I did appreciate the joke. Truckers are all ardent users of dark humor. It's kind of if you don't laugh about it you'll go nuts kinda thing. I wasn't putting down the humor at all.
The kids, like so many others these days, know they can get away with anything atall so they don't care. There will be tons of people outraged beyond belief if it would be suggested that kids be held responsible. No politician would ever support it in anything but cosmetic fashion.
Now here's an overpass story with a twist. Several years back there was a huge and violent strike at the Quebec branch of a local trucking company. I'm talking violence to the extreme that it required truck convoys and police escorts to traverse the province. Guns,bombs,the whole thing; including dropping of chains, rocks and even logs from overpasses. Uh huh..truckers doing this to other truckers. It was at the height of the French/English thing in Quebec.
Now this particular day I was following one of this company's trucks on the by-pass at Fredericton,NB. The by-pass has a long straight stretch with an overpass at each end where the local fuzz used to sit with radar guns. We met another trucker who hollered on the CB, "Watch out for the overpass"..meaning Smokey was up there. As we approached the overpass I could make out the roof and lights of the cruiser in the pre-dawn grayness. My compatriot in front of me must have been all played out and running on pills. He must have thought he was still in Quebec because I saw his left arm come out the window holding a 45 automatic pistol. He emptied the whole clip. As I went under the overpass I was treated to the sight of the light disappearing from the top of the cruiser. Just beyond, the road split. I went one direction and the gunner went the other. All the way home I drove with one eye on the mirror expecting a horde of flashing lights. There was never a peep raised. I still smile to myself every time I go thru that place.