Having to drive amid reckless four-wheelers is a year-round occupational hazard, but it peaks out on and around July 4.
That’s according to federal data from 2000-2009, analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
You might think that New Year’s Day is the year’s deadliest for traffic fatalities, but it’s not. July 4 takes that honor. And when it comes to drunk driving deaths, July 4 is second only to New Year’s.
So be careful out there! And if you care to indulge a little light-hearted fantasy regarding that four-wheeler whose driving almost ruined your July 4th holiday weekend, check out this video. You might not be able to drill any sense into a foolish four-wheeler, but the Bay Shore Systems’ TR-150 does a good job with this Oldsmobile.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.