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Old 03-02-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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Bungee cord? Isn't that what y'all in Neu Mexico use to jump off bridges with? Heck, we know how to use 'em here in Texas... Keep the bumpers from falling off... sho'nuff!
Besides the bumpers I see a lot of Texas cars with skis bungeed on their way to ski New Mexico. Once in a ski slope bathroom I saw this bit of wisdom on the wall "if God meant for Texans to ski he would have made Bull@#$% white". Austin excepted of course. Anyplace that has a program like Austin City Limits can't be all bad.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #16
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Now now, look at that car...it might have Texas plates but obviously a transplant from another state...most self respecting Texans drive pickups
Oh wait, I am a Texas transplant...but I drive a truck
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:27 AM   #17
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Now now, look at that car...it might have Texas plates but obviously a transplant from another state...most self respecting Texans drive pickups
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Yep, definitely not a texas native. Car doesn't have fifteen different stickers on the back that say 'Don't mess with Texas.'
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:15 AM   #18
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Where are the police when you need them? I can get pulled over for driving 5mph over the limit, but people like this never seem to get caught. At least I feel smarter now!
This is where a cell phone comes in handy. I have relied on my cell to contact the state police for a variety of safety issues I've seen on the highway (i.e., kids doing 360's in the median strip, people walking in the median strip, items in the middle of the highway).
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:59 AM   #19
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This is where a cell phone comes in handy. I have relied on my cell to contact the state police for a variety of safety issues I've seen on the highway (i.e., kids doing 360's in the median strip, people walking in the median strip, items in the middle of the highway).
Sometimes that works. I followed a drunk driver for nearly 30 miles one night after I had called. He ran off the road several times, even causing damage to a guard rail and a speed limit sign. They never stopped the guy.
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This is where a cell phone comes in handy. I have relied on my cell to contact the state police for a variety of safety issues
I agree. At least the HyPo's would probably have a few spare bungee cords to tie it all down with...
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:40 AM   #21
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Attached is a photo I recently took while driving at 65 mph on the highway (and the other car was traveling at that speed too). Check out the mattress on the roof. The only thing holding the mattress in place was that one bungie cord across the middle!
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I fail to see anything very unusual or surprising in the photo. After all it's a Texas driver.

Here in New Mexico we know how to drive more good and would never forget the bungee cord.
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yukionna, is that the Dramatic Prairie Dog I see in your avatar picture???

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #24
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yukionna, is that the Dramatic Prairie Dog I see in your avatar picture???

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Susan...Yes it is!...I'm impressed...someone out there "knows"! I love that little guy!

My avatar is actually an oil painting of that praire dog.
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Attached is a photo I recently took while driving at 65 mph on the highway (and the other car was traveling at that speed too). Check out the mattress on the roof. The only thing holding the mattress in place was that one bungie cord across the middle!
That's why I buy only x-tra firm mattresses.
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Two years ago we were clobbered going across a bridge in Florida by a large cooler lid that flew out of the bed of a passing pickup. It shattered the windshield of our truck and almost busted through - but fortunately all that happened is that we got covered in broken glass. Since then I've become almost paranoid about following any pickup with obvious loose cargo in the bed. The other fear I live with up here in the frozen north is the hugh sheets of ice that can fly off the roof of a tractor trailer rig. There ought to be a law against driving a rig that's covered with ice - even though I know that it's difficult to de-ice it.

As for catching the tipsy driver - I've been successful at least once. Coming across the green mountains on Rte 9 in Vermont, the guy ahead of me in a cube van was all over the road. This route has many blind corners. I knew from the GPS the name of the next town we were approaching, got the number for the local police, described the vehicle - along with telling the police that I was following it towing a big silver trailer (---easier than trying to describe an Airstream,) and, by golly, they stopped the truck right in the center of town. When I could finally pull around and pass they had the driver out going through a sobriety test while another cop was preparing to have the van opened for inspection. Small town cops just love that kind of action!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #27
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...The other fear I live with up here in the frozen north is the hugh sheets of ice that can fly off the roof of a tractor trailer rig. There ought to be a law against driving a rig that's covered with ice - even though I know that it's difficult to de-ice it...
There is a new law in Massachusetts that went into effect last year which mandates you must remove snow/ice off a vehicle. The fine is $150.

There is nothing worse, after a storm, than to see what I call, "sherman tanks", driving down the road -- i.e., a completely snow-covered vehicle with one dinner plate cleared space on the windshield and one on the driver's side window.
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Very sad to tell this story...road rage at its worst.

Apparently, in Langley B.C. (western coast of Canada), three young men were driving in a truck, on a rural road, to the airport to board a flight to Hawaii. They attempted to pass the truck in front of them and were forced off the road into a ditch.

The three were able to exit the vehicle, and were standing on the side of the road, when the driver of the truck they tried to pass, came back and veered into them, causing the death of one. Media coverage reports three young devout Christians in their early 20,s.

Our country is in mourning, what has happened to society and when did we lose our humanity? Why did it become an insult, if someone wants to pass?

I was a victim of someone's road rage last summer. I don't get it, what's the hurry? My credo is drive to arrive.

Killing someone because they wanted to pass?????????
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