Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Badmon, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

    798
    1,549
    Dec 15, 2018
    0
    The vast majority of people live in the states where they pass school buses that have red lights flashing, too. This is why, on 2 lane roads, I'll angle the truck across both lanes when I'm behind one that is stopped.
     
  2. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

    8,108
    113,170
    Jan 1, 2010
    Ohio
    0
    I can’t say that I see many people passing school buses around here. I can’t honestly say I can remember the last time I saw it. “The vast majority” is definitely not accurate.
     
    stwik Thanks this.
  3. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Medium Load Member

    577
    2,621
    Apr 24, 2011
    Central FL
    0
    That truck wanted to get in front of other truck at any cost. In a hurry and the other truck is governed at 1mph less than him. And he thought the cop would help him pass him. But the other truck was stubborn as well

    That’s what happened
     
  4. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

    798
    1,549
    Dec 15, 2018
    0
    Reread my comment. Not the vast majority pass stopped buses, but live in states where it is illegal. Yet, the passing still happens. I've seen it often enough that I block both lanes now when I'm behind one.
     
    D.Tibbitt and cke Thank this.
  5. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

    335
    646
    Dec 16, 2011
    S W Missouri
    0
    I don't see what the fuss is all about. That video is over 2 years old!
     
    buddyd157 and 12 ga Thank this.
  6. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    5,523
    16,540
    May 16, 2012
    Calgary
    0
    And for good reason too. I have no idea if the emergency responder is going to turn into a side street, approach or driveway on my side of the road.
     
  7. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    5,523
    16,540
    May 16, 2012
    Calgary
    0
    He's got it... on video. :)
     
    D.Tibbitt Thanks this.
  8. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

    3,124
    6,178
    Sep 20, 2014
    0
    I don't care if the guy is a cop, the laws of physics still apply to him and there's no excuse for driving in the dangerous way he was driving.
     
    PoleCrusher and ZVar Thank this.
  9. Lyle H

    Lyle H Medium Load Member

    603
    926
    Apr 16, 2014
    0
    Just to be clear, are you saying the cop was driving dangerously?
     
  10. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

    3,124
    6,178
    Sep 20, 2014
    0
    Yes. Tailgating that closely is an unsafe driving practice, nor is it necessary to get the attention of the vehicles in front of him. Furthermore, if they failed to notice him as he came up behind them, getting that close, especially to the flatbed, makes him less noticeable, not more.
     
    PoleCrusher and HoneyBadger67 Thank this.
  • Draft saved Draft deleted