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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Watch this video and read the description of how he compares the driver to an 8th grader.
I can assure you that all drivers are safe and we have an excellent safety score.
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It didn't seem wreckless but I think a good truck driver would have not waited until the last second to get in the thru lane, he would have merged behind the vehicle with the dashcam.

But the trucker did have his speed up and his action did not result in the dashcam vehicle needing to apply his brakes or take any evasive action.

I have certainly seen worse from truckers.


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I played it once when it was first set to watch a truck and didn't really notice anything sketchy. I read Artic driver's observations and thought Ide watch again but now it's a box of four other videos to watch and can't seem to get back to it. I will say actual speed can be hard to judge when moving in another vehicle. Another consideration is what the actual traffic patterns, on and off ramps and yield lanes can make hard accels and quick lane changes and hard braking are ok because there us so much volume of vehicles moving at high speed with vehicles having to make lane changes to get to very short pre off ramp lanes or very short merge lanes off of on ramp that should never been there in the first places as it causes merging issues in the same short area vehicles are coming in hot onto that to that pre ramp area. High speed mass volume in and out way to close.
So in an area that is congested and has this going on the aggressiveness in control in that area is generally accepted to a degree.
Now you in an area that's open, that's another issue.
Wish you best outcome if I didn't miss something crazy or other factors or events were not noticed by me. If you guys have had a good track record upto date, I doubt things will get real bad and rates shooting sky high.
I'm a country guy but live in small Maryland so we have a variety of different driving and what the case in one are is ok there but is a definite no no and not the case, not that far away.

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I found it and think I found it. The tractor had been running in the pre off ramp lane when he should only have been there unless exiting there to the right but he was in it and merged in from it to the left into the main stream.
Was he the because it was the scenario I posed where you had on and off ramps jammed against each other so people are coming in hot to get off in a very short lane that happens to be your hard accel merge lane?
I'm not seeing fowl unless the first a second sentences were the case.
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Yep, reviewed it and he had past under the exit only lane and then merged left but certainly nothing crazy and should be appealed for some lieniency.
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Nick brings up some good points, for all we know the vehicles behind the dashcan vehicle may have intentionally blocked truck from merging sooner.

I have sure seen a change in automobile driver behavior in recent years and nowadays when you signal your intent to merge the vehicles in the thru-lane see the turn signal and actually speed up to prevent the merge.

Plus fewer non-CDL drivers today even understand the physics which limit a Big Rig...or they simply don't care.

The end result is a truck needs to drive more aggressive just to receive courtesy. I reckon if I drove urban routes or in congested traffic I might get a few calls on the "How Is My Driving" number ;-)
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I have had a dashcam the past two years. I love it because it wins the argument during a traffic investigation that would otherwise simply be one drivers word against the other. Not that I have been in any wrecks but its cheap insurance.

I actually want to buy one to face rearward as well.
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I use my dash cam to record land marks where I would run over a deer and later come back someday to set up a stand in that area.lol
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I try and not run them over first.
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Im with ArcticDriver, i do not have a CDL but i drive the highway alot and common courtesy gets less and less each year. I see it on a regular basis where slower traffic will intentionally change speed to block you from merging 'to save their spot' knowing that your going faster than them and will be out of sight in no time if they just let you over. And dont even get me started on the Sunday drivers in the left lane.
The main thing I always try to remember on the highway around semis is they are at work and they have a tough enough time to keep schedule without breaking log/rest time laws thus A-holes on the road really aggravate the situation. Thus if traffic is congested I do not mind making the folks behind me slow down to allow a semi to get over, especially to give them room to get a safe distance away from side of the road hazards(broken down cars/traffic stops/construction). That is just my take on it, I don't like anyone making my job any harder so I try to extend the same courtesy.

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However, do you think what he wrote was really necessary?
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I think its someone with a new dash cam wanting to play internet justice police, just couldn't wait to catch something to worth posting so he is justifying it with an over the top explanation.

Dash cams are great but we have all seen how little excerpts of video can make a manageable situation look a lot worse out of context. Everyone is gunning for the next video that causes an internet firestorm. This is a result of the hyper reactive culture we live in today.

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OTR trucks aren't the only targets of rudeness. Hook a trailer on and watch out. That's one reason I have train horns.

My commute involves running with lots of truck traffic, and at least out here the trucks are The least of my worries.

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I think its someone with a new dash cam wanting to play internet justice police, just couldn't wait to catch something to worth posting so he is justifying it with an over the top explanation.

Dash cams are great but we have all seen how little excerpts of video can make a manageable situation look a lot worse out of context. Everyone is gunning for the next video that causes an internet firestorm. This is a result of the hyper reactive culture we live in today.
Thats IT right there.


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One thing I notice is the dashcam vehicle is moving considerably slower than all other traffic.

The semi is moving at the same speed as ALL other traffic.


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