How do you signal the driver of the vehicle in front of you to let him/her know that

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by tigercrawl, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. tigercrawl

    tigercrawl Bobtail Member

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    How do you signal the driver of the vehicle in front of you to let him/her know that the lights of his/her vehicle are not working? After honking or flashing your headlights, what gestures you will do?
     
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  3. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

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    Nothing if they don't respond on the cb. because they shoulda checked them before they left with the trailer. Lots of drivers just don't give a ####.
     
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  4. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    Pretty much what he said, if someone doesn't have a CB it pretty much says they don't care, so at that point it's on them.
     
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  5. tigercrawl

    tigercrawl Bobtail Member

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    I think most vehicles do not have a CB. Is there any gesture you can use that will convey your message?
     
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  6. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    a cb is or should be mandatory in my view, i wouldn't leave home without drivers license same with cb. If thy don't answer then it shows they really don't care in my view. I have called the company of a few that didn't have any lights at all on there trl, and said you have trl# such and such on this highway and mile marker so&so and the reason for my call and leave it at that
     
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  7. tigercrawl

    tigercrawl Bobtail Member

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    I think most private cars do not have a cb, am I right?
     
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  8. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    true about the 4 wheelers, but i was commenting on commercial vehicles
     
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    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    On the day that you are successful in making it mandatory, be sure to enforce the anti sales laws on the books to stop business advertising, shut off the I do not have panties on and the other ridiculous childish activity on it anymore.

    Social talking should be moved off 19 and then only important stuff.

    Next you will dictate that if they are on another channel, they will have to have another radio tuned to 19.
     
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  10. Razor3

    Razor3 Light Load Member

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    Maybe implementing the technician exam for amateur radio would be a better option. Just have it attached to the CDL during the permit phase.
    Really.
    Way more frequencies to choose from, much cleaner sound, a few rules to keep the airwaves from becoming like the CB band.
     
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    pcfreak Heavy Load Member

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    I've tried to let others know they have something wrong with their truck, locked brakes, lights, whatever. Nobody ever responded so to hell with it.

    I don't say anything these days.

    Just feels like a waste of breath.
     
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