Second crash on VT. Route 9

A tractor-trailer crashed on Woodford Mountain trying to round a sharp curve on Route 9 for the second time in a week Wednesday, closing the road for hours and requiring the driver to be extricated from the ... Full Story
Denny Roberts

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#1 Apr 24, 2008
Sounds to me like The Browns' had way to many aminals and one extra person in their truck . First thing the State of Vermont should do is give all 3 of the Browns' an eye test . There are huge warning signs plus a run off ramp . I've driven Tractor trailers for 34 years , Thank God I learned to read and learned how to adjust my brakes .

Since: Apr 08

Bennington, VT

#2 Apr 25, 2008
Denny Roberts wrote:
Sounds to me like The Browns' had way to many aminals and one extra person in their truck . First thing the State of Vermont should do is give all 3 of the Browns' an eye test . There are huge warning signs plus a run off ramp . I've driven Tractor trailers for 34 years , Thank God I learned to read and learned how to adjust my brakes .
I agree with that. Boa Constrictors are illegal to posess in certain states. There is no reason to burn your brakes out on that stretch of road. There's a reason why there's so many gears in trucks. To help you maintain safe speeds on downgrades. Most companies now a days train drivers from the ground up. They tend to rush them just to get a driver behind the wheel. I went through a private driving school. The instructor had over 30 years of driving experience. I learned a lot from him. Everything was old school. You didn't use the engine brake. You used the transmission. He showed how to check your brakes for damage. He drilled the pre-trip inspection through your head so you would know it by heart. If at any time he thought you weren't ready to drive on the public roads, you stayed in his yard practicing till you were ready. I credit his tutorage with my safe driving record. I've always questioned companies that trained there own drivers. Most of these people haven't driven a car long enough to get basic road skills. I do know a lot of companies approve up 4 people in a truck. Prevents the trucks from being down from out of hours. But this also prevents trucks from being properly maintained. Hurry up keep that truck moving. The DOT regulation book should be updated so many years and not just enforce the rules with the driver but the companies that push their drivers into unsafe practices.

Since: Apr 08

Bennington, VT

#3 Apr 25, 2008
I don't know if anybody has read today's comments about these accidents. They were called "unfortunate". What exactly is unfortunate about the accidents?

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