But, if the one being passed would slow down and allow the other one to pass more quickly then even less time is lost and everyone in on their way.
Kind of like holding the door for someone... Sure it might slow you down for a few seconds but everyone is happy if you do.
Types of truckers passing me
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Chinatown Road Train Member
- Aug 28, 2011
Why? Because the reason he was on your tail is because he had no wind resistance, then he pulls out to pass you and now he can't unless you slow down, because he now has wind resistance. Once he's in front of you, you're now tailgating him because he slowed down due to wind resistance and you sped up because of no wind resistance.
This happens when 2 trucks are governed within 1 or 2 mph of each other are playing tag on the interstate.
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Tiniest of things can make the biggest difference.
Slow down for governed trucks when they attempt to pass, it makes a huge difference and apart of you being a "professional".
When that governed truck gets beside you and refuse to slow, you are apart of the nuisance. I refer to those drivers as a-holes.
Along with the ones that slow and then speed up.
Personally for all trucks (on a good day) I get off the accelerator, to allow a faster pass.
Most of the time I do it for my personal safety because truckers pass so closely EVEN with no one behind THEM!
Drop the ego - let a fellow trucker pass!
Slow down to not only allow a pass, but to increase to a safe following distance therefore you won't have to worry about tailgating.Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
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scottied67 Road Train Member
- Mar 14, 2010
I can't wait for the 65 speed limit, all these Princess Passers will be getting left lane tickets and coming on TTR complaining about the drivers who refuse to slow down when they try to pass lolLast edited: Sep 1, 2016
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Thanks for the example.
Nothing new there my friend...
I guess I'm seeing it a bit differently. Other than @Chinatown example of being so closely governed that wind resistance is a factor, someone with a 1-2 mph advantage is going to eventually pass the slower truck. Nothing princess about it. And rarely are they all back to back to back as in your example.
Personally, I would take the professional and courteous option and back off it for a few seconds. They get around me quicker which is a safety issue (I hate driving side by some de for long periods of time) and those, if any, behind them get to pass both of us after the move is completed. Thus making everyone happier.
Your example would rarely come up as they must all be barely faster then you, must be bunched up right behind you, and if so, let the convoy get around you so you are not driving in their pack. No need to be at 45 mph to accomplish that.
But this will become much more interesting should all trucks be federally regulated to be governed at 68 mph or what ever speed. Then the only variable will be individual trucks set up.
That's going to be interesting... not.
At least now some are at 62, others at 65, and a few are at 68... Allowing just enough difference to keep us from all bunching up.
Regardless, Stae Safe.
skellr Road Train Member
- Jul 17, 2011
If I don't slow down they usually just sit there for a few miles matching my speed and finally bump it up a lil. They still don't fully speed up until they move back over.
I get far more of these types passing me than slow 62-63mph trucks.
4-wheelers do the same junk. One will be cruzing down the hammer lane and come up on someone doing a few mph slower and think they need to slow down and hang out next to them. Probably gawking at the other driver in the mirror. Or using them as a reference so they can diddle with the smartphone.
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diesel drinker Road Train Member
Yeah,it may be annoying sometimes when they see me (at least they should) approaching in the left lane but still decide to execute passing manouver because they do 65 and the other truck does 64.Drivers,I am doing 75 and you will have plenty of time for the snails race after I pass.I promise it won't take long.
Last week ago though I met a considerate driver who even though he did it to me ,he quickly realized that it will take him ages to pass and abandoned this manouver.He made me upset at first but as I was passing him looking in his direction to let him know what I think of him,he motioned apology to me so I even flashed 4 ways to thank him for not being a jerk.
Another strange thing I saw that day was US Express team truck passing me!Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
I don't have the zombie horn, yet, but I like the idea. I normally wiggle my trailer towards their cute little car and self preservation kicks in and they decide to get away from me... LOLskellr Thanks this.
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