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He reported today in his noon brodacast that MSP was trying to eleminate rubbernecking at MVC's by erecting portable screne's for "privacy"

Anyone know anything about this?

Who's the manufacturer.

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I haven't heard anything about it...besides it's more fun to yell "...GO!...the body has already been removed..." at those 'motorists'! 8) :twisted:
 

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Yeah, I've been doing this too long...but on the dogwatch that statement was liberally sprinkled with choice expletives and usually ended with "...dumbass!" or worse. Of course, everybody out after 2300 is usually up-to-no-good (if they are not working or going to/from work): liquored-up, drugged-up, or operating w/o...or warrants, so no complaints! 8)
 

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It is true they has something on the news the other night. They used it on an accident on Rte 93 in the Medford area. They are using it on serious accidents where arrow boards are needed. Mass Highway responds with the arrow board and have what looks like tarps attached to a metal posts that block the accident scene to prevent rubber necking. They said they got the idea from some other states that use them. Who knows..
 

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I'll reserve judgement. I understand the desire to keep people from looking in, but I want to be able to see the drunk running over my flare pattern as he is hypnotized by the blue lights....
There is also the issue of response time. If it comes with the arrowboard, there usually won't be anything to gawk at by the time it arrives, and most likely will just get in the way of the accident recon.

It might work if the FD carried them on their apparatus.
 

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Of course the state could sell the naming rights to the tarps. That could be very profitable ad space to lawyers and auto body shops.....
 

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I think that could make it worse. I can just see it now, people pulling over and parking and running around the other side of the curtain.
 

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People are still going to slow down and try to see something. The more thins are covered up (the whole white sheet over the vehicle scene) the more people think there is to see. Not sure how effective they will be.
I have to agree, big concern is kinda the whole scene safety thing as well.

As long as they dont name the tarps after Derrick Jeter we are ok...
 

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stm4710";p="57838 said:
Must be nice to have the surplus manpower on scene to fiddle with sheets. :roll:
Yes it is nice.
MassHighway is the agency that sets up and takes down the screens. Why is that a cause for the :roll: ?
 

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They device must be a 'back-east' thing...I haven't seen them in the valley or the Berkshires...we'll probably get them in 15 years or so, about the time the 880 MC system is fully on-line out here! :D
 

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They device must be a 'back-east' thing...I haven't seen them in the valley or the Berkshires...we'll probably get them in 15 years or so, about the time the 880 MC system is fully on-line out here! :D
It's even going to be used out in B Troop, believe it or not.
There will be a demo out at Hamp in the next month or so.
 

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Cool, I'll be looking forward to it (I still think it's more fun to yell at the citizens, though :D)...
 
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