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Yeah, listening to all of the chatter is a bother, but, sometimes it can save your neck. We were driving very late at night, out in the country, on a very dark night, and I heard two truckers talking about a car overturned in the middle of the highway, without any lights. I slowed down a LOT, and, when I saw the trucks pulled over at the side of the road, and got closer, only then could I see the upside-down car, sideways in the middle of the road. If I had not heard the truckers talking, and continued driving at speed, I may not have been able to avoid hitting the car!
Another time, coming back into Houston going east on I-10, I heard truckers saying not to continue on I-10, but to exit on the 610 loop, as I-10 was flooded beyond that point. When I got to the 610 exit, there were NO barriers, yet, on I-10, and, if I had not heard the truckers talking, I would have continued on into the flooded portion, with no way to get out!
So, SOMETIMES, it can really save your bacon to get a "heads-up" on the CB radio.
Only ONE of these kinds of things can make it really worth while to have a CB radio in your rig.