Dealing with IDIOT 4 wheelers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by 379exhd, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

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    Did you tell that same Trooper that consuming Kripsy Kremes while in "Hot Pursuit" is "Distracted Driving"?

    Don't laugh....I see this quite a bit..........
     
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  3. VisionLogistics

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    I got a speeding ticket on I-40 in New Mexico awhile back... while the trooper was writing me up he handed me his pen to sign the citation. After I gave it back, I pulled out a small bottle of hand sanitizer and told him I didn't want to catch swine flu. He wasn't amused.
     
  4. DozerCowboy

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    We really don't have a problem with how you drive and chose to be safe, but it seems that you however do have a problem with how we chose to be safe. If you wanna go 62mph, thats fine, but if your gonna go that slow you might as well do it in the RIGHT lane because your going no faster than the people merging on to the freeway and therefore won't be in anyones way. The fact that you feel you should slow to under the limit and drive where you want is a blatant disregard for the LAW... " Slower traffic keep RIGHT" and YOU are the reason TRAFFIC is so messed up in the metro areas because YOU won't move and you feel it's your GOD given right to be there puddling along at 59mph in the middle because your going soooo much faster than the merging traffic. Follow the LAW, Slower traffic keep RIGHT, and everything else will fall into place. And as for the LEFT lane deal, I jumped into the left lane to avoid a car that jumped in front of me and stopped while i was going downhill and as soon as i got back over GA DOT pulled me over to ascertain why i was in that lane and told me He knows its a PAIN but we can't be in that lane for ANY reason.... i explained i had nowhere to go but left.... he didnt write me and he let me go, but i learned my lesson about that HIGH DOLLAR LANE that day!!
     
  5. AZS

    AZS Honk if anything falls off

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    Didn't read previous responses so I'm sure someone said something similar but it's all in your mindset, expect to be cut off, expect to not be let in and above all, do not take it personally.
     
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  6. Working Class Patriot

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    I have to admit there are times when it becomes fun getting pulled.....
    One Spring I was running W/B on 80 through Winnemucca when I see this trooper sitting in the center by the T/S.....20 seconds later I see the lights and pull over......

    He wanted to give me an L1....I think he was bored....He told me he "Just had to pull me over because the corner of my tarp was flapping..."

    Anyway....Since it was Spring....I started to talk about fishing.....30 minutes later...I took off and he forgot to give me the L1........:biggrin_2559:
     
  7. MasterHouseholdMover

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    I hate to put a damper on the party, but there are plenty fat useless freight drivers that are just as guilty as 4wheel drivers when it comes to driving stupid and or aggressive. Its about being professional, having self control and not getting caught up in the moment. Easier said then done, but its done by the pros
     
  8. Working Class Patriot

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    I know you ain't talking about 'Bedders.......
    Most of us aren't "Fat"....Let alone "Useless"......:biggrin_25522:
     
  9. MasterHouseholdMover

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    I'll be the first one to turn my nose up at a Mayflower or United driver, but I wont cut off the guy or play games
     
  10. 900,000-tons-of-steel

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    I've heard of some trucks getting better mileage at slightly higher speeds than some of the lower speeds but I've never encountered one.

    We've all had the road clowns aggravate us at one time or another. It's how we deal with it that separates us from the rest. Drive on driver, be safe.
     
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  11. 900,000-tons-of-steel

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    Q: How do you figure I have a problem with how another driver chooses to be safe?
    A: By assuming I drive that speed in another lane other than the right. YOUR mistake, driver.
     
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