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Sharing the Road with Large Vehicles: by SGT. Jesse Grabow


January 10, 2020

Question: It seems like I am seeing so much more truck traffic. Can you talk about what people should be doing when sharing the roads with these larger vehicles?

Answer: This is a great topic and I will share what we recently posted on the Department of Public Safety’s blog.

A lot of us had trouble with math and physics in school. Some of us didn’t even take physics in the first place. So we wouldn’t necessarily know that, in ideal conditions, an 80,000-pound vehicle traveling at 55 miles per hour needs 335 feet (that’s more than a football field) to stop. Crank the speed up to 65...

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