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Old 02-25-2006, 04:17 AM   #15
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Interesting thread. The key to your driving is safe for conditiond not posted speed limit. My exp with a lot of truckers is the lack of exp and training. Also if they get impatient with my driving the legal speed limit then that is their problem. The key is they push the limits. Ever drive in a state that has slower posted speed limits for trucks. Most never obey that limit. They are right up there with the higher limits and beyond. Point is if your a trucker breaking the speed limit don't get impatient with me for obeying it.

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Old 02-25-2006, 05:26 AM   #16
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What a lot of folks do not seem to understand is the posted speed limit is a MAXIMUM speed limit based on road conditions. If it is raining and foggy, you do not have to drive the speed limit. You should slow down to a safe speed for the road conditions....pretty simple to me.


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Ken, we had this exact situation on our recent trip to Rayford Crossing. Going south on I-45, there was wreck after wreck. The rain was coming down hard and the ground fog had rolled in, severely limiting visibiliy. Many cars hydroplaned and either ended up in the median or off in the outer ditch. We saw more than 40 of them. While admittedly I had an air pressure problem that was worrying me, I really slowed down because I didn't want to be too close to the cars in front of me. I couldn't believe the number of cars, trucks and even other RVs that passed me with no lights on and doing 70+mph. I always worry about the differential between my speed and that of the rest of the traffic but there was no way I was going to drive that fast, under those conditions.
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #18
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When I used to listen to the CB I was amazed that the same truckers who complained about 4 wheelers and RVs going slow up a hill NEVER comment about the (probably) overloaded, and certainly underpowered 18 wheeler ascending a long grade who occupies the left lane so that he can ever so slowly overtake the slow 18 wheeler in the right lane. Worse yet is the 18 wheeler who occupies the left lane for miles while his "good buddy" will keep his rig throttled and not be overtaken.

If truckers are really concerned about safety, they should accept being overtaken by a more capable rig, and ease off the throttle on the straightaway to let this happen. JMHO

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Old 02-26-2006, 04:57 PM   #19
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I've always thought --- if you don't like my driving, stay off the sidewalk!

Just kidding --- actually I believe stupid is stupid no matter what one may be driving!

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