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Old 07-20-2016, 09:37 PM   #71
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Sorry, buts that not the legal destination of "Truck" as used in state and federal highway statues.
Trucks are consider commercial vehicles and RV are consider cars. A motor home is a passenger vehicle, not a truck. The truck designation implies commercial license plates, not passenger plates. I'm not aware of any state or Canadian providence that requires commercial plates on a motor home thats not in commercial use. I would have to say that unless specifically listed on a sign, a motor home would follow the car speed limit/lanes. When signage calls out vehicle wt., length, height, etc then yes, RV's being vehicles must compile. Cases of signage in rest areas for trucks and cars has lead to sign changes for RV/trailers in most states. But be advised Canada is different then here on these terms.
I wondered about driver awareness, watching the wipers swing, but thought there could be mist/drops that wasn't showing on dash cam. Makes me nuts when riding with someone that doesn't turn them off when not needed.

I wonder if he was pulling a toad. That may change things a bit.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:14 PM   #72
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Well the Internet jury will need to come to a vedict soon.
I say just give him a warning.
A warning for posting video on a message board and thinking anything good can come of it!
and- Apparently his first post, I did have to check that this was still IRV2, the reception seems a little more suited to another forum..
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Sorry, buts that not the legal destination of "Truck" as used in state and federal highway statues.
Trucks are consider commercial vehicles and RV are consider cars. A motor home is a passenger vehicle, not a truck. The truck designation implies commercial license plates, not passenger plates. I'm not aware of any state or Canadian providence that requires commercial plates on a motor home thats not in commercial use. I would have to say that unless specifically listed on a sign, a motor home would follow the car speed limit/lanes. When signage calls out vehicle wt., length, height, etc then yes, RV's being vehicles must compile. Cases of signage in rest areas for trucks and cars has lead to sign changes for RV/trailers in most states.
My reference of RVs same as big rigs was More about weight, length, and safe stopping distance. Not Commercial plates, placards, identification, or use.

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Interesting video. For the record, that's actually a Scion, not a Kia.
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and- Apparently his first post, I did have to check that this was still IRV2, the reception seems a little more suited to another forum..
The jasper was hoist on his own petard, and fittingly.
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Congrats on the OP putting himself out there for the peanut gallery to throw stones. I think people considering what went on here might make for some changes in driving behavior.

My observations are in line with most. The OP appeared to be driving too fast for the conditions and was spending too much time in the left lane. I get that being in the right most lane is tough with cars and trucks merging in front of you. In my opinion, a few MPH slower and more time in the middle lane would have preferable especially considering the wet roads. When you have traffic passing you on the right and you are not in a left lane only exit situation you should move over to the right.

I typically stay under 65, but my newer more powerful rig that drives very nicely at 75 does lead to lapses in judgement occasionally. Having watched this video I think I'll keep it down and concentrate on being less rushed.

I see MHs, 5th wheels and TTs going by me all the time in the left lane and wonder where the fire is? It's especially disturbing when TTs fly by at 70 or more swaying from side to side encroaching on my lane and possibly setting up for a tip over.
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My observation and opinion of posts in this thread is we approach driving with various attitudes and rationales about our driving.

As long as we take something away from the video to avoid a similar situation the OP will have been successful.
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My observations are in line with most. The OP appeared to be driving too fast for the conditions and was spending too much time in the left lane. I get that being in the right most lane is tough with cars and trucks merging in front of you. In my opinion, a few MPH slower and more time in the middle lane would have preferable especially considering the wet roads. When you have traffic passing you on the right and you are not in a left lane only exit situation you should move over to the right.
If his camera was recording accurate information, then it wasn't that the "OP appeared to be driving too fast",,, He was driving to fast!

Although right is preferred, lane choice wasn't as much of an issue here. Excessive speed was the bigger factor. Speed was showing at close to 68 mph at the time of the incident. It should have been no more than 60. Not a whole lot but definitely enough to hurt his available reaction time.
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Two observations. Why was the OP camped in the left lane? If he was being passed on the right he should have moved into the center lane. Why were the wipers on? I didn't see any sign of water on his windshield, nor did I see any cars around him with wipers on. Was he really paying attention or was he distracted, he seemed to be in a hurry.
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I am not a lawyer but have been in lawsuits before. It is my understanding that anytime you read end someone it is YOUR fault.
That's not true, regardless of the fact that lots of people think it is.
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That's not true, regardless of the fact that lots of people think it is.
I would think that if the rear ended driver was being negligent, he would share or be found fully at fault.
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I would think that if the rear ended driver was being negligent, he would share or be found fully at fault.
Right. But the common belief is the one I quoted:

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Google "brake check" and start reading.

There are numerous incidents where one driver brake checked another and it was caught on dash cam. Hint...the driver who rear-ended the guy in front was NOT cited.
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Google "brake check" and start reading.

There are numerous incidents where one driver brake checked another and it was caught on dash cam. Hint...the driver who rear-ended the guy in front was NOT cited.
Exactly why I have dash cams in my vehicles. Unfortunately there are way too many unscrupulous people out there.
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