Utah Feeder Accident

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tony King, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Tony King

    Tony King New Member

  2. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    “Even if moving slow, you can’t run into the back of someone,” Holgreen said.

    I never fail to learn something new every day!
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Go slow when entering Beaver.
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

     
  5. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Not that it makes a difference but I wonder if the dump truck had his four way on. I chain reaction of people swerving out of the way could have left ups with no time to do anything at 65mph compared to 30. I know if he didn't have time he was following too close I'm just saying in general.


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  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Hoping no life threatening injuries by either of them, and a speedy recovery!
     
  7. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    The article states the dump truck was travelling at 30-40MPH?
    Many states have either a minimum speed for Interstae Highways, or language that implies "a motorist may not travel at a speed so slow as to impede the flow of traffic"
    Anyone in Utah familiar with this?
    I just can't imagine where a person could just putz along at a speed of a Residential street on an Interstate.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Should have at least been traveling on the shoulder with the 4 way flashers on.
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I bet slow driver cause more accidents than speeders. It just that they are normally not the ones charged.
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Lots of studies show speed doesn't cause most accidents. Difference in speed between 1 driver and another does.

    So 5 cars doing 90 is safer than 4 at 65 and 1 at 30.
     
  11. slappyhappy

    slappyhappy Member

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    45 mph minimum speed under normal conditions.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Which honestly is probably5-10 mph too slow.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, when driving through the desert. Lucky it wasn't a Mercedes or Beemer driving a 110 MPH.
     
  14. slappyhappy

    slappyhappy Member

    I agree
     
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I can't weigh in until someone comments based on his vast knowledge of driving big rigs
     
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  16. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    8 to 12 seconds eye lead time.
     
  17. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Really it all depends how wide and how deep.
     
  18. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I always get a kick out of the people who are towing someone else on the interstate. Just a regular pick up pulling some crap car, going 20 in a 70. I just can't even fathom what goes on in these peoples heads. Not going to lie, some days I just want to just run right over them.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This took place in Beaver. Accidents happen in, around, and near that area.
     
  20. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    When in doubt, pull out, or something like that