This time at Avenue R. By the time they replace the B/Q stations there’ll be no more train line to service them.
Tags: accidents, ave r, east 15th st, overpass, train station, trains, truck accident
is it so hard to read the signs that say how high a truck is allowed or better yet have an idea of how high your own truck is and have a bearing for “well I think I might hit this overpass”… I guess this is why the B train was suspended this morning…
As I mentioned in my last comment on this subject, I think that the measurement might be off. These truck drivers are trained professionals and drive these rigs all the time successfully. So, why do we see this problem happening so many times around the overpasses. Could there be a combination problem affecting the amount of space between the ground and the overpass: new asphalt/tarmac being poured onto the street without removal of the old asphalt; overpass height that drops a tiny bit due to wear and tear; trailer height is a little higher due to air strut use or poor maintenance; and/or air temperature causing expanding of the structures. This sounds so farfetched, but we still need to figure out the reasons why all of these trucks are getting stuck.
Wouldn't more get stuck if the heights were actually shifting? Or do truckers know something the rest of us don't about the reliability of clearance signs?
It's time for you to get out your trusty measuring tape like you said you would. Do you want help? Maybe we could even get DOT to pay us to do it.
I thought these trucks could let air out to lower their rigs a few inches. I'm not sure why they arent doing that.
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