To the people on 16th Avenue whose fences keep getting smashed by trucks falling off the road [Front lawn attracts scary drivers, Nov. 1 Letters, Langley Advance]: I go by there a few times a week, and I spoke to the guy in the pickup truck who stopped to get the free wood you were giving away.
I also stopped to see if he was drunk, as I could see that he was not going to be able to drive away without the help of heavy machinery.
He was not drunk, but the soil was so slippery, even when it was dry out, that his truck was not going anywhere.
No doubt it will happen again. And again.
May I make a suggestion? Put some large (feet feet tall) cement median dividers along your fence, the whole length of it. If you cannot legally put them outside your fence, put them inside your fence.
If the trucks don't kill your horses, when you eventually get brave enough to put them in that paddock, they will get out onto the road after the fence is smashed by a truck, and they will be hit by other vehicles.
Don't just rely on your nicely built (and rebuilt, and rebuilt) white fence, because there is no doubt it will happen again.
The median dividers may save your fence, and they should give you a little more piece of mind.
Name Withheld, Langley
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