Tuesday, September 27, 2011

it was a normal day, oh right, then this happened:

okay, I feel a lengthy post coming on, not that anything eventful has been going on, but I've collected about 50 or so photos and videos, and a good chunk could be put up here and maybe summarized into a day in the life type thing. this for example I saw today.


This is why it seems the safest pre-caution to take is probably keeping good maintenance of your vehicle. Why it wasn't but a mere 8 hours, or was it one full day before this that I saw a van with both front wheels tilted inward and it was driving at more than 40 miles an hour on the highway. Who knows what caused this, but I feel it's safe to say that it lost a front wheel. And it's pretty hard to control the van after that happens I'd imagine. Last week I saw a taxicab lose its rear tire, poof, gone. He changed lanes on the highway, and what I thought initially was a tailpipe emissions gone horribly wrong was actually the tire combusting. The cab was able to pull back from the middle lane to the right lane and than to a small patch of dirt on the side of the road, well done, but again, maintenance. Our New York businesses that mess with automobiles as a way of getting the cash rolling in, tend to let their cash cow bleed until it dies. We have to prey the cash cow doesn't take an actual life with it.

4 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Maintenance of a vehicle and defensive driving is a must...

Cloudia said...

Life
is maintenance!

Yes, fleet owners cut corners...




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PaulTheCabDriver said...

Only stupid fleet managers cut corners deliberately. After all, you will have to repair the taxi eventually, and taking care of a problem before it becomes huge is the best way to save cash. Furthermore, if the cab breaks down on the road, guess who picks up the towing charge?

Gil Avineri said...

exceptionally well written and true