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Close call thismorning

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1995 GMC 3500 Rally Van (Battle Wagon aka Big Bertha)

There are a lot of scary drivers out there! Dumb ones, too! There are the drivers that think they can see through the frost or snow covering their windows. Some think they own the road. Some think that just because they're driving something bigger than the rest of us (like mining trucks) that they have the right of way in every situation. Then there's the ones that think no traffic control sign, law or devise is intended for them. That's the one I dealt with thismorning. I was on my way to work on 169 about 6:45 when I was coming up on 21 and saw a pick-up truck coming accross the other 2 lanes after blowing the stop sign and blasting right through the median. I thought fast "he's not stopping!" , looked in my right hand mirror. Clear lane, swerved over quick and missed this "A"hole by inches! There was a cop parked in the median with his lights off not much more than a tenth of a mile farther down the road. He would've had a front row seat to one horrific wreck if I wasn't watching out for dumb drivers. Then different scenarios started to flash through my mind. What would've happened if we collided? Who's fault would that cop determine it to be? Would someone get hurt? Who and how bad? If I lived through it, how would I be able to get to work (not just today, but until I got something else to drive)? I know "Bertha" would've been toast. A wreck that bad she wouldn't be worth fixing. "Bertha" would become an engine and transmission donor for my S-10. I'd take the engine and transmission along with all the computers and controls for both and swap them into the S-10. That 350 may not motivate "Bertha" too fast, but it would really make that little truck scoot! If I did it properly, it may even be legal. Newer engine into a vehicle one year older. Catalytic conerter and O2 sensors and computers all functioning. A/C pump and hoses would switch over from S-10 engine to van engine. Transmissions are same models so there wouldn't be a problem with mount or driveshaft or cooler lines. I'd have one cool little truck for my step daughter to drive! I'd have to fix the big truck at home for me to drive.
But that didn't happen! I'm still driving "Bertha" and the S-10 is still without a transmission, and "Big Blue" is still down in need of brake repairs.

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alwaysakid
Dec 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm
I think a lot of drivers just plain don't think!
 
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bencar
Dec 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm
Like I said to Maxicoop, lunatic driving seems to have become a national epidemic.
 

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