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Old 11-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Wheel eating storm drain grates.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78934859@N04/ The best way to get these fixed is to use the ADA law any thing that can trap a wheelchair wheel is illegal. I'm going to try and force a recall of all cast iron storm drain grates they are breaking and pose a hazard to automobiles as well.


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Old 11-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Very cool. Thanks for that.



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Old 11-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Welcome ZD. being a country boy I've never seen some those in your flickr photos! Good luck and keep us posted on how things progress.

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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The little town near me had the grates in line with the road (taking up three feet of the lane on the passenger side every 50 feet or so).
Very dangerous.
My wheel could have easily slipped in.
About two years after I was moved here, and I began riding nearer to the double yellow to avoid the danger in this area, the town reoriented the grates to be perpendicular to the flow of traffic.
This is much safer
I never said a word.
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Best of luck in your quest.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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I don't think I have seen any of these in the wild. I'll keep a look out. Think it is a neat collection of dangerous storm drain grates. I like the idea of having the drains follow Ada, but wonder if some designs would hinder water flow.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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storm grate painted as skeleton ribcage



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Old 11-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #8
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http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/ here it is notice 4.5.4 Regardless of wether it falls under ADA law or not governments are liable for injuries caused by roads. Photographing these and reporting them will insure the government looses any lawsuits.
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Quote:
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http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/ here it is notice 4.5.4 Regardless of wether it falls under ADA law or not governments are liable for injuries caused by roads. Photographing these and reporting them will insure the government looses any lawsuits.
That's good to know!


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