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Old 01-17-2015, 12:09 PM   #11
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In my opinion, quite a few drivers have little awareness of where they are and what's happening on the road - other than they are behind the vehicle in front of them.

Looking ahead, taking notice of traffic movement, braking, and signals as far as can be seen occasionally would benefit themselves, other drivers and those who work the sides of the roads.

It's simple rules of the road.

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Old 01-17-2015, 12:11 PM   #12
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Just one of "my" many reasons to not travel at night unless an emergency!
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:21 PM   #13
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There have been many times when Iím driving 62 MPH with my fifth wheel that I couldnít move over because heavy traffic on my left was moving at 75 or 80 MPH. I do slowdown in those situations but moving over isnít always an option. Just saying.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:46 PM   #14
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We have a similar law in Texas. You are required to move to the left or reduce your speed to 10 mph below the speed limit for emergency vehicles with lights flashing. I wish this also applied to any vehicle with emergency flashers. It would make it safer for everyone.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:09 PM   #15
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Same in Florida, but with the size of an RV, not always possible to move over, especially if drivers don't make a hold. I have seen drivers speed up to keep a truck, RV, etc from moving over, just too impatient and want that additional 60' of highway. So they have to slow down, unable to move over.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:10 PM   #16
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In Florida you have to either move over one lane OR reduce your speed to 20 MPH under the speed limit. I have seen stings for this. Last week on I-75 they had a flashing hazard sign with the law written on it. A few hundred feet north of the sign, on the inside lane, was a sherif car with lights going and a car in front of it. Absoluty no activity going on and the driver door of the cop car was cracked open. I've seen other stings set up too. I wish the law also included any car over on the side.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:32 PM   #17
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Kind of tough to make it for any vehicle. Can't always see that 1 lone car on the side of the road, and then to have to slow down or move over suddenly makes for an even bigger danger. At least the emergency vehicles have their lights on that can usually be seen from a good distance if you are paying attention.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #18
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Welp, I gotta go back down on I-10 MP 168 and repair another mower tractor tomorrow. I love my job but it gets a little hairy sometimes.
If ya see a Ford F550 field service truck in the San Simon Az area that's me.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #19
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I know what you are saying. I have been driving a concrete truck for almost 15 years and it is amazing the dumb crap people do. I always think of the construction worker and mechanics such as yourself. Slowing down 20 MPH slower than the speed limit is not nearly enough I feel that you should slow down enough that you can stop if necessary for vehicles on the side of the road. I believe that if you can't stop you were going to fast in the first place.
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Hey Mackman1994, I took a vacation from mechanicing here a couple years ago and worked construction. Ran a LOT of mud with a mixer. Don't you sometimes want to reverse the drum and drop a couple splats to get a tailgaters attention.
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