Incredibly Slow Trucker Disrupts Morning Commute

This is an emergency installment of "REALLY?"—a trucker on Route 106 drove 15 mph from Stamford to New Canaan, then tried to turn onto the Merritt Parkway at Exit 36. Really?


A truck driver on Monday traveled at 15 mph on Route 106 from Stamford, through Darien and into New Canaan, then attempted to turn left onto the Merritt Parkway northbound at Exit 36, only to stop and back up, further snarling the traffic he had halted.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation states clearly on its website—and on-ramps and other places—that trucks are not allowed on the Merritt Parkway.

It wasn't clear whether the trucker from this morning also attempted to travel beneath the Exit 36 overpass. If anyone has photos of that, please share them.

Normally, we run the "REALLY?" column every other Friday, but New Canaan Patch staff determined that this morning's transgression merited a special installment. We'll run an extra installment of "The Little Things" this week for balance.

Glen K Dunbar April 08, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Grown ups can be such Ummmm dummies at times
Sue April 08, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Doesn't look like the guy two cars back from him is waving!
Leslie Yager April 08, 2013 at 03:19 PM
I think the truckers often rely on GPS for shortest route and forget to read the signs... That's why every week a truck hits the train underpass near me. At least the truck in New Canaan didn't take out a historic Merrit Pkwy bridge...
Canaanite April 08, 2013 at 04:56 PM
There should be ticketswith serious fines handed out to people who drive much too slowly . . . happens all the time on 95 too . . . it creates dangerous conditions.


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