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redneck 12-29-2015 05:59 PM

No Child Left Behind
 
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Well... They missed one...

Our education system is broke... :(



Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was...


Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was


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The craziest part isnít that 23-year-old Mary Lambright drove her 30-ton truck onto this tiny bridge in Paoli, Indiana built in 1880. Itís that she knew that the bridgeís weight limit was six tons. She just didnít know how many pounds that was.

Seriously, thatís what she told the police after the crash on Christmas, as they note in their report:

Ms. Lambright was aware of the iron bridge stating she had driven on it several times in her personal vehicle and was also aware of the posted signage ďno semis, weight limit of 6 tonsĒ. When asked by Paoli Police why she continued through the bridge knowing the weight limit was only 6 tons she admitted to not knowing how many pounds that was. She was advised the weight of the vehicle at the time of the crash was close to 30 tons.
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Police report.

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Ms. Lambright stated she wasnít comfortable backing the semi up and made the decision to try to go through the bridge.

How did she get her CDL...???



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Fingie 12-29-2015 06:50 PM

VN-series volvo hauler alone weighs about 9-11 ton alone.
Were did she get her license :D

It is common though that the weight limit on bridges are lower what they can take, but the lower limit is there to reduce maintenance intervals.

user removed 12-29-2015 07:00 PM

A brain is a dangerous thing to waste. She has nothing to worry about, she was entitled to a license.

regards
mech

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-29-2015 07:57 PM

The arbitrary references to half-ton, three-quarter and one-ton as cargo capacity ratings for pick-up trucks might also lead to some confusion. But since the metric system is not so widely used back there, it would make more sense to indicate the weight limit not just in the metric standard but also in the imperial.

redneck 12-29-2015 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr (Post 503417)
The arbitrary references to half-ton, three-quarter and one-ton as cargo capacity ratings for pick-up trucks might also lead to some confusion. But since the metric system is not so widely used back there, it would make more sense to indicate the weight limit not just in the metric standard but also in the imperial.

There's nothing confusing about this...

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Vman455 12-30-2015 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr (Post 503417)
The arbitrary references to half-ton, three-quarter and one-ton as cargo capacity ratings for pick-up trucks might also lead to some confusion. But since the metric system is not so widely used back there, it would make more sense to indicate the weight limit not just in the metric standard but also in the imperial.

"Ton" is imperial; "tonne" is metric. Americans commonly refer to weight in tons, and most bridge weight limits are indicated in tons. Edit: This lady had no excuse. Most people here learn what a "ton" is in elementary school.

redpoint5 12-30-2015 04:33 AM

The US Ton is another unit that needs to go away. 2,000 lbs is arbitrary.

jamesqf 12-30-2015 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 503443)
2,000 lbs is arbitrary.

Neither more nor less so than the metric tonne of 1000 kilograms.

And isn't it interesting that they're both within about 10% of the same mass? Maybe because like the pound (livre), which is used for e.g. groceries in France & Switzerland (and apparently a number of other countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_(mass)#French_livre ), it is a handy size.

P-hack 12-30-2015 02:30 PM

sad, the driver should be able to back a truck up, or at least know it wouldn't fit the bridge, rather than tearing up the bridge with the trailer. The ton thing is irrelevant, she displaced the bridge structure with her truck, which was probably fortunate for her and her cousin, as it may have collapsed with them submerged otherwise.

You don't have to focus on her words, her actions speak quite loudly enough.

MobilOne 12-30-2015 04:18 PM

Redneck, you may need to update your Henry Ford quote, because she obviously "thought she could".


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