Is Driving like this any safe?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Simonpete, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Didn't a certain President once say "If it feels good, do it"? Well, he did what felt good, with an intern, and got his fingers smacked, and impeached.

    Get a new co-driver. Fast
     
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  3. tallguy66

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  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I think the Trainers a little bit confused. Only one way to find the limit, push it till it rolls over. Then he’ll know for sure. Giving it a little fuel before a curve and maintaining it will help keep it right side up. Centrifugal force. Speeding through a tight curve is asking for a rollover. Slow down before a curve. Applies especially on slick roads. Good habit to practice year round. Then a little fuel into the curve if wanted. That’s the theory anyway. Just be careful. I see those Experts in the ditch all the time.
     
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  5. JustCallMeDriver

    JustCallMeDriver Light Load Member

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    No, it was Montana I-10
     
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  6. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Is that the same guy who was hitting cars on i76 in Co. yesterday?
    I came through a single car wreck. Then a freeway sign said wreck ahead. Another?
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  7. BigBob410

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    If you see this truck being driven in a safe and courteous manner, call 911! It’s been stolen!!
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    This happened about twelve years ago but the lessons it teaches are timeless.

     
  9. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Just wait til you get to a truck stop, he’ll hit someone and try and blame you.
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Oh those were painful to watch!
     
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  11. Happily Retired

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    Okay, I'm a bit leery on this, as what mega company has trucks that do "70-85" mph? I do think the driver is driving erratically, and must be reported. Due to the fact, new trucks have so many modern features, it's very easy to forget you are operating a 40 ton vehicle, until it's too late. It's one reason I'd NEVER co-drive with ANYONE. You've got enough training, probably more than most with that schmuck, and go it alone, really, you're life, and others may depend on it.
     
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