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Does any 'oldie' remember hearing about or experiencing the 'talking roads' of the mid-forties...


in the mountainous areas of the western USA? They were specially ridged areas of the pavement that directed one to drive over that area going a specific speed - and the road would 'talk' instructions or information about speed, curves, hills just ahead. I do remember this on family vacations but my younger brother thinks I'm 'silly'. Anyone?

 

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    frogyfish 4 years ago

    Rochelle Frank your link was delightful...and there are other musical roads there too - Thank you! But, my remembered roads were informative for road conditions. At least you proved 'talking roads' did exist! Thanks for your interesting link.

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    frogyfish 4 years ago

    DreamerMeg, went to link, but that is not it.

    The roads actually had grooves to say messages like 'slow' or '50 mph' or 'sharp curve'. Similar to grooves highways have along their edges to make noise to awaken sleepy drivers. Thanks for good try!


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