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2013-04-01 12:28:58 AM  
There were some pretty bad pictures tweeted earlier. What a horrible day for it to happen as well.
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2013-04-01 01:17:30 AM  
posted to 01 Apr 2013 at 1:11 AM
 
WHAR IS P1G PR0N? WHAR?
 
2013-04-01 01:18:10 AM  
Yeah, figured it was Fancy Gap when I heard about this.  VERY steep, VERY foggy area and a lot of farking idiots (especially the truck drivers) who STILL drive 75+ mph through it.  
 
Surprised there weren't more deaths.
 
2013-04-01 01:19:44 AM  
Ain't that some shiat.
 
2013-04-01 01:22:24 AM  
Well, that's uh... impressive.
 
2013-04-01 01:25:58 AM  
I grew up around there.  Even when you'd pull off to the side of the road when the visibility went to zero, you worried about getting hit.  Damned shame.
 
2013-04-01 01:26:20 AM  
That's the single scariest piece of highway I've ever driven on. I've driven on scarier roads, but they were mostly one lane dirt roads in the mountains. It's part of why I do I75 to Florida instead of I77 to I95 despite it being almost 150 miles longer, the other part is all the idiots on I95.
 
2013-04-01 01:27:18 AM  

CornerPocket: I grew up around there.  Even when you'd pull off to the side of the road when the visibility went to zero, you worried about getting hit.  Damned shame.


shiat, I'd be more worried about being hit on the side of the road then I'd worry about hitting something.  At least if you're moving the idiots have more time to dodge you.  If you're on the side of the road one of the truckers going full speed will cream you.
 
2013-04-01 01:28:52 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, figured it was Fancy Gap when I heard about this.  VERY steep, VERY foggy area and a lot of farking idiots (especially the truck drivers) who STILL drive 75+ mph through it.  
 
Surprised there weren't more deaths.

 
Maybe the little hamster fell asleep on the wheel.
 
2013-04-01 01:30:34 AM  
April Fools!!!
 
2013-04-01 01:31:58 AM  

robodog: That's the single scariest piece of highway I've ever driven on. I've driven on scarier roads, but they were mostly one lane dirt roads in the mountains. It's part of why I do I75 to Florida instead of I77 to I95 despite it being almost 150 miles longer, the other part is all the idiots on I95.


There's a similar stretch in Pennsylvania, on I81 between Harrisburg and Scranton.  Freaking scary has hell to go downhill in those areas; high speeds, dense fog, wet pavement, and farking idiot truck drivers.
 
2013-04-01 01:40:47 AM  
Wow! This is hilarious! Stay classy Farkkk.com.
 
2013-04-01 01:45:53 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, figured it was Fancy Gap when I heard about this.  VERY steep, VERY foggy area and a lot of farking idiots (especially the truck drivers) who STILL drive 75+ mph through it.  
 
Surprised there weren't more deaths.
 
That sums it up, right there.


And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where, all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em
 
2013-04-01 01:50:22 AM  
That'll buff right out.
 
2013-04-01 01:55:59 AM  

BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,

 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...
 
all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em

 
Granted, they need to pay more attention. And with their CB radios (they still have those right?) it's not like they don't know what's happening five miles up the road.
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.
 
2013-04-01 01:56:56 AM  

jso2897: Wow! This is hilarious! Stay classy Farkkk.com.


The KKK hates bad drivers now?
I think you confused them with AAA.
 
2013-04-01 02:00:37 AM  

Archie Goodwin: That'll buff right out.


Kevin Ware sympathizes...
 
ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD, NOW GET YOUR FARKING SHINEBOX!
 
2013-04-01 02:02:01 AM  
Those pictures are terrifying. They remind me of the real bad pileup in Florida (?) a while back due to a forest fire and man...brutal.
 
2013-04-01 02:02:27 AM  

Rufus Lee King: jso2897: Wow! This is hilarious! Stay classy Farkkk.com.
 
Sorry, but I'm somehow missing the hilarity. Three people were killed, and all.


About 80 people die in vehicular accidents in the US each day. You should be sad forever.
 
2013-04-01 02:04:39 AM  

Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...

I can see it would cause more problems now that I think about it. To bad they can't split the high way for them like in New Jersey, (well it's part of N.J.), but that is completely unrealistic.  
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.

 
Definitely. Aren't they taught how long it takes something of that size and weight to stop.
 
2013-04-01 02:04:53 AM  

Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...
 
all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em
 
Granted, they need to pay more attention. And with their CB radios (they still have those right?) it's not like they don't know what's happening five miles up the road.
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.


I've nearly been crushed between two of them. Stretch of road on I-40 near Chapel Hill right after a weigh station- frequently crammed with trucks. Lot of traffic that day, and way too many trucks for my taste. I get stuck behind one, and another truck comes up behind me, and keeps getting closer, and closer... Lane to my right is blocked by (you guessed it) a truck, and the left lane is crowded, but thankfully no trucks. I kind of forced my way into that one, it was a tight squeeze and I made somebody hit the brakes pretty hard, but it wasn't long after that the trucks I was between were maybe 20 feet apart. The driver in the rear truck seems to have been intent on closing the gap and drafting and didn't realize I, in a little old sedan, was there.

Farkers. Only time I've ever looked for a "How am I driving" sticker. No dice.
 
2013-04-01 02:06:09 AM  

BlousyBrown: Definitely. Aren't they taught how long it takes something of that size and weight to stop.


The people who drive trucks for a living don't tend to be ones for much of that leernin'.
 
2013-04-01 02:06:59 AM  
Whelp, they're definitely gonna be late to the Kountry Kitchen Buffet
 
2013-04-01 02:09:56 AM  
In Europe they have digital speed limit signs. As conditions change it automatically lowers or raises the speed limit.
They also know how to drive at 80Mph while having a sip of fine wine coffee.

/Really get tired of cars who hit the fog and nail the brakes like there was no fog 20 feet in front of them 5ms ago.
//In some cases the twits do 30Mph when the visibility is still one mile.
///Rubber necking bumper to bumper and big farking crashes in the line of traffic. 
////Look up from that small patch of road 20 feet in front of you.
 
2013-04-01 02:10:55 AM  

Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...
 
all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em
 
Granted, they need to pay more attention. And with their CB radios (they still have those right?) it's not like they don't know what's happening five miles up the road.
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.


I drove with my boyfriend for 18 months on the road starting 4 years ago.  While most trucks still have CB radios, they are very rarely used now, except to find out what is going on up ahead when traffic slows down or stops.  Most drivers use headsets and are on the phone with family or their dispatchers while driving and don't even have the CB radio turned on.
 
2013-04-01 02:12:05 AM  
How long is this stretch of foggy road?  Loop sensors every 1/4 mile aren't that expensive to put in and there are devices that set off radar detectors if they don't get cars going by at a steady rate that are cheap.
 
2013-04-01 02:17:02 AM  

cptjeff: Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...
 
all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em
 
Granted, they need to pay more attention. And with their CB radios (they still have those right?) it's not like they don't know what's happening five miles up the road.
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.

I've nearly been crushed between two of them. Stretch of road on I-40 near Chapel Hill right after a weigh station- frequently crammed with trucks. Lot of traffic that day, and way too many trucks for my taste. I get stuck behind one, and another truck comes up behind me, and keeps getting closer, and closer... Lane to my right is blocked by (you guessed it) a truck, and the left lane is crowded, but thankfully no trucks. I kind of forced my way into that one, it was a tight squeeze and I made somebody hit the brakes pretty hard, but it wasn't long after that the trucks I was between were maybe 20 feet apart. The driver in the rear truck seems to have been intent on closing the gap and drafting and didn't realize I, in a little old sedan, was there.

Farkers. Only time I've ever looked for a "How am I driving" sticker. No dice.


That's wild. My accident was on I-40 near Memphis.
 
2013-04-01 02:29:50 AM  
December 23, 1998.  Driving through an ice storm.  I had just turned from I-81 south to I-77 south when I ran into a traffic jam.  My fourth for that day.  You'd think that after seeing all the wrecked cars on both sides of the road, some people might get a clue.  During the stops I glanced at my map and found a possible alternate route.
 
I took the next exit.  And wound up on US 52.
 
I came to think maybe I shouldn't have done that.  The road was a crooked two lane highway on a steep grade.  Did I mention I was driving through an ice storm?
 
After reading TFA, I feel better about that move.  If I had slid off that mountain, it might have been days before they found me -- but I had the road to myself and could slow down properly.  And trucks weren't allowed on that grade.
 
2013-04-01 02:30:52 AM  
Before I read the article or any posts I'm willing to bet it was on I40 going through the mountains. I used to drive that stretch on a regular basis and it seemed like at least once every weekend it was shut down because a truck driver thought the speed limit was a suggestion.
 
2013-04-01 03:02:01 AM  
Multi-car pileups are a lot funnier on "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Blues Brothers."
 
2013-04-01 03:03:52 AM  
Jesus Christ that is so awful!! :(

I'm kind of ashamed to say that before I read the article, I was thinking in my head that an 8 mile traffic jam is typical during rush hour traffic in Norfolk trying to get through the stupid HRBT (Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel). Grr.
 
2013-04-01 03:28:55 AM  

RamboFrog: Before I read the article or any posts I'm willing to bet it was on I40 going through the mountains. I used to drive that stretch on a regular basis and it seemed like at least once every weekend it was shut down because a truck driver thought the speed limit was a suggestion.


Close.  It was I-77 in similar mountain terrain and similarly scary to drive with the heavy truck traffic.
 
2013-04-01 03:30:25 AM  

Rufus Lee King: traylor: Rufus Lee King: jso2897: Wow! This is hilarious! Stay classy Farkkk.com.
 
Sorry, but I'm somehow missing the hilarity. Three people were killed, and all.
 
About 80 people die in vehicular accidents in the US each day. You should be sad forever.
 
I wasn't going to bother to respond to that, but the need to tell you what a goddamned asshole you are overwhelmed me.


And how do you know that those 3 who died were not your greatest enemies? Or maybe serial killers, terrorists, or some other kind of people who are not worth living? Just because some dies by accident, it doesn't mean that you automatically must be sad about it.
 
2013-04-01 03:54:06 AM  

BlousyBrown: Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...

I can see it would cause more problems now that I think about it. To bad they can't split the high way for them like in New Jersey, (well it's part of N.J.), but that is completely unrealistic.  
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.
 
Definitely. Aren't they taught how long it takes something of that size and weight to stop.


Yes, they are.  They are also taught how to operate safely in all hazardous counditions.
 
(Former class A CDL)
 
2013-04-01 04:33:08 AM  

BlousyBrown: Archie Goodwin: BlousyBrown: And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where,
 
Causes more problems than it solves, actually...

I can see it would cause more problems now that I think about it. To bad they can't split the high way for them like in New Jersey, (well it's part of N.J.), but that is completely unrealistic.  
 
The one thing about them that gets me though is that they think they are driving farking Ferarris not 18-wheelers.
 
Definitely. Aren't they taught how long it takes something of that size and weight to stop.


Yes, but down here in Flori-duh, I can't count the number of times I've seen some asshat jump in front of a semi or other similar vehicle fully loaded (like a concrete mixer truck) with only a car length in front of them and the stopped cars, then act surprised and pissed off at the truck driver who has to lock up his brakes to avoid plowing into them...
 
And I've travelled that stretch more than a few times, even in fog, so I'm not surprised by the headline, only saddened by the deaths...
 
I've seen my fair share of idiots on the road who I have to wonder what school of driving tells you to slow down to 15-20 mph below the speed limit and put on your hazard lights in heavy rain, without bothering to move over to the right lanes, so that people with working wipers and rain-x have to suddenly slam on their brakes because they've only slowed down to 5-10 mph below the limit, which is appropriate for the conditions with properly working equipment on your car... It makes me wonder how we don't hear about more stories like this...
 
2013-04-01 05:32:43 AM  
Current class A CDL.

Basically, we can't win for losing. Unless I'm under the gun, I typically run about 60 mph. That's broad daylight, dry conditions, flat terrain. It's safer and I get much better fuel mileage.

Four wheelers constantly get pissed off at me because I'm moving too slowly. I've had idiots dart right in front of me and slam on the brakes to show me how pissed off they are.

I always leave lots of space for me to stop in front of me. Cars love using it to make sudden lane changes, especially when traffic's heavy. That's not what it's there for (although yes, if you are signaling, chances are I'll let you over).

I'd frankly love to see traffic segregated somehow to keep you all away from me. Most of the stress I do have comes from trying to anticipate what crazy stupid thing some car driver will do next. I try to plan for the worst and I'm rarely disappointed.

Yeah, there are stupid truck drivers out there but the worst ones don't last too long. Unfortunately, the bar for bringing in new ones is set pretty low. The stupid car drivers never get weeded out though, unless something like this happens.

Incidentally, cptjeff, I'm also Phi Beta Kappa. Just happen to like life on the road. Plus it pays better than most corporate wage slave jobs. I've had more intelligent conversations in truck stops than I ever did back when I was working 8-5. [TheMoreYouKnow.jpg]
 
2013-04-01 05:43:09 AM  
Everything is bigger in the USA. Even the pileups.
 
2013-04-01 06:33:28 AM  

Rufus Lee King: traylor: Rufus Lee King: jso2897: Wow! This is hilarious! Stay classy Farkkk.com.
 
Sorry, but I'm somehow missing the hilarity. Three people were killed, and all.
 
About 80 people die in vehicular accidents in the US each day. You should be sad forever.
 
I wasn't going to bother to respond to that, but the need to tell you what a goddamned asshole you are overwhelmed me.


Why are you overwhelmed?  Did he cause all 80 deaths today?  If not, the name-calling says something about you.
 
2013-04-01 06:36:41 AM  

BlousyBrown: Rufus Lee King: Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, figured it was Fancy Gap when I heard about this.  VERY steep, VERY foggy area and a lot of farking idiots (especially the truck drivers) who STILL drive 75+ mph through it.  
 
Surprised there weren't more deaths.
 
That sums it up, right there.

And how! I don't trust and can't stand truck drivers. There should be a lower speed limit for them every where, all though they probably wouldn't obey. Got rear ended by one not paying attention when traffic suddenly stopped for construction and jammed into one in front of us. Car was on fire and destroyed.The driver i was with had stopped short but think the trucker would have noticed all the traffic was scary as shiat. Lucky as hell we all walked away.
No sir, I don't like em


Well, considering that the average trucker keeps two books - I'm not sure that would help. Unfortunately, truckers are largely underpaid and overworked.
 
2013-04-01 06:48:23 AM  
A pileup?
 
Ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind 
and I'm going to Carolina in my mind.
 
2013-04-01 06:49:43 AM  

Steven_M_TX: RamboFrog: Before I read the article or any posts I'm willing to bet it was on I40 going through the mountains. I used to drive that stretch on a regular basis and it seemed like at least once every weekend it was shut down because a truck driver thought the speed limit was a suggestion.

 
Close.  It was I-77 in similar mountain terrain and similarly scary to drive with the heavy truck traffic.
 
Except other than Black Mountain, I-40 doesn't go over any mountains. It passes through the Pigeon River Gorge to get to TN and doesn't rise much in elevation at all. Now at Black Mountain it climbs up fairly well, but with three lanes each direction plus EB escape ramps and a mandatory truck pull off stop at the top, it's about as safe as it can be. I did see a truck overturn headed EB coming down Black Mountain one time though; he was carrying motor oil in quart containers and the load shifted as he went around a sharp curve, and the trailer tipped right over and carried the cab into the median concrete barrier.
 
I-77 is a lot like I-26 north of Asheville; as it heads downhill into NC the temperature changes can form fog very rapidly on both interstates. I-26 has fog alert signs at the top and bottom of the grades in both TN and NC; didn't notice if TFA mentioned they were on I-77 or not.
 
2013-04-01 08:20:17 AM  

Corydon: Four wheelers constantly get pissed off at me because I'm moving too slowly. I've had idiots dart right in front of me and slam on the brakes to show me how pissed off they are.


That just seems like natural selection waiting to happen.  Truck drivers piss me off sometimes, especially when one decides they needs to block the left lane driving 66mph so they can pass the truck in the right lane that's going 65.  But I'll always give them space and always signal if I need to get into the lane in front of them.  That's a fight you really can't win.
 
2013-04-01 08:26:59 AM  
Steven King was right.
 
2013-04-01 08:28:20 AM  

cptjeff: BlousyBrown: Definitely. Aren't they taught how long it takes something of that size and weight to stop.

The people who drive trucks for a living don't tend to be ones for much of that leernin'.


As a somewhat educated long haul trucker, I have to agree that most truckers aren't big on book learnin'.

We are taught just how long it takes a truck to stop. I have healthy amounts of respect and fear for the vehicle I drive and the damage I can do to others. You should hear the names the super truckers call me when I slow them down!
 
2013-04-01 08:31:51 AM  

Bendal: Steven_M_TX: RamboFrog: Before I read the article or any posts I'm willing to bet it was on I40 going through the mountains. I used to drive that stretch on a regular basis and it seemed like at least once every weekend it was shut down because a truck driver thought the speed limit was a suggestion.
 
Close.  It was I-77 in similar mountain terrain and similarly scary to drive with the heavy truck traffic.
 
Except other than Black Mountain, I-40 doesn't go over any mountains. It passes through the Pigeon River Gorge to get to TN and doesn't rise much in elevation at all. Now at Black Mountain it climbs up fairly well, but with three lanes each direction plus EB escape ramps and a mandatory truck pull off stop at the top, it's about as safe as it can be. I did see a truck overturn headed EB coming down Black Mountain one time though; he was carrying motor oil in quart containers and the load shifted as he went around a sharp curve, and the trailer tipped right over and carried the cab into the median concrete barrier.
 
I-77 is a lot like I-26 north of Asheville; as it heads downhill into NC the temperature changes can form fog very rapidly on both interstates. I-26 has fog alert signs at the top and bottom of the grades in both TN and NC; didn't notice if TFA mentioned they were on I-77 or not.


Yeah there are fog alert signs that automatically go off and signs that lower the nominal speed limit (not that mouth breathers would notice and act on that information, and I'm not talking about truck drivers but rather the same idiots that make my life a living hell on a daily basis with their cellphone antics)
 
2013-04-01 08:37:06 AM  

Corydon: Basically, we can't win for losing. Unless I'm under the gun, I typically run about 60 mph. That's broad daylight, dry conditions, flat terrain. It's safer and I get much better fuel mileage.

Four wheelers constantly get pissed off at me because I'm moving too slowly. I've had idiots dart right in front of me and slam on the brakes to show me how pissed off they are.


I've had a taste of your pain.  I once drove a furniture truck for a living in SC, and they sure liked to show hate for slow trucks.  The truck I drove was just an Isuzu cabover class c with a governor set at 60, I too got the angry drivers who couldn't understand that I had no choice.  One young punk got upset that I was obeying the 35 speed limit, cut around me and wasn't satisfied with that action because I was already slowing down for a light decided to reverse at me.
 
One day I did get all their attention: I ate a footlong sub while cruising on I-20.  Only time I ever did it, but it was funny watching their faces when it looked to them like I wasn't steering.  I looked back at them like I was just enjoying my lunch in a parked truck.  If I could, I would've put the controls on the right side and park an orangutan flipping them the bird in the left seat.
 
2013-04-01 08:56:51 AM  

Corydon: Basically, we can't win for losing. Unless I'm under the gun, I typically run about 60 mph. That's broad daylight, dry conditions, flat terrain. It's safer and I get much better fuel mileage.

Four wheelers constantly get pissed off at me because I'm moving too slowly. I've had idiots dart right in front of me and slam on the brakes to show me how pissed off they are.


I've driven that stretch of I-81 a lot.  Very mountainous area, lots of going up and down steep hills.   A very common practice among truckers, including in the zero visibility area where the crash happened:
Go 40 mph up hill (if possible, do it parallel to another truck so no one can pass!)
Go 75+ mph down hill
Never switch lanes. 
 
If you have to go less then the limit due to your vehicles physical limitations, do it in the correct lane.  And don't drive massively over the limit for the current driving conditions just because you're in a big vehicle.
 
2013-04-01 09:04:14 AM  

StrangeQ: Corydon: Four wheelers constantly get pissed off at me because I'm moving too slowly. I've had idiots dart right in front of me and slam on the brakes to show me how pissed off they are.

That just seems like natural selection waiting to happen.  Truck drivers piss me off sometimes, especially when one decides they needs to block the left lane driving 66mph so they can pass the truck in the right lane that's going 65.  But I'll always give them space and always signal if I need to get into the lane in front of them.  That's a fight you really can't win.


This. Is there some unknown prize for winning an unknown truck race? Because it seems like every trucker is trying to outrun each other, even though they're all doing the same speed, plus or minus a mile per hour.
 
2013-04-01 09:39:09 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: December 23, 1998.  Driving through an ice storm.  I had just turned from I-81 south to I-77 south when I ran into a traffic jam.  My fourth for that day.  You'd think that after seeing all the wrecked cars on both sides of the road, some people might get a clue.  During the stops I glanced at my map and found a possible alternate route.
 
I took the next exit.  And wound up on US 52.
 
I came to think maybe I shouldn't have done that.  The road was a crooked two lane highway on a steep grade.  Did I mention I was driving through an ice storm?

 
Heh. When I saw the reports last night my first thought was "Well, at least they weren't on 52."
 
Before the interstate, that was the main north-south route for cargo going into/out of Charleston and a main road for trucks carrying stuff from the factories in towns like Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington and Salisbury (back when those towns still had factories).  I mean, it was wall-to-wall trucks during the day, and at night it was part of the "Thunder Road" carrying moonshine north from the stills in NC. I drove up that way occasionally to visit relatives in Parkersburg WV and not once did I drive that road without seeing a vehicle wrapped around a tree or down in a holler. It was easily the most dangerous road in the region, and the old-time truckers used to say that when they died, they'd all meet in Fancy Gap.
 
/now the idiots all drive in Deal's Gap
 
2013-04-01 10:13:35 AM  
Now, if we could save even 1 child we should do something. Just like no one needs a gun that can hold more than 7 bullets, no one needs a car that can do over 75 mph... time for HorsePower control. After all, more kids die in cars than guns per year due to speeding so it only makes sense if its all about" the children" we do something about it. And every car has to have a breath test device, more kids are killed by DD per year than guns in 10 years, WONT SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
 
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