Hammerlane Ticket Because of A-Holes

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by RubberDuckie, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. RubberDuckie

    RubberDuckie Light Load Member

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    So, got a $100 Hammerlane ticket yesterday for having to jump in the illegal lane to go around a lovely fellow truck driver that felt like hanging out and blocking up the road, signs stating slower traffic keep right and left lanes are no-go be ######. No courtesy. Officer claims he would have pulled the other truck over instead for impeding traffic. I tell him that would be the first time in 5 years of driving Idve seen State Patrol actually enforce that law for trucks.

    So I officially give 0 f's about courtesy either. I will be sitting in the middle lanes, blocking up fuel lanes with my 30 minute break, not getting over for trucks on the shoulder, not helping you back up into that tight spot. If you're about to hit something, I'm nowhere near my airhorn. I used to be the COMPLETE opposite and would gladly help fellow drivers, but I see courtesy isnt really apart of this culture anymore. Folks seem to literally strive to be aholes to random people for no reason. So I'm joining the party.

    I don't care who criticizes me for it. Save your "you're making it worse" talk. Don't care. Save your snide remarks. Dont care. Hell, you're probably one of the types doing this crap. Just don't expect that Red T680 to move for you. Go around or enjoy the view from behind. And if you ride me I might just see a deer crossing the road and brake for Bambi.
     
  2. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    So you got pulled for being in the wrong and now you're going to take it out on the world. Nice.

    How slow was that driver in the middle lane? Speed limit is not slow, btw. And you can always pass him on the right.
     
  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    What if the 'hole you couldn't get around was once a courteous driver such as yourself, but decided to become such a 'hole after being ticketed for the same reason you were?
     
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  4. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Maybe this will make you feel better. Depending on what you were ticketed for your auto insurance will go up.
    Hmmm.... maybe not
     
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  5. RubberDuckie

    RubberDuckie Light Load Member

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    Yep. In a Pilot Wendys typing this right now while the truck takes a nap in lane 19. 0 f's given and I hope the guy behind me has something to say about it. I'm just joining the Ahole club just like 85% of drivers is all. Don't make me the bad guy or act like this is rare.


     
  6. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Why not join the so called 15% that are not A holes? The industry doesn't need more A holes. You got what you deserved.Just hope the guy behind you isn't more PO'ed than you. See how that starts?
     
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  7. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    What state/interstate did you get a ticket on?
     
  8. SmallPackage

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    Find the printed left lane restriction law from where you were. Most of them are written so that as long as you were passing and not exceeding speed limit you are still legal in that lane. If you are just hanging out than no. Just like middle lane drivers same applys. 99% of Texas is that way anyway. Hardly ever seen it enforced cause traffic is getting way too congested around here.
     
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  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    actually it DOES make you the bad guy. just cuz some other a-hole made you..??? go in the left lane, doesn't make you right in anything you do to "get even" with the world..you apparently really aren't any sort of professional driver, but had always been a mere "steering wheel holder", which you will be for the rest of your life.

    that other driver in that middle lane..??

    he did not MAKE YOU jump out of your lane and into the left.

    1) you were in a hurry

    2) you have/had no patience.

    3) you could have passed him on the right

    4) i feel that by what you had said, you may have sounded off at the trooper. i'll bet dollars to donuts, had you kept your cool he may have just given you a verbal warning.

    5) all steering wheel holders, (like you) please stay to the far right, as you really have no regards for PUBLIC safety nor professionalism
     
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