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3 killed in traffic accident on expressway in Shiga Pref

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I have few good things to say about truck drivers.

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I suppose it is possible the truck suffered brake failure, but it is more likely the driver was doing something besides watching the road ahead. Things like, reading a newspaper, texting, playing a game, speaking on the phone, watching TV. These are just a few of the distractions I see regularly while driving and they are not limited to truck drivers.

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I've said it before and i'll keep saying it. Trucks and buses should be restricted to the inside lane on expressways with overtaking only permitted on the middle lane. I'm not sure what lane this happened in but i'm certain it would reduce the number of accidents involving trucks on expressways here.

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Kniknak, I totally agree with you. My dad was saying that about US interstates 40 years ago. In this instance, it's not the cause though:

The accident occurred about 3 kilometers east of the Meishin Expressway's Ryuo Interchange where one of the two lanes was closed for repair work at the time, the police said.

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It's easy to go blaming truck drivers, but I've seen a plethora of passive-aggressive drivers of cars and motorcycles on highways in Japan. Everyone is always in a much bigger hurry than they need be.

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jcapanToday  09:39 am JST

Kniknak, I totally agree with you. My dad was saying that about US interstates 40 years ago. In this instance, it's not the cause though:

The accident occurred about 3 kilometers east of the Meishin Expressway's Ryuo Interchange where one of the two lanes was closed for repair work at the time, the police said.

Thanks, jeez I even 'read' the article and all!

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All drivers need to stop distracted driving. Turn off the phones, TV's and any other distraction

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Newer cars are being fitted with lidar and automatic braking - I think this technology should be mandatory in all HGVS.

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What, it wasn't an old person who caused the accident? What a surprise

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