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This device would be attached to the back of a truck. It
would look like those line barricades you see in an airport
to tell people where to stand. you know, the pole with a
strap that attaches to another pole. It would look like that
but with big bright warning signs depicting maiming and
It would have two stands and a ribbon between
them, going in a loop back to the truck.
The user would have to exit the vehicle and pull it away
from the back of the vehicle. Once set up he could get
back in and back up with more of an assurance that he's
not going to run into anyone. When the truck is all the way
back the device would pull the barrier back into its
||I think you scared everyone away with your alliterative title. It's actually a perfectly halfbaked idea.
||It seems like it would be a bit of a pain to deploy. If there's a crowd, pushing them out of the way on foot while deploying your barrier seems more difficult than getting them to make a path with your reverse beeper. If there's not a crowd, this seems unnecessary, but maybe I'm not picturing the right scenario.
||Weird: this idea went for 3 days with no comments, then [shapu] bunned and annotated while I was writing my annotation.
||This is exactly the sort of thing the USA's frivolously
litigious culture will force upon all truck drivers within a
||There must come a tipping point in American
culture, where it becomes cheaper to fence off the
areas where people should stand in order to be safe.
||[scad]: As long as you continue to merely think that's
weird, then my secret is safe.