Like some of the other people on this form I drove Semi for a living
putting in a few million miles over 30 years with no preventable
accidents. I was told early on by many older drivers to always move
over just in case the vehicle on the side of the road be it the
local police HWY patrol, emergency vehicle or a private vehicle may pull out
Back then when I started there was no law that was in place
it was common sense to avoid a preventable accident. Yes if
you hit someone pulling off the shoulder in the eye's of a
company it is preventable because you could have either
slowed down or move over to prevent the accident.
If you have ever been driving down a HWY at 60mph
or faster you will get gun shy and see way ahead of
time you want to mover over. Same with a Bridge
overhead if you have ever had a brick come thought
you windshield you will always look at every bridge
you pass under.
I have had two bricks come thought a truck wind-
shield and I don't know how many people campers
included that have turned on their blinker and started
out on to the HWY that would have been in front of
me without even looking, Ugh.
Watch when you pass a on ramp, look when the people
in the vehicle getting on pay attention to the traffic
on the HWY. You can bet it won't be until they almost
run out of ramp before they look to see if it's clear.
So the next time you see a truck turn on his or her
(yes her) turn signal to move over for a vehicle parked
on the side of the road given them a break there is
a reason for such it's not to get in your way it's