Dart Driver Confused by GPS

Discussion in 'Trucker Videos' started by scottied67, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    LOL!!!! On your 3 videos that you've posted, I have yet to see any form of advanced techniques performed by you.

    I am waiting though...

    You got me excited this morning when I woke up to see you had tagged me on a post, I thought it was going to finally be one I could agree with you on... That's not the case...
     
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  3. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Major wreck, c'mon.... Everyone on this site has done what that driver did at least one time, at least.
     
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  4. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Not so sure GPS had anything to do with it. Definitely not paying proper attention though.

    Approaching a split, Dart has already made a couple of lane changes indicating he might not be sure where he needs to be. What's the lesson here?
     
  5. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    So Dart messed up and got in the wrong lane, you noticed it too, but didn't slow down or move left for him BECAUSE you were reaching up to your camera to save the video,
     
  6. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    And @scottied67 how do you know he was following his gps? Is that an assumption?
     
  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    #1 why would I move left for him, I am no mind reader, he chose his lane pretty forthrightly for I-55 South.

    #2I am in the correct lane for I-40 East

    #3 there was a car to my left, I had no 'out' in this situation when Dart decided too late that he was in the wrong lane for the freeway that he wanted.

    #4 I didn't reach up to save the video lol, it records 24/7 and loops/saves 20 3 minute videos then records over them 3 minute vids at a time.
     
  8. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Well he for sure wasn't following his hand written trip plan that any professional driver writes out before getting in the saddle I'll say that. For all I know he had his atlas spread out on the steering wheel trying to figure out which way to go.
     
  9. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Scottie..Scottie... Out there trying to capture accidents on cam...one day you will and your video stunts are gonna get you into a bad wreck.
     
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  10. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Yep, Dart was too late and had he kept coming over he would be completely at fault.

    Traffic was pretty light. Dart has shown signs of not being sure what lane he needs. Why not ease up a touch until you get past the split? Not trying to give you a hard time, just saying I would have considered his dumb ### move as a something that might happen and stayed back a touch until I got past the split. Patience and space.

    Maybe I'm too paranoid as a driver but I have very few close calls.
     
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  11. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    It is an advanced technique because think about it, would you rather have a 4 wheeler race up your blind side to get ahead or have them race up your sight side? I hold the fog line as long as possible before getting over to prevent, or block the stupids from committing stupidery.
     
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