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Taking a page from the xxx book, here's a vignette:
I travel the interstates quite frequently in my work, and have occasion to have interaction with truckers driving all types of trucks. I've personally seen and read about them causing accidents resulting in the deaths and serious injuries of innocent people, including children, all because they are too stupid to pay attention to their jobs.
Instead of watching the road, people end up dead because they're talking on cell phones, reading the newspaper, watching porn and masturbating, receiving fellatio from truck stop whores, eating fried chicken, popping amphetamines and percocets, and a whole host of other activities that take their attention away from their work, making them a menace to others on the road. Then, when government steps in and imposes reasonable regulations upon them to address these issues, these out of control tattooed truckers whine and pout like children placed in a corner by mommy.
Mind you, I know its hasn't always been this way, and there is surely a professional, sober driver scattered here and there around the country, but this is what I have personally seen, read about, and been told about by my friends. The good ones are few and far between, and the trucking industry has simply gotten too big for its britches.
From this, I have concluded that all freight should travel only by rail, and by oxcart only upon two lane thoroughfares.
Over the past two decades, the number of truck accidents has increased by 20%. According to the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2002, 4,897 individuals died and 130,000 people were injured in crashes that involved a large truck. And even though large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents typically cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents due to the large size and heavy weight of most trucks.
Society depends on trucks to deliver their goods. What society doesn't need are lawyers. Get rid of them all.