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master that dreaded stretch of Highway 6
One of USA's Deadliest Roads

I want to feel comfortable and safe driving Highway 6 between Spanish Fork and Price, Utah, so that I can regularly visit my son and his new wife.


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Much of the Problem

is crazy aggressive passing in areas where it is unsafe to pass…:(

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Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


As one who drives Highway 6, I’d also say that people who drive too fricking slow also are much of the problem. 20 miles below the speed limit is just as dangerous as 20 miles faster than the speed limit.

It's Tempting

to go for that unsafe pass when you are stuck wayy too long behind someone driving wayy too slow.

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


I have to do this pretty much every week. Working as paramedic when I’m responding to an emergency with my lights and sirens, people always stop on blind curves or crests and I have to take a chance that nothing is coming.

joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

I learned something

by looking at this NPR story

From the NPR Story

This highway is “a mix of freeway-type traffic, including double tractor-trailers and tanker trucks, passenger cars and recreational vehicles, all blazing along at freeway speeds on a mountain and canyon roadway that sometimes twists and curves and constricts down to two narrow lanes. Deer and elk cross the road, and snow and ice make it slick…Many fatal crashes are caused by impatient drivers trying to pass slow-moving vehicles and crossing into oncoming traffic.”

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Defensive Driving

is a must on rural roads like this. Staying safe can require some mad road skillz!

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


My territory as paramedic is all rural including a 40+ mile stretch of Route 6. I’m surprised we don’t have more fatalities here as we have logging trucks, fracking trucks, motorcycles, regular folk, semis and everything in between on these roads. As you note, it really comes down to being prepared for the other idiots on the road. You can’t stop a deer from running out in front of you, but knowing how to react when one does gives you the best chance to survive the encounter.

I echo your thoughts too that rural roads do help you connect to communities so much more than interstates. While interstates serve a purpose for commerce, I think people are losing a bit of Americana by not traveling the old roads with their roadside attractions.

catherine's daughter Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you ......

When I lived in Southern ILL ....

I had the choice of taking the interstate home from work, or I could take two different routes; those being country roads. I usually opted for the roads, it was definitely more scenic!!

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