UPDATE: 10 injured in I-15 crash
#1 Jun 10, 2009
Whew, I came over the pass around 11:30 last night and it was just starting to form. While I know it would mess up the "night sky", perhaps it is time to put in fog cutting lights, as are used in prisons, as well as more warning signs concerning fog conditions. These could be automatically set off by fog sensors. If you enter the freeway off 395, as I do, you miss the warning sign on the 15 and have no idea you could be entering fog conditions just over the ridge. I was caught one time where my only warning was noticing people putting their brakes on ahead of me. I came over the top and, wham, I could barely see the lines, let alone cars ahead of me. Stiil, idiots were wizzing blindly by me. In my experience, the worst fog is between the top of the grade to around the giant curve. There's got to be a better way of slowing down traffic during adverse conditions.
#2 Jun 10, 2009
People never learn, thats all there is to it. I think it is interesting though that in the main picture that 5 out of the 7 visble cars are toyota's. Are they that popular or do the people that own them not know how to drive? No wonder insurance rates are so high if you live within 20 miles of the cajon pass, as far as i can remember there is at least one pile up a year somewhere between oak hill and the split. I used to be a tow operator in the pass and have pulled so many cars off the side of the road up there and almost got hit by a-hole drivers doing it so many times that its really not funny. People need to slow the hell down up there, north and south. I'm curious to know what two companies big rigs collided to start the whole thing too because they are a whole other issue that needs to be dealt with, hear what i'm saying Robertsons Ready Mix transport drivers? You know who you are driving too fast all over our freeways breaking our windshields with flying rocks and sand. To the other person that commented, when your driving up to or into a fog bank it does look like a big white cloud that you cannot see through does it not? I would think that the natural reaction to not being able to see where you are going would cause you to slow down somewhat but i may be wrong. The number of signs that would be required to have them in every possible place along ALL the freeways where fog could occur and the cost to have caltrans put them up and then replace them everytime someone takes them back out in an accident is really not the cure to the problem. Common sense is the problem, unfortunatley that is not an available option on motor vehicles.
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