Today I nearly rear ended a 12 foot U Haul! Wow!!

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  1. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Driving near East Stroudsburg, and ahead of me an older couple wanted to turn left,
    no signal, just stopped in the road? Two cars back was a moving box truck blocking the view.
    Locked up the rear tires for about 40 feet, tried to go right, but saw a telephone pole coming up fast,
    so went back to the left, luckily stopped about a foot from box truck. Plenty of tire smoke; brake stink.
    It seemed the brake lights were tiny vertical lights, one on each side, (must be legal?) but hard to see.
    I would think they would put two - stacked, on each side?? Took me about 15 min. to calm down.
    Too much excitement for one day, I'm taking the rest of the day off!!!
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Well.....on the bright side at least you can afford a new seat after taking a bite out of it with the diamond made from said chunk at pucker factor 11.....

    That said i hate uhauls. Whoever decided that letting some yahoo drive around in what is literally a CMV with passenger tags with only a class D was a good idea needs to be dragged out back and shot before he breeds
     
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  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    That whole area is pretty bad. Should be 3 lanes wide the whole way through there. At least they're paving the big hill on 80 Lol
     
  5. buddyd157

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    too late about the breeding...that family who owns U-Haul have been involved in suicide, leverage buyout, possible conspiracy to defraud the government.

    Leonard Shoen - Wikipedia
     
  6. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Yeah, i hate them because not only idiot drivers, but you can't see around them.
    They're so short the cars in front are blocked from view.
    You can see around 53' trailer better.

    Holy cow, he had that, the "breeding" thing - on an industrial scale.
    His Fifth, F-I-F-T-H, wife? and another heir. Wow.
    Old Leonard had it going on.

    (And I barely survived two wives.)
     
  7. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    Don't worry your set of skid marks will blend in with the 100000000000000000 other sets on that stretch of road. I hated driving in that area. On ramps that are only 10 ft long on top of the astronomical amount of traffic... disaster
     
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Yeah those short ramps are super dangerous. The run I've been doing lately has me coming through there at 1am so it's not bad at all. Not too bad either heading home west bound 7-8am. All the traffic is headed east at that time.

    My exit on 81 is 230 the 1st if you're coming south into pa. That exit literally has no ramp from the highway. Bam! Exit and like 100yd down hill before the stop sign. I never take that exit I'll get off exit 1 in Conklin NY and run us-11 to the yard
     
  9. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Cars entering 80 East from Main st. Stroudsburg have about 100 ft.

    Or my all time favorite, the Rt. 80 eastbound Scotrun ON ramp,
    dumping you into the hammer lane w/your green Dodge minivan doing 60,
    after all the trucks just did 80 plus down the 2 mile "big hill."
    Brilliant engineering designs, makes you wonder if this is population control.
     
  10. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    May I suggest a bit of torture before shooting?
    No more than 10 minutes worth of high pitch screaming? /sarcasm
    Legal disclaimer: It's sarcasm only not a real inciting to violence.
     
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