Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So which side is safe?

Since my house is not far from the Interstate, and we have a great system running throughout Omaha, I tend to spend a lot of time on the road with trucks.  Many times it can get a little hairy when those massive vehicles decide to change lanes and you are in the lane already.

But it turns out that there is a bad side to be on when passing a truck.  If you approach, pass, or drive on the passenger side of the truck you are most likely in their blind spot and quickly going to become a part of the truck if you do not move.  I know this from personal experience.  If I can find the photos, I may tell that story and you can see just what a truck can do when it changes lanes onto you.

In the meantime I shall return to my tale.  As I was driving the wife to a play we were passed by a flatbed truck that had come up with a novel way to remind drivers which side is NOT the correct side to pass them.


Needless to say, the point is very clear.

'Nuff said.

--TT

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