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Old 06-19-2016, 09:06 PM   #15
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I think your sign will probably encourage some to move on and perhaps educate a few more. But nothing helps with ignorant me first drivers, they will of course assume the sign was meant for others.

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Old 06-19-2016, 09:15 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mike brez View Post
Yep, not going to do a thing.

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Old 06-19-2016, 09:42 PM   #17
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Your signs sure can't hurt anything, and if it prevents one crash they were well worth your time and money.
Running alongside any other vehicle is increasing the chance of a crash, especially a semi-truck. I watched a car get wrecked when a semi's trailer tire blew and the rubber hit the car.

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Turn on your signal light and start to merge in that direction. May work but there will always be one who will dare you.

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While visiting a Army buddy there, he said the rule is: everything in front of the driver door is his responsibility, everything behind drivers door is the other persons responsibility. Seemed to work quite well in their heavy traffic.
I never did trust it though.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #18
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Some very entertaining responses here. I gotta agree with all. My 16 year old granddaughter is getting her driver's license this very day. I've never driven with her. Can tell you that she never had Driver's Ed in school like I did. She sure never had the hours behind the wheel with a professional instructor like I did through my high school or I paid for with her Mom. She has had 3 such paid lessons. Apparently that is all Cal requires. Most of her experience is with her Dad coaching her. Nice guy but I'm told he drives like a maniac. What I have stressed with her is that she needs to keep her hands off that **** iPhone that is glued to her (her dad constantly texts while driving), to be constantly vigilant, looking for the stupidest thing the other drivers could do, & be ready if they do it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:08 PM   #19
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About all I notice during my daily excursions on the highways are "Vehicle in Tow" signs on the back. That should suffice.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:15 PM   #20
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Well first of all, its your responsibility to make sure a lane is clear before you move over, no matter what the other driver is doing. Your lane is yours and his lane is his. If he won't go forward then just slow down and let him go. He's probably on the phone anyway and not even reading road signs.
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Hmm, why is it he that is riding along side of you rather than you riding along side of he?
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Too many big words. They won't be able to understand what you're trying to tell them.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:51 PM   #23
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For a sign try, "WARNING this vehicle may merge left at any time, without warning!"
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:53 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by pilotspike View Post
Hmm, why is it he that is riding along side of you rather than you riding along side of he?
My rule of thumb is, if I'm in the right lane and they are in the left, they are driving beside me, left lane is for passing not for loitering.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #25
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good idea, I hate when someone pokes along beside me for miles.
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i like this. it does remind the parallel drivers to move out, and looking cool, too...
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Our previous MH was a little Toyota Sunrader with a pitiful 4 cylinder 22re engine. We were slow and people used to tailgate us and pass VERY aggressively.

So I put a sign on the back that said, essentially, We know we're slow - tailgating doesn't help, please pass with care.

It really, really helped. People were much less likely to tailgate or try aggressive passing maneuvers.

Some bad drivers are awful people and there's nothing to be done with them but many people are just distracted, impatient or unobservant.
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We were driving on the 205 bridge northbound over the Columbia River yesterday and a truck pulled one lane over to the left. My wife thought it was strange until I told her I bet he knew that a few miles ahead the lanes eventually go from four to two and he wanted to move while it was easy. I try and anticipate like that, too.

As far as signs, I always liked the one on the back of the toad that said: I'm pushing as fast as I can! But, I'm not really sure if signs make any difference at all.

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