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Old 03-04-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Well if you were in such a truck and traffic was stopped, wouldn't you do the same? Why stay on the parking lot when the frontage road is a ditch away?
The first time I ever saw this was in Houston....traffic backs up and all of sudden pickup trucks are careening into the ditch to get to the feeder road!

That was years ago, but I've never forgotten it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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The first time I ever saw this was in Houston....traffic backs up and all of sudden pickup trucks are careening into the ditch to get to the feeder road!

That was years ago, but I've never forgotten it.
finally somebody besides me who thought that was wild!!!!!

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The first time I ever saw this was in Houston....traffic backs up and all of sudden pickup trucks are careening into the ditch to get to the feeder road!

That was years ago, but I've never forgotten it.
I don't see what the big deal is. It is technically illegal to pull over on a freeway except in an emergency but the intention of the law was to keep traffic flowing smoothly. In this case, the traffic isn't flowing at all and the trucks are reducing the problem by getting off. Everybody wins. The strangest thing in my opinion is that someone would want to drive a big truck in Dallas.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Compared to where I live now, freeways in Dallas are like a dream!! ...except, during rush hour, when they don't move. That sucks no matter where you live i don't blame people for driving like that, i would too except I'd be paranoid I'd get something stuck in my tires. But aside from rush hour crazy, I didn't notice anything alarming...but then again, people where I live drive pretty crazy too. i'm from the midwest originally and I notice how much more laid back it is there when I go home to visit and drive like I'm still in CA.

I guess that was pretty random, just wanted to thrown in my opinion, haha. I'm jealous OP, I hope to move there next year good luck with your move!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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finally somebody besides me who thought that was wild!!!!!

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Even wilder is when the police are directing you to do that! Have had that happen a couple of times & I was like, no way will my car make it across... and only then did it because we were all forced to. They'll do this sometimes but rarely... when the freeways are completely shut down and traffic has been trapped between exits... i.e., there's been a major accident, an overhead freeway sign has been knocked down or when a truck has lost its load, be it cattle, gas or even one time, a yacht was laying right in the middle of LBJ!

Just consider it free entertainment!
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