UDOT, rancher hope to find an alternative to the annual drive
@Cows and Cars don't mix , That is for sure. You lose in you car
No kidding. Niether do bikes and cars.If a vehicle or person cannot
go the speed limit safely, they shouldn't be allowed on the highway or
freeway.Truck the cows. It'll just have to be part of doing
business. I personally know a rancher that must truck his cows 45 miles twice
each year. BIG DEAL. sure it costs him a couple of thousand dollars...but that's
the cost of doing business. It's unsafe, and it also inconviniences
100's of people to allow livestock, or bicyclists on our highways and freeways.
It's rude. Legislate against allowoing them on the highway! Make
special lanes for them to go on next to the highways. Do something. STOP THE
I suspect that each head of cattle in that herd is of much more value to society
than the average trip that is being made on that stretch of Interstate.Too many people are in too big a hurry to go no place in particular for no
particular reason.I certainly hope that the solution that they
arrive at allows them to continue to trail their cattle.
I love cattle, I like to eat beef, and I'm all for 'slowing down' and sticking
with grassroots living. My best wishes to the Pentz family! May their
tradition never be altered for the sake of a world that is way too abrupt in
just about everything it does! That's the lifeblood of America, and the heart
Dear 'Hey Incredibly Foolish':How much does UDOT charge for the use
of the road? Who do I speak to about renting I-15 for a block
party? Its my right, isn't it?
Drivers need to realize that cattle have the same rights to the road as
vehicles. It is the law that vehicles stay 3 feet from the cattle. I am so
sick of vehicle buzzing me when I'm driving cattle on the freeway. If any
vehicles hit my cattle, it is the vehicles fault. Vehicles are 100% responsible
for the safety of my cattle, and I am 0% responsible for the safety of my
cattle. I can basically do anything with my cattle on roads that I want, and
vehicles need to make sure my cattle stay safe.Sincerely,Agro
The pents will kill someone and it will be UDOTs falt.
You're probably uneducated to realize that they have to pay for the use of this
section when they do use it for this purpose.
I think its great that one family still strives to keep traditions alive! Its a
pain to drive through those herds, but then on the other hand doesn't it take
you back to what and where we all really came from?Deal with it
UDOT! Its just not that big of a deal!
I just heard about a great new invention that may solve the problem. It's
called a "cattle truck." I don't understand all of the technical details, but I
am lead to understand that this is a type of vehicle that will transport
"cattle" from one point to another. The family says it has no
options. Perhaps they could investigate this new development.Just a
The Pentz's claim that they are entitled to take over a public interstate
highway because they want to preserve their "historic" way of life is foolish
and selfish. UDOT should arrest them and confiscate the cattle.
Let's see how much "historic" value the Pentz's place in their livestock.
I had the pleasure of seeing this a few years ago on a trip to Utah from Denver.
We still passed through, going slow and careful, giving the kids some great
entertainment. It was neat to see the cowboys representing their traditions and
original settings of Utah. For those who can't deal with something like this
once a year, they have way too much time on their hands and have become rather