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Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:26 pm

There are a lot of crazies out on the roads this evening. Drive defensively and stay out of their way. :D
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby grumpy » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:31 pm

I agree. I'm even staying sober tonight. (standby for ambulance) Hopefully won't be needed.
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:48 pm

I am staying home like always. Unfortunately my daughter works the night shift at a WalMart about 30 miles away. Has to be there at 10pm, so hopefully she will be there before the drunks are out too bad. Most of them will be in the ditch before she gets off at 7am
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby Harold R » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:41 am

I already had my close call for today. Log truck had passed me like I was sitting still about two minutes prior to ramming the back of a semi. He was about a 100 yds. ahead when I saw some abrupt lane swapping.....smoke.......then logs flying everywhere. Opposite lane vehicle got tagged with a log right on the rear wheel, and spun out. The way the car bounced around, I think the lady ran over the log. Her car looked bent from the rear....but she was ok. Headache rack on the log truck served it's purpose.....but if the logs had been bigger.....probably would not have. Semi driver was ok but log truck driver was hurting some in his mid section.....was walking around though. Oh, the chains that bound the logs? Snapped like cheap twine. Imagine the force with that abrupt deceleration. I think the chains are only for keeping the logs secure for normal transit. A safe driver is the best bet. Counting my blessings.
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby Donegal Cub » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:42 am

Yeah defensive driving is the key. Back in the late 50's on television in Ireland they showed a series called Highway Patrol starring Broderick Crawford. He always signed off at the end of the show with words to this effect "Remember folks in an accident out there on the highway, it is not important who is right ITS WHO IS LEFT. Wise words.
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:59 am

Harold, glad you only watched that one and did not participate, They used to, and I think still do, call drivers like were in that log truck "Cowboys". In some situations calling someone a cowboy is a compliment, but not when referring to a driver.

Bernard, talking about the old show Highway Patrol you are telling your age. It was one of my favorites also. :lol:
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby Rabbit Holler Flash » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:41 pm

John they wont let me put on a family forum what professional drivers call that kinda driver these days :D It does appear to be a case of recto cranial inversion tho.
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Rabbit Holler Flash wrote:John they wont let me put on a family forum what professional drivers call that kinda driver these days :D It does appear to be a case of recto cranial inversion tho.
Had to go to a proctologist to get a haircut?
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Re: Be Safe Out There Tonight

Postby leerenovations » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:25 am

My fave Broderick line is , " If you wanna be a clown go to the circus, but stay off the road."
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