The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

Discussion in 'Traffic and Safety' started by xcel, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Kirk:

    That has to be one of the best ways to handle a situation like that!

    Wayne
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I wonder if any of us need our garbage picked up .25 seconds faster as obviously that is what this garbage hauler is trying to do, right?

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    60 mph on I-93 SB nearing I-95 Interchange in Canton, MA.​

    Wayne
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Our intrepid road reporter saw this on I-90 Westbound near Palmer, MA this past January... Yet another very bad accident just begging to occur :(

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    Carris Reels Big Rig on a Porsche Cayenne at 65 + mph - Shame on you!​

    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Interstate 90 westbound near Millbury and highway 122 at about 65 mph.

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    Gunther Transport in Hanover, MD.​

    Typical aggressive tour bus operators. When they plow into someone, usually only 8 to 10 die so it must be worth it?

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    On I-95 NB in MA an Air Gas Propane truck was a bit to close. Isn’t it nice to know a truck with an explosive load capable of leveling a city block is right on your tail?

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    Wayne
     
  6. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    Here's a winner:
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    What is it with US Mail contractors?? The USPS farms mail transport
    out to some of the absolutely *worst* companies and OOs out there,
    and that seems to hold true in most areas of the country. Are they
    lowest-bidder or something, thus likely to have the poorest-behaved,
    aggressive, right-off-the-street-without-training drivers? For
    people supposedly representing part of our government or its
    agencies, they certainly don't exhibit one whit of care for their
    fellow citizens on the roads. If they want to put random people
    they don't know in harm's way then they need to go over to Iraq
    and do it there, not on our own soil to our own countrymen.
    .
    The cab said "CGT" on the wind-deflector on the roof, but I can't
    find any reference to who the carrier might actually be. Nothing
    to identify it on the trailer. This is common -- these guys enjoy
    far too much anonymity, and they probably know they're hard to
    track down when needed.
    .
    _H*
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  7. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    is there a tag on that trailer at all?
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    This really sucks to see :(

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    A Prius-II way to close to a box truck on I-495 north near Taunton, MA.​

    Wayne
     
  9. mandirocker

    mandirocker Member

    ...sigh.... Makes us look bad :(:(
     
  10. FXSTi

    FXSTi Well-Known Member

    Based on the left front fender, the Prius driver is a slow learner.
     
  11. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Beat me to it, Kirk!

    Probably no tag on the trailer. Similar to the mail delivery truck/van things, no tag, just a 6-8 digit serial number on the rear with decals. I assume the "385834" is that number. COuld be wrong though.
     
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The hit parade keeps on coming.

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    A large box truck at 60 mph on I-93 S near Quincy, MA.​

    Wayne
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Somebody is trying to perform a colonoscopy while driving down the highway at 60 mph :eek:

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    Sid Wainer and Sons Danger Close on MA 24 near Taunton, MA.​

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2012
  14. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    They should just hitch those two together
     
  15. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    This is not the way to cover up the paint job peeling up.
     
  16. Sprinter1

    Sprinter1 New Member

    hello hyper's
    driving my two week old Prius today,across the Pa. Turnpike,I was passed by many other drivers. Having recently joined and reading others post,I set my cruise control at 60 mph. I have never been passed by so many vehicles. Trying to say that his old speeder is listening to the choir. Al A Gettysburg Pa
     
  17. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Welcome to the club, Al! :) It's much better for the heart!
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I-495 Southbound in MA at 60 mph.

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    JLine Transportation way to close.​

    This rig stopped tailgating thirty seconds after being phoned in proving it sometimes is worth your while.

    Wayne
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I-95 N near Attleboro, MA.

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    Ford Focus passing by at possibly 80 to 85 MPH and in close.​

    Wayne
     
  20. RichXKU

    RichXKU Mr. Forced Regen

    This was Thursday the 10th. PA Turnpike westbound right before exit 226. Left lane at ~65 MPH and all way too close.

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