San Antonio Express-News
Feb. 12—After the massive fatal pile-up crash in Fort Worth, a Texas big rig driver shared an important message on his Facebook account.
Jose Ramirez from Denison, a city 75 miles north of Dallas, wrote in his now-viral post to please give 18-wheelers plenty of space while on the roads during the next few days as winter weather pummels Texas.
“It takes us a lot longer to stop,” he wrote. “We don’t want to crush you.”
He shared more tips on how to navigate around 18-wheelers, such as passing only when the roads are straight and safe, meaning drivers should not try to get ahead of the large commercial vehicles while on a winding, slippery road (that’s not smart).
“Try and stay away from us when there’s slight curves, especially between the concrete walls,” Ramirez noted. “Roads are ok here and there. But please give us truckers plenty of road space.”
Many received Ramirez’s PSA as the post was shared by more than 52,000 Facebook users. It also got plenty of love with nearly 6,000 likes.
People in the comments agreed with Ramirez and told him to be safe while driving during this Texas cold front. According to the National Weather Service, folks in San Antonio will see sleet, snow, and bitterly cold air Sunday night into Monday.
For the next few days, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSEEEEEE give us 18 wheelers plenty of space on the roads. It takes us a…Posted by Jose Ramirez on Thursday, February 11, 2021
San Antonio’s Texas Department of Transportation office tweeted some tips drivers should take while out on the road.
* Use caution when traveling
* Plan for the road
* Maintain your vehicle
* Prepare a road emergency kit
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