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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Speaking of cars, America has had a great love affair with the automobile almost since it was invented, but it wasn't until the Interstate Highway System was authorized by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 that the automobile really brought the country together.

Since then more than 48,000 miles of highway have been built.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."

HINT: (1882-1972), American politician from the state of South Carolina.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The maximum speed limit you'll see on US highway signs depends on the state. In Iowa, New Mexico, and North and South Dakota, 75 mph is posted on some stretches of interstate highways. But in Hawaii, 60 mph is the maximum statewide, and in the District of Columbia, 55 mph is still the law.

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The criteria vary from state to state, but as a rule, each area works closely with the Department of Natural Resources to review reported automobile/deer accidents. A "Deer Crossing" sign is generally erected whenever a deer has been hit within the previous 12 months.

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Forty-nine states participate in the "Adopt a Highway" program. The lone holdout is Vermont, whose anti-billboard laws prohibit the necessary road adoption signage.

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In 2004, the Federal Highway Administration approved the use of a new font, Clearview, on federal road signs after tests showed that drivers found Clearview easier to read than the current Highway Gothic font.

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The large blue signs on freeways indicating that there's a Shell station or a McDonald's at the next exit are called "interstate logo boards." A business must meet strict criteria, such as restrooms, telephones, no cover charge, and so on, in order to get its name posted.

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The Federal Highway Administration has adopted certain shapes for the various types of road signs in hopes that drivers will recognize them reflexively. A round sign indicates a railroad crossing; a pentagon stands for a school crossing; and diamond-shaped signs alert us to a particular potential hazard.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

A trail, a union, together tied.
Come across me and you will find,
you cannot change the course I'm on,
without me you cannot travel on.

What am I?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."

ANSWER: James F. Byrnes.

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