In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
TSALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — I-15 in Salt Lake County has reopened after an hours-long closure Wednesday.
Around 9:30 Wednesday morning, an accident involving a semi carrying ammonium nitrate forced the closure of I-15 northbound and southbound near 6100 South, and lightning temporarily forced all public safety personnel at the scene to clear the area.
The Utah Highway Patrol said a white pickup truck hauling a tar trailer caused the accident when the trailer came loose on the highway, striking a tanker truck carrying hazardous material. The tanker flipped on its side with ammonium nitrate inside, a chemical which is used in mining explosions.
“We’re not sure how the trailer came unhitched, but we’ve cited the driver for it,” said Lieutenant Jeff Nigbur of the Utah Highway Patrol.
Around 3:10 p.m. authorities stated that the crashed tanker had been righted and they were in the process of lifting all of the closures with the exception of northbound I-15.
The closure of northbound I-15 will remain in place until the tanker can be safely removed, and the closure starts at the SB-215 interchange, which will allow traffic to be diverted.
“This is probably the biggest traffic event I’ve seen in Salt Lake County in probably 16 years,” Lt. Nigbur said.
“The road closures, it’s an absolute mess in this area,” Lt. Nigbur added.
Previously, all roads within a half-mile radius were shut down as crews worked to move the tanker upright. Just before 2:30 p.m. authorities stated that all personnel were pulled from the area due to lightning strikes, however, a short time later crews were given the all-clear to return.
The closures in place earlier included:
• Northbound I-15 is closed at 9000 S.
• Southbound I-15 traffic will be diverted to westbound I-215.
• Westbound I-215 is closed at Union Park
• Eastbound I-215 is closed at Redwood Rd.
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the semi was carrying an emulsion, which must be mixed with another chemical to explode.
UHP said the second trailer on the semi carrying the ammonium nitrate emulsion overturned but was not leaking.
No one was seriously injured.
Around 2:25 p.m. Murray School District stated on Facebook that the crash was likely to result in delays for students busing home from school.
In Less Than 3 Months We Have Had Two Double Axle Trailers Come Loose And Cause Havoc And Shut Down Interstates....And Below Our Declaration Of Emergency Will Feature The Accidents.....The SWAMP Will Never Do Anything Until It Happens To One Of Them...And One Day KARMA Will Suddenly Decide Who That Person Will Be And Then And Only Then Will They Finally Address The Fact That Since 1975 Over 24,509 And Counting Dead And Since 1988 Over 1,000,000 Injured By "Passenger Cars That Tow Trailers"
Dangerous Trailers.org Declaration Of Emergency
Department Of A Deplorable Safety Advocate
Office Of Self Funded Public Safety Advocate
In accordance with the emergency provisions of the United States Constitution
The Office Of Dangerous Trailers.org is declaring an emergency due to the public safety hazard posed by the inadequacy of not only Safety Chains to Maintain control of a trailer which has become disconnected from the vehicle pulling it, but the failure of the breaking system of these defective trailers when they come loose to function in accordance with Federal Law.
Question 3: §393.42(b)(3) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations FMCSRs states that any full trailer, any semitrailer, or any pole trailer having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 3,000 pounds or less must be equipped with brakes if the weight of the towed vehicle resting on the towing vehicle exceeds 40 percent of the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the towing vehicle. Is the manufacturer of the trailer responsible for ensuring that the trailer is equipped with brakes when required?
This hazard has resulted in serious injury and deaths as a result of these disconnected trailers striking other vehicles in the entire United States Of America. Since 1975 over 24,509 dead when we include parades and hay rides and since 1988 over 1,000,000 injured with over 1,500,000 destroyed and damaged vehicles, homes and unreported.
The United States Congress and Senate has totally ignored these facts that we have compiled for over 15 years and now it is time to act and finally address the public safety nightmare when a trailer comes at our families and our loved ones.
The effective date of this Emergency Declaration is December 15, 2016 and shall be in effect forever until a finial rule takes effect that address this public safety nightmare.
12 States have no registrations for these trailers
6 States still have no safety chain law
All states allow homemade trailers that are built to no safety standards read last page
People Who Tow are 4 Times more likely to have an accident
And All we get is complete silence form our lawmakers....but Karma will eventually win over the political leaders who we have not by the will of the higher power voted out or fired from office who have crossed our path.
Every political leader who has crossed paths with us has lost
The victims of Karma are
Congressman Charlie Melancon
State Senator Tim Kaine
Governor Bob McDonnell
And now due to inaction
Another State Senator has joined our list
At one time Congressman Charlie Melancon yes he is my family refused to even see me about dangerous trailers and he is s democratic nut I helped him loose his congressional seat just like Cingressman Cantor and now this happened to him...... KARMA BABY