Truck Crash Compilations

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SO, I was on YouTube and I saw this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0

Like the title says, it's a compilation of trucks crashing. As I was watching, I noticed something. I used to watch these videos and laugh at stupid people, but now that I've been getting involved with the trucking community and set my career course, I find myself getting mad. I watch and I'm like:

"... following too closely."

"... turned too fast."

"... tried to pass without proper room."

Most of these videos happened outside the US, which means likely in countries without as many regulations as the US and Canada, but still. They're putting people's lives in danger, and for what? A few less minutes of travel time? I guess I can see these now as "examples of what not to do." There's a couple of real bad ones in that video I linked, and I can't stop myself from saying, "What were they thinking?"

Not sure why I am posting this. Just musing, I guess. I'm going in to the business with a healthy respect and a slight dose of fear for the equipment I'll be driving. Not so much that I'd get hurt, but more afraid that I'd hurt someone else. I'm slowly getting the idea that tractor-trailers are a lot like the tanks I used to work on. My old Tank Commander once said, "Tanks do two things: they break, and they kill. They don't care when they break, and they don't care who they kill." I know that's a bit hyperbolic, so forgive me, but the concept is kind of similar. Without proper use and adherence to the rules, rigs can easily hurt or kill someone.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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