I had a problem with the curve in front of my house also. I started
calling 911 whenever one crashed off the hiway after one drunk wanted to
fight with me. after a couple of years of this the county did some work
and the accident rate is much lower now. I read one of the posts where the
people just drive off after tearing things up. Install enough barriers so
they can't get out so the cops have time to show up. This can be as simple
as a 12" high cement wall. Call 911 first then go out to se what is
happening. All ya gotta say is there has been a wreck and send the Calvary.
no neat sig line
Do the tiller ditch:
Then do the guard rail, but make it far enough back on your property. So
that you can put gigantic decroative stones out.
They'll learn not to speed after a few thousand dollar repair bill. What if
children were playing out there?
Just my thoughts. I hate wreckless people, especially if there is a chance
of a child being hurt, even an adult for that matter.
How about a row of used railroad ties set well back from the
ditch? Bury them upright, 4' on center, decorative bevel cut at
8" on the road side, 12" on the house side. Plant Peonies around
them for decoration. Any car that goes into the yard will go over
the posts and hang up. Removal will require a wrecker and a
serious amount of damage to the undercarraige. Gives you plenty
of time to get the license number and insurance information to
collect damages. Be sure to call the cops every time so they fill
out the accident reports.
Railroad ties are OK if'n you like 'em. The only thing I've found RR
ties useful for are homes for hornets and carpenter ants.
Uh, on second thought, maybe every drunk smashing his car into a
decorative RR tie barrier deserves to get attacked by a whole nest of
On 2 Mar 2004 06:16:33 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Don) vaguely
proposed a theory
......and in reply I say!:
Just to put this in perspective, and to illustrate the dangers. This
is extreme but did happen, right now, right here in lil ol Perth
Western Australia, pop 1.5Mil...full of nice Aussie guys and others.
"Fair go" and all that. No New York "excitement".
We have just had a road rage incident, where a guy's brake/tail lights
were only working on one side, and he stopped for a cyclist. Guy
behind picked an argument. The first guy pulled into his _own
Follower starts an argument about the lights, etc. Argument probably
escalated. Then the "plaintiff of the first part" drove down the other
guy's driveway, and slammed into his car. The slam made the
_'plaintiff's"_ car undriveable (2-3' bending of frontend)
............and incidentally squashed a 2 year old kid between the two
He was running behind the car to see his Granpa.
I hate kids and have none. They are obnoxious little farts. I did not
like _me_ as a kid. But they are _innocent_, at 2 years old.
The only good thing to come out of this was that the "plaintiff of the
first part" 's vehicle was a screen-smashed mess... at _both_ ends.
The police have said that "as a result of his being removed from his
vehicle after the accident, he sustained injuries" (he's in hospital,
with the crap beaten out of him), and that "it is unlikely that
charges will be laid against the relatives of the deceased". (he
My point is:
Somebody you care about could get hurt. This is important _before_
Keep those vehicles off your land, or move. If the shire won't help,
ask again. If you lose somebody...or even your front lawn....in this,
then you are not at fault.
In a litigious society that I deplore, you are one of the genuine.
.........no I'm not!
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What are you talking about? Your story might have been compelling, but it
is impossible to follow with the "plaintiff of the first part" bullshit
without ever having properly introducing the characters.
A guy (call him Bob) only had brake lights on one side. He stopped for
a dude on a bicycle. This pissed off another driver (call him Paul).
An argument ensued. The guy with the bad brake lights (Bob) went
home. The pissed off driver (Paul) followed Bob home, and when Bob
parked in his driveway, Paul intentionally slammed his car into the
back of Bobs.
Not only did Paul smash up both cars, but he also crushed between
them a 2 yr old toddler who was rushing to see his granddaddy Bob.
At this point, Bobs family, (Sue, Frank, Melvin, Harvey, Mary Anne and
Peter) drug Paul out of his vehicle, and using cricket bats, blunt
objects, hands, feet, teeth and a woomera, beat Paul to within an inch
of his life.
Paul is currently in intensive care, where hopefully he will die in
screaming agony after a considerable amount of time has passed.
The butchered child remains a bloody smear on the driveway until a
putty knife can be found.
The family will not be charged.
Road rage sucks and is possible even in Oz.
"Gun Control, the theory that a 110lb grandmother should
fist fight a 250lb 19yr old criminal"
All I know is, if I was "Paul" and I survived the beating and got
out of the hospital, I would be pleading with a judge to lock me up
for a long time and throw away the keys for my own protection, unless
I had the money to move far away and totally disappear.
Because "Bob" or his family members, based on their initial
reaction to "Paul's" action are not likely to soon forget, or forgive.
"Paul's" head would have a bounty on it - and you simply can't put a
price tag on the 2-year-old innocent life he took...
--<< Bruce >>--
Bruce L. Bergman, Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) CA - Desktop
Electrician for Westend Electric - CA726700
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