[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 49, Issue 17

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Dec 8 07:36:29 CST 2006

>From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>
>Date: 2006/12/08 Fri AM 12:57:38 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 49, Issue 17


>Actually I think that the worst drivers are those that are unable to 
>grasp the concepts of inertia, momentum, etc. An 18-wheeler can legally 
>weight up to what, 80,000 or 120,000 lbs when loaded?
>You should not be able to get a driver's license without driving a 
>24-foot straight truck around town or city for an hour - fail that, no 
>license.  That in itself would eliminate the most dangerous drivers.

I doubt that putting snot-nose 16 or 17 year olds behind the wheel of a 24 foot truck in a crowded city would be safe for those with the mis-fortune of being on the streets that afternoon - but it would be a good cut-off I agree.

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