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Constitution Should Be Amended To Ban Unsecured Loads

The United States Constitution should be amended to ban unsecured loads on our roads and highways.

I’d like to see the day when a person driving around in the way you see below would not only get a ticket, but would also be found to be in violation of the United States Constitution.

If found in violation of the Constitution of the United States of America by driving un unsecured load on the highway, maybe repeat offenders could be sent to our overcrowded prisons.

That would be a measure of harsh irony.

Below is what King County, Washington asks drivers to consider before transporting stuff by car or truck—

Is your load secure? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Is there any chance of debris falling or blowing out of my vehicle?
  • Would I feel safe if I were driving behind MY vehicle?
  • Would I want MY loaded vehicle driving through MY neighborhood?
  • What would happen to MY load if I had to brake suddenly or if I hit a bump?
  • Do I need to drive slower than I normally do?
  • Is my load secured at the back and on the sides AND top?
  • Did I double-check my load to make sure it is secured?

Here are suggestions from King County about how you can be certain that your load is secure—

Follow these tips for securing your load:

  • Tie Down – Tie your load with rope, bungee cords, netting or straps. Tie large items directly to your vehicle.
  • Don’t Overload – Keep material level with the truck bed or trailer unless tied down, netted, or tarped.
  • Lighter Goes Lower – Put lighter weight things at the bottom of the load.
  • Consider Covering – Cover your load with a secured tarp or net.
  • Always Double-Check – Make sure your load is secured.

Here is a story about a woman who won a 15 million dollar judgement after she was terribly injured by an unsecured load.

There are lawyers who make a living off of this kind of thing.

Unsecured loads are a clear and present danger.

By amending our Constitution to address this menace, we would be sending the clearest possible message that they will no longer be tolerated.

July 1, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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