Lane Violation in The Gorge (I40 NC)

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by racemaxx24, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Heavy Load Member

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    it's the oldest rule in trucking anybody going slower than you Is an ahole anybody going faster than you is a moron
     
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  2. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Medium Load Member

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    About the 18ish WB, got back over just prior to the accident investigation pulloff I never go by while out in the left lane. It was nearly dark but had a few trucks out with me and got too comfortable, he was rolling somewhere behind me
     
  3. Broke Down 69

    Broke Down 69 Road Train Member

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    You can talk to all the lawyers you want, you're going to pay that ticket. The NCHP pays very close attention to trucks through there and add sizable amounts of funding to the state coffers from impatient truckers. The so called accident investigation sites are really just cutouts for them to set and watch for contributors. When snow and ice hit that stretch the left lane is as treacherous as it could possibly be due to the barrier and often stays iced up in spots for long periods. Inexperienced drivers driving gutted automatics are a serious pain in the arse through there, but it's what it is.

    Pay up, move on and stay in the very clearly marked lanes.
     
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  4. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    It's an hour farther if your route is on 40. I've done it plenty when the slides forced me to.
     
  5. nikmirbre

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  6. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    The only reasonable places to try to pass in the gorge going west are from the 11 to the tunnel.. (after you clear the rest area), and after you come out of the second tunnel to the state line.

    You still take a chance.
    If you do it.. accept the risk.
    The points are hefty. The last I heard it was like 3 or 4 points. I could be wrong, but you'll soon find out.
    Haywood county generally will NOT even listen to any motion to dismiss, or plea a charge in that 20mile stretch.
     
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  7. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    Last I heard it's like $400ish
     
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  8. Broke Down 69

    Broke Down 69 Road Train Member

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    And that right there is the gold plated gospel truth.
     
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  9. nikmirbre

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    Ok thanks!
     
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