The threat to our safety on the road: Truckers

A driver of an SUV in Inver Grove Heights was pretty lucky last week. He saw what was about to fly off a dump truck and envelope his vehicle, so he slowed down before it landed.

But the incident highlights an ongoing problem of the flotsam and jetsam that flies out of trucks, whose drivers ignore the law requiring their loads be properly secured.

And, also typically, you’ll note the truck driver was nowhere to be found.

Kudos, by the way, to the other drivers who paid attention to the law requiring them to move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. At least someone knows how to drive responsibly around here.