Incredible

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by fuzzeymateo, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. fuzzeymateo

    fuzzeymateo Heavy Load Member

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  3. aduiepyle

    aduiepyle Light Load Member

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    Oh well trucks and cars always pull out in front of each others nd don't care about how fast you are going nd what you gonna do, that's just sad nd why he didn't move over or slow down by having many years experiences you can read the mind of anyone on the road nd be ready.
     
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  4. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Never trust anyone on the shoulder ... Every day you see people flying by disabled vehicles or stopped vehicles who may be distracted and just pull out in front of you ... RIP driver hopefully the 2nd driver pulls thru
     
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  5. Knucklehead619

    Knucklehead619 Medium Load Member

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    I got detoured through beautiful downtown Willcox last night (at 30mph) because of this wreck. I hate to see anyone get killed... I also hate losing hours because some genius made a foolish mistake.
     
  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Wonder if driver #1 had a real emergency, or if he had just stopped to check a message dispatch had just sent on his qualcomm? Did he feel pressured to get moving again quickly because an e-log was keeping close tabs on his 14, and in that haste failed to wait until he had adequate space to safely re-enter the travel lanes? Or was it solely a major case of "head-up-the-keesteritis"?

    Sure it was a dumb move...but if that stupid computer had anything to do with the wreck, it would be an important detail to have, especially when the widow/family of the deceased files a lawsuit against the other driver and his carrier. If the reason he was on the shoulder was related to any company policies regarding prompt responses to messages, or the reason he was so impatient exiting the shoulder was pressure due to unforgiving e-logs, then the company's liability for the wreck should go through the roof.
     
  7. Criminey Jade

    Criminey Jade Road Train Member

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    How come people merging from the shoulder can't use mirrors? I do my best to move over (or at least hug the lines) if I am coming up on a vehicle on the shoulder, but I've had to get creative once or twice when people are only up to 15-20 MPH and they start moving left. If you're doing 20 MPH and traffic behind you is moving 65, chances are good you won't be going much faster before they catch up to you.
     
  8. gpsman

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    You can say that ~9.5M times per year... all of 'em "accidents".

    Motor vehicle operation remains the sole practice where you can habitually ignore your education and training, violate all the rules, whip every grain of common sense into submission, and still be great at it.
     
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  9. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    ...fixed it for ya. Doing all that and getting away with it only means you are LUCKY, not GREAT. Eventually, your luck runs out and you either LEARN from it, IGNORE the lesson and continue thinking you're a great driver, or you're dead and it no longer matters. I've known several people who THOUGHT they were excellent drivers, but they were on their 5th or 6th car (all of the previous ones at the scrap yard following wrecks they had), their 2nd or 3rd license suspension due to speeding and other moving violations, and nobody ever wanted to climb into the vehicle if they were driving...just 'cuz ya think it, don't mean it's true. There are more than a few with an inflated self image, and I blame the "everybody is a winner" crowd for that....doesn't matter if your team sucks and you don't win a game all season, because they don't keep score and EVERYBODY gets a trophy so nobody feels "bad". Screw that. If a kid is bad at something, he needs to know it, and either find something else he's good at or put in the hard work and determination to improve his skills. Telling a loser he's not a loser just to make sure his feelings aren't hurt only sets him up for failure later on. Sure, some folks are REALLY lucky, and sure, some days it MIGHT be better to be lucky than good...but I'd take "good with an occasional dose of luck" over "obliviously lucky" any day.
     
  10. fuzzeymateo

    fuzzeymateo Heavy Load Member

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    You are right to move over, in fact, it's the law in AZ however; I would say that 90% of vehicles that stop on the shoulder have absolutely no reason to do so.. Shoulders are extremely dangerous and if you must stop, look for a ramp or somewhere to get you away from the flow of traffic.. I can't understand how people are so naive to think that stopping 5 ft from 80mph traffic is a safe thing to do.
     
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  11. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Lots of people just pull out from wherever whenever they are ready to go without looking or caring. Time to leave the fuel island? just go. Don't bother looking when coming out of the rest area, it will just slow you down if you have to wait for some one, it's better to make them move over. Your green arrow means nothing to me and my Road Zombie skills.
     
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