OMG Panic time!!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Cyneca, May 15, 2012.

  1. Smaggs

    Smaggs Pie Crust

    Apr 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    250,000 miles in 12 years? woah!

    Sorry to hear of the injury and loss of the truck, but drivers all need to learn to not overdrive their headlights!
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  3. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Columbia, SC area
    Two words.

    "Accident reconstructionist"

    If the events ocurred as the OP states they did, sounds like they've got at least some defense here. Every similar situation will still have their differences, however seemingly minute.

    A good attorney would quickly get to the bottom of it.
  4. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    i have to refrain from commenting.....

    glad you guys are ok

    and YES volvo headlights ARE adjustable
  5. red_eye

    red_eye Medium Load Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    belpre, ohio
    All I can say is.. try to install HID in a company truck..and see how fast you dont have a .. Drive only as fast as your lights allow.. ? states have a min speed limit.. driving below minimum limit will get you a ticket..but slow down..use your flashers if you have to...
    I have had something similar happen.. but I hit the ditch.. almost rolled the truck..yea you have 10min to put out triangles..but if your on a dark road..and stop in the middle of it.. you better have your four ways on or set up fast as you can...if not imho..your a dumb ars... you cant always go by the book.. you have to use common sense lol..
  6. PayCheck

    PayCheck Medium Load Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Isn't it funny how 90% of the criticizing posts in this thread come from people listing student, newbie less then one year, or wannaby.

    One thing that has helped me avoid road hazards is a good CB. I just can't understand how someone can drive at night without one.
  7. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    i have been driving 21 yrs...hubby 28, we havent ran a cb since 2009...
  8. Pmracing

    Pmracing Road Train Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Nothing trumps safety. If you are below the minimum, use your 4-ways.

    Go slow, get the ticket, go to court, bring pics of accidents like those in this thread. The judge will be chastising the LEO in front of you for harassing the safest truck driver the judge has ever met!

  9. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    State of Jefferson
    I have no issue with people making mistakes and owning up to their shortcomings, but if you honestly think an accident as described in OP is unavoidable, you're bound to rack up incidents. Or as my grandfather used to preach: "you don't reach 2 million safe miles by accident"
  10. Mr Reliable

    Mr Reliable Bobtail Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    Not criticizing you, OP, or maybe I am but 500k miles in 15 years? Not really much, I know 4 wheelers that will do that much commuting to work in 15 years. Ok fine maybe he doesn't know exact miles, but in litigation he #### sure better find out. I guarantee the other side knows how many miles. Good luck to you
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  11. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    Some of you guys sound just like the safety director at your company you detest so much. It is real easy to say it should never have happened. But when you have an accident some day, you will want and expect a little bit of the sympathy and understanding you refuse other people. And when your safety guys call your accident "preventable" you will feel wronged as well. Sometimes it isn't totally necessary to be a hard-a.s.
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