Do drivers think about driving down a hill around a blind curve?

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  1. SoccerGrandmom

    SoccerGrandmom Bobtail Member

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    What do truck drivers think about driving down a hill around a blind curve and stopping in 360’ at a stoplight?
     
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  3. Sons Hero

    Sons Hero Heavy Load Member

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    The stoplight will likely have a warning sign at the top of the hill
     
  4. SoccerGrandmom

    SoccerGrandmom Bobtail Member

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    I will ask the City if this light is in the plans. Thanks
     
  5. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    At 55 mph it takes 450 feet (on average) to stop a truck. Anyone going around a blind curve at 55 is dumb, even moreso when entering a town, so I probably wouldn't have a problem with it. But then again I don't drive like a hopped up ungulate.

    If you give us the location of the proposed stop light we can give better responses.
     
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  6. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Heavy Load Member

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    Don't forget, MOST truck drivers actually know_how_to_drive (which is more than I can say about most 4-wheelers....).
     
  7. SoccerGrandmom

    SoccerGrandmom Bobtail Member

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    It is a minor arterial posted 35MPH - with 3 lights within 1000 feet in a residential/commercial area.
     
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  8. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    In that case I would have no problem getting stopped in time. I would probably grumble that it should be a roundabout, but that's a different conversation.
     
  9. O.Henry

    O.Henry Road Train Member

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    Drive 4 conditions
     
  10. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I would rephrase that :confused:, today’s generation are a whole different breed with automatics and all. o_O
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    How steep of a hill are we talking about?

    That matters too, IMHO.
     
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