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    More: Scary, Truck, Transport, Road, Traffic, initial collisions, milk tanker, Phoenix, Arizona, Automobile  
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3 days ago  
That's some really volatile milk!
 
3 days ago  
There's no use crying over this.
 
3 days ago  
A link from K-JIZZ?  That's not milk.
 
3 days ago  
"The tanker "failed to slow for traffic congestion" and impairment was ruled out, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a statement."

"Wasn't me."

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3 days ago  
Phoenix-area freeways were a borderline free-for-all when I lived there, and from what I've heard and read it has only gotten worse.  High speed, tailgating, dickheads with high beams or poorly aimed superbrights blinding you, boosted pickup trucks doing the tailgating behind cars below their bumpers, erratic navigation through 3 or 4 lanes of highway traffic, and general aggressive behavior.  I think the only plus that's come along is ridesharing, which I generally hate, but might have cut down on the risk of drunk driving, though that's probably balanced out by people using smartphones while driving.

But yeah, my conception of PHX driving is basically:

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3 days ago  

Walker: There's no use crying over this.


Four people died, that's definitely a bummer at the least.

Screaming for ice cream though, inappropes.
 
3 days ago  
You could say that he creamed them.
*ducks
 
3 days ago  
I welcome corrections if I'm wrong about this, but I heard that milk trucks are much more difficult to keep under control than all the other kinds of liquid tankers. Because of the need for automatic cleaning-in-place, milk trucks don't have the baffles that other trucks have, and a sloshing load makes driving complicated. It's really bad if the truck isn't full.
 
3 days ago  
I believe in this instance, since people perished, the weeping over bovine utter sqeezings will be accepted.
 
3 days ago  

DarkSoulNoHope: That's some really volatile milk!


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3 days ago  
Sounds like someone had a Really good time....
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Yupperz I tellz ya yupperz......!!!!!!
 
3 days ago  

phaseolus: I welcome corrections if I'm wrong about this, but I heard that milk trucks are much more difficult to keep under control than all the other kinds of liquid tankers. Because of the need for automatic cleaning-in-place, milk trucks don't have the baffles that other trucks have, and a sloshing load makes driving complicated. It's really bad if the truck isn't full.


You are correct. That's why commercial drivers must pass a test to get a tanker endorsement for their CDL.
I personally never drove with a tanker trailer, but I rode along with a friend that would go out with a mid-size milk transport tanker a few times. Once when we were on a two lane road in west PA we came up to a 4 way stop intersection. The roads were slightly slushy that day. He came to a stop right at the stop sign. The liquid was biased to the front due to the initial stop. Then the milk sloshed backwards and you could feel it try to lift the front of the truck. Then the milk sloshed forward and in spite of having his foot on the brake, the momentum pushed the truck forward through the intersection.
Just before I retired I had to get a tanker endorsement for my CDL because the freight company I drove for hauled liquid totes (plastic bladder with an aluminum tubing cage).
 
3 days ago  
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As an aside, someone seems to have a fixation on milk-related shirts for women.

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3 days ago  

New Rising Sun: Phoenix-area freeways were a borderline free-for-all when I lived there, and from what I've heard and read it has only gotten worse.  High speed, tailgating, dickheads with high beams or poorly aimed superbrights blinding you, boosted pickup trucks doing the tailgating behind cars below their bumpers, erratic navigation through 3 or 4 lanes of highway traffic, and general aggressive behavior.  I think the only plus that's come along is ridesharing, which I generally hate, but might have cut down on the risk of drunk driving, though that's probably balanced out by people using smartphones while driving.

But yeah, my conception of PHX driving is basically:

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I grew up in southern California. Moved to AZ at 15. Learned to drive in Tucson. I've driven all over the western half of the US, since.

Tucson drivers can be cautious to the point if danger, but that's nothing compared to the idiotically aggressive drivers in Maricopa county. Taking the I-10 through there is like running through a swarm of bees.

I'd take driving in L.A. any day over Phoenix. Denver is more my groove when it comes to traffic/drivers overall.
 
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