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We all know what grass on roads can do to us. I'm sure it's the same in every state. Here in Kentucky we finally have some legislators that are trying to look out for us. Several bills are being proposed to make it illegal to blow grass clippings into the roadway: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/prefiled/4400.html We all (especially in Ky) need to contact our state legislators to pass this legislation. nojoke

Kentuckians can find their legislators here: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Legislators/contact_legislator.html
 

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Yay for Kentuck.....I’m about 30 Minutes from my country riding and the 2 lanes are bad with this ...actually had a guy stop and let me pass before he continued to bush hog the road way...grass is as bad if not worse than leaves....stay safe...
 

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No worse than people who snowplow their driveways ACROSS the highway onto either state or someone else's property. Selfish, Ignorant F's.
 

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It is winter here and my local playground, the famous (in Adelaide) Gorge rd which cuts through the Adelaide Hills has some corners which hardly see sun as they are shaded by the hills. The bitumen stays wet and about now the moss starts appearing on the road. It makes the ole freckle pucker when you are riding hard and come round a corner and see moss. It is going to bring me down one day.
 

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Just happened this spring here in Illinois;
https://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Illinois-man-cited-for-grass-clippings-in-road-after-fatal-motorcycle-crash-512133281.html

Since then, more municipalities have taken these complaints more seriously
Obviously doesn't happen enough, the word's not getting around. Just like laws against texting or deliberate distracted driving. Make these A-holes either use a bagger or blow their cuttings into their -OWN- yards!
 

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I never understood blowing the clipping in the street. I see most everyone doing it, but me. Down here our ground is constantly sinking so why make it worse. I figure why blow the dirt and clippings in the street so they can clog the drainage lines, when I can blow it back up into my lawn to refill and feed it.
 

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Tenn. 360. Last year in the Smokies area. Went from 129, dragon, down to Cherohala. They were mowing the roadside and leaving huge piles of clippings in spots.
Here in Arkieland, you watch for it. Like the deer. A little makes you uneasy, big piles.... well, see previous pucker comment. Zooming around a corner a couple of weeks ago and a guy mowing around a house had a lot in the hi way. I was able to cross into the oncoming lane and go around big piles. Did not want to get in that while in a big lean.
 

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I'd like to think that MOST homeowner/ land owners are conscientious enough to at least mow every week or so. It's those irresponsible don't-give-2-sh##s owners who maybe mow once a month or less, that by then the mower is practically choked from the weeds and hay, that blow the huge green chunks onto the roads. Once a week clippings are usually smaller, and the wind can even blow them away. I have such a neighbor, with a gravel driveway, that every hard rain his gravel ends in my driveway, he has a patch of trees with leaves that all end up in my yard ( I live just east of him, so prevailing wind), he has a hard coal burner in his garage to supply heat to it and his house, sulfur stink galore so bad I can't open windows in late fall or early spring, he has an OPEN ditch that his septic runs into that also ends up stinking my way esp. in the summer, I can't sit on my porch or open windows. Oh- he's a former township supervisor/ roadmaster who thinks he's above everyone else and can do/ get away with whatever he wants whenever he wants. I've lived here years before he came in, so moving isn't an option. If he were to suddenly assume room temperature I wouldn't be sad. I'm not advocating anything ill his way, just thinking out loud.
 

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I dont have any landscape in my front yard (large corner lot) but as far as grass goes my front yard looks like a golf course(have a treatment plan)...Ive all ways considered the gutter/street part of curb appeal...I edge the yard first and then blow everything ,gutter included back into the yard then mow...like many Ive never understood blowing chit in the street....I live in the house my parents bought brand new in 1952....but sadly hood is becoming rental property and most dont care....I guess I should be glad they at least cut their yard...:thumbup: occasionally....
 

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A neighbor raises cattle & his pasture fronts on the main 2 lane road about a mile from my house. He cuts the grass along side the road about once a month & blows all the clippings into the road ( right on a frickin' curve) I stopped (on my bike) while he was cutting & told him how dangerous it was for bike riders & if I heard of anyone wrecking because of him I would be a witness for them in court that I had told him! Hasn't changed his bad habit.
 

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Thats the narcisstic(?) a-hole attitude I was speaking of.
 

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It's illegal up here but never enforced unless someone complains. I drove by a guy on a riding mower just today blowing a steady stream onto the road and gave him a good long horn blast. I would have stopped by I was late getting my dog to the vet. I doubt he had any idea what I was blasting hom for.
 

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There is a reason for blowing clippings on the road. Kentucky back roads are narrow and they don't have shoulders. The speed limit is often fifty five MPH. When mowing so the clippings go into the grass, your back is to the oncoming traffic and there is no way to know if your are going to be run down. However, when mowing so you can face the traffic, you will be putting grass clippings on the road.

Fresh grass clippings are slippery, but not as slippery as black ice, snow, wet/oily pavement, or wet leaves. And depending on the traffic, the clippings are eventually blown away or disbursed. My suggestion is for riders to slow down on curves and look ahead as far as possible.

Try not to lean, brake, decelerate, or accelerate on grass clippings.
 

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Just be careful and don't try to train others to be the way you want them to be. I've always said that if you'll pay my mortgage and all my bills then I'll happily do things more to your liking. Otherwise, don't expect others to think like you and, definitely, don't think you can train them like your dog. There are much bigger issues than grass on the road for a day, or so.
 

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Just be careful and don't try to train others to be the way you want them to be. I've always said that if you'll pay my mortgage and all my bills then I'll happily do things more to your liking. Otherwise, don't expect others to think like you and, definitely, don't think you can train them like your dog. There are much bigger issues than grass on the road for a day, or so.

There is NO bigger issue if you go down & are injured, some have lost their lives!
 
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