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    Why so many accidents on I-80

    I-80 between Colfax and Newton seems to have more than their share of accidents that close down the interstate.

    Why is this?



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Snow.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    If i had to guess its the truck traffic.

    We were on there a few years ago after the duke game in chicago, truckers were practically running people off the road.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    The snow is really heavy wet snow which is harder to drive in so more people lose control.


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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Too many little hills.


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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    It's cuz of all the hok fans going to and from Iowa City. They don't know how to drive.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    People pass semis and forget that the semi is protecting them from the wind -> Get past semi and catch the breeze -> Cause accident



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Pretty sure if we look at the demographics we will discover that this area is densely populated.

    With women.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    If i had to guess its the truck traffic.

    We were on there a few years ago after the duke game in chicago, truckers were practically running people off the road.
    I mostly drive I-35 in Minnesota and Iowa but whenever I get over on I-80 in eastern Iowa and am amazed at the number of freakin' semi trucks and the overall traffic density. No easy freeway crusin', it's more like rush hour but at 75 mph.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Bad stretch with high traffic and lots of semis. Seems to be prone to blowing snow in that area also.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Hell, that stretch of roads has accidents in the summer.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Douchers with 4wd that drive too fast but can't brake still.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    I think it is the really high traffic. 3 interstates dump into 80 east at Des Moines (i35N, I35S, I80) plus all the traffic from Chicago that is west bound that will split off into 80, 35N and 35S going west.


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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Douchers with 4wd that drive too fast but can't brake still.
    You jelly of my 4wd? Yeah, you jelly.



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    Re: Why so many accidents on I-80

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You jelly of my 4wd? Yeah, you jelly.
    I'll be jelly when you're in a ditch with your truck nuts.



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