So Long To Botts Dots
The Sacramento Bee tells us CalTrans is going to get rid of Botts Dots- those being the raised plastic bumps between lanes on freeways that alert you if you inadvertently drift into the wrong lane. I'm not sure I've ever seen them- the picture showing them to be white and red. I couldn't figure out how to put a picture of them on this post since Sacbee has them on video. As the wife pointed out when I showed her the picture: "I thought they were yellow". Yep, I always thought those things marking lanes were yellow. Maybe they don't use Botts Dots on 101?
So we'll see how that switch works. The story didn't answer a question I've had for some time: What are those strips CalTrans cuts into the pavement on the right side of the freeway that warn you you're drifting off the right side of the road?. I'm sure most of us have been brought back awake when we run over those things. No getting away from the noise the car makes when you go over them.