Caution: Debris on Roadway
Drivers running through the “Land of Enchantment” on I-40 near Grants, New Mexico (about 80 miles west of Albuquerque) need to be cautious at night of rocks, boulders or other objects left on the highway as a prank.
Driver Steve Stukey ran into a box of rocks and other objects left on the road at night just before the Thanksgiving holiday and sustained about $10,000 in damages to his rig, including damage to the bumper, radiator and fuel tank, according to KOAT 7 News.
Four other vehicles had to be towed away from this one incident.
State Police said this type of prank had occurred for the last three nights before Stukey’s rig became the next victim.
“This is not a joke. This is serious,” said Stukey.
Please be extra cautious on I-40 until the situation is resolved.
Night Driving Tips
- Drive slower.
- Increase following distance.
- Do not drive faster than you can see.
- Guard your night vision from glare by keeping your windows clean, inside and out.
- Focus on the road, not the lights of oncoming vehicles.