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    Default Somebody must be making a million

    We come across roadworks quite often in our travels around the country. Most are marked with road cones well before we get to the roadworks and road cones all around the roadworks and then a fair way afterwards. Who makes all these road cones? Someone must have a very lucrative business.
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    If you are standing next to a cone and wearing a high viz jacket you will never die.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Traffic management systems. And people wonder why rates rise 10% a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    If you are standing next to a cone and wearing a high viz jacket you will never die.
    Tell that to George Taiaroa
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Tell that to George Taiaroa
    I would but I cant, he was killed by death.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    The Council has just resurfaced a perfectly OK road in my suburb. They are wasting rate payers money, and,

    "Somegbody must be making a million" or much more .... along the line, other than the contractor!

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    Next big earthquake quickly buy a 700 ton plastic injection molding machine and a cone die from China and start diving in money like Scrooge McDuck.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Traffic management is such a pain in the arse to organise they just cone off the entire area for months at a time rather than do it in sections or just do areas where work is actually happening. One of my pet peeves is being slowed down to 30km/h for several km for weeks on end travelling on the same road with no visible sign of any actual road works. Luckily I don't travel like that any more but it really used to wind me up when I did.

    There is one section of road that got "resurfaced" annually and I swear all they did was spread gravel over it for a couple of weeks then sweep it off again, the road surface never seemed any different afterwards and the original paint was unchanged as well.
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    I'm sure WINZ, LTSA, MSD and recruitment agencies are actively recruiting job seekers into traffic control (training company) recently. I have heard of WINZ clients attending job search facilities, being nudged toward traffic control if they can't find suitable employment.

    This might mean basic trial type work is being created by road construction companies to do just that - trial or unneeded roadworks to train (and retain) registered WINZ job seekers.
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    Default Re: Somebody must be making a million

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Traffic management is such a pain in the arse to organise they just cone off the entire area for months at a time rather than do it in sections or just do areas where work is actually happening. One of my pet peeves is being slowed down to 30km/h for several km for weeks on end travelling on the same road with no visible sign of any actual road works. Luckily I don't travel like that any more but it really used to wind me up when I did.
    Yeah, that's been my observation for years.

    They mark off many km of road as road works, and post 30k signs.
    Over the entire length of the 'works' you'd be lucky to see a single person or machine actually doing anything. Often there would be a complete absence of any workers or machinery, or it would all be parked up off the road anyway. So Joe Public all too often just ignores the speed restrictions and just barrels on through at 80k or more.

    If they showed better judgement of where and when they posted speed restrictions they might get better compliance from the drivers, who might actually slow down if they could genuinely expect to see any road work going on.

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