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Freeway Q

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by oopa, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Hey fellas, I'm new around here. While driving my car down the freeway I noticed that between the left and right lane, going the same way, there are these short depressions behind the painted short lines. I don't quite know how to explain it, so I hope you guys know what I'm talking about. They can feel very rough, going over them in a car when changing lanes.

    My question is: Can these be trouble for bikes? Especially in the rain?

  2. Just don't fixate on it and change lanes. You won't notice.

  3. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    No, they will cause you no trouble. They are just there so blind drivers know where the line is. ;)
  4. KillermondoDude

    KillermondoDude Intellectually Sphinctered

    Are you talking city titties? Or the WAKE THE FUCK UP YOUR DRIVING ON THE SHOULDER cut outs??

    answer to both is not really
  5. They are like the painted lines on the freeway, except they are depressions in the asphalt.
  6. they cause no trouble. promise.
  7. Good to know :). I will pay them no mind.
  8. ahhh...the good ole drunk bumps...:)
  9. KevinD

    KevinD Modulator Staff Member

    The, "Drive By Braille," system!
    The cut-outs have (or should have) reflectors in them: great for driving at night in the rain.

  10. From what I remember, they are used to inset the reflectors so they sit below the surface of the road and they don't get ripped off.
  11. On the other hand, almost anything can cause you trouble if you're white knuckling or stiff arming the bars.
  12. They usually aren't a problem. I'm careful of them in a rainy curve though
  13. Personally the carpool logo bumps are more troublesome in the rain, if you're not hitting it dead on your back tire is pushed around a little.
  14. he is talking about the depesions that alow things to be placed there but not scraped off whe a snow plow plows the road
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