Seen on a truck in Elmsford, NY.
Does the sign mean:
- If you get hit by a rock that my tire throws, don’t sue me (cause if it does, does the sign really work? Doesn’t his knowledge of the danger increase the chances of getting sued?) or
- If someone on the side of the road throws an object (what sort of object?) it’s not his fault?
- Don’t drive too close (if it meant that, why not just say, ‘don’t drive too close’?)
Is this a big problem for this particular truck or for all trucks?
The whole thing feels almost existential.
Truckers, feel free to let me know.
[So, here’s what people think: Trucks are more likely than some vehicles to throw back items they run over (one reader was almost killed by a shovel). This driver works for a company that would rather fight than settle. So, the sign is a double warning–don’t drive close (to all trucks, not just this one) AND if you ignore the sign, don’t bother calling us. Oh. Actually, this isn’t true. See below.]
Mike Hapner knows the answer! The word that should be in italics is road.