So what's the deal with trucks driving right up on other drivers leaving no space?

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  1. Trucks66

    Trucks66 Light Load Member

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    I never understood this, but I see it all of the time. A trucker will literally be right up on a car #### near bumper to bumper going 70mph. What happens when the car decides to hit their brakes for whatever reason???? Just the other day I saw a trucker with a very nice and shiny old school peterbilt that was right up on a car with hardly any space between them going 75mph..... why???????
     
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  3. Atlanta trucker

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    Stupidity isn’t rare
     
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  4. buddyd157

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    whether in my personal vehicle, or my truck, if someone tailgates me, i back off the fuel.

    that ticks them off, and they pass me.

    i will not allow someone to drive any of my vehicles for me.
     
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  5. Atlanta trucker

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    I’ve been in the passenger seat of wreckers with 79,990 pounds worth of tractor trailer on the hook behind them going 75 mph then roll up just feet away from the vehicle in front of them. It’s all fun ,, until it isn’t
     
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    If you ever seen the traffic in most other countries that are crowded you will start seeing the same actions, it is becoming a free for all.
     
  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    We're talking about drivers that follow close. That's not that close comparatively.
     
  9. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    I new someone who would not wear glasses and she needed them bad, she would get real close so that she could see. That was a quick trip for me and ended up walking and single again.
     
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  10. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Road Train Member

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    The idiot driver is trying to push the person in front of him out the way. It's highway bullying and a very dangerous practice, in other words that driver is an A-hole.
     
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    Looks far too close to me. Fisheye lens video is very deceiving, especially on oblique angles.
     
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