Had my first minor accident today

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveScott, May 13, 2021.

  1. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Ehh i wouldn't read that much into it. Im fairly sure it was sarcasm. Besides we have ALL had that daydream about just flooring it and playing 18 wheeled battering ram.....or having force powers/god powers to slap or pinch cars off the road. Especially when someone is being a moron.
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I have had thoughts of mounting a rocket launcher behind the grill, just so I could, well...


    But these days, I think a paintball gun would be nice.
    Easier to mount, and many more shots available.
    The perps would live, and have a real mess to clean up.

    I would love splattering the back end of every car or truck that cuts in front of me doing 1 mph faster.
     
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  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    When i first started driving, my trainer was an O/O who had run an airline from the seat to a paintball gun. He twice used it to splatter the back of trucks who took their 30 min in the fuel island. Think he put 150 paintballs into the back of one trucker who had gone inside to take a shower and block the only open pump with def in north platte, NE. The driver never even noticed.
     
  5. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Heavy Load Member

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    It’s called Sarcasm, doing PITT maneuver in a car is dangerous even when properly trained, ( which I am) probably deadly in a big rig
     
  6. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    Well I got a call from a guy claiming to be the driver this morning. I knew right away it wasn't the same guy because the caller had only a very slight accent, where as the driver that hit me could barely string a sentence together. My guess is that the driver that hit me wasn't licensed and was carrying the owner's temporary license around conveniently without a picture so he could move freight. When I asked the caller why his English had improved so much from yesterday, he quickly changed the subject and offered full restitution in the mail today in cash. I just want to be done with it, but I told him if it's not in my mail box on Monday, I'll have the CHP do a little investigating into exactly who was driving the truck that hit me. He agreed and promised it would be there.

    Now I'm wondering if I stumbled onto some kind of scam. A licensed driver tells the DMV that he lost his license and gets a temporary, then he lets his friends use it to drive. The temps are good for several weeks at a time.
     
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I'd nail his ### to the wall. Far too many idiots around. Need to thin the herd some.
     
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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Its actually low believe it or not.
     
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  9. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    Many years ago when I lived in Germany, my friends and I came up with what we thought would help. We called them a--hole darts. You know them suction darts and guns that kids have? Well, have something like those with little a--hole flags on them. When some a--hole is being an idiot driving, just shoot a dart at his car. It sticks and unfurles a little a--hole flag. So, you see a car coming up to you with a bunch of a--hole flags on it, you at least have a warning about it. Since we were in Germany, land of the autobahn, we even thought of an a--hole bazooka that would shoot a bigger flag for those high speed idiots zinging down the autobahn at high speeds.
    Naturally, it was tongue in cheek and not a reality based idea. But, it was still a good idea!!
     
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  10. Flint1

    Flint1 Medium Load Member

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    The difference between having your 1st "accident " and not was letting stupid sneak up on you. If anything went wrong stupid would have forced you into incoming traffic.
    Trick is to hold your place on the road assertively to discourage this level of stupid. But when stupid makes the choice, I'd rather back off, let em go, and arrive 2 min behind him accident free.
     
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  11. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    You should make a report regardless. One less idiot running a Truck.
     
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