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Weigh Stations

September 29, 1987

Considering the numerous accidents caused by overweight trucks, one cannot help but observe that the--few and far between--official weigh stations operate only nine hours per day, Mondays through Fridays, which amounts to 26% of the available total time. This factor provides an opportunity for driving trucks unweighed and uninspected during 74% of the remaining time period. As bad and as questionable as this practice is, it permits every somewhat talented and motivated truck driver to avoid all inspections simply by scheduling his itinerary accordingly and, obviously, also his next accident--and many more.

RUDOLF STEINER

Los Angeles

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