4.30.2007

Death Trap On The Way To Fort Worth



These pics don't do it justice, but I bet this "pole" (or whatever the heck it is) extended a good 10' off the rear of that truck. And it was head high.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's got the little red flag. It's legal.

I'm sure glad our govt does a good job at protecting us citizens.

good driver said...

Thank goodness there's a tiny little flag hanging off the end of it!

Anonymous said...

In my hometown several years ago there was a truck hauling irrigation pipe on a flatbad trailer. A small pickup ran up behind it and one of the pipes went through the windshield, catching this guy and tearing off part of his face. There was a red flag, but it didn't matter.
It happens, folks. BE CAREFUL!

M&M said...

I hope its brake lights work, or that would be double the death trap.

Annie Jokely said...

Especially dangerous if you're fumbling for your cell phone to take a picture WHILE DRIVING.

WRSDemon said...

The legality of this is questionable. If I remember correctly from my days of working construction there is a reasonable amount of length the load can be from the trailer but this definately looks as though it exceeds that length. To be honest with you though the load isn't what scares me. Ever see the news reports on the safety req's for trucks? Most of the DO NOT pass and are impounded. Mostly rock trucks, we're talking faulty brakes or even more frightning issues.

Anonymous said...

I thought the legal length for something hanging off the end of a truck or trailer was 4 feet. Anything more than that and there had to be a flag car. I would think an attorney would know who to call or where to look to find out for sure.

Anonymous said...

Potential business opportunity for an ambulance chaser.

Anonymous said...

It is legal you have to have a permit to haul the over extended pipe with the red flagging not to exceed 14 ft. We are in Wise County, when don't you see Oilfield Trucks hauling pipe?

Anonymous said...

Your camera was also head high.

Anonymous said...

I want to see the permit for over 4' and not exceed 14'. There could thousands worth of litigation...Permit is $250.00 for extended loads.

Anonymous said...

We refer to that as Final Destination (from the movie)