Two-lane stretch of I-65 scares many ...

Two-lane stretch of I-65 scares many drivers

There are 12 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Apr 6, 2010, titled Two-lane stretch of I-65 scares many drivers. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

The section of Interstate 65 where a tractor-trailer slammed into a van carrying a Mennonite family last month, killing 11, is no stranger to fatal accidents.

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gramma

Glasgow, KY

#1 Apr 6, 2010
about 10 years ago there was something written in the paper about this part of the highway being built over an indian burial ground
Cards Fan

Decorah, IA

#2 Apr 6, 2010
And so what would that matter? OHHH you believe that there is some weird hocus pocus going on. Negative, unless you believe in monsters under your bed. That's just silly.
CRAZY

Baldwin City, KS

#3 Apr 6, 2010
SOMETHING IS CAUSEING THIS LOOK HOW MANY HAVE GOT KILLED IN THAT LONG ROAD COMPARED TO I 75 THAT RUNS FROM FLORDIA ALL THE WAY ACROSS KENTUCKY ITS AS ALOT MORE FASTER TRAFFIC AND A HELL OF ALOT MORE MILES THAN I 65 DONT BELEAVE IT IF YOU WONT BUT THEIRS SOMETHING GOING ON UNEXPLAINED.
BlackHawk

Scottsville, KY

#4 Apr 7, 2010
not much room for error, a simple blowout could cause a major crash, maybe it is the road, fill in the median and make both north and south 3 lanes
truckdriver

Ames, IA

#5 Apr 7, 2010
irresponsible driving,i see people on the cellphone, texting, on laptaps,, you name it i have seen it. when your in a vehicle you should be totally attentive with driving only.wrecks have absolutely nothing to do with the road
I think

Glasgow, KY

#6 Apr 7, 2010
Maybe they should spend a little bit of money and put up some cameras to watch those areas on I65 then they could see how, if any crashes happen. Just a thought..

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#7 Apr 7, 2010
truckdriver wrote:
irresponsible driving,i see people on the cellphone, texting, on laptaps,, you name it i have seen it. when your in a vehicle you should be totally attentive with driving only.wrecks have absolutely nothing to do with the road
On a laptop while driving?!Now that is beyond stupid if you ask me.I've seen women applying makeup while driving....why not just get up 5 minutes earlier?
Cards Fan

Decorah, IA

#8 Apr 7, 2010
CRAZY wrote:
SOMETHING IS CAUSEING THIS LOOK HOW MANY HAVE GOT KILLED IN THAT LONG ROAD COMPARED TO I 75 THAT RUNS FROM FLORDIA ALL THE WAY ACROSS KENTUCKY ITS AS ALOT MORE FASTER TRAFFIC AND A HELL OF ALOT MORE MILES THAN I 65 DONT BELEAVE IT IF YOU WONT BUT THEIRS SOMETHING GOING ON UNEXPLAINED.
Uh huh just because you don't understand the logic doesn't mean that there's some hocus pocus going on. It's a two lane highway that is congested. The odds that an accident will happen are higher than in the areas that are three lane highways. In other words there's less space moron. Why is it always Indians that get this rep? Something strang is happening...must be an Indian burial ground. Are you so retarded that you don't know that there are people and organizations that track burial grounds. They will no allow a highway to be put on top of an area of such archaeological and historical importance. If that was really an Indian burial ground I65 would not be on top of it. Not to mention do you realize how small Indian burial grounds are? We are more populated today than ever before and most of our cemeteries don't span the length of half a county! Must be a lot of Indians in that cemetery. Some people are really stupid.
Cards Fan

Decorah, IA

#9 Apr 7, 2010
truckdriver wrote:
irresponsible driving,i see people on the cellphone, texting, on laptaps,, you name it i have seen it. when your in a vehicle you should be totally attentive with driving only.wrecks have absolutely nothing to do with the road
I drive 65 daily. I see cars moving in and out of traffic and following too closely to other cars. Truckers wait until the last minute usually to get over before they hit the truck in front of them. Sometimes they don't put on their turn signal until the last minute and cars have to slam on their brakes to slow down and let them over. When it rains cars don't slow down. Truckers keep going the same speed because their load gives them traction. I saw a pickup hydroplane and hit the concrete median one day. It was raining badly and visibility was low and traffic was still moving about 80-90 in the fast lane. Those are things I see daily. Also, trucks don't seem to want to get over to let people on. Even when there are no cars beside them they will usually not get over.
Cards Fan

Decorah, IA

#10 Apr 7, 2010
People need to not pass in the slow lane either. It's extremely dangerous to pass to the right but I see it all the time.
gas station town

Lexington, KY

#11 Apr 12, 2010
Cards Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Uh huh just because you don't understand the logic doesn't mean that there's some hocus pocus going on. It's a two lane highway that is congested. The odds that an accident will happen are higher than in the areas that are three lane highways. In other words there's less space moron. Why is it always Indians that get this rep? Something strang is happening...must be an Indian burial ground. Are you so retarded that you don't know that there are people and organizations that track burial grounds. They will no allow a highway to be put on top of an area of such archaeological and historical importance. If that was really an Indian burial ground I65 would not be on top of it. Not to mention do you realize how small Indian burial grounds are? We are more populated today than ever before and most of our cemeteries don't span the length of half a county! Must be a lot of Indians in that cemetery. Some people are really stupid.
Some people should think before they post. I-65 was in the building stage in the early 1960's, long before much concern about disturbing indigenous burial sites. There were a number of such sites dozed over and away in the cited area according to people still living who worked on the road's construction.
Now such road construction must take in account burial sites. The connection between the accident locations and the desecrated area stands in odd contrast to the road's total span and total accidents.
wth

Baldwin City, KS

#12 Apr 12, 2010
i grew up in cave city ky and there was a lot of talk about I65 being on a burial site and alot of people believe it there are spirits in this world and things that cant be explained but people just dont accept things like that i guess us that believe that are just crazy right my brother-in-law worked the wreck on I65 that killed all those people and he has saw alot of wrecks in that area as for truckers i was one that was terrified of the trucks and then took a trip last week and what i saw was alot of disrespectful cars on the road running up on them fast like they were in such a hurry so to the cars out here running that fast slow down people have children in their cars and to the truck drivers there arte some bad ones just like there are bad car drivers so keep your head up

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