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Old 07-11-10, 01:11 PM
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how common is this?

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been training on a quiet highway near Brockville, Ontario. Along my route, I have noticed several juice/pop/water bottles tossed on the side of the road. Litter is common, I know, but the thing is that these bottles appear to be filled with urine! I remember seeing a few of these on a tour in Western Quebec a few years ago, but not in such numbers.

My guess is that some motorists feel the urge in the car/truck and just grab the closest receptacle to find a toilet.....

Anyways, I hope that this is not something that happens in your area!
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Old 07-11-10, 01:22 PM
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I was noticing this on highway 101 in the Olympic peninsula in Washington. In some spots I would see several per hour.
It seems to be a widespread problem.
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/rant/pee.html
It is even featured in an episode of the TV show trailer park boys.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...2281693127582#
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Old 07-11-10, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by patrickncs View Post
Anyways, I hope that this is not something that happens in your area!
Every major highway in US. Mostly truckers? Probably. Sorta strange that this solution to the "problem" seems to be a recent discovery.

A lot of states have an adopt a highway program. The heavy urine filled bottles are harder to deal with than the empties for the volunteers. Other than the aesthetics, that's the major issue. Of course, once the mowing machines get to them, they'll be empty.
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Originally Posted by Cyclebum View Post
Every major highway in US. Mostly truckers? Probably. Sorta strange that this solution to the "problem" seems to be a recent discovery.

A lot of states have an adopt a highway program. The heavy urine filled bottles are harder to deal with than the empties for the volunteers....
Don't know about elsewhere, but the cleanup crews in this area bag them separately, (as well as any container that has what appears to be urine or bodily waste) and these are treated as bio-hazardous material.
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Old 07-11-10, 10:21 PM
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I see them most often in areas where truckers stop for the night and where teenagers do their drinking. Really grosses me out.
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Old 07-11-10, 11:10 PM
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Ok, great, between that and the nuts on their cell phones, I'm out of here, gone sailing.
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The term for these is "Trucker Bomb" check out http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...trucker%20bomb
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any more common than a taped up ball of disposable diaper?
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In the movie American Meth, they mention that some addicts will drink these "trucker bombs" under the belief that many of them contain meth that the body didn't absorb.
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I've created the same thing many a time (usually involving a wide-mouth gatorade bottle) but they stay in the car, sealed up, till the next stop. I can't imagine throwing anything out the window, but most especially such a gift as that! I'm afraid it may give us law-abiding car-pee-ers a bad name.
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