In the last few weeks there has been highly publicised reporting on Heavy Trucks causing the death and serious injury of other motorists.
The Police have been blitzing certain Trucking companies and have been finding Trucks with tampered speed limiters, drug addled Truckies ect ect.
Thousands upon thousands of Australians have either been killed horrifically or maimed for life after being tailgated and pushed into other
vehicles,trees, or over embankments, or else being the victim of a truck crossing over to wrong side of the road and smashing them into the next
Th equestion is any motorist who drives any freeway in Australia would know that trucks go faster than 100Km/h on a very regular basis.
So why are the PTB ignorant of tailgating truckdrivers speeding in the fast lanes of freeways forcing cars to change lanes or elase be run over?
I can guarantee to anyone that driving the road between the Gold Coast and Brisbane that within twenty minutes armed with any sort of camera they
would be able to gather sufficent evidence to prove that Heavy Vehicles including Petrol tankers , B doubles of all sizes , regularly tailgate cars in
the fast lanes.
II have personally seen a well known Supermarket delivery Heavy Truck tailgating a Taxi in the slow lane forcing the Taxi off the Road at approx
100Km per hour, I have seen a Semi tailgating a 4 cylinder car in the fast lane (within two metres, whilst a Police car behind me in the slow lane ,
ignored the Cowboys actions and took the next exit.
It is common knowledge that the Trucking industry in Australia have "special tolerance. " from law enforcement , until of course entire families are
wiped out by Trucks and the media pursue the reasons.
I have witnessed trucks on the Pacific Highway in Australia on a single lane stretch racing each other side by side at in my estimation approx 140km/h
at 3am in the morning,.
I have been tailgated by a semi trailer at Albury in a small motorhome , he was as close as one foot and I was doing 100kmh on a single lane 100 speed
limited stretch of flat road.
About eighteeen years ago I was approaching a level rail crossing which had its red flashing lights on ,as a train was approaching on the Cranbourne
line in Melbourne, guess what a Petrol tanker forced me to the adjacent lane as I was braking for the boom gate, he didn't care, but he had to slam
his brakes on to avoid smashing through the crossing barrier.
The point being , the trucking industry is out of control , yes there are good Trucking professionals ...I have witnessed them, but hand on the
Bible...for every one of the Pros and caring Truck drivers I have seen , I see three tailgating speeding trailers swinging behind them ...cowboys.
Anyone who doubts this , I challenge them to sit at the side of the road on any freeway in Australia and just film the attempted slaughter and actual
slaughter occurring every single hour of every single day on Australian roads.
So in ending this post , the logical qusetion is...why has the governement allowed this to perpetuate decade after decade?
We are talking about tens of thousands of dead innocent human beings going to work , dropping their kids at school, going on Holidays.
The Highway of death is a mild title, in cold honesty it should be the "Highways of Consented Murder".
edit on 9-3-2012 by Dr Expired
because: spelling and spacing of words