Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2023, 04:08 PM   #71
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 22,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Not according to the California Vehicle Code:




Lane changes have been legally identified as "turning right or left"...
Read what you quoted, applies to left and right turns, not lane changes on interstates!
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-24-2023, 04:17 PM   #72
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Erie PA
Posts: 34
Call 911 and report them for their reckless operation.
__________________
SwiftBoat Driver
SwiftBoat Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:02 PM   #73
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Show Low Az
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Not according to the California Vehicle Code:




Lane changes have been legally identified as "turning right or left"...
60 mph equals 88 fps.
Sunnyjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:03 PM   #74
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 85
We also just got back from Aztec R V resort in Ft. Lauderdale. Drivers in Florida donít use turn signals and race from traffic signal to traffic signal and wow the traffic is heavy. You really have to keep your eyes open and moving from front of vehicle to rear view mirrors at least they donít shoot at you like some states.
Chuckge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:16 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 289
Stay the Course...Just Do You!
BOSTONBERNIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:20 PM   #76
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1,243
I always try to remember that I don't know why someone may be driving aggressively. Perhaps they are drunk, or perhaps they are angry, or perhaps they are in the middle of some serious emergency and trying to get to a hospital to save someone's life.

I just don't know so I try to let them have their way. No one wants to be behind an RV, especially if the RV is pulling a TOAD, so many are just trying to shorten their trip but given that I don't know why they are driving like that I just try to keep calm and carry on ...

And if there is a long line behind me I always try to pull over and let them pass. provided that there is a safe place for me to do that.
__________________
2020 Regency Ultra Brougham, Island Bed Model
2022 Jeep Wranger 2 door Sport S toad
Roadmaster baseplate and tow bar
AJMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:41 PM   #77
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyqk View Post
Im about as defensive as a driver could be!!!!


Your making a lane change and a moron speeds up
What can you do???
If you have your signal on and have plenty of space, hasten your lane change
jbayone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:42 PM   #78
Member
 
MKwilli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Posts: 89
I hear you here! Just don't freak when they merge right to left. Keep your speed steady and remember you are the bigger threat.
__________________
2019 Van Leigh Vilano FB369
2017 F450
Always in the Dawg Haus
MKwilli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 06:13 PM   #79
Junior Member
 
kruckelr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Posts: 8
i have great insurance. Let them try, it would not be the first time
kruckelr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 06:38 PM   #80
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 142
Three thoughts about this from my experience:
1) from the international rules for prevention of collisions at sea (COLREGS): everyone is responsible for preventing collisions. Stated another way, drive defensively.
2) from my motorcycle safety courses, always ride defensively. Since on a motorcycle you WILL ALWAYS lose, do what is necessary to avoid a collision. Also, Always assume the other driver doesnít see you. I know that seems silly for a large RV, but itís never a bad assumption.
3) as others have said, it is far too easy to obtain a driverís license, which results in a lot of poor drivers on the roads. As someone said earlier, you canít fix stupid.

Worst place for aggressive driving Iíve lived is Boston. Itís a competitive sport, you get points for cutting people off. The word ďmergeĒ isnít in the dictionary there.
__________________
2020 Tiffin Phaeton 37BH
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
oldenavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 07:48 PM   #81
Senior Member
 
baraff's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 2,584
I just assume everyone is drunk, on drugs or homicidal. Even the little old lady in the '83 Buick Electra. They're all insane and I stay as far away as possible.
__________________
Burns & Diane
2005 Winnebago Aspect 26A/2012 Subaru Impreza toad
Illinois! - Where the politicians make the license plates......
baraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 09:11 PM   #82
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 195
^ correct!
mickeybitsko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2023, 07:24 AM   #83
Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 91
YUP

Quote:
Originally Posted by sploke View Post
There's no controlling other drivers, so you might as well toss that line of thinking out the window. Control what you can, which is being hyper-aware of your surroundings especially during lane changes, being clear and deliberate with your actions (using signals, committing to lane changes, etc), and driving defensively and being aware that people will always do a stupid thing while driving, so prepare yourself accordingly. About the worst thing you can do is try to "out-aggressive" an aggressive driver because there's really no good end to that situation.
I95 up near Jaxs can be insane. When i lived there I would routinely check the map to see if the big red line was in the way!! even though I knew my route.
also motorcycles drive insane,
As for driving. know your routes and plan well ahead for the right lane. Typically if you have the signal on and inch overa bit there is someone that has experience enough to allow you over. Again the motorcycles or sports cars that will still try to cut into that area.
Since I also live in Ecuador I often just pretend I am driving there...then it doesnt seem so bad!! JAHAJAHAHA
Ecuador Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2023, 07:49 AM   #84
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 124
We can drive as relaxed as possible


When there is plenty of space to do a lane change and you are in the process half way and a driver continues to accelerate on the lane you are merging to


How can we make this less?????
cyqk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
vent



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
While changing lane camera johnnyreno Entegra Owner's Forum 4 02-09-2014 05:17 PM
Hills or 2-lane and Wind or 2-lane? TXBart Class A Motorhome Discussions 29 03-26-2013 12:32 PM
Preventing freezing max49 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 25 12-09-2008 11:12 AM
Preventing loss of 12V to coach Shellback1 Damon 4 08-04-2008 04:51 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.