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veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: February 1st, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I had that happen to me 6 years ago at 75 mph on the interstate. With four kids in the car with me. Guy's lugnuts ripped down the driver's side of my car, as the kids say, like it weren't no thang. He actually did it twice, but was nice enough after the first time to let me get the car under control first, and keep it from fishtailing into his lane in front of him.

Big trucks need to be taken OFF the highways en masse. The long-haul railroad system needs to be jumpstarted again - the guys who drive trucks could work for the railroads instead, and have the added benefit of NOT having to pay all their own business expenses.
araestel From: araestel Date: February 2nd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, our economy needs the truckers. They have made strides in lessening the accidents by limiting the amount of hours within a certain time frame that they can drive, but I do wish there were more safeguards in place to keep accidents to a minimum. I was very lucky--luckier than it sounds like you were. *hugs*
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: February 3rd, 2006 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Very little that goes from North Carolina to California needs to do so on the highway. That same shipment could go by railcar - incidentally, you can ship more by train than by individual trucks, and probably not as expensively - and then be unloaded at the site into individual trucks for short-haul and stocking. This way, some truckers could continue driving, and they would (a) not be as weary and (b) be able to have a life, either for themselves or with a family.
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