Tractor-Trailer Fire Backs Up Interst...

Tractor-Trailer Fire Backs Up Interstate Traffic

There are 2 comments on the WTVF Nashville story from Nov 3, 2008, titled Tractor-Trailer Fire Backs Up Interstate Traffic. In it, WTVF Nashville reports that:

DICKSON, Tenn.- Drivers are still backed up on Interstate 40 tonight after a tractor-trailer fire.

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TPetty

Oakland, TN

#1 Nov 3, 2008
I have traveled all over the world...Spain,Germany, Europe etc, There is no other country in the world that has traffic tied up like the US Interstate System. There is NO escape from a wreck on our Interstates. Originally designed bt President Eisenhower as an evacuation system back in the 50's,patterened after the Autobahn in Germany, has now turned into an "unescapable trap " for travelers in the US.
Sitting on a highway in the US for 3-5 hours is "UNFORGIVABLE". No restrooms, no gas, no water, NO INFORMATION !!!!
With the communication systems available today and with the MONEY the TRANSPORTATION DEPTS have, there should be no excuse for this condition.
Crossovers every 2-5 miles would eliminate this problem, especially in High Accident areas like mile makers 163-172 on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
What a trgedy it would be if people were trapped during some type of an attack on this country and one accident tie up an entire Interstate system.
Great planning TDOT,great planning !!!
ta da

Nashville, TN

#2 Nov 3, 2008
and to add to Tpetty. why is it that when we widen interstates we do it one lane at a time? We all know traffic is going to increase sooner rather than later. While you have the roads under construction already add more lanes! Dont wait until its already over crowded!

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