Did I do something wrong at this intersection? Video attached.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Don379, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    Owner operator for 5 years now, and truck driver for many years before that. Accident and ticket free except for minor sideswipe that i was declared not at fault. Almost got my hood taken out on Friday. Dash cam is on passenger side split window at top so it has a better angle view than i do in passenger seat. I never saw a turn signal nor did i really look for one. Correct me if im wrong but i thought you were supposed to start executing a merge on to an on ramp in the actual turning lane. Been down this road a million times and this the first i seen this. Not one but 2 trucks. Go easy on me if you feel like i should be more alert looking for turn signals in the other lane. I cant count how many times i see trucks that forgot to turn them off miles down the road.
     
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  3. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    That jerk was trying to turn from the wrong lane . Not your fault.
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Wow. No u did nothing wrong. Did he hit you? The guy litterally jumped the curb to turn . he was the one not paying attention
     
  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    1st time I watched I seen a turn signal. Yes the guy would’ve been at fault had he hit you(assuming he didn’t). I’ve learned to watch out for stuff like that every day….
     
  6. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    ok. yeah but after this stuff happens you still question yourself. he was littlerally inches from me. im just glad he finaly decided after the fact to check his mirrors. Maybe he was to busy watching SWIFT how to make the turn
     
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  7. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    i will be now
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Just another dumb #### that doesn't know how to drive. The usual suspects up here pull that crap all the time its rediculous.
     
  9. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    You did nothing wrong, I'm wondering if he realized too late he had to take the detour? Regardless, the steering wheel holder needs to see a proctologist.
     
  10. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

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    I was taught to run down the right lane then swing wide to keep the trailer in the right lane and keep someone from sneaking in on your right side. A button hook turn I think it may be called. Maybe they don’t teach that in school idk. I would say that would have been on the other driver but I am a nobody
     
  11. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    You were not in the wrong. The other truck crossed a solid white line, violation #1, merged into a lane occupied by another vehicle, violation #2, executed a turn from a non-turning lane, violation #3.

    Having their turn signal on does not give them the right to merge or turn whenever they want to.

    The idiocy we have to deal with every day has become ludicrous.
     
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