u-turn or not to turn

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stylicho, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. jamwadmag

    jamwadmag Road Train Member

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    Who's co. policies & procedures did u get this from?
     
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  3. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    some of you guys are GREAT drivers.
    as my buddy and i were standing in my yard grilling one day,a rig went past my house and continued on into a cul-de-sac that curved 180 deg. went 5-8 houses further and then was a SMALL cul_de_sac turnaround.
    i started laughing my butt off .when friend asked why, i just said "watch he will come backing out of there in a minute. because it is a small area with not much room to turn around an SUV, much less a truck with a full size trailer" needless to say my jaw hit the GROUND when he came out HEAD FIRST!! after only a minute or two!! (not enough time to do much "pulling up" ) we were amazed at his ability
     
  4. jamwadmag

    jamwadmag Road Train Member

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    Yeah, but did you see the 4 yards he tore up making that turn! LOL
     
  5. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    I wonder how many cars and fire hydrants he moved? :toothy10:
     
  6. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    NADDA, there were drag marks on the concrete from the rubber but that was all we saw. (i had to go look LOL darn rubberneckers)
     
  7. jamwadmag

    jamwadmag Road Train Member

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    The key to missing the fire hydrants is make sure that your 'DOT bumper clears' it, everything else will!! And, if not, it's only H2O...LOL
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    And that gets more risky the further forward your trailer axles are.

    Fortunately, since I drive a single axle tractor with a 34' trailer, I can do a u-turn in the middle of a two-lane, as long as there are shoulders present, that is. Done it many times.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Who is stupid enough to try and do a 180 through an emergency crossover with a truck?
     
  10. Slowpoke98908

    Slowpoke98908 Bobtail Member

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    In the city if I miss a turn I look for a nice large area to turn around in. In the country I take a left turn on a cross street and wind up in the left lane. Then I can back up with traffic. Makes it even better if there is a light. Light turns green you back up with your flashers and lights on. This way nobody gets behind you. Even works in the Bronx when you come up to a low bridge, although trying to back into the left lane was tough but I got it.
     
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  11. Stormcroe

    Stormcroe Light Load Member

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    Here we go when in the City 2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 lefts do. Try going around the block. If on a 4 lane go to the next exit. Any other situation go until you CAN find a SAFE place to turn around. In NJ that is usually a jug handle. STAY OFF THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY RAMPS! ("Long Story"). I don't care if you have to go 20mls out of route to turn around. It's better than doing 10 to life.

    Storm Crow
     
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