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‘Sharing Road With Truckers’

My heart and eyes opened up upon reading in The Times (April 3), “A Trucker Possessed.” I am a young Los Angeles resident who has been in several near-misses with “hot-dog” tractor-trailer operators. One of these incidents was actually being driven into the dirt on the shoulder of the 101 freeway. My life was questionable during those fast seconds.

I know that the majority of the tractor-trailer operators are good drivers. My congratulations to them for their awareness and safety concern while driving a potential killing machine.

I hope that Claude Sams finds the killer of his child. I know I will be watching and hope that normal passenger vehicle operators will be alert to unsafe drivers on our roads.

ROBERT E. GAGNON

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West Hollywood


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