Are They Teaching This In School Now?

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  1. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Just a Random Rant about trucks "Holding you Back".Ok ,so More so lately , Notice trucks "struggle" to pass(kinda want you to work with them , have a short relationship for 2 minutes while try to pass)? Then after you babysit em ( because they have a line of cars behind them). They "Drop Down" 3 or 4 mph. "Hold You Back". Just wondered if where they get this mentality
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Because their cruise is set .5 mph faster than you're going but they get an extra 2 mph on the pedal, then they think they got to slow down to let all the cars pass they've been blocking for 4 miles.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    I give them 1 mile to try and pass, if no traffic I let them get even with me then up the cruise 2-3 mph and don’t let them get in front and slow me down.
     
  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Same here. I'm not going to let any of these guys with governed trucks include me in their traffic impeding. If you cannot pass me within a mile or less you dont need to be in front of me.
     
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  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I figure run 75 down the interstate and they can't pass you.
     
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  7. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Braindeads.

    Ever notice how people in cars do it? They pass you going 10 mph faster than you and as soon as they get in front of you they lose mental focus. So you have to jump back out to pass them and as soon as it dawns on them, they pick back up speed until you get back behind them.

    Sure sign of mental weakness.
     
  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    I do it because I can’t stand tailgating you anymore and you are in my way. Just get outa my man just get outa my way.
    Sarcasm brought to you by the world council of the me society. Lol!
     
  9. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    When someone pulls in front of me too close for my radar system, the truck automatically, and I can't override it, slows down until a much increased following distance is achieved. So, I pass a truck going slower than me, cars end up behind me, once I move back over, cars start to pass me but cut in front of me too closely and my truck slows down. Driver behind me gets pissed because I passed him and then slowed down. Eventually, once the cars passing me get far enough ahead of me, my truck will resume my previously faster speed.
    So, trucker I just passed, I am sorry I passed you and then temporarily slowed down. Please just have a minute or two of patience and my speed will pick back up.
     
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  10. Truckermania

    Truckermania Heavy Load Member

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    This is exactly correct and also why when I do pass I turn off the cruise and use the pedal until after I pass. Keeps you from fighting with the cruise control radar while passing.
     
  11. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    RUN EM' OFF THE ROAD! Lousy Commies.....o_O
     
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