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Are dump trucks responsible for windshields?


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Hell yes it's their fault. You can't drive around with an unsecured load. That stupid "Stay Back" sign on the truck doesn't mean anything. It's not Jesus's crushed stone in the truck. It's going to be a civil matter. Civil matter is awesome because it's outside of criminal law and anything goes. Go to small claims with that video and stick it to them.

Some states require dump trucks be tarped. Indiana doesn't, so the trucks that break windshields should be sued all the time so they start tarping.

And now for a physics lesson.

The trucks have signs that say "Stay Back 200ft" or something. Don't do that. Tailgate the trucks. The more you let the rock coming out of the truck slow down, the harder you hit it and the more likely you are to get your windshield broken. Tailgate those tri-axles. And have video and sue them. They ARE responsible for broken windshields if you can prove it was them. No question. They didn't secure their load and it caused damage.
 


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Hell yes it's their fault. You can't drive around with an unsecured load. That stupid "Stay Back" sign on the truck doesn't mean anything. It's not Jesus's crushed stone in the truck. It's going to be a civil matter. Civil matter is awesome because it's outside of criminal law and anything goes. Go to small claims with that video and stick it to them.

Some states require dump trucks be tarped. Indiana doesn't, so the trucks that break windshields should be sued all the time so they start tarping.

And now for a physics lesson.

The trucks have signs that say "Stay Back 200ft" or something. Don't do that. Tailgate the trucks. The more you let the rock coming out of the truck slow down, the harder you hit it and the more likely you are to get your windshield broken. Tailgate those tri-axles. And have video and sue them. They ARE responsible for broken windshields if you can prove it was them. No question. They didn't secure their load and it caused damage.
I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY
 

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I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY
And I will defend your right to say that

But he is still correct
You can't throw rocks, or anything else, at the vehicles behind you
And if you don't secure a load then its the same as standing in the bed and THROWING stuff, no difference
 

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Oh, yeah, you're absolutely correct.

I just automatically disagree with everything @Will says.

He talked some smack on my 2.9 at the trail ride.

Now he and I can never be friends.
 

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OOPS, I didn't understand the "EVERYTHING" in your post, it literally means EVERYTHING he says :)
Got it
 

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Oh, yeah, you're absolutely correct.

I just automatically disagree with everything @Will says.

He talked some smack on my 2.9 at the trail ride.

Now he and I can never be friends.
Of course he talked smack about your 2.9. Anybody who has had any other engine in a Ranger knows that the 2.9 is a gutless turd. I've said it before, I'll say it again. Even my 2.8 felt peppier than my 2.9. Heck, even my JUSTY (and it was a gutless piece of CRAP!) felt peppier than my 2.9.
 

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Ouch bro...
I know, right? You know it's bad when a 1.2L 3cyl engine feels more powerful than an engine more than twice the size, with twice as many cylinders.
 


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