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#21 User is offline   Dean Adam Smithee 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:56 PM

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ROGERS, Minn. (FOX 9) - Officials say a semi truck driver was watching pornography on his phone moments before he rear-ended a pickup truck and trailer in Rogers, Minnesota, causing the trailer to break off and fatally strike a nearby construction worker.


It seems like there's a story of this nature every few years... and it seems like more often than not it's in northern states like Minnesota or Michigan. Even Massachusetts. What IS it about those states?

Minnesota (2006): NBA Player Drunk , Watching Porn, and Masturbating Before Car Crash

Michigan (2016): Michigan man dies in crash while driving and masturbating to porn on his phone

Oh, and 'equal opportunity'. It's not just guys ...

Massachussets (2015) Woman masturbating while driving causes multiple car accident.
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:09 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 20 July 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

It seems like there's a story of this nature every few years... and it seems like more often than not it's in northern states like Minnesota or Michigan. Even Massachusetts. What IS it about those states?

Minnesota (2006): NBA Player Drunk , Watching Porn, and Masturbating Before Car Crash

Michigan (2016): Michigan man dies in crash while driving and masturbating to porn on his phone

Oh, and 'equal opportunity'. It's not just guys ...

Massachussets (2015) Woman masturbating while driving causes multiple car accident.


They needed friction because of the cold?
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:20 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 19 July 2019 - 07:16 PM, said:

I go a step further when riding a motorcycle: I presume every other vehicle on the road (including other motorcycles) is trying to knock me down, and it's up to me to make sure they can't. Extreme defensive driving.

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That was the first thing the guy who basically taught me to ride told me. Every car on the road wants to kill you.
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:28 PM

View Posterp, on 20 July 2019 - 05:25 AM, said:

I find that semi-truck drivers are either the worst drivers on the road, or the best. Rarely do I see the in-between.

As Ben stated, this guy has no regard for others safety.


With that said, and not give this guy a pass in anyway, but the driver doing 50 in a 70mph zone is also part of the problem. if he was doing the speed limit, this wreck might not have happened.

But the guy watching porn while driving is a fault, no doubt.



Semi drivers.....the best:
In Ohio I was in the center lane passing a semi, one was behind me, and one passing me. Back tire blew out and my bike was suddenly all over my lane. Got it gathered up a bit and started looking around. No traffic anywhere ode to me. All 3 semis had slowed way down and blocked the whole freeway until I was off the road and stopped. Great guys.

The worst:

In Wyoming a semi started to pass, just as the can was past me he started over at me. Ran me into the slow lane and stl coming. A stretch of guardrail was coming up with just enough room to duck in behind it. The trailer was on the shoulder as it went by. That guy was actively out to get me. If I had been any closer to home I'd have left the bike right there and never looked at another one. 30 years later I still have dreams about it.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:18 PM

View PostBen Cranklin, on 20 July 2019 - 07:32 AM, said:

The video says that that part of the road was a construction zone that traffic had slowed down around to pass. At around the 1:54 mark, video even says all other traffic had slowed down to 50. But the one guy still going 72 wasn't paying attention to "road work ahead" signs or that everyone else had slowed down.

The guy who died was a construction worker, not a driver, who was working in the construction zone on foot. From the print story:

"The impact caused the pickup truck and trailer to lose control and strike a parked car. The trailer then separated from the pickup truck and struck a member of the engineering crew on scene. The victim was found underneath the wreckage of the trailer and had sustained serious injuries to his head and torso. He died at the scene."

Didnít catch that part. Sloppy reporting imo.
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:39 PM

View Postsearcher, on 20 July 2019 - 04:28 PM, said:

Semi drivers.....the best:
In Ohio I was in the center lane passing a semi, one was behind me, and one passing me. Back tire blew out and my bike was suddenly all over my lane. Got it gathered up a bit and started looking around. No traffic anywhere ode to me. All 3 semis had slowed way down and blocked the whole freeway until I was off the road and stopped. Great guys.

The worst:

In Wyoming a semi started to pass, just as the can was past me he started over at me. Ran me into the slow lane and stl coming. A stretch of guardrail was coming up with just enough room to duck in behind it. The trailer was on the shoulder as it went by. That guy was actively out to get me. If I had been any closer to home I'd have left the bike right there and never looked at another one. 30 years later I still have dreams about it.

Mark


I agree, MOST are good. A couple of "close calls" (in a car, not a bike):

#1 Worst: Maybe a year or so ago. Travelling up SR 3 in Indiana, that splits off northbound I-75 and heads to Rushville IN. Two-lane "country" road. I'm already going my usual 5-10 over. Apparently not fast enough for the truck behind me. Driver barrels around me, then swerves back in front of me in a way that, If I hadn't slammed on the brakes I'd likely have been sideswiped.

At that particular moment? I'd have given my entire life savings to the Rush Co Sheriffs office to deputize me and issue a billy club; I know how to use one, and this driver would likely not have been behind the wheel of another motor vehicle for quite some time.

There's probably a REASON I'm not an LEO myself. I'd likely last about two days on the job.
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:29 PM

View Postsearcher, on 20 July 2019 - 03:20 PM, said:

View PostMontyPython, on 19 July 2019 - 07:16 PM, said:

I go a step further when riding a motorcycle: I presume every other vehicle on the road (including other motorcycles) is trying to knock me down, and it's up to me to make sure they can't. Extreme defensive driving.


That was the first thing the guy who basically taught me to ride told me. Every car on the road wants to kill you.


Yup.

I was driving through a stretch of road construction today. There were signs all over the place, including one that said "Motorcycles Use Extreme Caution". I'm sure most, if not all, reading this have seen the same sign occasionally. Well I've got news for you: If you're riding a motorcycle on a public road/street/highway, you'd better ALREADY be using extreme caution, even where no road repairs are going on.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

Wanker.
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:59 PM

View Postscotsman, on 24 July 2019 - 07:30 PM, said:

Wanker.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 20 July 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:

Yup.

I was driving through a stretch of road construction today. There were signs all over the place, including one that said "Motorcycles Use Extreme Caution". I'm sure most, if not all, reading this have seen the same sign occasionally. Well I've got news for you: If you're riding a motorcycle on a public road/street/highway, you'd better ALREADY be using extreme caution, even where no road repairs are going on.

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Well. there WAS the night I was drag racing down the street to the next bar. OK, so we were on the sidewalk. it seemed a good idea at the time. :biglaugh:

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

View Postsearcher, on 24 July 2019 - 08:10 PM, said:

Well. there WAS the night I was drag racing down the street to the next bar. OK, so we were on the sidewalk. it seemed a good idea at the time. :biglaugh:

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