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Old 03-11-2015, 09:04 PM   #169
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You drive like a rolling road block cause traffic issues and then call the company, WOW! I hope karma catches you soon!
Rolling road block??? I'm driving a motorhome in the right lane I'm supposed to be in and you are wishing me ill for it by karma.
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Final warning. Personal attacks are not allowed here. This thread will be closed if we can't abide by our Community Rules.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #171
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I watched the video this morning with my 1st cup of coffee. I was going to stop viewing when I seen how often you failed to maintain your travel lane. I watched all of it anyway and had the same thoughts as the majority of the responders.

I hope the truck driver has no grief from his employer.

You asked for an opinion.
My wife thinks I drive great. I'm not perfect but the dash camera makes the road looks scary. YouTube also have a playback problem. I know I wiggle a little when I wanted to hand my wife my sunglasses and she said to hang on my shirt.

The truck driver deserve grief from his employer. Just because he may believe I may be doing him wrong don't make it right to do me wrong.
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Does it matter who was right or who was wrong? Both could have and should have been more attentive. It only takes a second and everyone at one time or another has had a stupid moment. Put it behind you and move on, hopefully you'll react differently next time someone makes a poor decision. There's such a thing as being dead right.
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I read the YouTube comment, and went back and listened to the audio. The OP does comment when the truck passes him and you can see the signal on that he knows the truck wants over, yet does not slow, or even try to move over, and this was at least a 1/2 mile before the lane ended. I would have killed the cruise control and as I glided a bit and slowed let the trucker by. Knowing he wants over a full 30 seconds before and commenting you don't know why he wants over, is a good reason to let him over. The reason is you can't see what he does, and maybe, just maybe, there is a bigger hazard there than a lane ending in a 1/2 mile the next time. As the old bumper stickers use to say, arrive alive.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:19 PM   #174
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In my accident, Driver A had the right away since she was on the road driving with neither stop light or stop sign. I was sitting at a STOP sign yielding to driver A who had the right of way. Vehicle C was at the STOP sign opposite to me and decided she could beat Vehicle A. She didn't.


There were two of us in the right but in the end it didn't matter. My neck and head have been at a level 4/10 for the last three days. I don't care who was right, I still hurt. I'm lucky, the surgeon said I came within 1/8 an inch of being a quad. 1/8 of an inch. 60 seconds, think about it. 60 seconds.


Pease go back and read that post because it puts this in the perspective from someone who will pay the rest of their life for someone else being in a hurry.


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I understand Lynne. I know how hard it can be to live with the results of other peoples bad decisions.

Part of my job was to inspect and review fatal accident scenes from the highways perspective. It was a task I simply hated. I would attend the scene after most of the carnage and blood had been cleaned up. All that was left was the paint lines showing paths of the vehicles and small bits of debris. Worst was once and a while there would be a small toy or stuffed animal missed in the cleanup. Generally I would have several sleepless nights after each review. Thank goodness I never became used to the scene.

I agree with the thread and that the OP should have given way to a stupid driver who took a chance.

I do not understand the vitriolous comments made by many of the posters regarding the OP. If one were to apply the same standard to your accident as some are applying to the OP then Driver A should be taken to task for not seeing Driver C start to move and stopped before the accident occurred. This equates roughly to Driver A being the OP and Driver C being the trucker. This is very simplistic and does not address all of the contributing factors of which I am sure there are many.

Thank goodness the accident was averted in this thread. I believe the OP will react differently in the future.
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Rolling road block??? I'm driving a motorhome in the right lane I'm supposed to be in and you are wishing me ill for it by karma.
I agree with you.

Some should check their drivers instruction manual to review what the big signs mean when they have arrows pointing down at the lanes.
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Does it matter who was right or who was wrong? Both could have and should have been more attentive. It only takes a second and everyone at one time or another has had a stupid moment. Put it behind you and move on, hopefully you'll react differently next time someone makes a poor decision. There's such a thing as being dead right.
Best post of the thread.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:33 PM   #177
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This thread should be sent to the trucking company . Let them see how the op is enjoying his 15 minutes of irv fame.
I expect the trucking company will be speaking with the driver about taking a risk with the truck and cargo. He was racing a MH to a point where the highway lane ended. Yes the OP should have been courteous and dropped back to give him room to merge.

If the accident would have happend the company could have lost the truck and driver both of whom are revenue threads.

They will likely speak to him about risking their property.
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I understand Lynne. I know how hard it can be to live with the results of other peoples bad decisions.

Part of my job was to inspect and review fatal accident scenes from the highways perspective. It was a task I simply hated. I would attend the scene after all was cleaned up. Most of the carnage and blood had been cleaned up. All that was left was the paint lines showing paths of the vehicles and small bits of debris. Generally I would have several sleepless nights after each review.

I agree with the thread and that the OP should have given way to a stupid driver who took a chance.

I do not understand the vitriolous comments made by many of the posters regarding the OP. If one were to apply the same standard to your accident as some are applying to the OP then Driver A should be taken to task for not seeing Driver C start to move and stopped before the accident occurred. This is very simplistic and does not address all of the contributing factors of which I am sure there are many.

This equates roughly to Driver A being the OP and Driver C being the trucker.

Thank goodness the accident was averted in this thread. I believe the OP will react differently in the future.
Finally someone come up with a good answer and an expert at that. Thank you! You are right I will react different if same in the future if face with same again.

I really didn't know that trucker was going to make that move so close until he did. I did have my eye on him and reacted to it by hitting the brakes and changing lanes after the car on my left passed. I'm glad I avoided too and wouldn't want the job you were doing.
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Many thanks to all who have posted...but after 2 Aministrator Warning posts the personal attacks did not stop (but were removed)...

...so, Thread Closed.

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