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Highways slowed down from trucks protesting high insurance prices

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Highways slowed down from trucks protesting high insurance prices

I work in Toronto and the don valley and parts of 401 coming to a hault because trucks are protesting high insurance rates and I’m like why stop there throw the gas prices on the protest to. Horns are just a blaring on don valley right now.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalnews. ... y-opp/amp/
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Protest high insurance prices by risking an accident....makes sense to me.
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good someone has to do it ... /s
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shawn01 wrote: I work in Toronto and the don valley and parts of 401 coming to a hault because trucks are protesting high insurance rates and I’m like why stop there throw the gas prices on the protest to. Horns are just a blaring on don valley right now.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalnews. ... y-opp/amp/
You link say they are protesting carbon tax.
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I don't understand how clogging up the roads is supposed to generate awareness or sympathy, particularly when what you are protesting is not overly displayed on signs/flags.

These actions don't impact policy makers in any way, and at least to me, make me think less of the group "protesting".
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Protests are allowed as long as you're not breaking laws. These guys are clearly breaking traffic laws and putting many people on the road at risk. dumbasses
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I saw these jokers. They were NB, I was SB, but rubber-necking slowed traffic there too.

They were not protesting carbon tax, only insurance. At least the leading 50 trucks after which I stopped reading their posters.

I have no sympathy for these goons. Blocking traffic, get the hell out.
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MoxGoat wrote: Protests are allowed as long as you're not breaking laws. These guys are clearly breaking traffic laws and putting many people on the road at risk. dumbasses
A few months ago, truckers from Alberta drove down to Ottawa and were "escorted" buy the OPP driving less than 100km on the highway.
If they are breaking laws, no one is doing anything about it.
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Were these truck drivers from Brampton? Smirking Face
Tis banana is IRIE :razz:

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How are these guys different from people walking around street (jaywalking and blocking traffic) protesting? ie PETA protesting about KFC
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Cops know better then to try to break up a peaceful protest by handing out tickets etc. It's a bigger problem then that and getting out the ticketbook is a very simplistic way of looking at it. This goes for protests on the road as well as protests in person (jaywalking, loitering, etc).
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chimaican wrote: Were these truck drivers from Brampton? Smirking Face
Majority in the leading trucks were Sikhs, so possibly. It doesn't matter where they were from though.
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canoek wrote: Majority in the leading trucks were Sikhs, so possibly. It doesn't matter where they were from though.
I was more making a crack about how it's the Brampton drivers who are already complaining about high auto insurance, not so much their background. :D
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chimaican wrote: I was more making a crack about how it's the Brampton drivers who are already complaining about high auto insurance, not so much their background. :D
Totally missed that. I think they're doubly upset that both their truck and car insurance is sky high. I'd block highways too!
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Those drivers are the heels of the road. Them and their poor regard for road safety is one of the reasons why insurance is so high in the GTA.
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shawn01 wrote: I work in Toronto and the don valley and parts of 401 coming to a hault because trucks are protesting high insurance rates and I’m like why stop there throw the gas prices on the protest to. Horns are just a blaring on don valley right now.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalnews. ... y-opp/amp/
They want people to talk about it and here you are... so can't really say their method doesn't work.
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Protests are never about gather sympathy, they are about making as much noise as possible, if they can make the country grind to a halt even better.
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jzmtl wrote: Protests are never about gather sympathy, they are about making as much noise as possible, if they can make the country grind to a halt even better.
At people we’re just going around them on the shoulder and giving the finger after they got around then, no big deal.

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