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Old 03-06-2015, 10:11 AM   #61
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So just because you have the "right of way", that makes it acceptable to take a family's life? I think not! I agree with the person who said they are both idiots.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #62
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IIRC, by law the blame for all accidents is at least 80/20. Even if you did nothing wrong you are 20% at fault for just being there.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:39 AM   #63
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So just because you have the "right of way", that makes it acceptable to take a family's life? I think not! I agree with the person who said they are both idiots.

FYI, there is no law in any state that grants "Right of way". There are laws compelling you to "yield right of way" to another driver, but nobody is legally granted "right of way"

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Old 03-06-2015, 10:51 AM   #64
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FYI, there is no law in any state that grants "Right of way". There are laws compelling you to "yield right of way" to another driver, but nobody is legally granted "right of way"

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Here's a few from Illinios
625*ILCS*5/*Illinois Vehicle Code.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:55 AM   #65
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Me thinks every side of this has been cussed and discussed and regardless of the viewpoint here, nothing is going to change what happened.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:11 AM   #66
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No matter what the truck did, you're required to make sure the way is clear before changing lane's. The car is at fault.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:15 AM   #67
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No natter what the truck did, you're required to make sure the way is clear before changing Kane's. The car is at fault.
And that's coming from a LEO who I'm sure has written up many an accident report.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM   #68
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No matter what the truck did, you're required to make sure the way is clear before changing lane's. The car is at fault.
In Illinois, if you are talking on cellfone, it better be hand-free or you will get a ticket and most likely share in the blame.
Its not that uncommon here to have the cops look at your cellfone when something happens. They ask to see it if your pulled over and they think you were talking on one.
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But the vdub had the turn signal on. Lol
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When we drive - and we have a VW - we never play with trucks. Me in the VW, I'd have slowed down and moved to the left after the truck went by, because a) he's bigger than I am and b) he does have more trouble slowing down (and speeding back up). Both drivers could've done something different, but ... me in the smaller car, I will take responsibility and err on the side of caution. Wherever I'm going, whatever my hurry, I'm better off getting there five minutes late than "the late."
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