Re: "Damage by debris from truck mainly your problem" (Traffic Q&A, 5-11).
The letter writer noted in his question that trucks spill debris all over the roads and that there is little recourse for it. I live on Waller Road and there is little debris on my stretch of the road. The reason is because I have been picking it all up and collecting it.
You should see my collection of concrete stones thrown from the trucks that head to the concrete recycling yard. Several times a year I even stop traffic as I hop out of my van and pick up huge concrete pieces so that someone doesn't get hurt.
I'm terrified one day that my son will be hit by one as he waits for the bus, and he is instructed to wait far up the driveway. The neighbor girl once had a rock hit her.
It makes me angry that there is little recourse. The flow of truck traffic is constant and fast as many truckers fly around the curve at a high rate of speed, making it nearly impossible to track who does what.
Pierce County should enforce a policy in which all trucks carrying debris must be covered.