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Old 07-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #21991
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.... Seems it's well past time for a lawsuit against both the TN & NC DOT for not doing enough to stop this.
People say there are too many lawyers, until they want one!
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:33 PM   #21992
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This type of shit has been going on for how many decades? Seems it's well past time for a lawsuit against both the TN & NC DOT for not doing enough to stop this. They need multiple warning signs along with areas at both ends designated for a truck to make a U-turn. Maybe a height restriction bar across the road that will not let tractor trailers pass.
One has to remember this is US129, i think the state is limited in what it can do, i am no expert on the rules when it comes to federal Hwy matters.

I do know my neighbor is a Tenn hwy patrol officer (inmate here too) and he writes every big truck a ticket that he sees up there, instant ticket when they cross the yellow line, he was assigned to that area most every week, he is TN Army reserve and has been deployed to Afg. but is back now, being a rider himself he does not like some of the stuff he sees on US129.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #21993
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This type of shit has been going on for how many decades? Seems it's well past time for a lawsuit against both the TN & NC DOT for not doing enough to stop this. They need multiple warning signs along with areas at both ends designated for a truck to make a U-turn. Maybe a height restriction bar across the road that will not let tractor trailers pass.
http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/statemap...uckrestrix.pdf
North Carolina Truck Restrictions
US 129
No through truck tractors with trailers longer than 30 feet, and no truck tractors with trailers longer than 48 feet, north of the Cheoah
Dam between the Graham County line and the Tennessee state line.

http://tailofthedragon.com/dragon_trucks.html

2012 - TRUCKS ON THE DRAGON North Carolina has done what Tennessee won't do ...... ban trucks heading to the DRAGON. It is now illegal for trucks longer than 30 feet to operate on US 129 anywhere from US 19/74 all the way to the NC/TN State Line. They are also banned on NC 28 from NC 143 all the way to US 129. Also on the ban list is the entire Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #21994
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I think one should be able to drive what they want, when they want on the dragon. But, a heavy fine fine should be meted out to those that cross the yellow line.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #21995
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I think one should be able to drive what they want, when they want on the dragon. But, a heavy fine fine should be meted out to those that cross the yellow line.
So just set up a "fine" booth and fine every semi that comes through $500, because it's physically impossible for them to make it through on their side of the road.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #21996
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Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Even if the pic doesn't show oncoming traffic you can bet that on the dragon on a weekend, there will be oncoming traffic soon enough.

"That's their choice, right?" -- uh, yeah I guess it's someone's choice if they want to mow down a full lane of oncoming traffic on a twisty road... manslaughter is a choice I suppose.
Someone stated they believed the photo I posted relative to IS actually a blind bend. However, IF a driver (or rider) can see far enough ahead that crossing the DY presents no danger to other road users, I say "So what if they want to cut the corner?" Law enforcement will see it differently no doubt but as I noted, there are plenty of people speeding and most of us agree that's ok if it doesn't endanger anyone.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #21997
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Thoroughbred Stallion.

www.thoroughbred-motorsports.com/


Based off of 4 cyl Ford Explorer. Keeps drivetrain and amenities and controls.

Interesting concept.

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Try this one.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #21998
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So just set up a "fine" booth and fine every semi that comes through $500, because it's physically impossible for them to make it through on their side of the road.

these are commonplace in europe. This system on a 53 foot trailer wouldn't have to cross the yellow line...



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Old 07-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #21999
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #22000
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You'd be screaming too if your lady made you trailer her shoe collection with you to every destination...
Isn't that Jennifer Anniston (Friends TV show)? I always thought she was a little scary, with or without a trailer full of shoes.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #22001
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these are commonplace in europe. This system on a 53 foot trailer wouldn't have to cross the yellow line...



Even with that system, there are some turns on the Dragon that it couldn't make without at least the overhangs ending up in the oncoming lane.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #22002
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Even with that system, there are some turns on the Dragon that it couldn't make without at least the overhangs ending up in the oncoming lane.
Like bikes that lean over the line.....
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #22003
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Like bikes that lean over the line.....
True, but bikes do it out of carelessness or stupidity, semis do it out of necessity... and stupidity for even being on that road.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:52 PM   #22004
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IIRC, the TN side does have numerous warnings for truckers to turn around. Problem is that 99.99% will ignore the signs and once they get on the dragon there is no turning around.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #22005
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IIRC, the TN side does have numerous warnings for truckers to turn around.
There is one (1) sign, and it's just past Foothills Pkwy. a/k/a beyond the point of no return.

But, all that aside. We all seem to forget that it is an actual U.S. Highway, and all in all about 600 miles in length.
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