Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ladders, Ladders Everywhere!

OK, Here's a little tip from your Uncle Allen. If you are going to haul a ladder, TIE IT DOWN FIRMLY! I am nothing less than amazed how often I read in the paper or hear on Atlanta radio that a ladder is in the middle of one of the interstates in and around Atlanta because it has flown out of the bed of a pickup.

Here are some various photographs of some dangerous looking situations

Da Truck Pictures, Images and Photos

Why should you care?

NC man killed trying to retrieve ladder from highway

Man Avoids Ladder on Highway, Crashes

Ladder in road blamed for crash that killed teen

Let's be safe out there!


Danny said...

Years ago a friend of mine ran over one that found it's way on to the highway. After running it over he heard a metal scraping sound and pulled over. He found a chunk of the ladder had impaled itself through the bottom of his car about four inches behind his seat. It was sticking up through the back seat floor board.

FLHX_Dave said...

I have jumped a ladder on the bike! I shit myself and still can't figure out how I made it. (I have also jumped a drive shaft...shit myself there too.)

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Riding behind people hauling shit scares the crap out of me. I've even had a hood fly off of a car in front of me once. Luckily I dodged it.

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