Sunday, August 21, 2005

Keep on Truckin' and Truckin' and Truckin' and ...

Despite protests from truckers and safety advocates, the Bush administration has opted to leave intact a rule allowing truckers to drive six days a week and for up to 11 hours a day.

Crafted last year by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, the rule has been bashed by critics who contend truckers really shouldn't be behind the wheel for more than eight hours a day. Teamsters Union President James P. Hoffa (not the dead guy, but his son) asked AP, "What reasonable person who has traveled our nation's roads and highways thinks that forcing tired truck drivers to stay behind the wheel even longer is good public policy?"

I don't purport to be an expert in highway safety, but the rule does prompt this advice:

Invest in meth.


At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised at the lack of intelligence from the Bush administration? Yawn.


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