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Old 03-05-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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Truck driver should have had his butt in the right lane so traffic didn't have to go around.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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The truck drive sped up to block the car from moving over. I don't think the truck needed to be in the right lane as he was moving with traffic and was about to over take another truck. I can under stand the truck drivers frustration as he/she is trying to keep a safe distance and the car drivers go into a spot that leaves them no room to stop. It is amazing how much danger people will put them selves into to save 10 seconds.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #4
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Car is at fault - dash cam 1, idiot 0
(Which is why we have a dashcam in our TV

Not to say the trucker should have asserted his right of way - if it was me, I would have slowed down and not forced the issue.

But, this is a good example of "when driving in your car,who always has the right way? The TRUCK!"
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:15 AM   #5
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I guess it really depends on what exactly was behind him, as if he could just slam on his brakes to avoid the VW. He may have had people slam into his rear end if he did. He did get over all the way to the cables on his left hand side, before the car came into contact with him.

I would have to say it's the cars fault, if a responding police officer, due to where the vehicles collided at.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:16 AM   #6
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I've wanted to do that a thousand times. Everyone wants to be in front of the big truck, even if they pass and throw on the left blinker to turn, or pass you, cut you off just to dive off of the exit ramp....
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:18 AM   #7
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IMO the vw. Some people don't understand that big rigs can't slow down very easily and that they need room. Really what was the VW gaining by getting that one extra spot? The vw should feel lucky that the semi didn't climb up and crush the little car....

This kind of thing makes me so excited to pull my trailer all the time. My unloaded weight with the trailer is just under 17k. Loaded with the toys I'll be over 20k easy.
That's why I installed this. I'm surprised the trucker didn't use his horn.


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Old 03-05-2015, 11:23 AM   #8
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Hmmm, think they are both idiots. They both had time to avoid the event! The truck had time to slow and let the car who should have not tried to merge in. The car then had the time to stop the merge and proceed back to the right lane. They both want to prove they were the bigger you know what and showed no value for other human life.

Just my humble opinion.
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After watching it again, I see the slower truck in the right hand lane did observe enough to see what was going on and he moved over onto the right hand shoulder....which probably saved the vw from being pushed over underneath his trailer.......and run over.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #10
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Someone might want to go look at the "Last clear chance" doctrines.
Sure cars were passing him on the right and cutting back to the left, probably because he was flexing his size and playing "truck race" in the left lane.
He clearly became aggresive in his attempt to cut off the car and even more clearly did not back down and avoid the crash when he could have. He will eat at least a percentage of this.
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