Who caused this collision? With Poll

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tucker, May 29, 2017.

Who caused the collision?

Poll closed Feb 23, 2018.
  1. The merging truck

    84 vote(s)
    55.3%
  2. The camera truck

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Both of them

    49 vote(s)
    32.2%
  4. Swift

    29 vote(s)
    19.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    This was down in the rant section, alledgedly the merging truck got a ticket.
    What do the experts think ?

     
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  3. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    the merging truck, although the camera truck was wrong to slow down. should have maintained speed and let the merging truck come in behind him.

    but in the end it is the responsibility of the merging truck to merge safley
     
  4. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    I didn't see a swift truck but I'm positive he's at fault
     
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  5. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Prime slowed down from 62? Seems a bit fast for Prime. :)
     
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  6. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Prime truck for forfeiting the right of way and slowing down making it even more difficult for the merging truck to merge.
    People slow down too often and become unpredictable elements.

    Just like that Joker on the bike that's about to pass. Yeah, just slow down and hang out next to a bad situation, great idea.
     
  7. Biomagnum

    Biomagnum Light Load Member

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    I face this every day-- I back off a little so they can get on, but the they dilly dally and don't make an effort to get up to speed and merge until the last minute and then cut me off. Mostly it seems like they are not paying attention.
    If I can, I stay in the middle lane to avoid all this.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Both are at fault. Rather than either driver being defensive or courteous, both took the F you stance. Revoke both CDL's for stupidity.
     
  9. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Hey... it's the guy who got his tarps stolen. I can tell by the crappy driver's side camera.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd have to agree.

    The camera truck had the right of way and should not have slowed down. The other needs to learn how to merge.
     
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  11. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    By law the merging truck has to give way. He should of been ticket for improper lane change.
     
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