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Old 07-11-2016, 07:42 AM   #15
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Maybe it was the SIL driving what they finally got to borrow...





Sorry, Monday humor...Connect dots to another thread. ..

The driver maybe new and clueless, but in cases like this call 911 and report to the chp.

This is a very common type of call and they respond quickly as a falling something can cause a bad accident by swerving vehicles.
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If I am going below the speed limit, I always look for a chance to pull over and let people by. On some roads however, this is simply not possible with a big rig like mine. With RV and tow car I am 65 feet long. There are more than a few roads where it is simply not possible to pull off. Or, a place to pull off may appear too late to safely slow down and make the turn.

If I am going the speed limit, then tough luck to those behind me. If they want to speed it is their choice, but it's not my responsibility to facilitate it.

Sometimes on a curvy road, I find myself driving the speed limit because of traffic behind me, when it is really not safe to take the turns that fast in my big rig. When I catch myself doing that I have to make a conscious decision to slow down to a comfortable and safe speed for the turns. If I can pull over I will, but if not the traffic behind me will just have to suffer. I am not going to drive dangerously for their benefit.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:15 AM   #17
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Driving from Yellowstone along the Gardiner River to Bozeman, MT there are numerous signs that you are required to pull over when 3 cars are behind you. No exceptions for "I am going the speed limit and I don't need to let them speed" or "They should just slow down and enjoy the ride like I do." I hate it when I come upon a motor home driving 30 mph with 7-8 cars backed up before I end up in the same line. These guys will drive right past the signs and the well marked (and paved) turnouts!
And those drivers with all the cars behind them, that never pull over are the exact same ones who wonder how the "younger people these days" are so self centered and inconsiderate of others....... They learned from their parents and grandparents.....

And those that insist on driving big RVs on the Blue Ridge Parkway for instance are the poster child for this behavior. Just because "you can" doesn't mean "you should"...........

Another great example was last year when we were in the Smokies, driving our jeep through the park, we saw a DP going down the mountain (again, a road that really isn't suitable for big rigs) 20+ cars lined up behind him, and of course we were going in that direction so ended up at the back of the line of cars, you could smell his brakes a half mile behind, and he passed big turn out after big turnout.

I have long enjoyed back road driving in my sports cars, so I am very cognizant of not being "that guy (being very polite here) in the RV" holding people up.... The other day I was on a 2 lane highway with no shoulder doing the 55 speed limit with a couple cars behind me, and when we came to a point they could pass, I opened my window and gave them a wave that it was clear for them to pass me, and they zipped right around and everyone was happy.
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Jack horse?
This original post of Jack Horse was just trying to be nice. Maybe they should have said Jack Donkey. Then you would have understood - maybe.
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If I am going below the speed limit, I always look for a chance to pull over and let people by. On some roads however, this is simply not possible with a big rig like mine. With RV and tow car I am 65 feet long. There are more than a few roads where it is simply not possible to pull off. Or, a place to pull off may appear too late to safely slow down and make the turn.

If I am going the speed limit, then tough luck to those behind me. If they want to speed it is their choice, but it's not my responsibility to facilitate it.

Sometimes on a curvy road, I find myself driving the speed limit because of traffic behind me, when it is really not safe to take the turns that fast in my big rig. When I catch myself doing that I have to make a conscious decision to slow down to a comfortable and safe speed for the turns. If I can pull over I will, but if not the traffic behind me will just have to suffer. I am not going to drive dangerously for their benefit.
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Once I get into the rig I am already there and not in a hurry. There is always someone who thinks the speed laws only apply to others. There is always a tailgater. Thankfully, the number of times that others make the journey hard are very few. And it is just amazing what you see people doing from the front seat.

And come on people, slow down and get over for the people working on the side of the road.
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Its called being courteous.

Regardless of speed limits or how fast or slow I may be going, if I don't see cars in front of me, but I see cars behind me, I'll make an effort to safely pull over or pull off and allow the traffic behind me to pass.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:25 AM   #21
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As a general rule I dont worry about whats behind me. What is in front is more important. But some common sense must be used. If people are honking and pointing get a clue.
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I'll always try to safely pull over . I'm retired and generally in no particular hurry. I do it in the car as well. YMMV
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To me, there's a distinct difference between "impeding traffic" and simply being at the head of the line - and it's not defined simply by the presence of vehicles to the rear.

If/when I'm truly impeding traffic - I make every effort to create opportunities (including pulling off the road, etc.) for others to get around me. If I'm moving near or at the maximum posted speed and simply happen to be the first in a line of vehicles - I'll happily stay to the right when there are multiple lanes present to choose from - but as far as pulling over goes ... don't hold your breath.

I have an obligation to drive such that I'm not impeding traffic - I have no such obligation to "get out of the way" of those who wish I wasn't in ahead of them.
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Some have started discussing each other in a way that violates our " be nice " rule. Let's discuss the topic and not each other.

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Old 07-11-2016, 09:51 AM   #25
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Not surprising, just look at how many people drive slow in the left lane on the highway with a huge line of cars behind them

Or the number of cars, RV's and semi trucks that cruise in the middle lane vs where they should be in the right lane

Then you have the people who are merging onto the highway and think everyone on the highway is suppose to let them in by slowing down or getting out of their way.
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reckless/discourteous drivers

Haven't we all been on an interstate, at some time, driving with the cruise control on, in the slow lane? You begin to overtake another vehicle, and signal for a lane change so you can keep your speed constant. As you check your mirror for traffic, you see a space, but a vehicle at the back of that open space speeds up to close the space to keep you from getting in front of him. That happened to me once too many times, and I pulled over anyway. Now, mind you there was still plenty of room, but he had to slow down. After my pass was complete I returned to the slow lane. The car then passed me, pulled in front, and jammed on his brakes; probably not the smartest thing he ever did to a 30,000 lb. coach! There were people in the back seat, and all I could see were open mouths, and eyes as big as saucers as I got within maybe a foot from his rear bumper. Then he took off like a rocket never to be seen again (by me).
I learned a lesson from that encounter, but I'm sure he didn't.
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I'm not trying to point out anyone personally but this thread is actual proof that some of the MH drivers are not what "I" would consider to be courteous.

There's safe and there's legal. I personally would prefer everyone to be safe if I have to pick one. If you accept that my little car could go 10 mph over the speed limit as safely as you can go the speed limit ( 40' MH w/toad ) I accept that the bigger you are the more right of way I need to give you. So speed shouldn't be used for an excuse to be in the middle or left lane. This mentality allows some that are going around the speed limit to jump over to the left without changing speed. This is not safe or courteous. Probably legal though.

While on my bicycle I have the legal right to use the whole lane and slow traffic. 15,000 miles on my bicycle trying to stay alive has taught me to take the whole lane at certain times. This is especially annoying to the cars behind me when there is oncoming traffic. As soon as I can, I feel the obligation to get over or stop to let traffic by if there won't soon be an opportunity for them to do it otherwise. I believe this is all we are asking of the MH's. If you find yourself going faster than you like, it could be because you don't like others passing you. IMO to be a constantly courteous driver you have to be willing to go a little faster or slower than you like to blend in with other traffic.

My two cents. Trying to stay alive.

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This original post of Jack Horse was just trying to be nice. Maybe they should have said Jack Donkey. Then you would have understood - maybe.
Oh, I understood. But ass requires no euphemism.
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