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Old 06-20-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Hopefully after attending WyoTech they'll be able to tune up their vehicles.
Haha. They are tuning them to do this.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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My wife was just telling me about a coal rolling incident she experienced last night. She was the first car in her lane waiting for a light to change to green. The truck next to her took off in a cloud of black soot, and she couldn't see anything. So she sat there for 10 seconds or so waiting the the air to clear enough to see. She said she still couldn't see much, but she didn't want to hold up the cars behind her any longer.

It's mostly very rude, but it's also dangerous. I've seen pickups doing that driving down a street. They'll pass a car and blow exhaust at them, making it impossible to see anything for a few seconds -- all while driving 40 mph. You cover a lot of ground in 5 seconds at 40 mph, too much to do it blindly.

I'm surprised the fine is only $100. It ought to be $500!

True enough that some diesels will smoke badly because they need work. My old 2000 F250 had a habit of glow plug failures, and it would smoke to high heaven for a couple minutes until the engine was warmed up enough. In cases like this, a warning could be issued to fix the vehicle, just like the cops usually do if they stop you for a burned out headlight or taillight. But that's not "rolling coal," and I think any policeman/trooper would know the difference.

Thumbs up to Colorado for making it illegal. I don't know if it's illegal in Wyoming or not, but it should be.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Hilarious.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Maybe next they will ban farting in public. No I do not even own a pickup, but it causes no real harm and is just another example of using the government to control actions that some people do not like.
Are you saying some people do like it?
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:31 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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it's good that the Neanderthals leave a trail of stench behind them
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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Cool, now will they enforce laws against people blocking traffic because they lost an election, or maybe require workplace enforcement of immigration laws?
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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it's good that the Neanderthals leave a trail of stench behind them


Eh, it's organic.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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Hilarious.
Pathetic
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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Maybe next they will ban farting in public. No I do not even own a pickup, but it causes no real harm and is just another example of using the government to control actions that some people do not like.

"No real harm?" I suggest you prove that right now by rollin' smoke in your own garage, with the door shut. If that doesn't sound appealing, then ponder why any of us should be subjected to a dose of your sooty smoke, or your blood, urine or feces... Most kids learn to "keep it you yourself" at a young age. But some folks don't, I guess.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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I'm surprised this just now became a law, considering how much of it I'd see when I was living in southern Wyoming, and when I'd drive down to Colorado. The drivers doing it usually drive very aggressively, tailgate, and weave through traffic in their giant trucks on top of rolling coal. They're like the kids driving fast and furious type cars of the late 90s and early 00s, except now it seems giant lifted diesel trucks are the 'in' vehicle.
It's a frightening situation out there. The same kind of testosterone-toxified punks who drove "Smoky and the Bandit"-style Camaros and GTOs back in the day are now driving weaponized vehicles, just as powerful but much heavier, higher and less capable of turning and stopping.

I choose my own cars, without much care or concern about what other people do or think. Currently, I'm shopping for an obscure plug-in hybrid that almost nobody buys. But it's also been many years since my last collision, so it's easier for me to ignore the danger.
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