Poor Merge Results In An Accident

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  2. Kirbs

    Kirbs Light Load Member

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    Someone that old shouldn't be driving. Probably merged into 70mph traffic going 30mph without even looking.
     
  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    That's debatable. We got truckers out here well into their 70s. I'm not so sure 70 is old anymore...people who are not even a senior citizen merge without looking. It's got to a point where I drive with anticipation.
     
  4. Judge

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    We need to give the driver a ticket for “Failure to Maintain control.”


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  5. SmallPackage

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    Why is it that recently in all these accidents you see the 18 wheeler go off the road and explode into pieces like a plane crash after one little car pushed it? Makes no sense.
     
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    If somebody pushes into me, my rig will not move.
     
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  7. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Many drivers have a mentality of I have to right of way and don’t watch the merging traffic.. only reason I can see the semi losing control after a Honda side swiped it is the driver was surprised.. I know what’s going on around me the only surprises I normally get is the extreme speeders switching into empty lanes between mirror checks .. i run the right lane often but will speed up a bit or slow a bit to help ease the merge . No point in blocking it because they are stupid and will go anyways .
     
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