Dart Driver Confused by GPS

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  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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  3. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Ok,
    So Swift is passing you in the right lane, so apparently your in the wrong lane of travel... Keep right pass left.... What else am I looking at?

    Your like 0-3 with your videos...
     
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    tinytim Road Train Member

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    At least he signaled. :|

    So what's the lesson here?
     
  5. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    After watching it again, right at the beginning the road has "merge with an arrow" painted... How come you waited until the last second to get over when no other vehicle in sight on the video? Was a vehicle out of the cameras view on your left?
     
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  6. americanmadetrucker

    americanmadetrucker Logistical Engineer

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    I'm missing it too.
     
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  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    If you noticed, 1 mile ahead the freeway splits I-40 left two lanes and I-55 right two lanes.

    But the video isn't about Swift anyway, it is Dart, a major clue might be in the title of the thread.... 0-3 for catching clues there friend.
     
  8. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    It's right in the title-- Dart got over in the I-40 lanes, then the I-55 lanes then tried to come back to the I-40 lanes obviously following his GPS so closely he wasn't even aware what was in his mirrors.
     
  9. HalpinUout

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    That happens daily... He noticed you there and shut his signal off and didn't attempt to make a lane... What's the big deal? He wanted to but didn't...
     
  10. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    That's an advanced truck driving technique called "Blocking". Hug the white fog line while merging over similar to making a right turn at a light, use the trailer to 'block' the lane from eager 4 wheelers from sneaking into the kill spot, I mean blind spot.
     
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    The big deal is what we've been talking about on these forums for years,-- GPS can get a driver in trouble. In this case this guy almost caused a major wreck because he was lost.
     
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