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Old 06-02-2015, 02:44 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by rick danger View Post
And they'll say its your fault for hitting them from behind... LOL
And this is the reason I installed a dashcam....

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Old 06-02-2015, 03:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Filthy-Beast View Post
Passers don't bother me, it's those idiots on busy freeways who think the space in front of me is there for them to dart into and hit the brakes.

I assume they have no clue what it takes to stop 8 - 10 tons of truck and trailer. I fear one of these days I'll be distracted when they do this and 9 tons will crush them.
+1 on that one! I can't stand that! That space is NOT for you! Unless you want the image of a RAM forever imprinted in the back of your skull, stay out!

Think I might have to get one of those dash cam things. It seems like no matter the circumstances here in TX, if a vehicle collides with another from behind, it is ALWAYS the the driver in the rear who gets the blame by default, ("failure to control speed" or "failure to yield right of way") Dash cam would make short work of that investigation!

Whew, it felt good to get that out; rant over.


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Old 06-02-2015, 03:49 PM   #13
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Never mind those 8 tons what about those truck drivers with their 60 - 70 tons?
That's why I have during rush hour my coffee break and watch what have become of a few bad apples on the road. Keep smiling and drive safely!
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #14
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I have two sayings ;

1. If you ride my bumper, it's unsafe for both of us. So I'll just drive slower so an accident can't do as much damage.

2. Riding my bumper will not make the car ahead of me drive any faster.

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Old 06-02-2015, 05:51 PM   #15
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:04 PM   #16
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Many people in this society seem to have little respect for themselves let a lone any body else. I just follow the rules, respect others, use good judgement and do whats safe.
The level of arrogance on the highway is amazing.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:08 PM   #17
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It also really makes you change your own driving habits when you are not towing. A new respect and understanding for those that are.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:09 PM   #18
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Back to the OP. I just watch my mirrors periodically, if I can slide over to a slow traffic lane I do. If someone passes, I take my foot off the accelerator for a moment. If someone is tailgating, I'll tap the brakes a couple time to let them know I know they are there, I will slow down a bit to encourage them to pass. In general, I just drive my safe speed for the conditions.

What drives me nuts are the college age girls on the freeways. I'll turn on my signals for a lane change and they accelerate to block me. Now, if it is safe, I start my lane change anyways, I can see them in my large mirrors, but they do not know it.
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:49 PM   #19
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If they want to tailgate me I have no problem with that. I just adjust my speed by taking my foot off the gas and slowing down a little every mile or so. When a passing lane becomes available I stay the right and let them pass. I give them a friendly wave as they go by. For some reason they are not smiling by then.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by popjim52 View Post
And this is why I installed a dashcam
Yep. I have one now. So far as tailgaters go, they can sit back there all day long. I'm going to do 60-65 Mph whether they like it or not.

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