...especially Los Angeles highways.
Starting this Saturday, Mexican trucks will have free access to all highways in the United States. You may all now turn toward Washington, DC and say "Gracias, Senor Jorge Bush" for that.
Oh, his trained seals at the Department of Transportation have "certified" that all the Mexican trucks will be perfectly safe. They'll be inspected, and the drivers will have to follow all the rules.
Hell, it'll be every bit as safe as Chinese pet food, toothpaste and toys!
We're supposed to love this, amigos. By putting American truck drivers and trucking companies out of work, we'll all pay lower prices for our goods.
This is called a "pilot program" dealing with a mere 100 Mexican companies. At least for the first week or so. Of course that doesn't mean 100 independent operators with single rigs; if these 100 have an average fleet as small as 50 rigs each, that means there will be 5000 trucks, most of which are not maintained to the same standards we insist on here, are driven by untrained drivers.
Since we can't sue the government, the cost of the carnage we can expect on the roads will be borne by individuals and insurance companies. Our insurance companies.
And then there's the latest bonehead order given the Los Angeles Police Department by the pro-illegal losers in the city council. California's vehicle code mandates that cars driven by unlicensed drivers -- most of whom are illegals -- are to be impounded.
Not any longer. The cops are now directed to write the miscreant a ticket, see that the car is safely parked, and hand the keys back to Senor Illegal Driver.
The two council members who were most vocal in favor of this new "policy" -- my own district's Janice Hahn, who will pander to any group if she thinks there's a vote in it, and one Jose Huizar -- both claim this law is "unfair to the poor and the undocumented."
So now you can break the law if you're poor and/or already a lawbreaker.
Between the illegal drivers in LA and the incoming dangerous rash of Mexican truckers*, it's time to give up driving, folks.
* Which already began some time ago. For the past six months or more, I've seen Mexican-registered big rigs in the LA area, despite the "official" 20-miles-from-the-border limit.
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