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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stupid Canadian Roads

On the weekend Suz and I went up to the Ottawa area to visit her family. The 5-hour drive up was slightly more exciting than normal this time, which made the whole weekend more fun.

Every time we go up, we come across this section of the 401. If you've driven up to Ottawa, you may be familiar with this section of highway. A sign warns about the test-road-paint lines, but even still, the first time I encountered them I panicked.

The painted lines vary greatly, yet remain consistently useless, other than their distraction factor. Some are yellow, and some are white. Some are solid, and some are dashed. Some are horizontal, and some are vertical.

like, uh, duhhhh Here is another picture of the lines and the van driving over them. That's me in the mirror. The driver of this van didn't seem to get distracted. I even tried getting his attention by pointing down at the road furiously, while screaming "look out! You're going off the road!" but he didn't seem to notice. I guess he has seen the lines before.


Blogger Rainypete said...

Whew! I thought they were braille. It wouldn't surprise me to find blind drivers, it would explain the driving I've seen.

3:20:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Speaking of bad driving, I've got a good story for you, for tomorrow.

3:40:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooo.. the cliff hanger... .

I like the lines. I think they should paint the roads different colours to keep us awake and entertained.

Wouldn't it be cool to drive over the Mona Lisa? Or view Group of Seven art at high speeds? Maybe even the Picasso's would start to look normal...

4:04:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

lines on the highways?
math on the free soft drink tabs?
flies in our fries?
no guns?
there is a HUGE difference in our governments!

5:15:00 PM

Blogger VicZan said...

The lines: gotta love them. I remember the first time I saw those lines. Ah the memories.

8:29:00 PM

Blogger t~ said...

Ha! I've just started to take my camera along with me in the car. But of course it never fails that as soon as i forget it that nothing eventful turns up...

As far as the lines go... I can't say i understand why that was even being done... I can't say i've ever seen that before, and i'm sure i'd freak completely confused as to what to do about it... lol

6:18:00 PM


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