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Old 08-03-2019, 03:44 PM   #1
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Notice of out of lane driving alert

Are there any navigation/driving apps that help a novice Class A driver keep the rig in their lane by alerting them verbally before the surrounding drivers sound off?
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:50 PM   #3
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My Wife is the best app. She never hesitates to let me know exactly when it happens. She’s very dependable and doesn’t require data
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My Garmin GPS has that as part of the dash cam feature. Turned it off.
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My Wife is the best app. She never hesitates to let me know exactly when it happens. She’s very dependable and doesn’t require data
Same here. She not only alerts me to my lane wandering mistakes, but everyone else within 10 miles of me!
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:30 PM   #7
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My Chevy DRW has that feature and it is great. My only getting use to problem is that the dually truck is so wide, that I have little room side to side to set off the alarm.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:51 PM   #8
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No apps that I am aware of but marking your windshield like described in this video should help you stay in your lane. Start watching at the 8:45 min mark.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #9
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My mirrors are the trick for me. If I look in the mirror and can't see the white lines next to the rear tires I've drifted out of the lane. Marking the windshield also works for many people.
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The new Garmin has that feature, but I wouldn't want to rely on it. These lane alerts usually rely on seeing the lines on the road, and if they lose sight of the lines you will be without alerts.

Much safer for you and everyone around you would be to practice your driving so that you can stay in the lane yourself. If you're having trouble with it, my first thought is to drive further down the road. What I mean is that you need to aim your eyesight further ahead of you. If you are trying to stay in the lane by watching the road to either side or by constantly looking in the mirrors you will be stressing over it all the time.

Learn to drive by watching further ahead, check you mirrors periodically, and find a visual cue on your dash to align with a lane marking that you can check from time to time to see how you're lined up.

There are some great videos on this type of thing on YouTube.
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I'm with the others on mirrors. Need to constantly move your eyes. Left mirror, straight ahead, right mirror, straight ahead, etc.

Depending on your mirror setup on the right side, if you have a passenger, they might be able to see the line on that side in the lower, convex mirror. In my first coach, a Thor ACE, my wife could use that mirror and see the line and early on I relied on her as a secondary check. However, towards the end with the ACE I didn't rely is much on her, and due to the mirror setup on my Newmar, it's impossible for her to see the mirror.
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Don't over think it too much, with the size of these coaches you don't have much wiggle room between the yellow stripe on one side and the white stripe on the other. On narrower highways you will find yourself looking back on the drivers side mirror and seeing your rear wheels are less than a tire width from the yellow line, then look at the passenger side mirror and see the passenger side rear wheels are even closer to the white line.


Also due to the higher and further outboard driver seating position than you are used to, you will likely find yourself constantly running off the right side shoulder until you get the hang of things.
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There is Mobileye https://www.mobileye.com/us/fleets/t...rture-warning/
This is being installed on some high end coaches from factory.
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It amazes me all the devices installed in new vehicles to correct bad driving habits. If you need apps, sticker or other things, maybe your not ready for a class A. Staying in your lane comes with driving experiences and that is the only thing that works. So forget about gadgets and get out there and drive and smile at the horn honking and the people waving that seem to say your a number one driver. Be careful!
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