Semi Did It Again!

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Wolf, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    So did the dude die?

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  2. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  5. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Interesting article, but there were several caveats. They realize that people will still need to navigate trucks through city streets, so the self-driven trucks would only go from highway entrance to highway exit.

    Regarding road deaths rising in the past 2 years, I'm wondering if they've looked into that in detail. Is it due to inattentive truck drivers, or drivers of cars who are texting and driving aggressively?

    Another thing I have long speculated, is that the move towards online purchasing - and away from local stores - greatly increases the need for trucking; because the process of getting a single, boxed item to one person's house, requires more trucking than if that person purchased from a local store.
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  6. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I forgot to mention the other probable causes of increased road deaths.
    - More people but same number of roads;
    - As people increasingly populate suburbs, commuting distances increase;
    - An ever-increasing percentage of people have their own cars.
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    A-Rod is driving trucks now?
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  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I think it's a combination of both.

    I read an article back in 2012 how it had been ten years since Texas had a day go by without a traffic fatality. Now they have about nine deaths a day on their roads.

    People don't like sitting in traffic, so when they have a chance, they speed and drive aggressively
  9. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Here's the most recent data released by Texas:

    Overall, deaths per mile traveled is slowly declining.

    The article link above that says deaths have shot up over the last two years is wrong.
    US deaths per vehicle mile traveled (from here):

    2003 - 1.48
    2004 - 1.45
    2005 - 1.46
    2006 - 1.42
    2007 - 1.36
    2008 - 1.26
    2009 - 1.14
    2010 - 1.11
    2011 - 1.10
    2012 - 1.14
    2013 - 1.10
    2014 - 1.08
    2015 - 1.12

    Ignoring the number of miles people are driving is like putting the Beatles in multiple brackets.
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  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I read somewhere that Millennials aren't driving as much. They'd rather use Uber or find other means to get around
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    They still get their mommies to drive them around.
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  12. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    It's not wrong, it's just misleading if you're not presented with all the facts. As I said, people are commuting longer, which is a contributing factor. But they're still more likely to be killed.
  13. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

  14. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    PUBLISHED: 03/03/17 02:17 AM EST.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    A semi-truck crash shut down a portion of I-70 Westbound in west Columbus early Friday morning.

    The crash happened around 1 a.m. near I-270.

    Columbus police said there were no reported injuries and the semi was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

    The closure was expected to last through the morning rush.

    Some ramps in the area were also closed so that ODOT could salt the roads.

    Another crash caused the death of a man in his 20s on I-70 Westbound right before the West Jefferson exit near the Franklin-Madison County line.

    The driver spun out while crossing a bridge. A semi-truck behind the car then hit it.

    A woman in the car was taken to Mount Carmel West. The semi driver was also taken to a nearby hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

    Stay with 10TV and refresh for updates.
    Icy roads cause crashes along I-70 Westbound | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports
  15. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    One overturned on the Burlington Skyway in ON yesterday too. They close the whole skyway for hours after that due to the winds. They dragged it off the skyway because they said if they tried to right it the whole thing would have picked up and taken it and the tower into the water.
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  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Or do they blow?
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  19. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Either way, they'll make up pucker
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  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It sucked a big ass tree over a block down the street from my house.
    It used to be in the yard of one house, fell down, and now one end is in the yard it started in, and the other is in the yard across the street. It was still blocking the road this morning.

    They said somewhere around 5000 houses are still without power.

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