Types of truckers passing me

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Diantane, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    The courteous thing to do is to pass quick fast in a hurry. If you cannot do that then do not do the discourteous thing and hang out next to me for 2 miles expecting me to deviate from my program which was just in and in place (speed limit) long before you came along thinking "OK I know this is a 60 zone but my truck can go 62 let me get around Scottie here, surely he will slow up from the speed limit he is already going to allow me to break the speed limit law".

    Why can't we both go 60 with you following at 8 seconds back? I guess in some guys twisted thinking if they go 62 and I have to slow up to 58 we are still averaging 60 miles per hour through the universe so it's all good.
     
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  3. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

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    Because he wants to go 62 that's why...who are you to dictate their speed?
     
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  4. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    I think the better rhetorical question is 'who are they to think they are entitled to break the speed limit law/?'

    Why should I have to slow down from the speed limit again? OH it is the 'courteous' thing to do for lawbreakers?
     
  5. walstib

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    You accepting and driving a truck that can't do the speed limit is the nuisance and road hazard. You should quit and find a real company that trusts you to drive the speed limit.I think it's irresponsible to even put that truck on the road.
     
  6. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

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    You don't wear a badge. It's not your job to enforce the law...just drive the truck.
     
  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    i agree, that's what i'm tryin to do is drive my truck at my speed. I just don't want someone saying I'm in the wrong becuase I didn't slow down for them when they couldn't pass me clean on their own in their gutless chariot.
     
  8. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Guess that thinking (pass quick fast in a hurry) worked when everyone could choose their own speeds and measured their manhood by how much power third trucks had but often we are all governed around similar speeds so that goes out the window.

    And often it's more like the speed limit is 70 and we are all going 62-68 mph and holding up other traffic which can and will go faster.

    But like I said, we can disagree.
     
  9. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Actually it's rather humourus to think of truckers as the bastion of the law abiding... LOL ... :)
     
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  10. Pete jockey

    Pete jockey Medium Load Member

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    Now that right there is totally ridiculous! Not only did he nearly cause an accident with you but what if there were highway workers nearby? That's just total unprofessionalism.
     
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  11. cnsper

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    My whole take on this thread....
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