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RE: A sobering thought

While I will agree that poorly qualified truckers and inadequately
maintained trucks is a problem, one must also realize that in many cases
here in California the accident could just as well have been caused by
someone in their car that never studied Physics, and figured that since
there was 50 feet of space in front of the semi that they could just hop
into that lane and stop easily.  

The other interesting occurrence here in California is that the CHP used the
argument that it is difficult to catch truckers with their radios to have
unmarked cars approved.  In typical form, they appeased the rest of the
public by saying that such cars are used only to catch truckers.  Well, now
that they have them they are finding that they work just fine for catching
cars too ... and now the CHP has taken the final plunge, the big news here
is the use of RADAR to catch "aggressive drivers" ...

... the good news here though is that California's governor has decided not
to appeal the ruling that California's $300 Smog Impact Fee was illegal ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)

> -----Original Message-----
> I think it is only the tip of the iceberg..............
> In Southern CA trucks are responsible to far more accidents 
> (per their share of the total vehicle #) than cars are.