Another bone head on rt20

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    It happened yet again. Some jerk tailgating me going down the hill, when we started the up grade ####### started to pass me. Instead of continuing to hammer down I applied brakes and ####### got around me. A car was on the incoming lane and had to go to the shoulder. I blew my air horn at this clown. I had to apply brakes going up hill forcing me to back down from a hill. I was not one bit happy about it, but I learned from the last time and the yelling at I got on this forum. Had there been an accident I would have been in no way to blame for it. I really don't want to be involved in such b.s.. It's not worth it. I really wished idiots would stop doing the idiotic things they are doing. I have to be better then them.

    This time it was not a commercial vehicle but a large dually pickup pulling a trailer with a skid steer.

    What a dummy, but be better then him.
     
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  2. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    They know im heavy and am going to be slowing down. No excuse for their behavior, but im not going to act as dumb as they are acting.
     
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  3. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    They are everywhere now, more than ever. Be safe. Me first syndrome.
     
  4. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Light Load Member

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    Always be aware that the biggest idiots out on the road with you will be in a pickup pulling ANYTHING. Double idiot if the trailer has anything on it with the words "Harley Davidson". Any pickup pulling a trailer longer than the pickup will pass you and come back over 20' off your hood.

    Best preventative thing to do is back off and let Monkey Boy get away from you
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Sometimes the hardest part of this job is seeing how very little justice there seems to be for the people that cause or almost cause crashes while other people are excellent and get in trouble for ridiculous insignificant things.

    It's better to back off and let them idiots go kill themselves somewhere else than right here, right now. The standard in trucking isn't just are you at fault or not, but did YOU do EVERYTHING to prevent being involved on someone else's reckless stunt? People suck
     
  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Pickups don't bother me.
    Harleys don't bother me.
    Trailers don't bother me.
    Any combination of the three, don't bother me.
    Now let me get behind some little mickey mouse car with a bike rack on it, 99% chance they are gong to do something stupid before I can get around.
     
  7. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Or a kayak, or a canoe. Matter of fact, most water craft.
     
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