Safety first?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by LumbermanSVO, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Jul08/071408/071508-01.htm

    I'm curious what non-industry people think of this.

    As a driver I find this situation ridiculously dangerous. Stopping 80,000lb trucks on an interstate like this is just asking for trouble. In my experience general public has no patience for trucks being stopped on the highway, even if the road is closed and covered in ice.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If they pull some dangerous rigs off the road, the delay, and even some risk, might be worth it.

    But tell me, why are they all lined-up in the centre lane?? Is that so merging roller-skates can actually get on and off the highway??

    And then what about the poor souls in the left lane?? How do they get over??
     
  3. LumbermanSVO thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats the thing, truckers will stop in the right lane when the road closes. Traffic still flies by on both sides of the road. people in cars have no problem going down the shoulder of the road at 50+ MPH.

    What if the resulting backup causes and injury accident? Or a fatal accident? Was it worth it then?
     

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