Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Don’t be a Wiener(mobile)! Pull over for blue lights!


By Russ and Tiña De Maris

In this dog-eat-dog world, it’s important everyone have a firm grip on the bun – and the law. The driver of one of Oscar Mayer’s world-famous Wienermobiles got a thorough grilling in Wisconsin when he failed to pull out of the way of an emergency vehicle. How did the driver fail to cut the mustard? Evidently police had pulled someone over on the freeway, and under Wisconsin law, other drivers must move over at least one lane away from where the stop is made. Wiener-man was pulled over after he stayed glued in the lane right next to the pull-over.

Perhaps the Wienermobile driver was distracted by his thoughts – like hanging out with one of his grill-friends. In any event, we’re fairly certain that if he would’ve greeted the officer that pulled him over with a laconic “What’s up, dog?” he might have gotten more than just the verbal warning he was let off with.

With six different “hot dogs on wheels” cruising around the U.S. at any given time, it’s difficult to say which wiener won the dressing-down, but we do relish telling you what we know. And to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s office, which courteously provided the photo, we say, “Franks a lot!”


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2 years ago

An irritant of mine is I pull over to the left lane when there’s a vehicle on the right shoulder and some idiot comes up and passes me on the lane to my right, right next to the stopped vehicle. A driver or his dog could step out in that split second and then there is no second chance. Wake up people.

2 years ago

Looking at the snow in Wisconsin, that would be a chili dog.

2 years ago

Maybe Wisconsin requires local cheese on any dogs.

2 years ago

When did that start in Wi. Indy 500 pales to traffic on I 41. 85 is the new 70. And yes you should move over but the law reads move over for emergency vehicles with flashing lights. It doesn’t day anything about private cars,trucks. Only your good sense says you should. And maybe the wienermoble broke down?

2 years ago

This kind of thing happens all over the place. Most states have a Law to either move over or Slow down for Emergency Vehicles on the side of the road. And if you are a good driver, you will move over for other vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road as well! Called common courtesy!

Don’t know how many times I have stopped to check something on the truck or RV, only to have my doors blown off, because some FOOL was going too fast, did not move over (when they could have) and on and on! Too many drivers have their heads stuck someplace (explitive deleted) and don’t pay attention.

Being a Former Wisconsin resident, I can definitely relate to this scene.
Wisconsin has some tough laws and the State Troopers will pull you over! In fact, coming up from Chitcago (spelling for effect) on the interstate, there is a sign as you enter Wisconsin that states: “Wisconsin arrests Drunk Drivers and Speeders”! So, you had better slow down entering Wisconsin or plan on some time in the Graybar Motel! OH, and the Fines in Wisconsin are Astronomical too!

Probably one of the reasons I don’t live in that State anymore!

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