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The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

Hi Kirk:

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

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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?


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

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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




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

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


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?

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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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Re: The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

Here's a winner:
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.
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is there a tag on that trailer at all?
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This really sucks to see



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

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This really sucks to see



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

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