Twice, over the past couple of weeks, I believe a large-rig truck driver saved my life.

These professionals are carrying tons of weight at high speeds on relatively small wheels. I don’t know much about physics, but I’d guess that task in itself must require a lot of skill. When an inattentive driver suddenly cuts in front of a truck (first case) or changes lanes into the side of a truck (second case), that skill is severely tested.

I was in the car directly behind these professional drivers, as they skidded and swerved to keep their rigs under control. I smelled the burning rubber and watched in horrified amazement as they kept everyone, including me, safe.

Their training and their composure may be the reason I am alive. Thank you.

Melissa Cilley

Portland


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