"On February 4, 2005 the "Stop the Destruction " convoy reached Prescott Ontario.
Canada's busiest Highway 401 and the International Bridge at Johnstown Ontario to the USA
were closed for 3 hours by 270 vehicles and 50 tractors in show of the demonstration of rural dissatisfaction.
The people who make their living on their own private properties were really angry at both the
federal and provincial governments. They demanded first and foremost
property rights inserted in the constitution"
For those keeping track it took 3 hours, not 3 minutes...
The video posted caused a minimal disruption to traffic. Emergency services could have got through if needed. They always do.
Meathead1 wrote:Now go pay your ticket you fucking bag of dicks
A.T.R. wrote: I'll be blunt.
You're a fucking retard.
Please feel free to take a sample from the bowl of dicks on the way out.
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But if there ever was an emergency, Ponch and Jon would handle it. Last I checked they drive motorbikes, so they could always weave between the wedding party to get to this "emergency" if need be.
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Guards wrote:Alberta Blue wrote:Not really the point.
If you want to make a unique and romantic proposal find a way to do it that doesn't impact thousands of other people in a negative way, even if it is just for a minute.
This is the problem with the "me first" attitude that a lot of people have these days - people do what they want and don't consider (or don't care) that their choices have reprocussions for others.
It is the point.
I'll give up a minute for someone's unique proposal....just like I'll give up a minute for funeral processions, parades, protests, marathons, races, etc that occur on various roadways and public places.
I don't think this situation would merit the state highway patrol to "throw the book at them".
I understand what you are getting at here, but what I am saying is that everyone else did not have the choice to give up their "minute". You say you wouldn't have an issue, and that's great, but no one has a choice.
As far as comparing to funerals, marathons, parades, protests, these are all planned events for the most part. Events that are typically coordinated with the police and often involve detailed ops plans in order to ensure public and officer safety. I don't view an impromtu proposal on the highway without any notification to the local PD in the same category.
Ottawan wrote:I can't believe ANYONE in law enforcement would support instantly closing down a major freeway for one-person's idea for wedding proposal. Lives were put at risk, major property damage could have occurred, and unnecessary congestion was caused, all because one person thought he was more inportant than everyone else on the road.
I hope they throw the book at these pompous clowns.
I wouldn't go that far with it.
I'd say that there is more potential for lives being put at risk, major property damage occurring, and unnecessary traffic congestion being caused by people that don't drive an appropriate speed for the weather conditions, get into an accident, requiring significant emergency services resources. This wedding proposal isn't an every day occurrence, it's a one-off event, and the risk to lives, property damage, and traffic congestion was minimal if any. Throwing the book at them? Educated them, toss them a "by the way, congratulations" and get them on their way.
Guess that doesn't make me law enforcement
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Looks like they were stopped for about a minute and half. I'm not condoning it but it's not that big a deal.
Really? According to traffic engineers, you can see the effects of a single driver (too slow, wide load, etc) in traffic patterns hours later on busy roads.