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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Terrifying Near Miss

In "Hill Street Blues" Sergeant Esterhaus would always end roll call with his trademark "Let's be careful out there." When you drive a long way to work and home every day, you see a lot of reasons to take heed of this admonition. Recently, while heading into work, at a T intersection, a car rushed out of the side street onto the main drag in front of a large fuel tanker truck, only to discover that the traffic had come to a dead stop in front of him. Now, this nearly luckless driver was sitting in the space the truck needed to safely come to a stop.

Fortunately, the truck driver was paying attention and was able to swerve off onto the right shoulder, his cab coming to a stop adjacent to the car that had pulled out in front of him. Had the truck driver been distracted, at least one person would have died that morning.

From J.S. Brooks Presents to all of you, "Let's be careful out there." Stay safe on the roads everyone. Follow the rule of thumb of mountain driving ... whatever lane the truck is in is not the lane for you (if you can avoid it). Give these big, heavy rigs the room they need and the respect they deserve.

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