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Big rigs on the ‘Crest

July 31, 2009

On Thursday morning two big rigs were stopped and cited on Angeles Crest for failure to heed the posted Caltrans signs banning trucks with three or more axles. The reporter there told me she could smell the smoke from the tire and brakes, and she got there awhile after they were stopped by Sgt. John Caffrey. This brings home the fact that even with signs we all have to be vigilante when it comes to the ‘Crest. There are patrols by CHP and Sheriff but local drivers need to be aware as well and call when they see these trucks traveling down, or up, the highway. We can’t be complaisant. We were lucky this time that the trucks were not full of their gravel cargo, their brakes were hot but not out and that Caffrey was driving up the ‘Crest at that exact moment.

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