One Tough Bridge

For some reason this video took me back to my childhood. I don't know if everyone had this, but the movie theatre close to my house had a small arcade in it, and in the arcade was a truck racing video game. In the game there was a character (I think his name was Archie but I am not sure) and when you chose him as your driver a video would play. The video showed Archie driving his Big Rig along the road when he comes to a small overpass with a sign that read something like "12 Foot Clearance". Archie, being a wily hillbilly, looks around for a few seconds then sneakily says "that says 12 foot clearance and this here is a 16 foot rig. But I don't see no cops around... lets go for it!"

I always loved that, the broken logic. Either these people weren't paying attention (most likely) or they had a similar intuition as Archie.

-via Bits and Pieces | 11foot8

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Couple of things here... This happens, A LOT!! Cities repave roads, but don't change the signs.. so you think 11'8" I got plenty of room.. Then the city adds 2-4" of pavement..

We used to own a ryder truck agency.. I can't tell you how many trucks I had that got "topped".... We would warn them over and over..

If you ever rent a truck to move, GET THE INSURANCE!!! Sure it's $20+ a day, but TRUST ME, it aint a car, and most likely your car insurance and credit card will NOT cover it! Ask your agent/credit card.. Tell them it's a TRUCK, and not a car/pickup... Tell them the GVW(Gross vehicle weight) and size of the thing.. They will quickly inform you, you are NOT covered....
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