Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Re: How much damage can tyre tread do?
Well, you could argue that you shouldn't be following so close to the car in front that you can't see and evade the danger anyhow (like the car in front did).
It's a pointless exercise blaming the trucks because from experience you never feel the tread get thrown, and even if you did what are you gonna do? Pull the 65 tonnes over onto a soft verge and walk back 700 metres or more to pull the tread off a busy road with kamikaze car drivers SMSing their friends. Then if you survive get back and find the truck's sunk into the soft verge and you now need a tow?
Come to think of it, why not join the govt and media and blame truckies for everything. It seems to be a national pastime even though we all rely on having our food in our supermarkets, and our courier parcel in Melbourne first thing overnight from Sydney.
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