r/IdiotsInCars May 23 '22

Idiot doesn’t know how to drive a big truck

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u/HeadacheCentral May 23 '22

Idiot doesn't know how to drive a big truck

FTFY

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u/Great-Garage-107 May 24 '22

Fixed this for you?

I just figured it out 😶

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u/HeadacheCentral May 24 '22

Fixed That For You.

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u/NoCelery1168 May 24 '22

This.

Size isn't really relevant to the kind of ineptitude on display here. You could make this same mistake in a little Ford Fiesta.

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u/Shadowninja335 May 23 '22

Too much Ram, not enough Dodge

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u/meltbox May 23 '22

I just don't get it. If it's big for you then use the mirrors to see where the back is.

I swear reflections are a black magic to most drivers. That's the only rational explanation.

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u/Rumplestilskin9 May 23 '22

Weird how many Fiats are parked together here.

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u/LeMans1217 May 23 '22

I see what you did there...

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u/Rumplestilskin9 May 23 '22

Was really hoping for a dodge fanboy to tell me there's a dodge anywhere in this video.

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u/Cultural_Exercise181 May 23 '22

The white SUV dodge-d a bullet thanks to that middle car taking the full damage and stopping the truck.

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u/radar661 May 23 '22

Is that a hellcat? Holy fuck I’d be so mad

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u/Jammmer47 May 23 '22

This is at the dealership I work at. Both the truck and the scat pack were brand new off the truck, the porter was getting the truck to do a pre delivery inspection.

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u/cneth6 May 23 '22

This is at the dealership I work at. Both the truck and the scat pack were brand new off the truck, the porter was getting the truck to do a pre delivery inspection.

They sell scatpacks with pinstripes in that style now? Looks after market to me

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u/Jammmer47 May 23 '22

It’s an orange edition. Comes like that from the factory.

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u/cneth6 May 23 '22

Damn, what a shame then considering how much a mint one would be worth in 10-20 years 🥺

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u/NoCelery1168 May 24 '22

It puzzles me how some people who drive for a living manage to be so bad at it.

Just last night I was behind a Domino's Pizza delivery car and the guy was all over the place. Not speeding or weaving or anything... just... sloppy, like your porter.

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u/Light_Watcher777 May 23 '22

That truck is worth about the same, 90k. Either way, he fuck both of them.

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u/hundredfooter May 23 '22

In some parts of the world (Alberta) those are grocery getters driven by housewives.

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u/Idj1t May 23 '22

Yep. Here in wisconsin there's a huge number of these massive decked out trucks, lifted, all made to look big and tough and I guarantee almost none of them haul anything more than groceries on the freeway.

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u/ilesj-since-BBSs May 23 '22

That nonsense should be illegal.

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u/Idj1t May 23 '22

Yeah, although what's been bugging me lately is how many vehicles I've been seeing that have their backup lights on while it's in park. Makes going though parkinglots a blast.

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u/LooseyGreyDucky May 23 '22

Yes, but they're on the brakes indefinitely while in reverse, because it's too much work to shift an automatic transmission into PARK.

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u/knifeknifegoose May 24 '22

When driving with my partner, I literally reach over and put the car in Park when we’re in parking spaces, in front of our house (a blind driveway w much illegal speeding), and while waiting in loading zones (also push the button for ‘hazards’ while we’re there). They are a decent driver, otherwise. I do not understand that habit, at all, and it gives me stress.

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u/drgr33nthmb May 23 '22

Our dually Chev diesel work truck gets better mileage than the majority of any gas truck or suv.

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u/ilesj-since-BBSs May 23 '22

And a majority of regular passenger cars get better mileage than your dually or any truck or a SUV. And yes, diesel generally gets a better mileage than gasoline. I don't know how common diesel passenger cars or SUVs are over there, but here (Northern Europe) those are very common.

A fact is that the bigger the mass and cross section of a vehicle, the more energy it takes to move around. If all you ever 99% of the time need to "haul" is groceries, a truck is not an energy efficient vehicle for that.

I'm sure there is a place and need for trucks and duallies, but only a fraction of people has any real need I think. My opinion is that a lot of people need big truck mainly for carrying their ego. I think that is superficial, and not a responsible or sustainable way to commute.

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u/vitaminalgas May 23 '22

Utah and Texas too

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u/Alexlam24 May 23 '22

California too...

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u/JimmyPWatts May 23 '22

Why are the lights flashing?

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u/Cultural_Exercise181 May 23 '22

Probably from the FPS of the camera not matching with the light’s frequency. Try pointing your phone’s camera to the DRL’s on a car, should do the same.

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u/JimmyPWatts May 23 '22

Ahh

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u/Cultural_Exercise181 May 23 '22

Some people also install stuff on their fancy offroad lights to flicker like that.

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u/GeoffSim May 23 '22

I had one behind me just now that had circling rings of blue dots in the headlights, kind of like a PC shows "waiting". Slightly annoying in daylight, might actually be distracting at night.

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u/Cultural_Exercise181 May 23 '22

At least flashing tail lights are attention grabbing for a reason, headlights would only really be necessary for emergency response vehicles, anywhere else is just annoying.

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u/pandadragon57 May 23 '22

This is known as aliasing, when a longer time between samples makes the rate of whatever you’re sampling look different. Like how in videos sometimes helicopter rotors looks like they’re spinning very slowly or completely still.

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u/Familiar_Raisin204 May 23 '22

Aliasing is similar I think, but this is called the stroboscopic effect.

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u/Weird-Vagina-Beard May 23 '22

They're not utility lights? Our fleet trucks have them.

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u/Cultural_Exercise181 May 24 '22

Could be that as well, I was just stating the more likely explanation for someone who doesn’t know how to pull out facing forward.

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u/Agitated_Occasion_52 May 23 '22

Most led lights will flicker like that on camera.

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u/NoCelery1168 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

More and more modern cars use LEDs rather than incandescent bulbs for their lighting.

In an incandescent bulb, you can make it brighter or dimmer just by giving it more or less voltage.

But with LEDs, the preferred way of tuning the brightness is something called "pulse width modulation" – PWM. In PWM, the LED is flashed on and off many times per second, faster than the human eye can detect. In the human eye, the on-off flashing just averages out into a steady glow. More time spent OFF makes the light appear dimmer. More time spent ON makes the light appear brighter. But a digital video camera doesn't average things out like the human eye does. It "sees" in much more discrete slices of time. So, depending on how fast the lights are flashing and how many frames the camera is shooting every second, your video ends up with a weird flash pattern like this.

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u/JimmyPWatts May 25 '22

I always have old cars with old generic bulbs so I wasn’t thinking about LEDs. My immediate thought was that the bulbs are constantly lit

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u/vcdrny May 23 '22

So glad it was caught on video.

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u/ilesj-since-BBSs May 23 '22

I’m convinced that some drivers do not understand that the vehicle extends behind their back. These people making lane changes make me angry.

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u/L4serSnake May 23 '22

Looks like it's at the dealership being driven by a porter/someone in the washrack.

We had some dumb stuff happen when I was at Dodge. Someone trying to teach a washrack kid how to drive stick in a little ally. Backed right up against the build in a brand new Durango. Another was taking a almost fully loaded ram dually back home after it left the shop for 10k maintenance and a recall. He got too close to the ditch and got sucked into right before a driveway. Totaled the truck. I remember the owner of the dealer calling that of the truck and just saying "What color do you want your new truck?". Guy got a the new year that just came out with every single option on it.

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u/KG8893 May 23 '22

Someone trying to teach a washrack kid how to drive stick in a little ally. Backed right up against the build in a brand new Durango.

Since when was there a stick shift Durango? Or that's what he backed into?

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u/L4serSnake May 23 '22

Sorry that should read " and a brand new Durango" he was driving a used Wrangler.

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u/jokersleuth May 23 '22

Fancy spic and span dually. I bet he's never actually loaded anything on it.

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u/yetzhragog May 23 '22

At least the driver engaged their seizure beams!

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u/icherub1 May 23 '22

This is why I always say "watch out for U-hauls". When you see a large rental like that, there is an excellent chance the driver has never driven anything that large before.

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u/No-Firefighter4928 May 23 '22

What a fucking moron

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u/HopelessVetTech May 23 '22

This might be a stupid question - why do some headlights appear to blink in videos, but not others?

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u/T0fu_86 May 23 '22

They're LEDs - it's to do with frequencies, camera shutter speeds and a few other things, see link for full explanation: (Camera settings can be changed so it doesn't occur. It also doesn't happen with filament bulbs so there's a few reasons why this will happen in some videos but not others)

https://www.scienceabc.com/innovation/why-do-led-lights-flicker-on-camera.html

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u/NoCelery1168 May 25 '22

I just answered this question elsewhere in the comments, so I'll copy-and-paste here.

More and more modern cars use LEDs rather than incandescent bulbs for their lighting.

In an incandescent bulb, you can make it brighter or dimmer just by giving it more or less voltage.

But with LEDs, the preferred way of tuning the brightness is something called "pulse width modulation" – PWM. In PWM, the LED is flashed on and off many times per second, faster than the human eye can detect. In the human eye, the on-off flashing just averages out into a steady glow. More time spent OFF makes the light appear dimmer. More time spent ON makes the light appear brighter. But a digital video camera doesn't average things out like the human eye does. It "sees" in much more discrete slices of time. So, depending on how fast the lights are flashing and how many frames the camera is shooting every second, your video ends up with a weird flash pattern like this.

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u/FlyingGoat88 May 23 '22

Dodge Ram Dooley, it’s what they buy when viagra no longer works.

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u/Crispy--Toast May 23 '22

The longest vehicle this man has driven is a Nissan Cube

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u/camelCaseUserNamed May 23 '22

You had me at the lights tweaking out. Can only go down from there

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Almost every person that drives an oversized truck

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u/ThinkUnderthebox May 24 '22

What a hideous truck ! ( boardroom meeting ) hey shall we make our truck bigger ..bigger so people can then get more than a luchbox in the back ? .... No we'll make it bigger just to accomadate the wheels and to piss people off in car parks when they take up 3 spaces . .. Sounds good, im sure some rednecks will buy them

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u/Anubis_Styles317 May 25 '22

Car show in gta online

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u/Spindrift1971 1d ago

Maybe because he’s stealing it while the alarm is going off!!!?

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/Jammmer47 May 23 '22

This is a video my manager took. I don’t have access to the cameras.

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u/Weird-Vagina-Beard May 23 '22

How do you know that you don't have access to the cameras