Clear that intersection....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Yesterday a bus driver in the Atlanta ran a red light and hit a Fedex truck. The Fedex Ground driver lost his life. I have to admit that I'm not as attentive as I should be approaching traffic lights, if the light is green I go for it. We all need to pay more attention.

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  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You can be perfect all day, but you only need to be wrong once!
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I totally agree.
    That philosophy has saved my life, and others, more than once over the million miles I have driven a pkg. car.

  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the FedEx driver was wearing a seat belt.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The man is dead through no fault of his own and this is all you are worried about?
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We just had a driver hit head on at 4am in the morning by a drunk leaving a parking lot,no headlights on, and going on an angle across the intersection at an angle. Fortunately our guy saw him coming and got the truck all but stopped before the collision. Scratch one old Mack but he didn't get hurt.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    ​I wasn't worried, I was just wondering.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Because maybe if he wasn't it could be viewed as a reason we all should?

    I didn't see Inde's question as placing blame.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I never said he was placing blame. I just found the comment inappropriate.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What else is new...
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I thought the same thing.

    Maybe if he wasn't that could be why he died. I see ground guys around here w/o seat belts all the time.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    and plenty of people die needlessly because they did not wear their seatbelts. Ever hear of Herb Brooks??? He was not wearing his.
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Doesnt take away the fact that a driver died, I agree. But I see many,many drive without them. So it is a valid question.
  14. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Nice of you to give a thumbs down, when only a thought was brought about. No attack or judgement was brought about on his post, just was asked. Hmmm… maybe you should learn to put your personal feelings aside...
  15. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    agree, i see too many Ground & HD drivers not wearing their seatbelts... even some of the temp drivers that i'm riding with aren't clicking it... i tell them to SMOG it at every stop & since we're hourly temp drivers, safety is first
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Prayers go out to the family. Hard time to lose somebody.
  17. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Haha. Now you know that will NEVER happen.

    He's the king of false indignation. You would have thought he knew the driver personally.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh yeah.....that is true!
  19. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    My thoughts and condolences go out to the driver's family and friends. A terrible thing.