California Highway Patrol Pulls Over Ridiculously Dangerous Convoy

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A rented truck, towing an SUV, towing a trailer.

Driving a moving truck is not a simple task, nor is towing a trailer. Both of these tasks can be hazardous to other road users, especially when the driver has no idea what they are doing. This is what took place when California Highway Patrol responded to incoming calls about a dangerous driver on the I-80.

What CHP discovered when they arrived was one of the most dangerous attempts at towing we have ever seen. The story behind it is simply jaw-dropping.


CHP Valley Division issued a statement on Facebook:

"We would like to thank the multiple truck drivers who called in this vehicle on I-80 in Placer County. Our commercial unit sergeant located the vehicle near Penryn driving at 30 mph and impeding traffic on the highway. The driver of an SUV towing a travel trailer across several states to Sacramento broke down in Nevada. A friend rented a truck and was attempting to tow the SUV and trailer together while the SUV was on a small car trailer attached to the rental truck. The only thing holding the SUV to the car trailer (pictured) were straps on the front tires. The driver was also not licensed in the proper class to tow in this combination."

We don't even know where to begin here. Driving a removal truck is difficult at the best of times, let alone while towing a trailer with a Chevy Trailblazer on it tied down with just a few straps on the front tires.

Yet the driver had the audacity to make the convoy even more dangerous by hooking up a camper to the car trailer.

Even if this homebrewed contraption was somehow safe to drive, the driver proceeded to travel at 30 mph on a busy highway, thus increasing the risk of a crash. Fortunately, the convoy broke down in Nevada and no one was hurt in the process.


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