Take note, kids: THIS is how you storrow a truck.
Now THIS is podracing
The problem with Storrow Drive isn't stupid drivers; the road is poorly engineered.
Isn't it obvious that the clearances need to be increased? Dig the underpasses deeper so trucks don't keep hitting them!
Digging up the road is extreme, but I think everyone here agrees that signage could be improved. And (almost) everyone here agrees that it should be improved.
Even if the current signs satisfy some documented DOT roadway standard, they're obviously insufficient when you consider the frequency of Storrowings. If it happens once or twice a year, okay, but once or twice a month is way too much.
You realize what a huge undertaking this would be when the focus should be on keeping too-tall trucks off the road.
Storrow Drive has never been for trucks - there are signs and everything. That's like saying the city should widen the sidewalks to make it easier for the cars that keep trying to drive on them instead of dealing with the car drivers who keep driving on sidewalks. U-haul drivers can be forgiven for being stupid as they drive those trucks at most once a year, if at all. Professional drivers drive their trucks all the time and should be aware of how tall their truck is as well as height restrictions on their routes - it's actually a requirement of them keeping their specialized licenses. Maybe truck drivers should be taught how to read signs....
properly make and PLACE signs. Like low clearance signs that actually give the clearance. Or telling drivers of vehicle and height restrictions BEFORE they've committed to entering the ramp, instead of after they can't back up to prevent entering the road.
What size shirt to you wear? I'll get you one of these.
Give me a break. Rather than focus on addressing what you already stated in your post..."stupid drivers" and the apparent ignorance to signage/warnings, you want to support such ignorance by proposing a major infrastructure project, to benefit those too ignorant to pay attention?
I hope not many have to drive around your magical world.
CLOSE the damn road already. It shouldn't have been built in the first place.
Dig the underpasses deeper
Ah, okay. Dig the underpasses deeper in an area that used to be an estuary.
Wow. You are so smart. /s
I notice there's a huge curtain of heavy chains at the ramps leading into The Big Dig -- must make hella noise, alerting even dumb drivers.
I gotta belive here in the 21st century there'd be an easy way to do a sensor at a certain height, that sets off flashing lights and maybe sirens when a too-tall vehicle tries to enter. And also immediately alerts the cops.
That, I think, would be a first step, long before re-engineering what is supposed to be a parkway.
Which would be far worse of an issue that it is now.
Why not just tear down the bridges?
There's nothing wrong with the road... just you. Storrow is a parkway which means cars only and NO trucks.
I see more and more rental trucks and vans used for Amazon's increasing deliveries. Who knows what kind of training or certification all these new drivers have.
U-Haul trucks up to a certain size. And that size is far larger than most drivers have experience handling. Scary, but not as scary as realizing that Amazon is using these "Pete's Trucking" types to deliver packages to people.
Boston.com headline (and article) says the truck "got Storrowed". Truck drivers do the Storrowing; they don't have it done to them.
Heh, this is not only an issue there, i 've seen it everywhere when travelling in Asia.
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