What the heck is wrong w/that trucker?? Horn blasting/lights flashing...

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by Asphalt Anarchist, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Perhaps he was displeased with your asphalt anarchy.
     
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  3. ZippyNH

    ZippyNH Medium Load Member

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    The op's choice of name says it all...

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  4. Asphalt Anarchist

    Asphalt Anarchist Bobtail Member

    :notworthy: Okay, okay - geez, sounds like the "Asphalt Anarchist" decal probably needs to go - I sure don't want it to rub anyone the wrong way out on the road -it was a gift from a man who called me that once (at that time I was a much worse driver and lacked the appropriate level of respect for traffic laws) - and at the time, he thought it was funny and I really didn't care. But, now I'm thinking he was probably marking my car an easy target for road rage (how's that for the the gift that keeps on giving?). I'm not willing to part w/my other decals, but that one wasn't my idea... :)
     
  5. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

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    That could have been me...Sorry...I left my case of Weizen and my case of Jack on your roof....I was trying to get them before your crazy driving caused those cases to fall and break.....:biggrin_25522: :biggrin_2559: :biggrin_255:
     
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  6. N UR DREAMS

    N UR DREAMS Bobtail Member

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    I think this statement dictates the direction you should go for an answer. Ask yourself what is the typical occurrence before this happens.

    A good rule of thumb, if you are on the interstate, do not merge in front of a tractor trailer till you are at least 2X the length of his vehicle in front of the truck. Typically 150' (75 X 2)

    That being said, I would take the opportunity to apologize for that drivers overreaction. Regardless of what you may or may not have done, we, are supposed to be the professionals out here. He/She should have adjusted for whatever the situation was and then gone on with their trip.
    And thank you for making a conscience effort to improve your skills.
     
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  7. Four wheels

    Four wheels Light Load Member

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    Thank you for answering a question and clarifying what I have been trying to find out on this forum for a while about how much room to allow when passing a truck!
     
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  8. DannyB

    DannyB Light Load Member

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    A general rule of thumb for how much distance to leave before moving over in front of a vehicle at highway speed, for a four wheeler, at a minimum, is to not move over until you can see the entire front of the vehicle you are passing in your inside mirror.
     
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  9. Asphalt Anarchist

    Asphalt Anarchist Bobtail Member

    I was wondering where the booze came from. Jack and I had a great time in Walla Walla. But, next time, invite Capt. Morgan along - he's my favorite guy! :yes2557:
     
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  10. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    What is it that you do that gives you this on the road freedom if you don't mind me asking?
     
  11. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

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    He's a Professional Kvetch....
     
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