posted on Feb, 12 2003 @ 10:38 PM
The markers are on the back of the signs because it is a covert operation. That is pretty easy to figure out. They are disguised as "date stickers"
as a cover-up for their real purpose. TACMARS are "tactical markers" and are read through side mirrors driving with the normal flow of traffic with
running light on the back of the vehicle. This allows the vehicle to continue on with the code information reflected back to the driver without
stopping and looking behind at the marker on the back of the sign. Marker codes on the opposite side of the road are clearly seen as you are looking
at the back of the signs anyway.
As for MG/GPS it is fine if it is working properly. In a worse case scenario it may not. In a first strike nuclear attack the first system that will
be targeted are the satellites. These contain logistics for guidance systems for our missiles. One airburst in the upper-ionosphere with send EMP
waves so intense it will fry sensitive circuitry in GPS signal arrays. Kiss your GPS goodbye if two or more satellites are disabled. Until another
satellite comes into range you are down. Then you have ground transmitter malfunctions that are likely. They could be sabotaged, destroyed, or hit by
EMP weaponary, power failures, signal disruptions.
All in all, the military is not so stupid trusting all of their navigational eggs in one GPS basket. There are contingency plans that are in place
and TACMARS are a vital part of the operation, especially with foreign speaking military not familiar with the language. These universal tacmar codes
are to bridge language barriers among multi-lingual personnel.
There is no need to drive on the opposite side of the road to read these markers as stated above, though on divided highways during martial law "off
ramps" become "on ramps" and authorized vehicles only may travel any direction they wish. TACMAR codes on the ramps point to sites on the overpass
right or left using color coded directory arrows and tacmars. The tacmars are only one phase of the signcodes the directory arrow configurations are
coded also on the fronts of the signs.