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Old 06-14-2015, 05:17 PM   #29
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We haven't even broached the subject of those with an overinflated sense of ability and experience. What happens when a critter suddenly darts across the highway or you run across road alligators and blow a tire?

The only saving grace I see is that most proponents of "hot swap" say they only do it when the road is clear so, hopefully, they'll only kill themselves.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:47 PM   #30
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As a retired 18 wheeler driver you could tell me that you do anything while behind the wheel and it would not surprise me in the least. Sitting high enough to be able to look down into the interior of most other vehicles as I drove allowed me to observe what goes on in there while driving down the road. Sometimes the antics were for my benefit, other times I am sure they never gave the vehicle beside them a second thought. I have little doubt that boredom on there part was the cause of much of what they decided to do while driving down our nations highways. I have to admit that at times it elevated my heart rate a bit! Certainly gave us that had CB radios something to talk about!
So hearing from a professional driver about the exchange of drivers without the need for stopping the vehicle to accomplish it should be the last word on the subject. "Last Word"
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #31
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I think the problem is that at the moment of handover , no one is in control of a very heavy vehicle traveling at 60 + .
It's no different to DUI , it puts other road users in danger
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM   #32
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Hope its done in the Rv in front of me , not in the Rv coming at me. Me, i enjoy driving and handing over the controls usually is not voluntary, so i have to pull in the rest stop because DW has me in a head lock......
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:52 PM   #33
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I've done way worse while driving some offenses have become some of my fondest memories right or wrong I did It, it was fun and I'd probably do it again

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time !
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:33 PM   #34
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Odd, no-one admits to using a milk jug, but state mowing crews are quite familiar with them.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:19 PM   #35
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We did the switch once or twice driving I-5 in our younger days. If I wasn't so old and worn out I would do it now, but by the time I need to pee, I also need to get up and move my legs and stretch my back. The older guys also need to move around now more to prevent blood clots while driving long distances.

My wife and I do joke about how many times she gets up to use the bathroom while were driving....it's about a 1-4 ratio.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:04 PM   #36
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I've done it... I'll probably do it again...

I will say this... I will take driving along side anyone on this forum doing it versus driving near an 16-25yr old with a phone...

Just sayin'... there are far worse things on our roads then a few people who have "done-the-swap"...
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I've never done it, been able to plan around it, but if there was a sudden crisis and no option, if the conditions are okay its better than pulling to the side of the road -- check for the number of rear-end collisions that happen when someone behind simply doesn't recognize a stopped vehicle and drives into the back of it. Especially at night!

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As a retired 18 wheeler driver you could tell me that you do anything while behind the wheel and it would not surprise me in the least. Sitting high enough to be able to look down into the interior of most other vehicles as I drove allowed me to observe what goes on in there while driving down the road. Sometimes the antics were for my benefit, other times I am sure they never gave the vehicle beside them a second thought.
You must have been the trucker behind me and my girl friend in a white Corvette back in '77 with the T-Tops removed...honking your horn. I knew you were back there...but my mind was definitely on something else.
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Do this all the time. Thought everyone did.










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We have done this many, many, times, never over 75 mph, and never with blood alcohol level under 2.7 . We no longer practice this after my wife spilled her martini all over the doghouse carpet while trying to get out of her seat to hold the wheel while the cruise control was set, no need for her to even get in the drivers seat,"just hold the wheel, I'll be right back". And of course after an 18 pack/on a long days drive, had to GO many times. Sure, love my wife but I wish she could hold her liquor better,it was getting so I could not depend on her to just hold the wheel without making a mess of the carpet.
And in closing, a deceased singer named Amy winehouse once sang, "they wanna send me to rehab I said NO NO NO ". I always loved that song, not sure why. Ok, I have to go, traffic is getting heavy, have to watch out for all the crazy drivers on the road these days, and I don't want to spill my beer!

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fire up i won't flame you for your actions or attitudes, but i must say that i do feel sorry for you!
"here's your sign"
i agree this clown should have his head examined
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Me and my wife did the swap... in a traffic jam, a complete halt. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
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