Hard Brake!

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I came across this in the wee hours of the morning. The only signs I saw were a standard roadwork sign and "bump". Nothing saying there was a raised, gravel/dirt surface ahead.

When I first saw it, I thought it was loose dirt and I hit the brakes hard, fearing I might get stuck. I sat there wondering what to do for a few minutes until a car went around me and drove right over it. I followed.

Pretty surprising though

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow! That's amazing. I don't think I've come across anything like that before. I wonder what that's all about. Maybe flooding or erosion had undermined the road, and that was their quick fix?

Interesting.

PackRat's Comment
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Trying to think of some lyrics for, “Off-Roading On 18 Wheels”.....

That will definitely wake you up in the wee hours of the morning. Each day is always an adventure.smile.gif

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Man you went from trucking to Mario kart in an instant

Bruce K.'s Comment
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RD, way to be alert. You got stopped in time to evaluate the situation. Better to be safe than sorry.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I saw this at I-29 and Highway 2 Tama Iowa Nebraska border this spring when the roads were washed out. I drove it during the daytime so it didn't surprise me like what happened to you.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Man I would hate to come across that at night on a motorcycle!!!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Yeah. It was a really dark road (u.s. 83 in TX) and the speed limit was 75mph for a lot of the road. 75 on a little road like this? Only in Texas! I think the speed limit dropped to 60 or 65 in this area.

Been waiting for a message from safety about a hard-braking incident. Nothing yet. I thought for sure if you can smell the brakes, you probably braked hard enough for a recordable.

Turtle's Comment
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Been waiting for a message from safety about a hard-braking incident. Nothing yet.

You would have known immediately by the dreaded red exclamation point and critical event mssg. If you didn't get that, you're clear.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Been waiting for a message from safety about a hard-braking incident. Nothing yet.

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You would have known immediately by the dreaded red exclamation point and critical event mssg. If you didn't get that, you're clear.

I’ve had a few of those. The roads in NY are bad enough the pot holes will set it off. For a roll event I assume.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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