All this modern safety stuff is getting ridiculous

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by OldeSkool, Jun 10, 2024.

  1. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    You're exactly right but that's only half of it.
    The other half is that we have let lawyers run our society.

    All the safety features are just as much about avoiding litigation as they are getting dumber humans to do a job for less.

    Just like social media and all the modern news channels that are more like drug dealers than they are journalists, once this stuff is out of the bag there's no going back.

    Big tech, Journalists and lawyers are a lot more to blame for all the things we hate than politicians or trucking company owners, And you certainly can't blame the OEM truck manufacturers.

    If they didn't offer the safety features everybody else does they'd be sued out of business tomorrow.
     
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  3. prostartom

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    They reason why you can no longer lease a Penske truck without all the safety nannies is Ideal Lease had a judgement for multi millions a couple of years ago due to leasing a truck where the safety nannies were optional. I believe it was a dump truck leased to customer and the driver ran a red light or stop sign and killed someone, both the company who leased the truck and Ideal Lease were sued and lost. The lawyer said Ideal Lease was negligent for not equipping all trucks with every available safety technology.
     
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  5. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

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    Well said.

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    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    the lawyers will have fun with that one!!!:D. imagine all of the lawsuits that will be happeningo_O
     
  7. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    I drive my 96 fld so this is crazy talk lol don't even have abs
     
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