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#161441 - 01/05/09 07:56 PM Re: Just slow down [Re: yeti]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Yes, just slow down.
I was a passenger on this bus.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/09/23/6853076.html
I really do not remember the accident at all.
I have been told that I was one of the bodies seen flying through the air. It put me in hospital for 5 weeks.

A chain of small stupidities driven by haste added up to a tragedy and six men who never made it home for the May long weekend.
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#161667 - 01/06/09 11:52 PM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Mike_H]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 724
Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
I moved to Northeast Pennsylvania from Southern California. Believe me, the Pennsylvania drivers cannot even fathom what a bad driver really is. Heck… Pennsylvania drivers still think roads are “congested” when the cars are still moving at 20 miles per hour or more. I have had to educate a few of them that it isn’t really congested until you can put your car in park.
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#161669 - 01/06/09 11:57 PM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: JCWohlschlag]
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
You aren't in a traffic jam until you have time to get out and stretch your legs or run to the quickie mart on the service road! Yes, I had a passenger run down to a C store to get us all water once in California. We had moved maybe 75 yards while he was gone.
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#161688 - 01/07/09 01:39 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Desperado]
Andy Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 378
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: Desperado
You aren't in a traffic jam until you have time to get out and stretch your legs or run to the quickie mart on the service road! Yes, I had a passenger run down to a C store to get us all water once in California. We had moved maybe 75 yards while he was gone.


Buddy of mine was driving up I-95 and ran into stop and go traffic in Delaware. Got off at the rest stop, used the rest room, got a cup of coffee, got back in the car and ended up directly behind the same car he was behind when exited he for the rest stop.

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#161689 - 01/07/09 02:03 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Andy]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Sounds like I-5 on Thankgsgiving weekend...
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#161692 - 01/07/09 02:19 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
It was the 405 Southbound just South of the 210, on the day before Christmas Eve one year. Trying to get to LAX without going to Compton again.


Edited by Desperado (01/07/09 02:54 AM)
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#161711 - 01/07/09 04:47 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Desperado]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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The 405 is a parking lot, always has been, always will be. I used to work it on graveyards from Century to the Long Beach Frwy. Only time you could drive fast on it...
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#161720 - 01/07/09 05:38 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Which freeway is it that comes out of LAX that has a freaking traffic light on it? I don't remember but think either 105 or 405. That was one serious surprise the first time.
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#161725 - 01/07/09 10:46 AM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Desperado]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
All that means is there are way too many people in the area, and I dare say in the world.
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#161738 - 01/07/09 02:27 PM Re: Try doing that in a heavy truck! [Re: Desperado]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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I-405, the San Diego Frwy (unless they have built a new one since I was last there (a long long time ago). I don't know anything about a signal on it tho...
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