Opinions R Us

Waiting for something to happen in my life, significant enough to post about, isn’t working for me. Posting once a month is not helping to make me rich and famous.

I’ve decided to start posting my response and opinions to things I hear on the news. The items won’t all be related to trucking but they will always have enough of an effect on me to cause me to have an opinion.

Keep in mind this is only my opinion. Readers are entitled to agree or disagree and welcome to post your comments accordingly. Just don’t call me an idiot and we’ll all get along fine.

So. Here goes the first one.

This past week CBC news reported that police stopped a 20 year man in Montreal who was driving 240 kph in a 70 km zone.

He was given a $2600 dollar fine, 42 demerit points, his license immediately suspended for 7 days and the car towed and impounded.

The car was not his but was not stolen, and he hadn’t been drinking.

240 kph is 4 kilometers per minute. My first question is where did he find a long enough stretch of road in the province of Quebec to attain that speed without killing himself or someone else instantly, especially in winter?

Even the Trans Canada Highway in Quebec is rough enough to inflict permanent kidney and vehicular damage.

Secondly, if not his car, whose was it? If it belonged to a friend are they still friends and will that friend ever loan him the car again? I know I wouldn’t.

Police would neither confirm nor deny that the young driver was employed as a parking valet for a nearby hotel. If such was the case the vehicle likely belonged to a patron of the hotel. Had it been mine I would have sued both the driver and the hotel.

This story is a little shocking but it certainly doesn’t surprise me. As a trucker who covers in excess of 200,000 kms a year it has become evident to me at least that speeding in North America is now the norm.

In my estimation only one in 10 drivers obey the posted speed limit and that estimate may still be too high.

I very rarely exceed the speed limit myself more than 5 kph but when I got a ticket in Calgary last summer for 100 kph in an 80 km zone the majority of cars on the road were passing me like I was standing still. The cop admitted if I had been driving a car he wouldn’t have stopped me.

Getting back to the young speed demon in Montreal. The police obviously administered a roadside breathalyzer test since they established that he wasn’t drinking. In my opinion its just too bad there isn’t a roadside test for stupid.

Smart Cars?

I assume when they named the Smart Car they were referring to the technology involved which allowed low energy consumption and economy.

I say that because “smart” certainly doesn’t describe most of the owners and drivers of these weather proof golf carts.

From what I’ve read, the Smart Car was designed for city driving. I cringe whenever I see some fool booting down the freeway at 110 kph, tailgating big trucks and darting in and out across 6 lanes of traffic. I can only assume these people have a death wish or are just totally oblivious to the danger.

The Smart Car is touted as the most fuel efficient car available in North America today. That may be true but at what cost? The price ranges between $16,000 and $20,000 in Canada for a 2 seater that is little more than two motorcycles tied together in a shell.

The Smart Car boasts fuel mileage of 46.3 mpg city and 68.9 mpg highway. But, only two passengers and maybe a bag of groceries.

Twenty years ago we owned a 1988 Pontiac Firefly that would carry 5 adults and a dozen bags of groceries and consistently got 60 mpg. Even though it weighed 2000 lbs plus payload we drove it sensibly and gave big trucks a wide berth.

At 1609 lbs the Smart Car doesn’t weigh as much as the tires on my rig and displaces only half the volume of those tires, yet many of these Smart Car fools drive like they’re at Taladaga.

Of course many people drive like idiots regardless of what kind of car they drive, but given the fact these cars score only 3 out of 5 on collision tests you would think the drivers would be a little smarter in how they drive them.

DPS encourages drivers to continue to be safe on roads after holiday

ROBERT: WITH THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY FALLING MID-WEEK, THERE'S A CHANCE THE CELEBRATIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE COMING WEEKEND KXAN'S WES RAPAPORT SPOKE TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ABOUT INCREASED PATROLS

AND TROOPERS WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT SGT ROBBIE BARRERA/TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL HIGH VISIBILITY, ALL AVAILABLE TROOPERS OUT, DURING THOSE HIGH TRAFFIC PERIODS WES: YOU'LL LIKLEY SEE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGHOUT THIS FOURTH OF JULY WEEK SGT ROBBIE BARRERA/TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROLEVEN THOUGH YOU'RE OFF AND ENJOYING THE SUMMER AND THE REST OF THE WEEK, HIGHWAY PATROL ALONG WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE STILL OUT THERE WES: LOOK AT THE TRENDS FROM RECENT YEARS–(GFX)DPS ISSUED OVER 10- THOUSAND áMORE CITATIONS AND WARNINGS LAST YEAR THAN THE YEAR BEFORE WHILE ARRESTING 72 FEWER PEOPLE FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

THE AGENCY SAYS IT MAY TAKE AT LEAST A MONTH TO COMPILE THIS YEAR'S DATA– SO NO WORD YET ON 2018 STATISTICSDPS SERGEANT ROBBIE BARRERA SAYS SHE HOPES PUBLIC AWARENESS CONTRIBUTES TO LOWER ARREST NUMBERS FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING SGT ROBBIE BARRERA/TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL THERE'S ALSO SOME NEW TRIENDS LIKE UBER AND LYFT AND OUR TAXICABS, OR PLANNING A SAFE RIDE HOME HOPING THAT PEOPLE WILL TAKE THAT ADVICE, MAYBE THAT'S WHAT HAS DONE THAT WES: TROOPERS URGE DRIVERS TO PLAN FOR TRAFFIC DELAYS, BUCKLE UP, AND LIMIT DISTRACTIONS IN THE CAR – THOSE RING TRUE NO MATTER áWHAT TIME OF YEAR IT IS

SGT ROBBIE BARRERA/TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROLIT JUST TAKES THAT ONE TIME THAT YOU SHOULD'VE PLANEND AHEAD AND HAD A SOBER DESIGNATED DRIVER DON'T LET THAT BE YOUR REALITY I CAN ONLY IMAGINE BEING INVOLVED IN A CRASH WHERE YOU ACTUALLY TOOK THE LIFE OF AN INNOCENT PERSON

WES RAPAPORT, KXAN NEWS ROBERT: IN 2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY CAME ON A MONDAY, SO NUMBERS MIGHT BE A LITTLE HIGHER THAT YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR – WHEN THE HOLIDAY LANDED

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An Awakening World

It is with great interest that I’ve been listening to the news coming out of the middle east lately. My estimation of the Egyptian people has risen ten fold since they finally rose up and threw off the bonds of dictatorship.

And now more and more countries are following the Egyptian example. Its about time political leaders and rulers the world over were made to realize that power gained by violence is no power at all.

It is unfortunate that so many people have to lose their lives in the struggle for freedom, but in my estimation even death is more freedom than what some of them have been living under.

I have never been very political but I find what I’m hearing in the news very heartening. If I found myself living in a regime such as these I too would do whatever it took to gain freedom for my fellow man.

I guess all of our lives in countries like Canada and the USA we have taken for granted the freedoms we enjoy. Freedom of speech, access to jobs, ownership of homes and businesses and so many other simple everyday freedoms that we accept as our birthright.

I for one, applaud the efforts of these new seekers of democracy and pray for their success. No price is too high to pay for the dignity of the human race.

Street Safe Ep. 07 – Cab Drivers and U

Welcome back, welcome back! Here’s the situation: A cyclist (me) is cruising down the road in a bike lane when… here comes the cab A taxi driver u-turns to pick up a fare

This U-turn was legal The driver waited for the traffic on their side of the road to stop and I had enough space to safely come to a stop as well That doesn’t change the fact that everyone here knows what the driver did was wrong I’ll turn up the audio a bit While I appreciate the apology, this pedestrian should have known a cab driver traveling the opposite direction would U-turn

But maybe this person had higher expectations Maybe they thought the driver would follow what the the MTO Driver’s Handbook says “To make a U-turn, signal for a right turn, check your mirror and over your shoulder and pull over to the right side of the road Stop Signal a left turn and when traffic is clear in both directions, move forward and turn quickly and sharply into the opposite lane Check for traffic as you turn

” The cab driver did very little of this but there was no collision so there were no clear violations of the Highway Traffic Act However, what should have happened here is that the pedestrian should have waited to hail a cab traveling on their side of the road If you hail a cab five lanes over and traveling the opposite direction in heavy traffic they’ll still come to you You can expect them to do that Remember to like, subscribe and share with that friend that doesn’t understand the consequences of their actions

And if you’ve got something you’d like me to cover or just to point out why I’m wrong Get at me

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Colorado Takes New Approach To Educate Teens About Safe Driving

GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND, SPEEDS IN THE 30s WITH AN 11 MINUTE DRIVE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS THROUGH COMMERCE CITY

HENDERSON TO DENVER, YOU HAVE A 13 MINUTE DRIVE AND COVERING COLORADO FIRST ON CBS4 THIS MORNING YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU CANNOT FIGURE OUT YOUR TEENAGER? CDOT AND THE STATE PATROL BELIEVE THEY HAVE A WAY OF REACHING TEENAGERS TO STAY SAFE BEHIND THE WHEELED — THE WHEEL IT IS CONNECTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA McKINSEY OF KEEFE'S LIVE IT GREEN MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT SNAPCHAT

Reporter: IT WILL BE SOCIAL MEDIA SO TEENAGERS CAN EXPECT TO SEE REMINDERS ABOUT DRIVING SAFELY ON ALL PLATFORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IT IS TO GRAB THE ATTENTION OF STUDENTS AND THAT'S BECAUSE SAFETY LEADERS ARE ON THEIR — KNOW THE TEENAGERS ARE ON THEIR PHONES A LOT THIS IS THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TEAMING UP WITH THE STATE PATROL AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS THEY WILL USE FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND SNAPCHAT TO REMIND THE TEEN DRIVERS ABOUT IMPORTANCE LAWS THAT INCLUDES LIMITING PASSENGERS AND CELL PHONE BANDS

THEY AIM TO REDUCE FATAL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING TEENAGE DRIVERS BY LIMITING THE DISTRACTIONS IN THEIR CARS AND THE TIME THEY ARE ON THE ROADWAYS THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS TODAY AT GREEN MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL AND THERE WILL BE A POWERFUL MESSAGE BY A STUDENT HERE WHO WAS A SURVIVOR OF A TERRIBLE

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Could Taking More Vacation Time Save Your Life?

BETTER AS THE YOUNG TEENS BRAINS MATURE THEY OFTEN TALK THROUGH TEXT AND THERE'S NO TONE AT ALL

IF YOU DON'T TAKE ALL OF YOUR VACATION TIME YOU MAY BE CUTTING YOUR LIFE SHORT A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT MIDDLE- AGED MEN WHO TAKE LESS VACATION MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK OF DYING EARLY MODIFICATION FOR ALL OF US IT ONLY SAID MEN BY THE WAY RESEARCHERS IN FINLAND LOOK AT 1200 MIDDLE-AGED MEN FOR ALMOST 4 DECADES

IN ONE PARTICULAR GROUP THEY FOUND THE MEN THAT TOOK LESS THAN THREE WEEKS OF VACATION A YEAR WERE AT A 37 PERCENT HIGHER RISK OF DYING EARLY COMPARED TO THE MEN WHO TOOK MORE THAN THREE WEEKS OF VACATION VACATION MIGHT REDUCE STRESS THEY DID NOT STUDY WOMEN SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE EFFECTS ARE ON WOMEN IT WASN'T A PARTICULARLY GOOD STUDY

MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE IS AN

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