Shoulder Parking is Dangerous

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by takeheed777, Jul 3, 2022.

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  2. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    This is why I hate being on the shoulder. I blew a tire about four miles from the Love's north of Las Vegas and drove the shoulder there even though I had a heavy load.
  3. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Between here and eternity
    This really has been discussed in another thread and I fully agree that this practice should be stopped, not only for trucks but other vehicles have come to think the shoulder of an Interstate is there for any type of activity. As I stated in the other discussion on this topic, the state of Va even posted neon signs along 1-81 @ 118 mm marker, "NO PARKING ON SHOULDER". Do you think that did any good?? LOL Just the other night, 11 trucks were parked there on the shoulder.
  4. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    how is it today's drivers can't see a vehicle on the shoulder??

    it can be a car, truck, fire truck or police car with all lights flashing and people just plow right into it.

    maybe the cell phone should be deactivated when the vehicle is in motion
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Sometimes it’s not just distracted driving. Tunnel vision/fatigue can set in for a lot of drivers when they least expect it,even more so at night.
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  6. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    States should start enforcing it. I've seen countless troopers pass stopped vehicles. They should stop every time they are not occupied with something else. If the person is not stopped for an emergency or breakdown, they should get fined. The fines should be massive. If they start enforcing it, fewer people would do it. As it is now, it's out of control.
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  7. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    At the very least, I'm taking it to the next exit ramp. Sitting in traffic is asking for trouble.
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    well, that's why our living room set is delayed...

    in any event, yes, the "big rig" was on the shoulder, that's a given, but why?

    was he sick? was it a breakdown?

    it cannot be assumed he was "just parked there".
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