Why Runaway Truck Ramps Exist

May 6, 2019

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This is a video from westbound I-70 near Silverthorne, Colorado of a tractor trailer with brakes that have given out utilizing a runaway truck ramp to stop the vehicle from around 60- 65MPH. I did not expect to see the truck go that far up the ramp. So, the next time you're on a road trip through the mountains and your kid asks what a runaway truck ramp is, you can confidently tell them they're there for cops to sit at the very side of to set up a speed trap.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to DT, who agrees desperate times call for desperate measures.

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