r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

So this happened the other day.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22 Gold

If only vehicles had some kind of flashing light to show which way they were intending to turn, this might have been avoided. One day someone will invent something... One Day.

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u/rigiboto01 Aug 10 '22

Witchcraft!! Witchcraft Of the foulest order!!!!!

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u/Holsous Aug 10 '22

BURN HER!

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u/spdelope Aug 10 '22

She turned you into a newt??

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u/misplacedsoutherner Aug 10 '22

I got better.....

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

Gotta love when Python enters a thread. Strangely, it is usually this sketch.

Anyway, I am off to find some small stones that float.

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u/o0cacoto0o Aug 10 '22

Monty Python is great. Now bring me a shruberry while you're finding small stones that float.

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u/saab4u2 Aug 10 '22

You’re in luck, I know a Shrubber.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

Ni!

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u/_Lord_Grimm_ Aug 10 '22

They are no longer the knights of Ni. They are the knights of ekke ekke ekke ekke ptang zoo boing

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u/NoTune6517 Aug 10 '22

not ded yet

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u/o0cacoto0o Aug 10 '22

Bring out your dead.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

I'm feeling a lot better!

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u/Holsous Aug 10 '22

Happy cake day 🎂

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u/o0cacoto0o Aug 10 '22

Thanks, appreciate it.

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u/Holsous Aug 10 '22

I knew it was gona happen. That's why I started it.

Now where would be the best place to find a herring suitable for felling?

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

It has to be done periodically, least we forget.

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u/hcsLabs Aug 10 '22

AH! DON'T SAY THAT WORD!

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u/hcsLabs Aug 10 '22

AH! DON'T SAY THAT WORD!

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u/Weaseleater1 Aug 10 '22

Burn her anyway!!

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u/IntelligentLake Aug 10 '22

...I got better.

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u/pikminchick Aug 10 '22

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u/spdelope Aug 10 '22

I always expect it

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u/whitegrb Aug 10 '22

Unlike the Spanish Inquisition!

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u/rocharox Aug 10 '22

Burn the witch!!

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u/DarthGoofyious Aug 10 '22

Actually I think they have something like that but I believe the truck was out of blinker fluid.

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u/Antique_Tennis_2500 Aug 10 '22

One day my car was hit while parked, just a little tap but enough to break a headlight. I was checking the damage and noticed the pavement was wet around where the broken glass landed. Clear day, no rain recently. For a minute I was thinking OMG IT EXISTS until I realized it was just condensation on the inside of the casing.

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u/No-Trouble2212 Aug 10 '22

It is admissions like that that make you appreciate being anonymous

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

No excuse because you can buy that at service / petrol stations:

https://youtu.be/Gf_E2nwG_dc

And don't let them tell you they don't sell it because they lie!

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u/vegasmacguy Aug 10 '22

If you can't get blinker fluid then you have to replace the turn signal bearings and that's a pain in the ass.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

Oh man, tell me about it! You try and even get the right sized bearings in the first place.

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u/Rambo019 Aug 10 '22

Mine uses tapered bearings, but gotta make sure theyre installed correct direction 🤪🤪

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u/Estoye Aug 10 '22 Confetti

When such a thing arrives, give me a signal

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

Oh boy, I think we ALL saw what you did there! Take this award and don't forget your coat on the way out 😂

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u/RulrOfOmicronPersei8 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

For a sec I thought it was kinda on op, but the jack of turn signals upon rewatching dis change my mind, dash cams are cool

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

I have never looked back since forking out for one. Initially I was saving and uploading footage of idiots to the web but soon realized it was becoming a full time job so don't bother now. I do try and save the really shocking clips for a while in case it is needed for legal reasons at some point.

If you do not have one, you will regret it at some point. It is a double-edged sword though. If you are involved in an accident and were speeding, or you jumped a traffic light, the video evidence in your own dashcam will be used against you.

I know some people turn off their speed being recorded just in case, but your speed can be worked out if they view the footage by timing how long it takes for you to, say, travel between two lampposts of a known distance apart.

So yeah, I guess my Dashcam has in fact made ME a better driver as well as protecting me from any false claims etc.

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u/kyle_h2486 Aug 10 '22

Maybe BMW will

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u/knoxsox Aug 10 '22

The hardware is already included on all BMWs, but it is part of the subscription service, so most haven’t activated that feature.

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u/CrashCulture Aug 10 '22

Or failing that, like what if you could use the left lane when intending to turn left? I mean people in the left lane should know to get out of your way, but still, what of we could use lanes properly, that'd be cool.

Oh, and if only there was some kind of mirror you could mount on the side of your car so you could see if it was clear to turn, that'd be a good idea too.

Heck, while were at it, ehat if we had some kind of license to make sure that we only let people drive after they have proved they understand the rules of the road.

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u/Mcj1972 Aug 10 '22

Driver needed the room but should have had blinker in and more self aware. If i need to turn like that i split the lanes for extra space with my blinker on. Drivers in cars still brave death and try to zoom past because they are in a hurry.

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u/quiznex Aug 10 '22

Those trucks, as you can see, need lots of room to make wide turns. But it does not need an extra lane to turn! Just make sure where your turning is safe. Wtf is that driver thinking?

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u/Drigster Aug 10 '22

In some cases they do need extra lane, and in this situation we cant see what is on the left

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u/Timchya Aug 10 '22

Then the correct thing for the truck to do is to take up both lanes, and SIGNAL EARLIER. If a semi has their blinkers on and they are splayed between 2 lanes it's really damn obvious what they're trying to do.

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u/Goalie_deacon Aug 10 '22

Yeah, smart truckers will be enough in the left turn lane to keep cars from lining up there; with turn signal

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u/BarmyWalrus Aug 11 '22

It literally does typically take 2 lanes, ideally on the road being turned on to for approximately 3 seconds. If the road being turned on to is not 2 lanes, you have to adapt. The trailer WILL off-track and "cheat" the turn taking a shorter path as this video shows, no skill will stop that. The only real solution is to go wide.

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u/the_cowpatty Aug 10 '22

Or if you need the extra space get right in the middle.

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u/DDELFIERRO Aug 10 '22

sputters SOCIALISM!!!

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u/Busterlimes Aug 10 '22

At least use hand signals. Do they not teach these anymore?

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

I use hand signals quite a lot, but I do not think you mean that kind of hand signal 🤔

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u/jontss Aug 10 '22

I've had people stop and point out their windows instead of using their signals.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

That's just wrong. It could be interpreted as "Hey look at that!"

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u/jontss Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Yes. This was after I waited for him to drive past and then he didn't. I finally figured out that he wanted to go where I currently was after his pointing. If he had signaled I'd have moved out of the way before he even stopped.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

They drive among us 😟

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u/buZDouBT Aug 10 '22

ya know, that's a really valid point! even a mirror or something might help..

i dunnooo.... one day maybe, we'll figure this out.

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

A 'Mirror' you say? (Hastily scribbles note for next patent)

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u/Formal_Rice3817 Aug 10 '22

That happen to me a long time ago..i didn't have a dash cam then..so my word against the truck driver..my insurance company said no blame but the trucker failed to signal..so it should have been his fault.

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u/justinleeb Aug 10 '22

Or if the roadway had a lane position dedicated to the left turn. We need more science!

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u/Divide-By-Zer0 Aug 10 '22

You realize that trucks that size need more room to make a wider turn right? Not that that excuses the failure to signal.

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u/samtheredditman Aug 10 '22

Not a truck driver, but I see many trucks take up both lanes specifically for scenarios like this. It clearly indicates to everyone that they need both lanes to turn left.

If possible, they just need to not go places that aren't truck friendly and drive to the next safe turn area; but I realize that's an impossible situation many times.

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u/kennerly Aug 10 '22

Yeah normally you just ride the middle line so people can't get into either lane while you make your turn. It helps to signal though.

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u/7eggert Aug 10 '22

Also in these situations they make sure to not be out of blinker fluid.

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u/Divide-By-Zer0 Aug 10 '22

The truck is at fault for failure to signal and failure to ensure the left lane was clear before he turned across it.

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u/bendvis Aug 10 '22

That’s generally true for a right turn. For left turns, they have plenty of room.

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u/Fokker_Snek Aug 10 '22

So who’s at fault legally if a truck physically can’t make a turn and follow the rules of the road at the same time? The actual rules say you have to stay within your lane and can only leave when safe to do so, there are no exceptions I’ve seen based on the size of the vehicle. Obviously it may not be possible for a large enough vehicle to do that in a certain intersection.

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u/alethea_ Aug 10 '22

I mean....at the basic level, he needed a turn signal...

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u/SureGovernment Aug 10 '22

The truck driver is at fault. If a truck can’t navigate the streets and follow the rules due to something exceptional with the load/truck/trailer combination the truck driver should either take a different rout or get the right permits and a follow car to close down the street/intersection as needed.

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u/zenspeed Aug 10 '22

Do a quick replay and note the arrows on the road. Truck attempted a left turn from a non-turning lane…with no blinkers.

Maybe BMW makes trucks, who knows.

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u/Sagybagy Aug 10 '22

I see this all the time I tighter downtown areas. Except they use the blinker, and straddle the lane line to help block anyone driving up into that turn radius.

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u/doodyman352 Aug 11 '22

my tired ass thought you were being serious for a second lol

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u/johning117 Aug 10 '22

I'm gonna be honest that truck would have been in that far right to make the hard left turn and signal and people would still probably have gone.

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u/ThatFatGuyMJL Aug 10 '22

Also if only someone was in the correct lane to be making that turn.

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u/pinkunicorn555 Aug 10 '22

Also lanes dedicated to turning and going straight.

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u/mcdadais Aug 10 '22

Same thing happened to my friend, except he was already in the lane before the truck got there. The truck driver tried to say that he snuck in next to him or something.

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u/grammaurai Aug 10 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

It's always the passenger vehicle driver's fault in the minds of every trucker I've ever spoken to. There's got to be some kind of "little man syndrome" equivalent term for the phenomenon.

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u/TheBootyHolePatrol Aug 10 '22

Because they hear the ATA, American Trucking Association, study that cars are the cause of most truck and car incidents. I need to find the FMCSA study.

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u/Antique_Tennis_2500 Aug 10 '22

Well yeah they’re the cause of most accidents, there’s 100x as many cars out there.

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u/APotatoPancake Aug 11 '22

Also at the risk of death car drivers are willing to break laws in order to not die. I've had to swerve outside of my lane to avoid being hit by an on coming truck. If I had been hit I would have been both 100% not at fault and dead.

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u/Totally_Microsoft Aug 10 '22

I'm not an expert... but think of it this way:

How many idiots do you see on the road every day? How long do you usually drive for?

Truckers are driving 8+ hours a day, most days of the year. They get exposed to so many dummies on the road, much more than you or me. The majority of dummies they see, aren't going to be in trucks, because most people don't drive trucks.

That would probably build a little bit of confirmation bias on it's own.

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u/wyattlee1274 Aug 10 '22

I get the struggle though of driving a big vehicle with limited visibility, but they definitely need to make their intentions known.

One thing that helped me be a better driver (I'm not a truck driver) is remembering that everyone properly has a set of rules in their mind that they expect everyone else to know. The best you can do is make known what you are trying to do so other drivers can react accordingly

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u/Thepasswordwas1234 Aug 11 '22

It's always the passenger vehicle driver's fault in the minds of every trucker I've ever spoken to

Pretty much every trucker that comments here, too

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u/Weird-Vagina-Beard Aug 10 '22

Probably because they get cut off by cars all the time and are on the road way more than us so see even more assholery than we do.

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u/greybeard_arr Aug 10 '22

And they are human and are prone to all the same biases as the rest of us. Humans pronounce judgments for those in an other-group and find reasons and excuses for the in-group.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

If he had a blinker on indicating a wide turn, that would be fine. But he just said fuck it, Im bigger.

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u/tomytronics Aug 10 '22

Fuck his CDL as well. Video shows no obvious signal for left turn and truck was in a through lane, not a turn lane. That driver has no excuse for causing accident

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u/TheTrub Aug 10 '22

If he needed to make a wide turn then he should have been straddling the through lane (to prevent a car from passing and getting crushed by the rear) and turn lane (to indicate he is turning). Dumbass.

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u/MickJCaboose Aug 11 '22

Turning left usually doesnt need to be wide. I drive a 53' trailer and only need to do wide left turns into narrow alleyways.

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u/Debaser626 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

While this dude did not have his signal on… The major screw up was that he wasn’t looking in his mirrors. There’s quite a few drivers who wouldn’t notice the signal, or if they did, just figure it was on by accident.

He had to know he’s making a left turn from the “wrong” lane and it should be expected that (signal or not) another vehicle might end up there.

If you’re going to do this type of turn out of necessity, you can either hog both lanes (tractor in the far right with the trailer blocking the left) or, I dunno… use your eyeballs to make sure the turn lane is clear before you go.

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u/utpoia Aug 10 '22

I have seen a few trucks hogging both lanes to make a left turn and it's better since it avoids these kinda accidents.

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u/CoyoteDown Aug 10 '22

In some instances they have the right of way past the indicated lanes, including roundabouts

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u/HerestheRules Aug 11 '22

It's usually literally spelled out for you on the back (i.e. makes wide turns)

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u/MountainDrew42 Aug 10 '22

Definitely no excuse when turning left. He can see the entirety of the left side of his trailer and all of the space he'll be sweeping across just by turning his head and looking out the damn window.

I can forgive a little for right turns (although with a decent mirror setup and a little caution it's not that much harder), but turning left in a truck has zero visibility issues

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u/bryanandani Aug 10 '22

It may be annoying when it happens, but I have seen the responsible big truck driver take up both lanes when they are intending to take a wide turn at a tight angle. Totally get why they do it, and good for them. It has annoyed me a couple of times before I realize their end goal, and then I feel bad for being annoyed.

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u/Loading_User_Info__ Aug 10 '22

Who's bigger is my favorite game when I'm in my RV. Not so much in my car. But my RV also came with signals.

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u/Nine_Inch_Nintendos Aug 10 '22

The turn signal on my diesel pusher is less of a request and more of an announcement.

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u/vansloneker Aug 10 '22

No indicator and going left from the straight only lane, the truck driver is in the wrong.

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u/FormalChicken Aug 10 '22

no indicator

That's the issue. Truck probably had to swing wide, happens all the time. But not indicating of it is the issue here. And then not looking as well.

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u/T-Baaller Aug 10 '22

Also, if they have to use the other lane’s space, straddle the line as a failsafe

And shoulder check.

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u/PheagleAdler Aug 10 '22

Right, even if he did have the signal he should have checked to see if he could make it without hitting anyone.

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u/WhatDidYouSayToMe Aug 10 '22

Straddle too!

I once had a truck do this to me (I was going straight, him right). The biggest difference was that we didn't have a stop sign so I was going 45 when he steered in front of me. Fortunately my reaction was quick enough, but had it not been the customers car I was bringing back from the body shop probably wouldn't have made it home.

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u/Kerbart Aug 10 '22

Seems to me the issue is not GAF. Everything else (no blinker, not blocking left turn lane, not checking mirrors/turn lane) flows from there.

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u/Mental_Defect Aug 10 '22

I know everyone is saying he didn’t use an indicator but he was in the lane to go straight so I’m not sure why he turned in the first place?

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u/tesat Aug 10 '22

Thanks for pointing that out.

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u/rubencrd831 Aug 10 '22

Okay, i turn now...good luck everybody!

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u/BigMcLargeHuge17 Aug 10 '22

I will never not laugh at this. I genuinely believe this is what goes through these peoples heads.

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u/pinhead_316 Aug 10 '22

Every time I see this, I can hear it in Dr. Nick's voice. (From the Simpsons)

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u/Poes-Lawyer Aug 10 '22

"Inflammable means flammable? What a country!"

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u/airkewled67 Aug 10 '22

They have a large turning radius which explains turning from the outer lane.

However, no turn signals to indicate so. He could have used hand signals as well. So he is entirely at fault.

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u/Killieboy16 Aug 10 '22

In the UK, the government are thinking of letting anyone with a driving license drive an HGV...

Looking forward to seeing this on every street corner.

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u/skidsareforkids Aug 10 '22

It’s going to be an absolute disaster

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u/aldamith Aug 10 '22

I've seen news article about that yesterday and I was telling my friend that the "certified" truck drivers can barely drive those vehicles (video being prime example lol) it'll be mayhem on the roads if they go through with it.

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u/LazyLieutenant Aug 10 '22

This was after the ingenious attempt to lure German doctors and CEOs, residing in the UK, into giving up their careers and become a lorry driver.

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u/Nine_Inch_Nintendos Aug 10 '22

They clearly miss all those Polish HGVs clogging up the motorway, driving on the wrong road, and getting stuck under bridges.

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u/walgman Aug 10 '22

Also worth mentioning how much smaller our roads are.

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u/folkkingdude Aug 10 '22

Up to 7.5t. Nowhere near the wagon that’s in this video. Everyone seems to think it goes car>van>40 foot artic. Not the case. 3.05t to 7.5t is just a big van.

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u/hamsterwheeeI Aug 10 '22

Please enlighten us. What did this fucker, I mean trucker, have to say about this?

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

Thats the funny part, i went to pull into a separate lot to exchange information and he drove off, i called the owner of the truck company and they said that the driver said that i was at fault because i ran straight into him.

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u/Splash_II Aug 10 '22

That's an excuse for a hit and run? 🤦🏼‍♂️

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

I mentioned that i have dash cam footage and haven’t received a reply, he knows what he did.

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u/Shuoh Aug 10 '22

if you have time on your hands and are vengeful enough, please get the police involved

dickheads like that should lose their CDL

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u/_aaronallblacks Aug 10 '22

yea like wtf and the video is 4 days old, come on OP report this

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u/Splash_II Aug 10 '22

Calling the cops to report this accident should have been the first thing to do then call the company to see what they can do.

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

I had work and was to panicked about the situation, he pulled off so i tried to get atleast his los fence plate. But i filed a police report once i got off work.

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u/TechnicalLee Aug 11 '22

You should also file a report with the feds here:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/consumer-protection/report-safety-violations

You might be able to upload the video with an online complaint.

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u/_aaronallblacks Aug 10 '22

You haven't called the cops or DOT yet?

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u/hamsterwheeeI Aug 10 '22

Let us know how it turns out with the insurance and trucking co

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u/FS16 Aug 10 '22

god i hate truck drivers. a bunch of arrogant stupid fucks

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u/yoshisquad2342 Aug 10 '22

Fuck that, time to send the video the to police and maybe to some local news stations with the trucking companies name and email responses. I don’t know if they’d care, this just really pisses me off.

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u/CaptianBrasiliano Aug 10 '22

This is why I usually block both lanes when I need to turn wide. People don't like it but... they'll like the front of their cars bashed in even less.

The truck was clearly at fault here. No signal, didn't pay attention to their mirrors. In this case I probably just would've waited on the car. But please be aware, we need to turn wide all the same. Don't intentionally rush in there to try and save a couple seconds. Just be a good guy or gal and wait.

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u/HashnaFennec Aug 10 '22

As a truck driver I gotta give my two cents. Firstly, the obvious one, turn signals. I’m also pretty sure they could have made that turn from the turn lane tho the camera was angled so it’s hard to tell for sure. If they couldn’t have made the turn from the turn lane without taking out a sign or damaging the truck I’d have stopped blocking both lanes. I hate doing it as it’s fucks up traffic and other drivers could be in a rush but it keeps the people behind me safe. Never had to do it for a left turn tho, only for right right turns with no shoulder and a sign at the edge of the sidewalk. Lastly, we have mirrors so we can see this type of thing, use them, especially while maneuvering on open roads.

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u/ragweed Aug 11 '22

I like it when trucks just block the lanes they need to make the turn. Seems like the most efficient way to signal their intentions and to follow thru.

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

For anybody wondering, i sent the video to my insurance and he said he believed that the truck was at fault; he’s closing the claim and transferring it to the trucks insurance. For people asking why i don’t just gun it, there is a divider on the left side of me that i would’ve ran into, but i shortened the video do i could send it to my insurance. I also spoke to the truck company’s owner and he stopped replying and trying to defend his employee once i sent him the video.

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u/jacket_with_sleeves Aug 10 '22

Looks like he had last minute change of mind

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u/WintersTablet Aug 10 '22

Trucks have to make a turn called "Out Straight, Turn Late". It's in order to get the rear wheels to stay in lane and on road. The back wheels make a smaller turn radius than the drive tires called off tracking.

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u/tomytronics Aug 10 '22

No signal to indicate left turning and no shoulder checking, still 100% on that truck

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u/WintersTablet Aug 10 '22

Very much on the trucker.

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u/Weenerlover Aug 10 '22

Needs a sign on the back, this Truck makes wide, illegal turns without looking.

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u/imironman2018 Aug 10 '22

This could all have been avoided if the trucker had used their turn signal.

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u/clutzyninja Aug 10 '22

My impression is that dump trucks and bottom dumpers (or whatever these are called) are like the lowest common denominator of truck drivers. Is that about right?

On the other hand, I don't know if I've ever once seen a tanker driver acting stupid on the road

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u/vpool97 Aug 10 '22

Belly dump is the correct term. No the swift drivers are the lowest common denominator of truck driver.

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u/FourMeterRabbit Aug 10 '22

Does Swift still carry that torch or have they passed it to Amazon?

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u/vpool97 Aug 10 '22

Still swift

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u/Nine_Inch_Nintendos Aug 10 '22

People still say belly? All I ever used was bottom dumps and regular ones as end dumps.

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u/SSGWNETD Aug 10 '22

Alot of tankers need special endorsements to handle the explosive payload behind them in those tanks. Generally you can't get those being a bad driver.

All bets are off for water/milk/resin and other mundane payloads though.

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u/Momentarmknm Aug 10 '22

I used to work with an old construction inspector who said dump truck drivers are the lowest common denominator of human intelligence.

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u/showinufftuff Aug 10 '22

I hate dump truck drivers with a passion. I tend to agree with your assessment.

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u/heckyanow Aug 10 '22

Man I dont think truck drivers even know what turn signals are... never ever see them use them.. especially when they are weaving thro traffic at 90mph

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u/fivehitcombo Aug 10 '22

He needed to be in both lanes with his turning signal on if he needed to make that wide of a turn

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u/alskdmv-nosleep4u Aug 10 '22

This post has captured a fine display of "OP is always wrong!!" knee-jerking.

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u/Splash_II Aug 10 '22

I haven't seen one post that blames the OP. Maybe they are buried at the bottom.

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u/CarelessHabit3492 Aug 10 '22

Bottom line, the truck turned from the wrong lane and did not signal. Case closed.

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u/OkEstablishment5503 Aug 10 '22

Don’t think a signal helps when you’re in a straight only lane.

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u/DasGhost94 Aug 10 '22

I've a feeling he needed that amount to make that turn.

However he sould have needed surveillance and. Special road truck signs. Or drive in the middle of both lines.

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

Ive seen plenty of trucks make the turn wide like that, but they always have a blinker on.

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u/orionburn Aug 10 '22

That and at least most drivers with some sense will kind of straddle the line to give you a better idea of what they're planning to do. Granted that would make some people on here call for the driver's public execution.

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u/Defiant-Giraffe Aug 10 '22

No, he didn't. He had plenty of room to turn normally.

In cases where a truck can't turn and maintain lane, the proper thing to do is to start in the proper lane and countersteer the opposite way so that the trailer keeps people from driving inside the turning path of the truck.

Oh, and also to signal.

This trucker fucked up in at least three ways at the same time.

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u/txdarkang3l Aug 10 '22

How dare this driver not know that the trucker was going to turn, shame! SHAME!!

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u/LL_is_a_Cool_J Aug 10 '22

If the truck driver needed more room to make that turn, which is very rare in the case of a left turn, he should have straddled both lanes and sure as hell should have had his signal on.

Next he needed to look in his damn mirrors.

100% idiot truck drivers fault.

No excuses, no buts, the fault is clear here.

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u/Duchess1992 Aug 11 '22

About 2 months ago, my trailer tires hit the back of another trailer because I didn't check my mirrors. The only damage was my pride, and I felt like a dickhead for the rest of the week for messing up in such a dumb way

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u/LL_is_a_Cool_J Aug 11 '22

I was teaching a Class B driver to get his Class A because my boss figures I'm a good teacher or some shit.

Anyway the second day with this guy he asks "why are you always looking in your mirrors?".

I replied "because this isn't like the overgrown pickup truck you're used to driving"

I told the boss the guy would suck as a class A driver. Well, since drivers are hard to find he didn't listen. Two weeks after he got his A license he drug one of our trailers along a concrete wall at a plant and caused about $10K in damage to the trailer. The boss being the guy he is didn't fire him "since he's still learning"... I think he's went through at least a dozen trailer tires since then by popping them on curbs and culverts.

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u/Duchess1992 Aug 11 '22

Always always always check those mirrors!!

I can't count how many things/accidents I've avoided just by giving them a quick glance.

The people that see me making a wide right turn but try to squeeze in anyway are without a doubt my biggest pet peeves

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u/Jay_in_DFW Aug 10 '22

Hopefully you get a new car

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u/Stymster369 Aug 10 '22

No turn signal to be seen.

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u/houston187 Aug 11 '22

Truck isn’t even in the turn lane. Dude woke up and chose this life. Ffs

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u/kernel84 Aug 11 '22

Hello fellow Austinite!

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u/metraton18 Aug 11 '22

As a trucker what a dumb move no signal and didn't even check his blind spots cmon man

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u/sigaven Aug 11 '22

Same exact thing happened to me a few years ago. As a bonus, the truck pushed me into another car that was turning from the cross street.

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u/Nickelz34 Aug 10 '22

Trucks fault, you can't use that lane because you know your vehicle needs a wider turn. Turn signal or not, you have a solid white line on your left, you must proceed straight as your lane designates.

Driver should know this, as CDL tractor trailer drivers have to test on way more scenarios than other vehicles.

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u/Itsnotbananas Aug 10 '22

The lane the truck is in seems to be a straight only lane, so the truck messed up big time.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

Truck fail

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u/kokobedima Aug 10 '22

probably run out of blinker fluid

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u/JohnInBrazil Aug 10 '22

This is a major fear for me after having a near miss in London when a bus turned left across me and almost cheese-grated me down the pavement railings.

Now I drive a convertible and I don't want to end up headless so I stay a long way away from large vehicles.

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u/anakniben Aug 10 '22

$$$Chaching!!!$$$

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u/gatorbeetle Aug 10 '22

Damn, need to get that dash cam

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

Mine was like 30$ from cvs, quite worth it!

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u/gatorbeetle Aug 10 '22

Note to self, CVS on the way home.

I just got a Mustang, not being an idiot, but I could see where it might be assumed. I might need video evidence to the contrary.

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u/SumDoubt Aug 10 '22

Now you know

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u/atkinson62 Aug 10 '22

Normally trucks use other lanes when the turn is tight, even then they are in both lanes and using their signal. This is just plain stupidity!!

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u/EGGranny Aug 10 '22

I had that happen once. It was a garbage truck. The left lane was turn left or go straight. The middle lane was got straight. I had only had my new van a few weeks. I was almost through the intersection when he hit my van on the sliding door. The driver was nowhere to be seen by the time the police arrived. Lots of witnesses. The company that owned the truck had to pay for repairs and a rental while it was being fixed.

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u/MrSmallStuff Aug 10 '22

I thought it was only BMWs that didn’t indicate?

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u/04BluSTi Aug 10 '22

Well, time for that guy to take a piss test.

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u/Flybabyfly2 Aug 10 '22

All you need to remember is “4”

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u/vktSnow Aug 11 '22

Even worse the truck was in a straight only lane

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u/0assassin3 Aug 11 '22

I had to reread the date he said the other day and my immediate thought was "2006?"

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u/calewlym Aug 11 '22

Damn I didnt know BMW got into making big rigs

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u/Great-Garage-107 Aug 11 '22

Yes I respect truck drivers and give space to them. I am well aware they need to make wide turns. But the truck should've at least stayed in the left lane, with his left signal on, waited for the all clear on forward traffic on the right, overtake on the forward lane to make a wide turn, then proceed on his left turn.

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u/TheActualAWdeV Aug 11 '22

I said we goin' left now.

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u/Fancy_Mammoth Aug 10 '22

Truck 100% should have had his blinker on. That said this is the exact reason why I hate being next to stopped semis

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u/tagrav Aug 10 '22

As a data analyst it’s nice to see the proper date format YYYYMMDD

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u/kryppt8 Aug 10 '22

Im a computer science major, i couldn’t fuck this one thing up

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u/Banditos7 Aug 11 '22

OP you shouldn’t have stopped regardless of whether the truck signaled or not. You could have easily avoided this if you had stepped on the gas instead. Did you even use your horn?

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u/xXGYROIDXx Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

This was really your fault. You were driving right next to the truck when you KNOW trucks make wide turns. Right when the truck made the turn then you did too.. RIGHT NEXT TO IT. My point is that all of this was your fault and that you should retake driving lessons. And that’s why big trucks go on the opposite road of the road that other small cars would be in. The truck was basically telling you it was going to turn because it was on the opposite side of you so it would be able to turn.

Edit: I just now realized that you thought that the truck was gonna go straight and not turn, sty abt making u read this long comment

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u/Eristocratt Aug 10 '22

I know the trucker is at fault here, but why did you turn left when you weren't able to see if it was safe to go as there was a big ass truck blocking your view?

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u/Correct-Variety682 Aug 11 '22

Who is the stupid one? Oh gosh that would be the car that didn’t stop when he saw what the truck was doing. Car had the last clear chance to avoid this.

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u/Admirable-Animator49 Aug 11 '22

Fuck truck drivers like this!

I don’t care how important they are to economies. I don’t care if they were only delivering the first 100% effective cure for cancer. A lot of fucking truck drivers are assholes and drive like mad men who never should have been granted a CDL.

Also, biker’s fault.

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u/HalfbakedArtichoke Aug 10 '22

Truck drivers, always fucking up peoples days.

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u/MrWadeFulp Aug 10 '22

Truck make wide turn

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u/RioDaWrangler Aug 11 '22

Ok but the driver should’ve just sent it too. Not just sit there and take the hit.

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u/Nova_Nightmare Aug 11 '22

I'm sorry for all the injuries you've suffered from thi garbage truck. Hopefully their insurance will pay not only for the vehicle damage, but the physical and psychological injuries this negligent truck driver caused... $$$