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Old 03-05-2015, 12:46 PM   #31
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First off, thank your higher power no one was killed.
The trucks have a lot more inertia. The drivers need to be more zen sometimes and back off. Yes the 4 wheeler was stupid, but almost anyone can drive a car - driving a truck takes a heck of a lot more skill; if it was easy, anyone could do it.
I have never driven (closest is hauling the TT, and I know that is not the same), but have several friends who do. They shake their heads at the stupid stuff that goes on, but all agree the best thing to do is not be involved in it. None of it is personal, just humans being the dumbest animals out there some times. IMHO.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:50 PM   #32
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The truck has every right to be in the left lane as it is quite clear he is quickly (but not fast enough for mr vduub) gaining on slower traffic.

I think the truck was in an appropriate lane- he was keeping up with traffic in the left lane and they were all passing the semi in the right lane.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:51 PM   #33
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Yep, the boneheads never cease to amaze me...
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #34
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4 wheelers fault. Truck drivers have a right to the left lane to pass just like everyone else. The car wasn't entitled to merge in front of truck. Should have been more alert.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #35
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The truck driver should not have sped up. You can tell this by the fact that the distance from the car in front of the semi (not the VW) gets allot smaller when the VW puts his signal on.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:59 PM   #36
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4 wheelers fault. Truck drivers have a right to the left lane to pass just like everyone else. The car wasn't entitled to merge in front of truck. Should have been more alert.
Not in Chicago they don't!
Trucks must maintain the posted lane at all times.
Do they ? No

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Old 03-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #37
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Never argue with something that weighs 75000 lbs more than you do. The driver could have, and should have lifted off the throttle, but the Vdub drivers actions are all too common. "It's all about me" almost cost some lives.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:03 PM   #38
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If the semi driver was paying more attention and not talking on phone, the accident could have been avoided. Or maybe he knew what he was doing and decided not to let the little car over simply because he didn't want to slow down. Plus, the driver of car should have never pushed the lane change in front of a big semi. Accidents are always the result one or more avoidable events.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #39
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As far as the phone conversation, I can't say for certain it was the semi driver or perhaps a passenger in the semi.....as many trucks have two people in them depending on their destination and time schedule for what they are hauling.
At the end you can hear him say "I gotta go, bye-bye." So he was probably on the phone.
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Could have and most likely was a hands free call.
Commercial otr tractor trailer must use hands free calling. "Hefty fine if not"
Was he? Who knows

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