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June 27, 2012
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Letter to the Editor: Time to reevaluate truck rules in Incline Village

Over the last few years there have been multiple incidents of trucks going off of the truck ramp at the bottom of H431 - Mt. Rose Highway.

Large trucks are seen in Mt. Rose Meadows dragging equipment behind, causing congestion. There are conga lines of double dump trucks parading down H28 through Incline blasting their jake brakes at 6 a.m.

The issue of parking on H28 near Sand Harbor is exacerbated by large trucks trundling up and down the road (bicycles, pedestrians, autos and trucks are a lethal mix — amazing that there haven’t been more incidents on such a narrow highway).

I have contacted NDOT and get the standard “we are looking into the issue.” Multiple truck related deaths must not be enough of a impetus. I have heard that even Caltrans has limits on the size of trucks over H267 - Brockway.

There are three venues into and out of Incline that trucks can use. I would suggest that “semi” trucks be banned from H431 - Mt. Rose; and limits placed on “doubles” running up and down H28 through town (not to mention banning the use of jake brakes). If NDOT doesn’t think enough of the issue to act, it would appear that we Incline residents should do so; before more people get killed.

Toby Baly

Incline Village

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 27, 2012 04:40PM Published Jun 27, 2012 04:40PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.