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Author Topic: Short Cut? NOT.... SOLVED!  (Read 3325 times)
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
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« on: October 29, 2007, 09:41:23 AM »

Hi Guy's,

Since Ron White says that there is no doctor remedy to cure Stupid!    I want to see if you guy's have a solution to prevent Stupid.

Two weeks ago, while returning home on the Cape May Ferry from Bruce Knees house, it happened again...

An elderly couple were too lazy to walk around my toad and decided to try and step over the tow hitch and the elder women tripped

and fell to the steel deck. I even herd the thump from in the bus. I looked in my monitor and saw her laying on the ground...

Of course I ran out and helped them both but, I have to put a stop to this some how.

Any simple Ideas??

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 09:44:43 AM »

A red flag on a stick or a blinking yellow caution light or a sign that says "If you cross this you are STUPID"

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 09:48:29 AM »

How do you warn against the obvious?

Maybe a yellow caution flag in the middle of the hitch? ?
But that would require the idiots to be able to read.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 10:04:28 AM »

Hey Nick, where's the photo of her laying sprawled out on the ground??! LOL

Things like this are why the insurance cos love to sell you umbrella liability. Imagine a world where that was somehow your fault.

Common sense? Not so common with the masses.

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 10:04:48 AM »

Nick, the solution here is really quite simple and obvious, if you heard the thud, then you need more insulation and soundproofing. lol
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 10:13:08 AM »

Nick, i don't know how you will stop this i have had my engine running and the bus in gear and look in the camera and people stepping over the tow bar.some people are like turkeys just stupid
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007, 10:26:31 AM »

Nothing short of something almost solid will stop everyone. 

I drove a tram for several years at a yearly event.  We had cables between the cars with flags on them.  People went right through the flags.  I finally attached green colored construction fence to the cables and that stopped the problem totally.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007, 10:31:24 AM »

I'm thinking of two poles with a bungie between them...

All great answers so far, thanks

I'll let you know what I construct, gonna tackle it this afternoon

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 10:58:18 AM »

Nick,

Next time, run out and shout "SAFE" and wave your arms over the prostrated competitor like a major league umpire would do.  Then pretend you are brushing off an imaginary home plate.  Sometimes "crazy" trumps "stupid"....sometimes "not".  I did that once while standing in a line to enter a restaraunt.  My date was mortified till the guy a couple of places behind me yelled "yo!  Ump.  Good Call" in a distinctly Brooklyn accent. That woman weighed 300 pounds if she weighed an ounce and my back would not have tolerated the futile effort on my part.

HTH

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 11:01:57 AM »

A coil of razor wire might do it.

Or how about a bright colored bungie cord between the top of the toad's hood and a similar spot on the bus (license plate bracket, engine compartment handle, etc)?
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2007, 11:04:27 AM »

A motion sensor that activates a recording of a Pit Bull attacking  Grin
Or a train horn.
Or a recording that says in a big echoy booming voice " HELLO STUPID THIS IS GOD, ONE MORE STEP AND YOUR COMING WITH ME , AND I'M DROPPING YOU OFF AT SATAN"S PLACE"  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007, 12:14:09 PM »

Nick,

You can't win on this one!

If you put a couple traffic type flags and then they slip and impale themselves on them, then what!

If you had a small sign made that says "Caution, do not climb over", are you admitting that there is a danger?

You can not legislate or stop someone who doesn't use a little common sense.

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2007, 12:26:22 PM »

How about a couple of bungee cords to hold up a yellow barrier tape on each side stating "POLICE LINE, DO NOT CROSS"

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 12:30:17 PM »

Add a post at each center of the tow bar system. Use a fiberglass mast or fishing rod material as the poles and install a section of the Bright Orange construction barrier netting between the vehicles.

It also will help limit bike riders and kids from trying to cut through at night...

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 12:35:13 PM »

2 pvc poles one on each vehicle. charge with static electricity put up a Stupid xing sign and have fun
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