Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: extreme south texas
when i was going thru houston at night with friends in 1978, we were laughing and drinking beer (yes, the good old days in texas), i'm about to go under an overpass, i look up, i see a bad crash with metal sparks on said overpass, and just as i pass the other side of the overpass, A CAR DOOR lands FEET behind my car !!!! one second slower and it would have plastered the top of my dart swinger !!!
years later, in the early 90's, AGAIN in houston, i was driving in from the east on I10 around east loop 610, heavy traffic, wife and kids in tow, when i see a car on the other side of the freeway hit a big blue plastic crash barrier, and knock it into the air like a missile, across the median, towards my car going 70 mph. i was boxed in, couldn't avoid it, and it hit the front of my accord, then bounced back across the freeway again. poor subsequent bastard to get hit. luckily, it didn't hit my windshield, and didn't even leave a scratch on the car !!!
houston is always full on construction and trash on the road (texas too in general). NEVER follow closely on a bike nor in a car. the last time i drove thru i had to big time swerve to avoid large road debris. here, too many people load stuff in trucks and trailers and don't properly secure it.
i could go on and on .................