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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

she would have to use the same route from home to the new job as she uses from home to the current job except for the last mile, which is not in heavy traffic. Does this mean the last mile(the extra mile) is not in heavy traffic? No, the last mile is in light traffic at either workplace

Does she have trouble getting to the building where they offer her the great job? Yes when you answered yes does that mean that she has some other difficulty in getting to the job other than traffic? No, traffic would be the problem getting to the other job
b'coz we came to the conclusion that the traffic is not anymore heavier in the extra mile, isn't it right? That's right

Does she doesn't want to work for her friend? She would not have a problem working for her friend
Is the reason that the new job doesn't have any chances of moving to higher carrer options? Like stock options that she has with the current employer that would be revoked? No, this is not the reason

So the reason she still doesn't want the new job is it something to do with the current job being promising carrer? Either job/career would be equally as promising
or something good in the current job? YES, despite the drawbacks there IS something good in the current job...
or something bad/difficult related to the new job? YES, there would be something difficult about the new job - figure it out and you'll have the puzzle solved!
about the new job's location? Since I don't like to say 'yope' I'll answer you this way: The new job would still require Susie to travel the busy road most of the way. If the new job did not require her to travel that certain road she would probably take it.

Is any of these related? YES - it's relevant to know that there is something good about the current job (while it seems not good), and bad about the potential job (although it all seems good).
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CLUE:Susie would prefer to keep her current job instead of taking one a short distance away. The only way she'd take another job is if it would allow her to avoid using the busy highway. Susie does not like slow bumper-to-bumper traffic, yet she keeps her current job anyway, so it must have some kind of perks...
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she get free clothes at her current job?

For the new job, would she be forced to make some kind of driving move she doesn't want to make, like making a left hand turn into a parking garage? Parallel parking? Would she need to park on the street?
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 9:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure whether I got this correctly:
Does Susie have to take a busy road to both jobs?
Would there be a lot more traffic on this road (at least the first part?) if she had to drive there a few minutes earlier in order to reach the new job on time? Is this also the reason why she wouldn't walk the last mile?

She is a fashion designer - is this in any relevant way related to the traffic problem?

Do we have to find out anything else about her old job which is relevant for her keeping it and which is not related to the traffic problem?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 3:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she get free clothes at her current job? No
For the new job, would she be forced to make some kind of driving move she doesn't want to make YES - GOOD Q
like making a left hand turn into a parking garage? Parallel parking? Would she need to park on the street? None of these, but now you are on the right track!

I'm not sure whether I got this correctly: I'll help if I can
Does Susie have to take a busy road to both jobs?
Yes, she has to travel on a busy road to her current job, and would have to use the same road if she took the other job
Would there be a lot more traffic on this road (at least the first part?) if she had to drive there a few minutes earlier in order to reach the new job on time? No - the new job would have basically the same hours, and a safe assumption would be that there is perpetually heavy traffic on this road. A discovery above may now help you go further with this.
Is this also the reason why she wouldn't walk the last mile? No

She is a fashion designer - is this in any relevant way related to the traffic problem?
Yes - but maybe not so much the problem as the...?
Do we have to find out anything else about her old job which is relevant for her keeping it and which is not related to the traffic problem? If you discover why she opts to keep the current job, you'll discover the connection to the traffic issue
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there one way steets near the new job? Alternate side of the street parking? Would she have to back up her car? Unusual traffic signals or signs? Any of this relevant?

Is the kind of car she drives relevant (e.g, stick shift vs. automatic, big vs. small car, etc.)?

The new job vs. current one: does she design nicer clothes at the current job (e.g, Ralph Lauren instead of no-name brand)?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there one way steets near the new job? No, not relevant
Alternate side of the street parking? No, not relevant
Would she have to back up her car? No, not relevant
Unusual traffic signals or signs? Yes, this plays a part, explore carefully
Any of this relevant? Only the last question

Is the kind of car she drives relevant (e.g, stick shift vs. automatic, big vs. small car, etc.)? No

The new job vs. current one: does she design nicer clothes at the current job (e.g, Ralph Lauren instead of no-name brand)?
Not relevant
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, might as well be more specific:

Unusual traffic signals? If so: left hand turn signals? No left hand turn signals? Delayed signals (e.g, north to south goes first, then south to north)? Automatic traffic signals (i.e., they don't turn red unless there are other cars around)? Short yellow lights? Signals relating to pedestrians?

Signs?: If so: no right on red? No left turn? Signs relating to pedestrians? Signs relating to other things other than pedestrians or cars (ducks crossing, etc.)?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Unusual traffic signals? Well, unusual to people who haven't seen them before, but many people who travel such roads as Susie are used to them
If so: left hand turn signals? No left hand turn signals? Delayed signals (e.g, north to south goes first, then south to north)? Automatic traffic signals (i.e., they don't turn red unless there are other cars around)? Short yellow lights? Signals relating to pedestrians? No to all of these, but don't give up!

Signs? Yes, of a sort If so: no right on red? No left turn? Signs relating to pedestrians? None of these
Signs relating to other things other than pedestrians or cars (ducks crossing, etc.)?
No, it relates to cars
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they signs or signals printed on the road itself (e.g., STOP, left arrow, etc.)? On a building? Electronic sign? Painted/written sign?

Did she have to make a very tricky maneuver? Like getting into the left hand lane when she had just a few yards to do so? U turn?
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Unusual Traffic Signals? or Signs? both? near the current job? or near the new job?

due to road conditions? due to surrounding area like school zones?

Pedestrian crossing? School Zone? Deer crossing? Railway crossing? Lots of very short distance traffic lights? Slippery roads? Very slow speed limits? dangerous turns? any of these in particular? or in general?

Is she a safe driver? Is this relevent?
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oops need to refresh page very often?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they signs or signals printed on the road itself (e.g., STOP, left arrow, etc.)? YES
On a building? Electronic sign? No to these
Painted/written sign? YES

Did she have to make a very tricky maneuver? She does have to make a maneuver, but it's not that tricky and she doesn't mind making it
Like getting into the left hand lane YES, getting into the left hand lane is part of what she has to do
when she had just a few yards to do so? U turn? No to these

Unusual Traffic Signals? or Signs? See above
near the current job? or near the new job? The signs/signals are not on the roads that lead directly to the workplaces, but on the other relevant road

due to road conditions? Certain conditions, yes
due to surrounding area like school zones? No, not like this

Pedestrian crossing? School Zone? Deer crossing? Railway crossing? Lots of very short distance traffic lights? Slippery roads? Very slow speed limits? dangerous turns? any of these in particular? No, it is not any of these, but you are wise to figure out exactly the nature of the indicator
or in general? It is a very specific type of signal/sign/indicator

Is she a safe driver? Is this relevent? She's as safe as any of us (scary thought, maybe), and it's not really relevant
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is construction related? Does the extra mile to the new job always have some kind of constrcution going on? Like the lane is closed and she needs to move to the left lane? and it's practically very tough b'coz the cars coming on the left lane don't stop? very unmannered drivers? C'mon which gentlemen would not leave way for a lady in the traffic, unless its a lady

Lots of STOP signs on the extra mile to the new Job?
Laura Kozma (Lkozma)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this correct: the signs/signals in question would be on the way to the new job, but not the old job?

Is the sign/signal:

Lines between two sides of the road? If so, double yellow lines? dashed line?

Some sort of arrow? If so, left arrow? right arrow? straight arrow?

The signs/signals in question are on the highway, correct?

Is there a merge?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is construction related? No
Does the extra mile to the new job always have some kind of constrcution going on? Like the lane is closed and she needs to move to the left lane? and it's practically very tough b'coz the cars coming on the left lane don't stop? very unmannered drivers? C'mon which gentlemen would not leave way for a lady in the traffic, unless its a lady None of this is related

Lots of STOP signs on the extra mile to the new Job? No - there's nothing different about the road on which the places of business are located, the route would be just as easy once she left the busy highway

Is this correct: the signs/signals in question would be on the way to the new job, but not the old job? NO - this has been somewhat of a lingering FA - the signals in question are on the highway that she would use to get to EITHER PLACE

Is the sign/signal:

Lines between two sides of the road? If so, double yellow lines? dashed line? No, not this type of marking on the road, but keep going

Some sort of arrow? If so, left arrow? right arrow? straight arrow? Well no, not an arrow, but you're getting there

The signs/signals in question are on the highway, correct? YES, ONLY on the highway

Is there a merge? No, not one that is relevant here
Stephen (Stevish)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the indicator say "STOP"? "Yeild"? Is it on a road she drives on or a road that intersects it?

Is snow relevant? Something else that would cover up a sign painted on the road? or make it hard to see?

Is it the absence of something? Like lane lines?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SUMMARY OF WHAT WE KNOW:

Susie uses a busy highway to get to work. Even if she took the new job making more money and working for a friend, she'd still have to use the highway. Once she exits the highway, it's a very easy drive to her current workplace and the place that her friend works. There is some kind of very relevant sign/marking on the highway. The marking is not related to pedestrians, animals, but applies to vehicles using the highway. There are no bridges, toll stops or anything like this on the road. Susie's job as a fashion designer is connected, in some way, to these markings.
Stephen (Stevish)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the indicator say anything like "Must turn left"? "Must exit"? "Must" anything?
Stephen (Stevish)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the markings painted in colors that do not match? Are they otherwise undesireable to look at for someone as fashion-sensitive as a fashion designer?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the indicator say anything like "Must turn left"? "Must exit"? "Must" anything? There are no words involved with the marking itself, but it stands for something that is related to a "must". It does not indicate the need to turn or exit, however.

Are the markings painted in colors that do not match? Are they otherwise undesireable to look at for someone as fashion-sensitive as a fashion designer? No - the markings are probably just made in white paint. There's another connection with the markings and her job.
Stephen (Stevish)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she able to clearly see the markings? Are the markings worn in any way?

Is the implied "must" referring to changing lanes? Stopping? Watching out for something? Going the speed limit? Are they lines on the side of the road that police aircraft use to judge your speed (They do that in Colorado)?

Do the markings contain any numbers or letters? pictures? shapes?

Is puching a moose out of a moving plane relevant?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she able to clearly see the markings? Yes, as are all other drivers on the road
Are the markings worn in any way? Possibly, but still very visible

Is the implied "must" referring to changing lanes? Stopping? Watching out for something? Going the speed limit? None of these.

Are they lines on the side of the road that police aircraft use to judge your speed (They do that in Colorado)? Good q - the markings are NOT on the side of the road, and are not used to judge speed

Do the markings contain any numbers or letters? pictures? No, but...
shapes? Yes - one shape

Is puching a moose out of a moving plane relevant? Hmmmm, no, but I'm curious where you got this idea from...
Ian (Image)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the carpool lane? And she carpools to her currant place of work but wouldn't have anyone to carpool with to the other job? So she'd get stuck in traffic?

Relevant what type of vehicle she drives?
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will the markings affect anyperson who is driving on that highway? or does it only affect susie? or only people driving in a car on that highway? or only people who are related to fashion designing profession? Will it affect you if you drive on that highway in a car? Will it affect any fashion designer who is driving on that road?

So it is this marking/sign the reason for her to not taking the new job? or is there something else also?

Is the markings on the road? or hanging from the top of the road through a pole?

can the marking be found on any common highway? or only in particular state? would finding the state help?

Is any of this relevent?
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good thought Ian

Is it related to the HOV lane?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the carpool lane? YES
And she carpools to her currant place of work but wouldn't have anyone to carpool with to the other job? She does not have anyone to carpool with her to her current job, nor would anyone be able to at her new job
So she'd get stuck in traffic? You have this correct - if she takes the other job she'll get stuck in traffic
Relevant what type of vehicle she drives? No

Will the markings affect anyperson who is driving on that highway? They affect all drivers in one way or another
or does it only affect susie? She pays attention to them and applies them
or only people driving in a car on that highway?
The symbols may not appear on all highways, but they do appear on this one. They are not on smaller city streets.
or only people who are related to fashion designing profession? No
Will it affect you if you drive on that highway in a car? Yes, at certain times it will - good q
Will it affect any fashion designer who is driving on that road? It will affect anyone using the road

So it is this marking/sign the reason for her to not taking the new job? It is because this marking appears on the highway that she decides to keep her current job
or is there something else also? Well, one more small detail...

Is the markings on the road? Yes, printed directly on the pavement
or hanging from the top of the road through a pole? These may also appear, but much less frequently

can the marking be found on any common highway?
Usually found on portions of highways that run near or through large US cities
or only in particular state? Many states use them
would finding the state help? Probably not
Is it related to the HOV lane? YES, most certainly
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the markings mean anything to her? Are they similar to some brand symbol?
Does she use the carpool lane to go to her current place of work although she drives alone? Does she have a special licence for using the carpool lane that she got from her employer?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the markings mean anything to her? Are they similar to some brand symbol? No to both
Does she use the carpool lane to go to her current place of work Yes
although she drives alone? Well you'd better explore this...
Does she have a special licence for using the carpool lane that she got from her employer? No
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CLUE#2:HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes are to be used only by people who have more than just a driver in the car. They are strictly patrolled in most areas, and police can easily tell who is illegally using the lanes when they see only one person in a car driving in the HOV lane.
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

since she is a fashion designer does she use any model or a dummy that is used to check the dress, on the other seat fooling the patrol people that there are actually two people driving in the car? Is this relevent?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

since she is a fashion designer does she use any model or a dummy that is used to check the dress, on the other seat fooling the patrol people that there are actually two people driving in the car? Is this relevent? YES - BRAVO!
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so is that it?

In the old job she has a model or dummy that she can dress up and use as a passenger and cut through the traffic using the HOV lane. But in the new job she doesn't have that facility so she would be stuck in the traffic lane. so it caused her to not take the new job?

if this is true? I have just one more question? Which state did this happen? if so I can move to that state where the patrol people are that ignorant? or she does have some real courage of not being caught?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

- - - SPOILER - - -

Susie is a fashion designer who works for a large department store. Her task is to go to different areas of the store and daily or weekly update the clothing that is displayed on the mannequins in those sections. She does not like her boss but she likes the work. Her friend owns a small clothing store just a mile away, but doesn't use any mannequins to display clothing. The big perk about Susie's job is that she can take mannequins home if she does not have time to set them up during the day. This helps her with busy highway traffic, as she can place the dummy in the passenger's seat and use the carpool (HOV) lane. Even if the lane is being patrolled, it is difficult for police to tell that it's not a human in the seat when the car passes by at 70 MPH. Susie prefers this instead of a pay raise and loss of access to the HOV lane.


Nice work, especially to the small crowd that finally worked out the solution!

Note: In the United States, there are companies that sell realistic-looking male and female mannequins. The original intent was that, by placing one of these in the passenger seat of a car driven by a woman who is otherwise alone, predators who track down and follow women driving alone on highways would be fooled. A funny and sneaky practice developed, as men and women began using these and other "dummy" passengers to use the HOV lanes and get around slower moving cars (and several freight vehicles) in the other lanes.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if this is true? I have just one more question? Which state did this happen? if so I can move to that state where the patrol people are that ignorant? or she does have some real courage of not being caught?

Mo, as you'll see in the spoiler you've got the solution. I based this puzzle on a news report I saw a few years ago, not on actual events. The report showed people using the dummy passengers, and played interviews with women who said they feel safe from highway predators with these dummies in the car. There was mention that anyone could use these to fool the Highway Patrol and use HOV lanes. It's not that police are ignorant, but they cannot possibly tell that the passenger is a dummy when cars are moving at or above 70 MPH past their patrol points. The dummies that were shown in the report looked fake up close, but most of them had shaggy hair or wore hats, covering most of the face from a profile view.

Atlanta, GA is one city that uses HOV lanes, and I've driven in the city many times. I've never seen someone with a dummy in a HOV lane, but it would not be a bad idea, as traffic usually moves steadily in those lanes. It can be bad in Atlanta when travelling alone, one can be at the mercy of thousands of large trucks who cannot use the HOV lanes, but fill up every other available lane on the road. So I can't guarantee that someone who tries this won't get stopped by the highway patrol, but I also know that the patrol in Atlanta can't spot a dummy in a car flying past them any better or worse than patrols anywhere else in the country.
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this really happen? Do people use mannequins or whatever it is to fool the or get away with the traffic? I hope no patrol person is there in the forum? Next time they would be vigilant? .

Some people really do have the guts to go against the law? But I would rather be safe than late.
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

since your puzzle is solved can you help out christiane in my puzzle.
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey forgot to mention. Even though I have difference of opinion, nice puzzle though. I enjoyed working on the puzzle and man I am happy that I was able to help in solving the puzzle, though Ian was the one who really gave me the hunch.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well you and I have the same opinion that it's always better to obey the law (except under extreme and drastic circumstances) ;)
B. Johnson (Sycorax)
Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 3:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In at least one case a pregnant woman caught using the HOV lane alone has claimed that her baby should count as a second person.

The cops disagreed.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then there's kid-pooling, where people taking their kids around can use the HOV lanes--personally I think it's great that they're getting that three-year-old out from behind the wheel and reducing congestion on the road...

I've always believed (still do) that the optimal solution would be to invest in better, faster, safer, more convenient mass transit, but paint and signs are, apparently, cheaper (and the cost is offset by the revenue generated from citations).

Nice puzzle, Ix.

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