Trailer whip

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by SpaceCadet, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Just keep it on your lane.

    What do you do when a 4-wheeler slows down to hang out right next to your trailer tires. You slow down, they slow down. You speed up, they speed up.

    A lil whip will wake them up.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    It's called a slam dunk lawsuit if you've a dashcam
     
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  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    For what?
     
  5. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    A trailer hits me as I pass in my lane and you ask what for?
    Depends on severity of damage or injury..
    willful and wanton conduct as action intentionally but with disregard for others' safety, or acting with a reckless indifference of the repercussions.

    Attempted murder.
     
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  6. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Whipping it outside a lane is a different story for sure.
     
  7. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I assumed the op meant wagging a trailer to hit someone because they were angry.
    You have the entire width of the travel lane to use as you please.
     
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    I assume that OP is part of the problem.
     
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  9. SoulScream84

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    I'll put on the blinker and bluff a lane move, but I won't crack the whip. You crack the whip and there's a road surface change you don't see and now you hit another vehicle. Hell with some of the roads out there like in NM, or LA it's enough work to keep it in the lane without stupid stunts.
     
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  10. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    ^^^^^Yes, this!^^^^^ lol.... COTD material there!
     
  11. Moose1958

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    Even with video footage, you will have a huge problem getting a conviction of a criminal act. The primary problem is proving intent. That driver could say I was avoiding a dog or anything. Yes, you can get a judgment for any damage done to your vehicle. However, getting a conviction for a "crime" in this situation is going to be almost impossible to get. About 3 years ago I saw something like this happen in a court right here in Virginia. The judge tossed the case because the Commonwealth's Attorney could not establish intent. Just about every criminal act on the books today have intent as one of the elements that MUST be satisfied for the case to proceed. I admit I am not an attorney, but I did see this in action.
     
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