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Old 09-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Cars vs. class A's

I have had this problem twice over the last few years and I am wondering if it is a trend. Just recently, I had a car pass me in the #1 lane, I was doing 55-60mph and towing. Once he cleared me, he cut in directly in front and hit his brakes causing me to jamb on mine, then he sped up and waved as he drove away. The first time, several years ago, I had pulled out top pass someone and I may have pulled out in front of the guy and ticked him off. This time, this car wasn't even around in my camera or mirrors. I have CA plates and I was south of Eugene OR, and I know some people in OR resent Californians. Is it just me or is this a trend others have run into?

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Get a dash cam and next time hit him...
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I haven't seen it personally but have heard of it... even with semis being the victim. Sounds like just a new form of road rage. The dash cam is an interesting idea but hitting them is a better one.

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Old 09-01-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Lane usage

If you are in a two lane divided limited access highway, you are required to drive in the right hand land unless passing.
When you get to a three lane road you can pick your lane, but you are still required to keep to the right of the left lane if you are not up to speed.
If you choose to stay in the middle lane, you should not be harassed by anyone.
If you stay in the left lane, like it or not people are going to be upset with you if you are not travelling at warp speed.
If you stay in the right lane you are going to play chicken with the traffic that enters the highway and "thinks" that they have the right of way.. (My New York sister in law who nailed a truck getting on the highway at the Tappan Zee Bridge).
Think of it this way if you are entering a highway: should the people on the highway going 65 mph be required to slow down (and jam up traffic) to allow you the right of way cause you are entering at 40mph and not even looking to the left to see if anyone is in that lane?

So on a two lane road, no brainer, keep right unless passing and look out for those entering the highway.
On a three lane road I find the middle lane more comfortable unless I am going slower than traffic, then I belong in the right lane.
On the three lane road vehicles are allowed to pass in either of the lanes.

Time for me to breathe and get off of here.
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There are some rude and dangerous folks out there. I guess he was "suggesting" that you move to the slow lane. I try to stay between 60-65 on interstates. In my opinion except for perhaps when near an interchange or I see someone stopped on the shoulder if I'm not keeping up with traffic then I move to the far right lane. If I see people passing on both sides, I figure I'm in the wrong place and move over.
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$200 worth of security

Dash Cameras run about $200 now, I have one in our Semi Tractor. It will record for 10 hours and then start recording over, so you always have the last 10 hours. Solves lots of arguments. It seems that the truck driver is always at fault, because he always has insurance. Now he has the dash camera, and it is pretty hard to argue with proof.
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Get a dash cam and next time hit him...
This is what I did (well got the dash cam, not the hit him part). Well worth the $200 I spent on it.
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Get the dash cam. Record the idiot. Send video to the local LEO.
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I had the same problem in Oregon. I had some old codger waltzing around my Moterhome trying to cut me off and hit his brakes. He tried this for about 3 or 4 miles until I got tired of his game and put him in the dirt.
Must be something in the air that get some folks riled up seeing a Motorhome with California Plates. After my incident with him I'm sure he's even more cranky these days
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Chuck 1935:

......."put him in the dirt." Geeeze, ....ya mean ya killed and then buried him ??????

(sorry, ...couldn't resist)

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......."put him in the dirt." Geeeze, ....ya mean ya killed and then buried him ??????

(sorry, ...couldn't resist)

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Not a bad idea Steve !
But being the kind and gentle person I am I just toyed with him. If your ever up there and see a bearded old crank , driving a beat up red Yugo with grass (the real stuff ) in his grill give him my best and give him a wide berth, HE IS PI--ED
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About five years ago, I had jury duty. It was a dump truck that hit a car in the rear. When the judge charged the jury, he cautioned us that any vehicle that rear ends another is not automatically in the wrong. We found the truck driver innocent. She had pulled in front of him and hit the breaks.
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he cautioned us that any vehicle that rear ends another is not automatically in the wrong.
People assume that this is the case and you will have to pay for them, but, as you found here, this is not so... thus the reason I suggested the dash cam. If this happens again and the OP actually hits him, he can show how the other driver was acting recklessly and with malintent.
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Wow, maybe I should get one of those cam thingys
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