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Old 07-18-2016, 05:11 PM   #29
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I heard some words that sort of sounded like "oh gosh darn" but nothing untoward.

Could the situation been avoided? In all likelihood it could of but since it occurred we should all review it and take lessons so we hopefully can avoid a similar situation.

No people were harmed in the making of this video.
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I'm glad it turned out okay. I'm in no position to monday morning QB anyone. I'm a safe driver, but far from perfect.
OP (the4swans) Thanks for the post, it does pay to stay alert. You did
manage to keep damage to a minimum.. It certainly could have been a lot worse.

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Travel US75 through Dallas, TX and you will be inclined to maintain the same speed as the traffic around you and position yourself to not be in the "stop and go" traffic merging and exiting. I traveled through the Salt Lake City metropolitan area last week, and tried to position myself close to the center lanes (Up to 6 in some places) but found myself needing to drive in the far left on occasion. And much like the OP, I did exceed the posted speed limit occasionally to maintain a "safe" traffic flow.

By doing any less, I would have been creating a traffic hazard. There were a multitude of less than good safe drivers on the roads, but no loads flying out of pickups.
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We transit Salt Lake City several times a year on I15. Generally follow the trucks in the third lane. Maintain near posted speed limit through the city. Drivers jumping in and out of the HOV lanes can cause some disruption at exits but leaving a reasonable gap from the vehicle in front gives them room to enter and exit.

Unless there is an accident we normally get through in just over an hour. Now if they could just finish the construction it would be grand.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:12 AM   #33
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Way faster than I go....and I'm always in the right lane. I don't get anywhere fast but my pants don't get dirty.
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Way faster than I go....and I'm always in the right lane. I don't get anywhere fast but my pants don't get dirty.
Me too...I am at 55-60 top speed no matter what the posted speed limit is. My wife finally got me to observe "RV Time". It's much like island time where everything moves at a slower calmer pace. Now, when we travel at OUR pace I am calm and when angry passing drivers give ma their special wave as they pass me on the left, I just smile and give them a normal, friendly wave back!
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What kind of camera gives all that kind of information?
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Great driving. I've had some of the same encounters in my 21 years behind the wheel of a coach. My rig weighs in a 35,000 lbs GC and doesn't stop on a dime either. I've also been a witness to rear enders in other lanes when people follow too close. It's crazy out there for sure.
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4swans, were you pulling a toad or a trailer?
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https://www.amazon.com/PAPAGO-P3-US-.../dp/B00HYST05M
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Thanks dMurdock I appreciate you posting the link.
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First thanks for sharing the video. I think it helps all of us think critically which lane we should be in.

This video makes me think that it could be very dangerous to try and keep up with the cars. To really keep up you have to be way too close to the bumper in front of you.

With the merging traffic you probably needed to get over but my instinct was to wait a couple seconds longer to see what the cars were going to do.

Again, thanks for sharing and I'm glad everyone was OK.
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Thanks dMurdock I appreciate you posting the link.
No problem they make a bunch of different brands but that's the one that has GPS and maps and all the fancy stuff built in...
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I agree in Florida, the law is stay right except to pass-- of course no one pays attention to it.
Geez man, the GPS is telling him to keep left for the exit that's about to come up.
It says, "keep left, exit one mile" about 3/4 of a mile before.
He has every right to be in the left lane in that case.
We'll just assume you didn't have your volume on.
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