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We live in a suburb East of Cincinnati (25 miles out). I noticed a new sign on the highway that wasn't there yesterday. It was green and said "Target Enforcement Area". Is all this military stuff really going to happen? Getting scared!
-- Fox (email@example.com), September 29, 2000
It means that if you're bargain hunting at Wal*Mart or K-Mart, you better hide your merchandise if the Target Patrol decides to search your car. You know how territorial these these monopolistic company chains can be. To avoid such unpleasant scenarios, I suggest you shop online...
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 2000.
Did it ever occur to you to put .35 into a coin op phone and ask 911 or would they trace you too fast?
Look the sign up in the State or Muni code. It has to be described.
-- cpr (email@example.com), September 29, 2000.
OMG MARTIAL LAW!!
just kidding, um Fox, perhaps they are targeting speeding and other violations in that particular area. You know...enforcing traffic laws.
-- cin (cin@=0.)), September 29, 2000.
No, no, I think Fox is right.
They are definitely targeting HIM. I think he should call Shakey and see if there is any bunker space available. If so, he should hide out there for 5 - 10 years (with time off for good behavior)
-- E.H. Porter (Just Wondering@About.it), September 29, 2000.
Fox, could it be a warning of increased traffic enforcement in the area? Sounds like another "program" to me.
-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), September 29, 2000.
No, I think that EH is correct. Fox probably has been implanted with a homing device which will direct missles. He should be reading Rense to find these things. Just my opinion.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), September 29, 2000.
why DID little bo peep lose her sheep? I think that question is what kept me awake all last night.
-- FutureShock (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 2000.
I like Dinosaur's line the best. Can't you just envison a patrol of Target "associates" stopping your car and refering to you as their "guest" while they rifle through the vehicle looking for old K- Mart receipts? It makes martial law seem tame by comparison :^)
-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), September 30, 2000.
We live in a suburb East of Cincinnati (25 miles out). I noticed a new sign on the highway that wasn't there yesterday. It was green and said "Target Enforcement Area". Is all this military stuff really going to happen? Getting scared! Fox
^^^^ um, hey Fox:
Shhhhhhh!!!! dont look now, but they REALLY are behind you. I live about 150 miles maybe more away from Cinci. I am scared tooooo.
I am afraid, VERY afraid. So afraid in fact that I have cleansed my vehicle of ALL kmart and walmart receipts. The correct way is to pronounce it Tar Jay, it is much more exclusive that away.
Now we have a new sign that is Red and Says "Deer Crossing" with a pic of Ken Decker on it w/gun in hand, but dont tell nobody.
-- sumercon (email@example.com), September 30, 2000.
SUNDAY Aug. 27, 2000
Highway Patrol targets U.S. 250
By PAUL LOCHER
The Wooster Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol has begun moving aggressively to clean up what it says is one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in the Wayne-Holmes area -- and it's right outside the front doors of the patrol post.
The patrol has recently begun a target enforcement program on Dover Road, starting at Wooster and continuing to the Wayne/Stark County line. The action, according to trooper Matt Mossor, who is coordinating the effort, seeks to increase motorist safety on a length of road that has seen 307 crashes over the past five years, including six fatal accidents. Last year alone, four people were killed on the 15-mile stretch of highway.
Mossor said motorists can expect to see a high level of enforcement along the stretch until at least the end of summer as troopers look for speeders, drivers who are following too closely, motorists not wearing their seatbelts and drivers who are not coming to complete stops at the many crossroads.
Target Enforcement Area signs have been posted to warn of the increased and specialized enforcement for the area, which is also heavily traveled by Amish buggies and agricultural equipment.
This is a particularly dangerous time of year along U.S. Route 250, particularly in the rural areas where farmers are bringing in the harvest, Mossor said.
Of the 307 accidents during the past five years, 104 resulted in injury. Mossor said the biggest days for accidents have been Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, accounting for slightly more than half the total. The bulk of accidents tend to occur between 1-4 p.m.
The two worst areas for crashes are from just east of the patrol post, between the bypass and Apple Creek, and between Kidron Road and Mount Eaton. The trooper said 58 percent of the crashes have occurred on these two stretches of highway.
Mossor said a large percentage of the accidents have been caused by motorists following too close, unsafe speeds and failure to yield.
During the fall, there have also been many collisions between deer and motor vehicles.
In addition to both moving and stationary patrols, motorists can expect to encounter motor vehicle inspection teams and the patrol's commercial inspection team that will be looking for overloaded trucks. The patrol will also be enlisting the help of the Apple Creek and Mount Eaton police departments.
"The signs are up and we're giving motorists fair warning," said Mossor, "but they can expect to see a lot of us (troopers) for the rest of the summer. The whole situation along this stretch has just gotten out of hand and it's time to give it some special attention."
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 30, 2000.
Tailgaters beware: Patrol will be watching
-- (Also@see.this), September 30, 2000.
It means theres a FEMA camp near.
-- Juan Valdez (email@example.com), September 30, 2000.
Anyone in CA travelling on I-5 between (south of) Buttonwillow and all the way up to Harris Ranch had better be careful if you like to speed. The highway patrol seems to be on some sort of campaign to help fill the state's coffers and they are thicker than you-know-what. Most are using Ka-band radar, but some just like to sneak up on you from behind, the old fashioned way. They also have aircraft up which seem to refuel at the Harris Ranch airstrip. BEWARE!
-- Speeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 2000.