So who's more wrong?

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  2. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    The red truck.
    I agree that the white truck became aggressive & attempted to pass in a "no passing double yellow area" but that was none of the red trucks concern.
    once the white truck came into the picture, the red truck went from 92 KMH to 99 KMH so he was intentionally blocking the white truck. The white truck had way over enough speed to quickly over take the red truck. The red truck should have just backed out of it or maintained his 92 KMH speed and let the guy go. Instead, the red truck put EVERYBODY in serious danger.

    I suspect the reason the white truck was passing in a double yellow was because of what we couldn't see. I bet the red truck had been aggravating the white truck by speeding up, slowing down etc.... no telling what else to irritate the white truck. He had enough, so he made a bad decision to pass in a double yellow. But the red truck was waaaaay out of line doing what he did by blocking the white truck like he did.

    The guy in the red truck needs to have his license suspended or revoked. A good slapping around wouldn't be out of line in my book.
  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

    May 2, 2021
    Both are DA's. Either coulda backed down
  4. fishonron

    fishonron Medium Load Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    North Central Kansas
    They both should be fired!
  5. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

    Dec 12, 2018
    There’s a name for drivers who speed up when you’re trying to pass them. It’s #######.

  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    There are plenty of very short passing zones on Tejas state hwys. Some are 1/4 mile or less. So you get stuck out in a lane with the double yellow line often during a pass. That being said. Red truck should have been a driver and helped out to move things along smoothly.

    Funny thing is if the red truck had the power to pull ahead like he did in the end he should of been running an efficient front door and kept everyone comfortably behind him in the first place. Old school ways.
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  7. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Both but the white truck passing on a double line is nuts.
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  8. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    Red truck is being a prick speeding up when the white truck decided to make a pass. White truck shoulda backed down once he saw the red truck was being an #######.

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Austin, MN
    Not just 99... all the way up to 107!
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    I can make an argument for both because I can't understand truckers doing these kinds of things. I won't do that. To answer the question, the white truck was more wrong. He shouldn't have been there in the first place. He started the whole thing. To be honest, I find it difficult to pass a truck on a 2 lane highway. I very seldom do it. Sometimes it's had to have enough get up and go to make the pass. It's hard to gauge whether you'll be able to get back over quickly enough. I don't always think that's a good move, especially if you drive a governed truck, and that seemed to be the case here.
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