Thread: Sanded road?
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by septimus View Post
How dangerous is such a road? Driving down an ordinary paved road at 65 mph, what happens if you suddenly come to a section with a thin layer of fine gravel?
One of the routes I take home did this. I believe they put down oil and then sanded over it but, in any event, there was a "Loose Sand" warning on a road that's listed as a 55 which means everyone does 65. I slowed down to 45 for the stretch and it wasn't exactly fun but not treacherous either. Like driving on a lightly snowed street. But I also knew it was coming versus random sand patches on the road unannounced.