By Barry Powell
I love my truck, and I’ll tell you why.
Many years ago, I owned a small import (the make is not important) and was driving along Interstate 40 in Tennessee when an accident occurred ahead, and I got involved. The car I hit was an older model, American-made car. He had to buy a new bumper (his was all metal, and sturdy). I had to buy a new car (mine was totaled).
I learned a valuable lesson that day. Driving is dangerous and the stronger the vehicle, the better your chance of survival in an accident.
Powell lives in Roanoke County.