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RedRollingRoadblock

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Posted: 02/11/19 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ScottG wrote:

In Washington state the only problems are with Canadian truckers. They speed with impunity and drive dangerously.
One time I saw one coming up from quite a distance behind me. I was in the middle lane because the right lane was ending. This guy came roaring up in the right lane, pulled his trailer up beside me and just moved over on me. Had the left lane not been empty (where he should have passed me) we would have all ended up in a bad collision.
Called state patrol, they couldn't care less.

Amen about some of the imported drivers. If I say more...
And I drove trucks for 44+ years basically in the NW.

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I have been run completely off the road a couple of times by truckers. I have had them within 3 feet of my rear bumper many times. I have called in a couple of them to the Highway Patrol.

Make their lives easier by giving them plenty of room when you pass. Use your lights and turn signals to let them know when they can pull in front of you. Move over and get out of the way when you can.

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profdant139 wrote:

one strange texan, it turns out that some of those cars are really in a road race! At least in Southern Calif., young guys in souped-up hot rods (can you tell I am really old?) sometimes engage in actual races on the freeways. I don't know if money is involved, or if it is just bragging rights. But they meet up on social media, arrange a starting and ending point, and they're off, zooming through traffic at 90 to 100 mph.

I am not making this up -- I have seen it many times with my own eyes, and law enforcement is well aware of this phenomenon. I could be wrong, but some of this was inspired by the Fast and Furious series of movies. (I did not see those films, so I may have my facts wrong.)

I hope this "sport" will not spread to other parts of the country.

You can see them coming in your rear view mirror. When I do see them, I slow down a little to leave a gap for them to get through, so that they do not clip my front fenders as they whiz across the lanes of the freeway.

Usually, there are just two cars involved. Sometimes three or four. They look like they are playing tag, but it's a race. They will zig zag across three or four lanes of traffic at a time.


We saw some of that on I-95 in Florida when I was driving my Honda CRV.


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ppine wrote:

I have been run completely off the road a couple of times by truckers. I have had them within 3 feet of my rear bumper many times. I have called in a couple of them to the Highway Patrol.

Make their lives easier by giving them plenty of room when you pass. Use your lights and turn signals to let them know when they can pull in front of you. Move over and get out of the way when you can.


For the most part we have experienced most truck drivers to be courteous and helpful to our pokey motorhome and toad.

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Just be aware when a trucker turns on his signal light he is NOT asking permission to change lanes, he is telling what is going to happen immediately!


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Not so many problems with trucks. Its the buses. Not school busses but rather transit buses, tour busses. Excessive speed, unsafe lane changes, cutting off, failure to yield, failure to signal. Have come to just hate being around them and always expect them to do something stupid. Anyone else?


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