Deadly Truck Tires - CBS News

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Errol V.'s Comment
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(Sorry to scoop you, Anchorman)

Truckers regularly going over 75?

CBS news: Deadly Big-Rig Accidents On Rise

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Any accident from speeding is a bad one but even according to the report, the number of accidents due to tire blowouts is 1%. I'm betting more due to improper maintenance than running consistent high speeds. Don't get me wrong, it's obviously an issue but I'm sure they're are more important factors causing truck accidents.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Any accident from speeding is a bad one but even according to the report, the number of accidents due to tire blowouts is 1%. I'm betting more due to improper maintenance than running consistent high speeds. Don't get me wrong, it's obviously an issue but I'm sure they're are more important factors causing truck accidents.

Let me quote Mark Twain:

There are lies, there are damn lies, and there are statistics.

Take any statistics with that grain of salt.

I'm almost out of data time on my cellphone, but the article has some stats I want to develop more.

Yes, our 80,000 pound buildings tooling down the highway (at any speed), can be an accident waiting to happen. But I have a sneaking suspicion that truckers might be the safest group on the road.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Has anyone noticed the comments down at the bottom?

Bunch of 4-wheelies who all of a sudden know everything about the road and trucks. Geez, I haven't gotten my feathers ruffled that quickly in a while.

Michael S.'s Comment
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This is a great piece of modern journalism. It's filled with a jumble of facts that allow a reader to make up their own conclusions.

@Daniel - Wow, one of the comments was blaming (obliquely) a rise in accidents and fatalities on NAFTA and Mexican Truckers! In two or three sentences their facts were completely wrong. I think they just don't like Mexicans.

PanamaExpat's Comment
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Wonder how many of those commenters could actually pass the qualifications to be allowed behind the wheel in the first place?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Belluavir's Comment
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Why do people still watch this schlock?

Mr. Smith's Comment
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In 1970s the price of oil encouraged some suits to lower our speed limit to 55 throughout the whole united states.

in California the speed limit for trucks stayed 55. while cars are usually 10-15 miles an hour faster than them legally and usually 20-30 miles an hour faster than them on average.

I am not a fan of 2 different speeds it is very unsafe. and then theres

those people that pull into the freeway going 35

the guys smoking crystal, weed, drinking alcohol...

All the guys that drove 2 hours to work worked 8-12 hours then are driving 2 hours home.

People text messaging

Diabetics acting drunk

Rice burners trying to road race

Road rage

Girls that just lost there boyfriend

Parent more occupied with the back seat

Guys checking out the girl in the other car

the list goes on but Truckers... arent to blame for any of it.

now if an individual trucker is one of those listed or even unlisted above... it still has nothing to do with truckers as a whole...

Tires blow. I remember when Firestone was losing tires left and right... lol no one got mad at the mom for that.

People were dying in ambulances on the way to to hospital because the 6.0 ford lol... no one got mad at the EMT for that...

so why do we blame a trucker for his tire blowing? because of a safety rating of speed?

the safety factor in the design for the tire is well over the actual safety rating and if not thats still not the truckers fault its the engineers fault.

like our straps and chains they are designed to hold more than they are rated. its a saftey factor.

so when chains and straps are used properly and start breaking do we blame the trucker or the design? every ones going to blame the trucker.

its inevitable

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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