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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Examples of Steep Grades and Runaway Truck Ramps

I was just wondering if anyone here has some examples of runaway truck ramps on highways outside the US. So far the only country where I have encountered them outside the US is in Guatemala. For those of you who don't know what they are, they are used to on roadways with an excess of 4-5% grade, to stop out of control trucks.

Anyways here are some examples within the US.


I-70 in Utah


I-77 in Virginia


I-40 in North Carolina
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #2
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Slovenian A1 by Črni Kal:


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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Not a non-U.S. example, but I've passed this, on US 30 just east of Breezewood, Pa.:

http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/pa/us_30/esteep.jpg

Not sure exactly where the sign is, but here's Breezewood (strange place, incidentally) and it's not far out of there going east. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...27423&t=h&z=15
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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There are some on the Czech D8, coming from the German border towards Ústí nad Labem:

http://goo.gl/maps/dE8CC

http://goo.gl/maps/EMxbp

http://goo.gl/maps/s1xmD
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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I think there's only one in Italy, on the A18dir near Catania. It is 6% steep, quite a lot for a motorway.

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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Only one in Switzerland too as far as I know, at the junction La Veyre near Vevey. Pretty short one and without a slope.
http://goo.gl/maps/CiOLc
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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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I've seen one or two in the UK In Cornwall
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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France: N205 descending from Chamonix: https://maps.google.fi/maps?q=chamon...306.76,,0,7.49
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Old September 8th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #9
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France, N134: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Urdos...31.36,,0,-1.89
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Doesn't look like a "runaway truck ramp".
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Old September 8th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #13
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Doesn't look like a "runaway truck ramp".
At least not the most successful one.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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i remember there was a photo at Google Street View of French A8 where a truck was caught in runaway track, i don't know is it still present
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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In Austria. Languages: German, English, French, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian (Latin and Cyrillic):
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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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There are several at A9 in Highland, UK.

For instance: https://maps.google.fi/?ll=58.248086...47.71,,0,14.05
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Runaway ramp near Mohelnice on I/35 road (CZ). A year ago a truck went through the whole gravel lane, corn field and finally stopped in the wall of factory nearby.

http://sumpersky.rej.cz/clanky/ridic...zil-do-budovy/

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In Austria. Languages: German, English, French, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian (Latin and Cyrillic):
There is a spelling mistake in the Latin version (olučaju in stead of slučaju). I always wondered why there was no Slovene text here. And the cyrillic version misses the quotes
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #20
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I did not know that these emergency exits even existed until my first bus-ride in Austria in july this year.
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