Whenever I see them, I move out of the way.
And you should, too, when you come up behind vans
and trucks transporting ladders stacked to high heaven, tied down with bungee
rope, wire and who knows what else.It�s insane, and unsafe.
No laws regulate the weight and height of a load
or how it�s battened down.
Floyd said he�s willing to write a bill that
addresses the matter, but he doubts it would travel far. He�s a Democrat in a
controlled by the other party.
Perhaps this might be something
Tom Rice \ R Peachtree Corners could write a bill on, he said.
Where you live can dictate your view on matters.
When you don�t see something day in and day out, it may not resonate. It�s
Generally, it takes a fatal accident or two to
wake people up, to propel them to action. A.C. Hutcherson, traffic sergeant for
police, said he can�t recall any incidents in which a falling
ladder led to the death of a motorist.
But we don�t have to wait for a tragedy to
propel us to action. We can be proactive and address an issue that stares a good
many of the
county�s residents in the face every time they motor out of their
subdivisions. Rice, chairman of the state House Motor Vehicle
lives in Peachtree Corners, west of I.85. He doesn�t view this as a
public safety issue, at least not in the same vein as speeding or DUI.
constituency must not
see what we see over my way.
There is a difference, said Rice, who has
served on the motor vehicle committee
for 10 years. In my years on the
committee, I don�t remember one bill having to do with this issue at all. Then I told him about the things we
see in other
parts of the county, at any hour, anytime. Vans with two rows of ladders five
and six deep. Some with the proper racks, some
without. Some with wheelbarrows
and saw horses on top. Before our conversation ended, Rice admitted the
situation deserves a look see.
Logically, if they are stacking 20 ladders on
top of a van, it�s going to be a problem, he said. I agree with you. It
might be worth looking into.
Out in Henderson, Nev., a businessman has
invented Hook-um Dano ladder locks. It is a $32.99 Ladder Lock so you can
That means stack only two, not several.
International, said the Hook-Um Dano Ladder Lock is
designed to secure only two ladders. He
doesn�t recommend stacking more than that, anyway.
Until laws are written or drivers exhibit common
sense, we should all take Deeters advice. Pull to another lane, he said, It is just not safe.
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