Re: For The Jerks That Blow Grass In The Road
I mowed my lawn yesterday and it was tall grass,so there was quite a bit of it blown onto the driveway...I try to point the riding mower chute away from the street ,but cant always prevent some debris from getting in the street as I mow along it..
My street has become a speedway compared to when we moved here 41 years ago,there was hardly any traffic then,now not 10 seconds goes by before vehicles ranging from cars to pickups,to 18 wheeled dump trucks and rubbish trucks go flying past..
I almost get clipped by passing vehicles every time I mow--I swear some drivers purposely come as close as possible to scare the feces out of me,like its 'fun" to almost hit someone on a riding mower..
The grass that gets blown into the street only remains there about a minute at the most,before a speeding vehicle's draft blows it back in my yard or into the ditch across the street..
I might add 90% of the motorcycles going by are going at least 20 mph over the 30 mph speed limit..some "crotch rockets" fly by here going well over 100 mph ,and several times a day...to avoid traffic on the highway nearby,they use the street I live on that runs parallel to the highway as a "by-pass" ,especially during the morning and afternoon rush hour when everyone gets out of work..
Here,putting snow in the street is punishable by a hefty fine,but I've never heard of anyone getting fines for grass clippings..many of the la-tee-da homes in my area have landscapers do their mowing and yard work--they love to park a 1 ton dually and a huge trailer right in the street ,and just put a few traffic cones out ,forcing oncoming traffic to have to use the wrong side of the street to get by their truck & trailer...often the truck is parked right after a blind curb too!..while the customer's long driveway is empty,and has plenty of room for them to park their truck & trailer in there,but they never do--maybe they cant back up a trailer ?..
That in my opinion is much more dangerous than some grass clippings in the street,anyone riding a motorcycle should know there are a hundred different hazards awaiting them around the next bend,like deep potholes,sand from winter,wet leaves or pine needles,cracks in the pavement or poorly done patch jobs after the road was dug up to repair a water pipe,a service truck parked in the right lane,etc..
Personally I'd never ride a motorcycle around here,its just too dangerous,with so many people using cell phones and driving drunk or high ,its hard enough not to get in a crash in a car or pickup nowadays..