Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide

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Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide
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Update by edhat staff
8:00 p.m., December 8, 2019

Caltrans and California Highway Patrol (CHP) have reopened Highway 154 after being closed due to a small rockslide Sunday evening.

A vehicle was reported to be off the roadway just before 6:00 p.m. Crews on the scene believed the vehicle had collided with boulders and large rocks that slide onto the roadway.

The roadway was closed in both directions and was reopened around 8:15 p.m.



Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
6:15 p.m., December 8, 2019

Vehicle accidents on 154 At Painted Cave. Multi Vehicles involved, one hit a Boulder in the road several followed. At Highway 154 and West Camino Cielo a Rollover into a Ditch.

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a-1575874106 Dec 08, 2019 10:48 PM
Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide

Isn't the "three second rule" for food hitting the floor? I try to abide by one car length for every 10mph. Pretty impossible to do when driving Ventura/L.A. Hwy 101, but on north part of 101, Hwy 154, Foothill, Modoc, etc I do my very best to not be that tailgating, stupid and pushy driver so many seem to have become. Safety first.

FondofSB Dec 09, 2019 09:57 AM
Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide

At 60 MPH you need around 240 feet to stop. That is if you're paying attention to your driving rather than texting, playing with your audio station or speaking distracted to other people in your car. Otherwise you need much more.
240 feet is a good 10 car lengths. So the one car length per 10 MPH is just not enough.
The only thing that works is the 3 second rule !!

FondofSB Dec 08, 2019 06:25 PM
Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide

People follow each other way too closely !
There is a very simple rule in the driving code : the THREE SECOND rule.
Yet I have never seen ANY CHP enforce this rule.
By not doing so they are responsible for this kind of accidents !
CHP ? Anyone there ??

Factotum Dec 08, 2019 10:07 PM
Highway 154 Reopened After Rockslide

Can't blame the CHP since every driver license test always asks about the "universal rule of traffic safety". it is always the driver's responsibility to drive safety under existing conditions at the time - and not depend on either signs or patrol officers. You agree to this when you sign up for the privilege of using a motor vehicle on public streets. However agree, it would be good to see a few more tickets issued - but where do you pull them over on that road and how does one measure the exact distance and speed ,when the one car length per 10 mph guideline is broken?

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