get into those areas, changing the flow of traffic so drastically would have only created more problems.