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SlippySt

Finally the potholes will be filled


Link7369_reddit

at the cost of 14 windshields! Huzzah! The roads are saved!


ShockBeforeMach

All the guys hauling the gravel have to do is put one of those bullshit stickers that say "Not Responsible for Damage to Windshields" and they're fine, not too many people know this but that sticker means that it's everyone else's fault the gravel in the back of the truck wasn't secured properly. /s


Professional_Buy_615

I see your sticker. I raise you a 'not responsible for broken noses' t shirt.


ShockBeforeMach

I feel you man. My car currently has a crack in its windshield from one of these jagaloons. I want to see the mental gymnastics these guys go through to justify not securing tiny little rocks from flying out of their truck at freeway speeds. If I haul a chair unsecured in the back of my truck, and it ends up flying out and hitting someone its pretty obvious who the asshole is in that situation.


reddog323

> jagaloons Thank you for the belly laugh, and for my new favorite word. Really sorry about your windshield, too.


ShockBeforeMach

No problem, its one of the most versatile insults out there. Its both not specific but insulting at the same time.


chilldrinofthenight

Also gender friendly and omnist.


LukesRightHandMan

While still sounding old-timey racist.


pokethat

Old time my buttocks, you you best hold on to your breeches you jimjiggler


bengunn7

A lot of folks don't know this but your insurance company likely has a very small deductible to fix windshields. Mine has a service with the $50 deductible. And they will come to you and fix it. I only found this out myself when I randomly asked at an auto shop for the glass crack fixer stuff...


Nicecreepe

But it is secured??? I mean look at the band they have!


Iroc_ZL1

It's the same with a lot of NDA's and other contracts. It's not illegal to put things they can't enforce. They can say they can, but they can't actually do it. To be clear, contracts can and will be enforced, but there are things they can't stipulate. For example, if you sign an NDA to go to Tom Cruise's house party that says you won't say a word about whatever happens there, and you see Beyoncé dine on a young virgin sacrifice while you are there, that NDA can NOT do a thing to punish you for going to the police. Or a more mundane example is those liability waivers at a go kart tracks or paintball courses. If what happened is due to their negligence, they are absolutely liable and that waiver does nothing to absolve them of it.


TriumphDaWonderPooch

When there was a hostile takeover at the company where I worked we were asked to sign an employment contract. The contract stipulated that if we left we could not work for any company that used our products or a competitor's products for 2 years - worldwide. We produced accounting software, including general ledger and accounts payable apps. Taken to the extreme, the non-compete clause meant that somebody who left could not work for any company that used any GL or AP software...period. I did not sign. Still there almost 20 years later. FWIW - the non-compete clause was never enforced.


rodeostrike65

If you're willing to listen the reason that stickers put on the trucks it's from rocks leaving the tires . not from the load if the load comes undone or he loses Rock from because it blows off the top then yeah they're financially responsible. but if it's fly Rock from the tires like it's road debris Rock they're not responsible. And as far as this guy having a tow strap over the tailgate believe it or not some of these cities have rules. that you have to have a strap across your load not saying that's the case of this one but there are some stupid cities that have those rules.


Carmine-Raguzza

they can put any sign on the back of any thing , does not absolve them from liability or getting a ticket for failure to secure load


RespectableLurker555

Yes, that's the joke


maxine4567

Yeah but a lot of people don't realize that those signs actually mean fuck-all so it's a net positive comment


ssl-3

Indeed. It means as much as a sign that says "For security purposes, persons proceeding past this point will be subject to rape." Just because some bonehead had the phone number for a sign shop and the ability to pay for it doesn't mean that a sign can somehow suspend laws: Signs aren't hard to create, and we still have laws regardless of what a sign might say.


xxthundergodxx77

So what's the rule if a government worker/contractor is weed eating the side of a freeway and flings a rock into my windshield at mach 10 and puts a fucking hole in it?


ssl-3

Laws still apply. People should not not drop construction debris onto an open roadway. Nor should they fling rocks toward cars (or anything else of value) at Mach 10, regardless of whether they're wearing an orange safety vest or not as they do so. "I told you that you'd get raped" is not a valid defense after the raping actually happens.


xxthundergodxx77

Fuck what should I have done then? I think I still have it clipped on my dash cam sd funny enough.


Dizzy-Geologist

It’s funny how many people believe this is binding. I’ll make a sticker that says I’m king of the massholes, make way. It’s on there, so it must be legit.


Allemaengel

Gonna take a lot more than that here in Pennsylvania. Have you seen our potholes???


Lumpy_Space_Princess

Seriously. [Actual footage of 2nd St in Harrisburg](https://i.makeagif.com/media/1-12-2014/pRN2Gv.gif)


rollitpullit

The genius! As they hit potholes gravel will fall and fill them Thanks for clarifying


Kylejazzman

The strap is to hold the sides in place


nanakarobiyaoki

r/strapitup


Biff_Tannenator

Subbed. It's off to a good start, but it needs more content.


BurnerOnlyForPorn

Huh, not quite what I was expecting…


butterize

Risky click


nanakarobiyaoki

LOL. Worth it though


PerniciousSnitOG

Yep.


KetamineKaleidoscope

Came here to find this


lynxSnowCat

Well- it certainly didn't keep the back from sliding off.


ChristorFurColombian

You may think that orange rope isn’t doing much but it is actually helping the sides of the trailer hug the gravel tight. Source: never was hugged much as a child.


waterclunt

The orange belt only needs to be visible in order to intimidate the gravel into not moving. Source: was belted a lot as a child.


GreenSockNinja

The orange belt is actually a holy garment for the gravels religion and it reminds the gravel to follow gods laws, that being to stay in the trailer. Source: was raised Mormon as a child


ExNihiloish

The orange belt really isn't doing anything at all. Source: Was neglected as a child.


Bnco12

The orange belt is actually changing the aerodynamics of the trailer to help keep the gravel in. Source: watched that one myth busters episode as a child.


Yagawood

The orange belt is upgraded from the yellow belt. Source: took karate as a child.


notfromchicago

It's actually keeping the trailer sides from bending out when the bucket load of rock is dumped in.


Pyroperc88

"Oh god, hear the scraping of my silicon"


HRzNightmare

::hugz for you::


Urban_Savage

Its actually keeping the sides from falling the fuck off.


MikeOxlong209

You had me till the source


Noisyhamster10

The gravel respects the orange rope and will not pass it.


itnnetwork

Taking into consideration the wind, the load weight and the speed of the car plus other factors all specified here: [https://external-preview.redd.it/Lfq1IByZc0i97e3rZaCtq197hDMSG\_7xg0lTmMmPc3I.jpg?auto=webp&s=03cf719093dba155fb9b7d7aac074205a5882d98](https://external-preview.redd.it/Lfq1IByZc0i97e3rZaCtq197hDMSG_7xg0lTmMmPc3I.jpg?auto=webp&s=03cf719093dba155fb9b7d7aac074205a5882d98) You should be gtg!


Cocomojoe16

r/theydidthemath


kcasnar

r/theydidthemonstermath


Meow_Star_

I can’t approve this, you need to simplify your equation. And show your work


GiantIntellect

Your car needed a nice sand blasting, right?


miragen125

Just blasting


RespectableLurker555

_so anyway, I started sand blasting_


PerniciousSnitOG

I'll have a pelting with gravel, and, um, do you have any of the river sand 'desert blast' left? I still can't see out of of the front! So much more relaxing than all that road!


Specialist_Ad5653

Thank got the person behind your vehicle isnt on their phone focused recording while driving..


Dnoon902

That strap should do it


quakerzombie

The truck driver is an idiot but I am not so sure driving so close to it is a good idea just for the video.


bmore819

Especially with your cellphone in your hand


PapiCats

But OP NEEDED the video for Reddit!! For that good karma!


Shiftkgb

I had to replace my windshield twice last year because of idiots like the truck driver.


rvbjohn

meh, theyre doing like 20 mph tops and he is to the side of the trailer.


UnstoppableCompote

but why risk it? stop for a minute or slow down and enjoy a 0% chance of bullshit


StrategicCannibalism

Thank God that thin rope is there to protect everyone!


miragen125

When the gravel see the webbing it automatically knows that it should not cross that border


dagobertonius

Like a Faraday shield.


RockyDify

The rope makes me more angry than if there was nothing.


Lahey_The_Drunk

Probably because you're misunderstanding the intent of the strap. Not trying to excuse idiot behaviour, but if you think that strap is there in an effort to prevent gravel flying off the rear of the trailer, you're likely incorrect.


Jedi_Trader_

I picture two guys laughing while one of them buckles the "strap,"


MWMWMWMIMIWMWMW

The strap it holding up the sides. No one was laughing, it serves a purpose. You just don’t understand.


hiagha

I feel like that must have been holding an improperly secured piece of plywood that flew off at highway speeds. It must have been, right???


[deleted]

Thats to keep the sides from bowing out. DUHHH 🤪🤪


shawnepintel

Exactly. And if you drive slow enough, which this guy appears to be doing, most things will remain stationary on a flat deck.


[deleted]

Slow enough and avoiding the all too often asshat that makes you abruptly stop for no damn reason in the world 😂


EJaneFayette

Strap looks like it's holding the trailer together. Which is also alarming


freakierice

I’d be more concerned by the way he has the trailer balanced and the fact his front wheels are being lifted up


miragen125

It doesn't need to turn so that's ok


xDrunkenAimx

Its probably fine


SilverbackAg

I noticed that too and by eyeball, I’d say there’s every bit of five tons of gravel on that trailer.


BernieInvitedMe

Two hours and no mention of OP recording video with a cell phone while driving? Is that a record?


SaintSimpson

Could be wrong, but don’t think it’s OP.


4non3mouse

me thinks the strap is to keep the sides from blowing out


supernovababoon

Anyone ever see trucks with those signs that say stay back 200’ not responsible for damage? How is having debris flying off your truck not your responsibility??


tommystrokes

Are those signs even true? Like aren’t you responsible for securing your cargo? If someone were to try to pursue damages I feel like that little sign can’t possibly hold up.


mn_sunny

Those signs aren't true, but unless you have a dash cam you're going to have a really tough time proving that your dented or broken ____ was from someone else's cargo.


titostacos1

maybe im the dumbass but the straps are to hold the walls in since the weight of the gravel would push out the walls


HardTarded

Probably holding the sides of the trailer together.


moopsie_kishus

Yeah thank god he’s holding the sidebars together so the trailer doesn’t split


4mystuff

I would have used a second strap for sure.


indieemopunk

Why is it always Chicago?


FloridaMango96

The irony is astounding.


johnnys_sack

The strap is to hold the sides in place. Without it, the weight (pressure) of the rock pressing against the sides of it would cause the walls to fall outward. If this trailer has good shocks, the rock should barely move, even when hitting bumps in the road. This trailer looks like it's weighed down too much, so even if it has shocks (which it probably doesn't), the rock will bounce around and fall out at the cars behind it over every bump in the road. It should be pretty good on a flat surface, though.


Wiredmana

I... Think they were talking about OP recording while driving.


RoundAbt

Rip all those windshields


AJP2222

Don't worry, as long as the driver slapped the trailer or tugged the strap twice while saying "this ain't goin nowhere" it should be fine.


schwartzki

He isn't on the highway putting rock chips all over my 3 mo old car. Flatbed with gravel on the highway.


jimmyboe25

Pretty silly but I think the strap is to keep that trailer from falling apart


noteworthymango

r/idiotstowingthings


muggsybeans

At least his trailer has side and a front wall. I saw an idiot with a lifted truck pulling a flatbed trailer with rock. Because his truck was lifted, the trailer was tilted backwards. When I passed him, he was getting onto the onramp for the freeway.


Romario477

I'm sure he did that so that the weight of the gravel wouldn't bend the walls of the trailer.


Villa-Restal

That strap will be to hold the sides of the trailer together.


the_good_hodgkins

Where's the official "not responsible for windshield damage" sign on that trailer, cause you know, once you have that sign, you can do whatever the fuck you want.


DigitalSteven1

Are you recording with a phone and driving tho?


Mario2641

Is this in Chicago on 45th and s western????? I live nearby where they pick up gravel and see this happen a ton but this looks super familiar I honestly even think I’ve see this very same trailer


Aniso3d

well he's missing the red rag that makes everything safe


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enoctis

I believe the strap is keeping the sides from leaning outward.


direktor-svemira

Tension belts solve everything.


tree-fife-niner

"Maintain distance of 50 ft. Not responsible for windshield damage."


306_rallye

I think it's more the *does* know his trailer sides will fall off if it isn't secured


SquidaddleITH

"That aint going nowhere"


huntertinydancer

Strap for safety✔️


master_gecko

Never a speed bump when you need one


pinion13

How do you "strap in" gravel


The-Lemur345

“Yehep that’ll hold it”


RbargeIV

I don’t see the big deal. There is clearly a strap to secure the gravel.


shadowsipp

I don't even leave the fucking house anymore bc ITS ALWAYS SOME DUMB MUTHER FUCKER ALWAYS OUT THERE ON THE ROAD LIKE THIS!!


FannyH8r

Thats a way to kill a motorcyclist


OK999999-999-999

PrOtEcTiOn 1o0....


bam1007

Seems legit.


IPV46

u/savevideo


Freskie-

That’s the power of a dad as long as you snap it and say “this ain’t going no where” nothing will ever move it’s basically a law


miragen125

The guy is probably working for Glassauto / Carglass


AgingSwampMonkey

It's to prevent the bed walls from bowing out. Perhaps Op is the Idiot in the car?


OneFastPhoenix

The real idiot here is the person filming it, while driving right next to it.


Vvroooom

It's to stabilise the sides of the trailer dumbass


GoldenGalz

Hmmm can’t tell if you’re serious or not. Forget the rope- how bout all those loose rocks flying at whoever is behind or on the sides of him.


Vvroooom

I'm not talking about that. I'm just saying that's why the tie downs there. There is no tailgate you have to stabilise the sides we do it all the time.


GoldenGalz

But…. That’s not what we’re talking bout here.


Vvroooom

But yes it was read above


Fillen02

It wasn’t. Your first comment was on the post, not a reply to any comment. And the post is clearly talking about the gravel.


Vvroooom

Read the fucking headline and the comments


Fillen02

Why so aggressive? And what comments should I read, the one’s that you didn’t reply to? If you want to talk about something someone commented on then you should write a reply on that specific comment, not on the post. And the post title seems to be talking about the lack of a wall in the rear, not specifically the rope.


Vvroooom

Oh I thought it said " the proper way to secure" referring to the rope as comments have suggested. What did you read?


Fillen02

Yeah there are always different ways to read/interpret sentences, I read the title like it meant something was missing (a rear wall) while you read it as something that was there (the rope) but not good enough. As for your original comment and the other comments in this thread it’s very possible that it is holding the sides together so they stay upright, but I haven’t driven with a trailer yet so I don’t know much about them.


kandi_kat

What the fuck


JimboSlyze

Hey I didn’t see a single rock fall out so it must be working /s


Sliam8594

*slaps the mound of gravel* "That's not going anywhere"


GetOutMaFac3

I'm sure he flicked the strap and said "These babies aint going nowhere" So he should be alright


TinnyKirovsky

Thank god the driver recorded it while driving.


ecobb91

Tightens the ratchet strap Ah yeah these are going everywhere


doctormoneycock

Maybe pull over and wait for them to get far away enough to not risk your paint? That probably makes too much sense. Downvoted because that makes too much sense. “I’m going to get all upset, take a video, whine about it online, and get sympathy for my woes” All in the name of being terrified by an actual man working an actual job. Good times!


Aegon95

Following your logic, 98% of content on this sub should be downvoted then.


doctormoneycock

Lol people are putting others in real danger in most. This is a landscaping truck going like 10 mph


sucksatgolf

That's clearly a work van, not any kind of heavy duty truck. I'm not sure why his speed matters? It's okay to do stupid shit if you do it slowly? He has an unsecured load that can damage other people's vehicles or cause an accident and the trailer has so much tongue weight the vans front tires are hardly on the ground.


stronghammr113

its to keep the sides of the shit trailer from blowing out like your moms cankles in anything taller than pumps.


deadbeatvalentine_

inb4 every white knight on this sub asking why you're on your phone


CoolFlossKing

u/savevideo


Gouranga56

Hell . I'd be calling the police on that. He is going to cause a lot of property damage


AdministrativeMost45

That’s a strong ass cargo strap lol I love that invisible net/tailgate. Is this apart of the new infrastructure bill?


Hippityjippity523

that thing is disgustingly overweight lol


neomatrix38

I suggest to not go behind him .


Murgatroyd314

Or in front of him.


bkovic

Personally I would have put that strap a tad bit lower but otherwise perfect!


wetblanket68iou1

It’s fine. I needed a new windshield anyway.


Ehssey

#seemslegit


DisguisedF0x

Don’t worry, there’s a rope holding it in!


barabusblack

Windshield buster


hornycashew

Maybe the door fell off


heyufool

Now these are the kinds of idiots I want to see


Agitated-Young-8378

He forgot the cross ties


PD216ohio

It's strapped in, what else did you want?


Unethical-Sloth

When the new guy isnt as experienced as he claims to be


ThrowinNightshade

That lone strap is a hero


Pajeroid

Actually howling at the narration 😂🤣


tolcol1

There was an attempt.. ohh wrong place.🥴


GreenSockNinja

At least it’s strapped down


dontgointhehouse

As a jeep owner, I pre pulled myself over when I saw this video


zerquet

That’s actually an invisible barrier below the strap


ImpressiveTaint

Motorcyclists nightmare


[deleted]

Well there IS a tiedown stretched across the sides. That should do the trick.


Personal_Arrival_795

That strap... amazing


ramathorn152

Thank God he strapped it


Naryue

Should be fine.


UnholyDescent

Its strapped in bro chill


Spinal232

Stay back at least 50ft! Not responsible for broken windshields!


97ATX

That rope is the Gandalf of ropes: You shall not pass!


Muttandcheese

It’s got a ratchet strap, she ain’t goin’ anywhere


HappyGav123

You think that strap should hold?


Local_Power2989

The tie down 💀


aversionofmyself

Is that Wisconsin or Minnesota? I can’t quite make out the accent on “out”


Dingo8MeBaby

I’d go with Western New York


Due_Platypus_3913

He put the strap on!What more do you want?A tailgate?!? Thems for SISSIES!!!


Representative_Fee22

the gravel knows it shouldn’t go past that strap. don’t see a problem with this


x3bla

I once saw colour dust being transported at the back of a open trailer. The strapped the dust down. Nothing flew. What the fuck


21RaysofSun

There's audio. So much better.


BeePleasant8236

Good job 😬


tranquil21

It’s a load bearing strap right?


xXcampbellXx

wouldnt this be illegal in the us? unsecured load or unsafe vehicle,


ptapobane

Dude is living the Minecraft mentality


heaintheavy

I bet whatever that strap was holding fell off along the way.


Evilmaze

Like putting A size bra on giant titties.


Habu-09

If he hits the brakes too hard his van will go faster


KansasBiM4F4Dating

Inconsiderate idiot!!!


ProjectMega

Don't you see that they're on a tight budget?


tldrpg

This is the same feeling I get when I'm on a wooden rollercoaster with a lap bar that's too high