Motorist Picks Wrong Time For Attempted Pass-Teenager Killed

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  2. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Heavy Load Member

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    They should charge motorist with the innocent drivers death . Also I would’ve said picture was photo shopped if it wasn’t a serious article.
     
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    They need to do more teaching on what amount of time you save or don’t save by running fast or passing

    How many times have we blown by grandma only to see her 2 cars ahead of us at the light?

    I watched another semi truck pass many cars on some 2 lane road in Florida
    Almost got hit just as many times and this went on for about 45 minutes or more

    When I got to the on-ramp in Wildwood he was directly in front of me so he gained nothing
     
  4. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    But speed limiters.......
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The motorists tells the story how all of these other drivers wouldn't let me pass when I wanted. They wouldn't take responsibility for their own shadow.
     
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    These people are just idiots. I run about 70% 2 lane roads and nearly every day I'll get a car behind me that will pass up making his move on 5 or more good straightaways with no one coming the other way. Then decide to pass on a blind curve or right before topping a hill. And it won't get any better.
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Car driver definitely needs to be charged.

    This one comes up on occasion - keeping following distance in a 4 wheeler.

    One I'm thinking of was 54 in KS - car following a truck closely, truck swerved to avoid oncoming vehicle out of it's lane, vehicle missed truck , but nailed the car.

    Not enough reaction time or ability.
     
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  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Been in a few over the years were the car coming at me was still halfway in my lane when it passed me close enough to feel the the vibration of being that close. It’s nice to have shoulders in those cases. Last one was a couple months ago an hr or so before sun up. Pitch black on a straight away making his own lane. Real stupid for that guy.
     
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