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Old 04-16-2016, 03:50 PM   #21
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Like they say "Ram em ,Don't Dodge em"! Youroo!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:46 PM   #22
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See? It's always the truckers fault... Exactly why I can't wait to quit driving for a living...
Why stereotype? The other day, DW and I observed a pickup truck driver driving very recklessly. He nearly caused three accidents in two blocks before cutting across to a fourth lane in heavy traffic to make a left turn, running the red light. DW started to call 911, but because he had switched so many lanes and turned off, it was fruitless. And , God forbid, he was driving the same brand pickup as we were. Should I trade truck brands? Does it mean I should quit driving a pickup or quit driving altogether? Not--he was the fool and if caught, he would be walking. So why throw yourself in the barrel with one bad apple? If your a good truck driver, be proud of it.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:09 AM   #23
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So, did the OP (that would be "brad10281") stop when he got to the place the Dodge had flagged down the semi and offer his video as evidence to prove or disprove responsibility?

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Old 04-17-2016, 02:14 AM   #24
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Hate to say it but this one goes onto the trucker. IF the Ram was in its lane he has a right to his lane, the semi needs to maintain HIS lane. If he cannot well I do not know what to tell him. If that was my crash the driver of the semi would be getting the bone on this on.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:20 AM   #25
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Hate to say it but this one goes onto the trucker. IF the Ram was in its lane he has a right to his lane, the semi needs to maintain HIS lane. If he cannot well I do not know what to tell him. If that was my crash the driver of the semi would be getting the bone on this on.
I agree with you 100% from a legal and liability standpoint, especially since you're in the business so to say, however.

That still does not let off the Ram driver for being a doomoss. He should of paid attention and noticed the situation he was putting himself into. I do not buy what someone else said about stopping before making the turn and obstructing traffic, would you have cited someone for stopping while making a right turn, with signal of course, if they stopped because they noticed the situation was snafu'd ?

The driver of the Ram may not have been at fault legally, but he sure was at fault for not having any common sense.
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I agree with you 100% from a legal and liability standpoint, especially since you're in the business so to say, however.

That still does not let off the Ram driver for being a doomoss. He should of paid attention and noticed the situation he was putting himself into. I do not buy what someone else said about stopping before making the turn and obstructing traffic, would you have cited someone for stopping while making a right turn, with signal of course, if they stopped because they noticed the situation was snafu'd ?

The driver of the Ram may not have been at fault legally, but he sure was at fault for not having any common sense.
Yeah, I was not there and from this view I cannot see what the Ram driver saw. He maybe a butt head and stopping where he did might not have helped him but it still falls on the truck. I dunno, was not there and not in the head of the Ram driver. Could he have turned the corner and now realizes he is not getting through (did not see it before since the previous car got through?)? Should he back up and maybe get rear ended (now his fault). Again, I dunno..
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Hate to say it but this one goes onto the trucker. IF the Ram was in its lane he has a right to his lane, the semi needs to maintain HIS lane. If he cannot well I do not know what to tell him. If that was my crash the driver of the semi would be getting the bone on this on.
Your rational falls into the category of a lot of 'Victims" they were "Dead Rite"! If anyone on here can say they have Never used more than "Their Legal Lane" to make a Turn while towing their RV,then they can cast the First stone! Youroo!
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Its not a rational it is reality.. I'm not saying he MIGHT have prevented his damage to his vehicle. But for my purposes, it makes no difference.

I had a lady step in front of a car at a crosswalk... She was run over. As she was being wheeled to the ambulance then to the helicopter she yelled to me "He needed to yield to me." My response, How's that work out for you?

I have drifted into other lanes before with or without a trailer.. The difference was I never hit anything.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:12 AM   #29
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could it be a milk tanker going to farm to get there milk
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If I was in the a situation the Dodge was in I would just sit off the corner until the tanker was out of the way.

Not going to risk a trip to a body shop for a short wait.
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