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Old 07-20-2017, 08:58 AM
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How many of you when you come to stopped traffic, that looks like it will be so for more than 10 min. Leave the road, or use the shoulder? I don't usually sit in traffic if theres a way to go around it, weather going down the shoulder, or driving through median to a service rd, or just plain driving off road, i don't like sitting, the odds of a large truck hitting me are too high to risk
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http://www.gatewayguide.com/

They have an app for your phone as well. Lets you know what is coming up so you can AVOID the traffic and not Break the LAW by risky maneuvers.

THE ONLY TIME I will "go off road" is when there are Ice storms here in MO and EVERYTHING is stopped for no reason. Folks just not wanting to drive and waiting for MODOT trucks ON THE DAMN HIGHWAY.

If your talking about something on I70 out of the metro area I have crossed over to the service road or turned back on the "Emergency" turn arounds... But I am NOT the first.
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Yes out of metro area, i am referring to accidents, and id rather break the law than be injured or dead from a vehicle rear ending me, i grew up driving off road and know the capabilities of my vehicle, so the only risk to myself is a fine! Laws are made for ppl that cant operate thier vehicle properly, and don't consider its limitations, i have almost always owned a 4x4, and used it as such
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That's why you have APRS on 2 meters and CB in your car, to anticipate these SNAFUs and get off the freeway before the traffic backs up. If you get caught in the cluster foxtrot you get an "F" in situational awareness!
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It depends on the situation....

If the SHTF, do what ever is necessary to get clear of the major roads for they will be parking lots....

For normal road blockage such as wrecks, jump the shoulder to the service road if one exists, but look for LEO's first....
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For normal road blockage such as wrecks, jump the shoulder to the service road if one exists, but look for LEO's first....
aka "Texas off-ramp"
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Ifn I come across a situation like that, I try to find an alternate route. I never take the shoulder, too much of a risk of messing up my tires.
I recently had a situation like this. Ended up taking a service road and going back home and put my trip off for another day.
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