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Are Truckers More Dangerous Than Motorists in Cars? [POLL]


We’re finding out now that the driver of the Walmart rig that struck the limo carrying comedian Tracy Morgan hadn’t slept in 24 hours.

Not having slept for a given amount of time clearly isn’t allowed.

So you have to wonder why it was that Kevin Roper, the driver of the rig that caused the 6 car pileup on the Turnpike early Saturday morning decided to take a shot and not sleep.

Is it that truckers are more dangerous than the rest of us? Could it be that Roper was under a deadline?
In any even, this is going to amount to a smear on the reputation of the multitude of responsible tractor-trailer drivers.

Most of the drivers I talk to at night will tell you that motorists in cars are the ones causing the problems. They fail to realize that the truck they’re about to cut in front is hauling serious tonnage, and will not be able to stop on a dime.

But not sleeping for 24 hours will only make the situation much worse – and could possibly be fatal – as did happen this past Saturday.

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Many will say that Roper shouldn’t shoulder all the blame for the crash – and that it was possibly Walmart that needed Roper to meet a deadline. (Can you say “cha-ching)?

Whether you choose to believe that or not – fact is that sharing the road isn’t something many motorists practice – and there’s plenty of blame to go around.

But at the end of the day, in general, who do you feel are the most dangerous drivers – truckers or other motorists?

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