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Old 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #1651
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #1652
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #1653
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I'm surprised that they are driving on the left but the speed is in mph...
It's in UK. Speed is in measured in MPH there.
Other major left-hand countries, like Australia, S. Africa and Japan, use km/h.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:05 AM   #1654
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:10 AM   #1655
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #1656
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Wtf????

With more and more semi trucks' GPS units sending them down through the GAP, I'm suprised that they don't make it ILLEGAL for truckers to run this route...unless they are delivering directly to someone on this road! (and it doesn't sound like that's very much!!)

I've seen other roads where they prohibit truckers from using....LOTS!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #1657
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With more and more semi trucks' GPS units sending them down through the GAP, I'm suprised that they don't make it ILLEGAL for truckers to run this route...unless they are delivering directly to someone on this road! (and it doesn't sound like that's very much!!)

I've seen other roads where they prohibit truckers from using....LOTS!
NC has decided to try to stop them.There are some pictures of the signs,probably in the Killboy thread.The bad thing is some companies will route trucks through there.I got routed through the snake(US421) once and there were signs advising trucks to seek an alternate route.The only problem was the signs were after the last place to seek the alternate route.I was sort of lucky there was close to a foot of snow on the road and I had the road almost all to myself.I needed every inch of it in a few places.I had only been driving trucks a short time and was dumb enough to think the planners had an idea what they were doing
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #1658
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I've been drive'n trucks for nearly 25 years & consider myself to of the "old school" , thers a bunch of roads trucks have no business run'n & the dragons tail is definately one of them.

A GPS unit dont have think'n skills & most rookie drivers (& some vetrans drivers) havent devloped them, at least with a atlas you can see what your get'n into before hand & look for an alternate route if needed.

Unseasoned drivers+ GPS unit+ dangerous roads = a recipe for a bad trip.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #1659
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I too used to drive OTR too. (over 800K miles)

I went across a bridge in upstate NY (I think it was), that I had absolutely NO FRIKKEN BUSINESS being on.

was it marked as such???.....SURE!!! Right at the foot of the bridge (on a 12 mile long, 1 lane road!)


Is it that hard to mark a road or bridge at a place giving a driver suffieicnt warning while there's still time to turn around and find an alternate route???
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #1660
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #1661
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #1662
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:04 AM   #1663
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It's in UK. Speed is in measured in MPH there.
Other major left-hand countries, like Australia, S. Africa and Japan, use km/h.
what kinda car do the police over there use, as in which are their most capable cars at speed? where I am (NY, USA) you seldom see them but the dodge charger police cars are prob the quickest
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #1664
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It doesn't matter what kind of car they drive, nothing is faster than a radio, and a helicopter with FLIR can see pretty far.

The po-leece should be driving Honda Fits.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #1665
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Ultra cool. Sumo kicks ass and that kind of cornering really shows who has got real skill. Although it looks like some of those tires were less than ideal in the dirt.
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