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mileena202
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:47:03 AM

There are in the mountainous parts of northern California and Nevada. I drive slow because I get too scared, so I use them a lot to let others pass me.
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:32:12 AM

only in the hills/mountains. i don't drive those roadways much any more.
vmholladay
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:23:21 AM

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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:17:46 AM

No.
mileena202
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:17:03 AM

probedude2: a turnout is an area designated by your state's DOT where you can pull over on the highway safely to let others pass. They occur when there is only one lane in your direction for miles and there usually isn't room for a breakdown lane, since it is a mountainous area. Since it mountainous, you may be driving slow, so you are supposed to use turnouts to let others pass.

In northern California (AKA State of Jefferson--they want to form the 51st state), they passers often give you a light honk of the horn as a thank you for letting them pass.

bluenvoy: I didn't get your joke about the cul-de-sacs.
Mermaan
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:03:53 AM

Only on 90 in the western parts of MA.
kevrob1972
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:00:46 AM

no.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 9:57:02 AM

There are many here at the end of culdasacks.
jes
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 4:56:45 AM

no
streetcars
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:27:06 AM

no
skier0277
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:14:56 AM

No
probedude2
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:12:51 AM

What's a turnout?
watch4you
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:34:36 PM

no
psm80134
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:16:18 PM

Colorado has numerous twisty mountain roads. Some of them have turn outs, but more frequently, they add a slow lane periodically on uphill sections of road.
Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:56:34 AM

nope
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:48:59 AM

No.
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:48:58 AM

No.
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:24:58 AM

No
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:02:35 AM

Yes I have A set in my back seat > I belong to the Vol Fire Co in my town so I have to keep them with me :)
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