Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Pretty Impressive, That

Testing a runaway-truck arrestor:


J4rh34d said...

That's a little more elaborate than the Laurel Hill escape ramp. It's on one of the steepest sections of US Hwy 26 descending from Mt. Hood with a sharp right-hand curve at the bottom. That road used to be part of the Barlow Road/Oregon Trail and was considered the most dangerous part of the entire Trail.

I like the containment features that WYDOT put in on the Teton ramp. Our Oregon ramp is just a long, deep stretch of loose gravel going uphill.

Was the steel clanking sound coming from the test driver?

w3ski said...

What's wrong with a loose gravel pit for runaway trucks? All I see here is stuff that could fail and gravel is always there. Go with what is proven to work.

Comrade Misfit said...

w3ski, the gravel pit arrestors are somewhat dangerous. Drivers have been killed using them.

Jesse said...

Pretty cool