Alberta: Driving Too Fast for the Conditions

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  1. Runawayscreaming

    Runawayscreaming Medium Load Member

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    Crashfest on Alberta Highway 43 near the Iosegun River today. Facebook video of vehicles (including a crude oil tanker) speeding into stopped traffic:



    Here is a 2013 dashcam video of a Highway 43 truck crash on the south side of the Iosegun River:



    Highway 43 is the highway that connects the Yellowhead Highway near Edmonton to the Alaska Highway. Highway 43 is known for speeding trucks that crash a lot.
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Another example of how this use to be avoided when every trucker had a CB radio. Now they are all literally flying blind.
     
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  4. Runawayscreaming

    Runawayscreaming Medium Load Member

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    Well they are certainly flying, as usual on Highway 43.

    Most of the trucks on Highway 43 have VHF radios.
     
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  5. orcen

    orcen Heavy Load Member

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    Wife in the passenger seat but dummy driver filming.
     
  6. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I imagine that kind of Winter is normal in Canada.I would have shut down till roads are clean and more visibility.
     
  7. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Whee...

    Now I remember what I don't miss. It's often a cluster-... heading north down the hill.
     
  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Only if he was driving from the back seat.
     
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  9. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    I’m on linehaul and we run in that crap weekly. We never shut down unless highway is closed which has happened twice in my 22 years on my run. Not unusual to run in heavy snow every night for weeks in a snow belt. I can usually go around road closures via secondary highways. The beer must get through!
     
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  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Crazy. I'll be headed down 44 later today. Hope its in better shape than that!
     
  11. pattyj

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    I figured it wasn't unusual for Canada.
     
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