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Old 07-25-2016, 08:07 AM   #99
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Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
I wonder after all of the views and comments how many will find themselves speeding in the left lane having forgotten the video?
Maybe I will, but I'll tell you what--I won't post a video intended to bum rap the driving of another that actually exposes my own lousy driving.

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:34 AM   #100
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You should be an over the road semi driver. That happens to me on an almost daily occurance, if I am in major cities. The STUPID things cars do around trucks simply amazes me.

Seems like they are heck bent on committing suicide. I have had many times when cars disappear beneath the hood on my long nose Peterbilt.

Cars diving rapidly and unexpectedly into the safe following distance I allow when following other vehicles is an all to common occurrence.

That's especially dangerous if/when an upcoming stop light turns red just after the "lane diver" does his thing, leaving me no opportunity to back off to a safe distance.

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:45 AM   #101
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I guess I defend the OP as I can identify with him.
See, I too will speed at times.
Thats right.
I have intentionally set the cruise control at 65 in a 60.
Sometimes even hit 70 going down hill.
Crazy, I know.
I even will get in the left lane early on when having to take a left lane exit.
I do not like the middle lane as I have seen far too many times cars swerve at the last minute to change freeways.
Flawed again.

What I hope some of you will appreciate from the OP is the chance you had to talk about your own perfect driving habits.
Without his video, you are left with just bringing them up all by yourself and that looks just a bit self serving.

What I do now know is if I ever, repeat ever, go to a IRV2 rally, I am getting there early. Way early.
1st in line 3 days early.
I sure dont need or want to be under the scrutiny as I park, hook up power, water and sewer all in the wrong order.

The pressure would be too great.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:49 AM   #102
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reading the overwhelming critiques towards the op/driver, i agree the flaws are obvious. hope op takes a note. but from another angle to see this, i might have to blame the state where he resides. why? it probably allows people to drive big rvs with regular driver's license.

i deeply respect those semi drivers. rarely they have driving problems (of course they are human beings just like anywhere else some will have flaws but very *rare*). how come? they have been trained to behave on the road and handle the situations nicely.

when i got my b endorsement, i had to go back to dmv 6 times, each about 1 hour on the road with the inspector at my side. he would score on my each turn, each movement. they failed me on those habits that i had been driving for 40 some years which were permitted in car driving but not on the biggies. they wouldn't pass me until i wore out those "flecks". i can imagine those semi drivers had to go through the same process with even stricter rules to be qualified.

sometimes i thought about it, i felt grateful to the state on this for the benefit i got for the rest of my life.

those didn't need to go through it, though most will do just fine, some don't know what they don't know. op needs to work on his driving habits, but he could only get the obvious and go that far...

wish everyone be safe out there.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:43 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by Menendez View Post
Maybe I will, but I'll tell you what--I won't post a video intended to bum rap the driving of another that actually exposes my own lousy driving.
I agree with not posting a video. Hopefully besides the critique some will learn what could be waiting down the road and possibly temper their attitude and performance to accommodate the unexpected. Hope springs eternal.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:27 PM   #104
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Originally Posted by mike brez View Post
Don't forget about the lousy reaction time sees the junk fly out(while traveling almost 10mph over the limit)and comments about it then a few seconds later on the brakes. To me if he had been going 60 and reacted as soon as he saw the junk fly out there would not be a brown mark on his drivers seat.
Not sure about masterful I would side with luck.

The OP would have probably been fine in the middle lane, if he had not been going so fast.
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Only thing for sure about this post is I bet the OP regrets ever posting as he never thought it would be a critique of all the things he did wrong.
Well If I was him I would not post on here again either.

(Some of the other post) It is sad, that there are so many people on this forum that can be so cruel in their posts. Not everybody is perfect like you!
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