Stop Light Problem

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mandeepsingh, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    Go slow enough that you can stop. If the light is stale anticipate that it might change then when you reach the point of decision gun it
     
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  3. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Hogwash!!
    If I slow to 20 mph for a green light ( just in case it may change to red) And it stays green I just wasted my time.
    And if I’m going 20 and it turns red right as I approach it then I have to decide whether to hit the brakes hard or gun it and go on through it and hope I don’t get hit.
     
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Yes. Safety is there to educate you to be better with the stop lights.

    Lay off the horn all you are doing is announcing the crime to any State Trooper for a mile radius to come collect you like happened to me once.

    It will be way better to knock it down drift to a light with the ability to stop in the conditions. It will make you a better driver.

    It's a possibility you might be on bad terms a while. Honestly stop lights are a problem but you can overcome that by making sure you are slow enough to be able to stop at them when you see them ahead of you. That means actual paying attention to your situation in driving. You don't blow lights like that. Eventually the company will blow you off and put another driver into that truck.

    For me, there is a certain point that the light will be taken if necessary provided the weather situation requires it such as Ice etc.
     
  5. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    I didn’t say slow down to 20 mph. I said go slow enough to stop. Next time it could be a kid crossing the street
     
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  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Going into Owensboro they have a yellow flashing light sign that lights up and tells you the stoplight is going to change to red.
    It’s perfect, slow down because you’ll hit the red light. And there’s still a ton of black marks because they try to beat it...
     
  7. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    That kid needs to look both ways before crossing a street.

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  8. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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    Oh noooo...

    Its about to go downhill from here... LMAO!!!
     
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  9. Trucking in Tennessee

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    Many states don't require front tags. The cameras are usually behind because everyone has a rear tag.
     
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  10. Ridgeline

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    OP, read this very carefully.

    YOU have a responsibility to keep control of your truck, that is a given.

    BUT at the same time you have a responsibility to others in the safe operation of a truck.

    TOO many times truck drivers think they own the road but that caravan full of kid on their way to school who see the green light for them isn't going to anticipate the truck plowing into them because the driver won't stop worrying about losing control of the truck.

    I've seen Michigan trains (gravel hauler) blowing through lights all the time, I've also seen them take out a car that had the green for more than a few seconds. No excuse for this, so I recommend you start taking advice about how to handle lights and practice stopping and stop worrying about tickets.
     
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  11. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Im not arguing your statement but, I'm just going on what a DOT (federal) Officer told me. He told me that ALL commercial vehicles must have a plate in the front. Again, not arguing, I was just stating the law as I understand it.
    As well, all the camera's I have ever seen in my lane of travel was facing the front of the truck. Again, I haven't seen every traffic light camera in the US so, again, I could be mistaken.
     
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