Originally Posted by Tombsy
Here in Alberta there are road signs on some of the known windy areas on the Trans Canada highway.
The same here in Southern California. In known windy areas they have signs posted, and when it's especially windy they'll bring in other signs that caution high profile vehicles not to drive through. It's been like that since I was a kid, many many moons ago.
I don't risk it, I would pull over and spend the night rather than risk it when the wind is too strong. In fact about a month ago we had a whole bunch of big rigs that went over on their sides. I was actually planning to go out to Joshua Tree when that happened, and I canceled my plans because I'd heard about the winds.
In fact some of the big rigs had pulled over to the side of the road, and they blew over just sitting there. We have a phenomenon called the Santa Ana winds, that blows very strong winds from the desert to the ocean, and when it happens it can get nasty! Also dries out the air and ends up causing fires.
But I grew up with it, so I'm familiar with it, and always check before I leave.