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Runaway Trucks May 27, 2008

Posted by mk in Uncategorized.
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I noticed the runaway truck ramp on the way down Parley’s today.  This is a completely practical thing coming down these hills.  However logistically, the implementation doesn’t seem quite right.  First off, it seems like there should be a sign somewhere before the ramp.  Second, it seems like maybe it should be off the right lane.

If I were driving down the road and my truck was escaping my control, I would think that the last thing I would want to do is quickly cross two other lanes of traffic to get into the runaway truck ramp.  It seems like that might prove to be far more dangerous than just letting the truck runaway and coast faster down the hill.

What good is this?  To me, it just goes to show that an idea can be a great one and provide a solution to a very real problem but, if it isn’t useful, what good is it?

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