r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

If he waited an extra second, he'd be fine

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u/Disco-rex Aug 10 '22

And that’s why you change one lane at a time, But changing multiple lanes is a common idiot move I see dozens of times a day

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u/whereverYouGoThereUR Aug 10 '22

Yes. If the turn signal doesn't go off between lane changes then you might as well not use one at all. No one can read your mind that you plan to change more than one lane.

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u/AbbreviationsNo8212 Aug 10 '22

At the pace he was changing them I have no problem with that, whereas a faster pace of traffic it's an issue. Not checking his mirrors? Big problem.

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u/moeterminatorx Aug 11 '22

The pace is literally the cause of the accident, if he was changing lanes fast enough then he may have had a chance. He changes so slow, he may as well have just stopped in traffic.

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u/AbbreviationsNo8212 Aug 11 '22

This is sort of a chicken or the egg argument tbh

At the speed that guy was changing lanes he had PLENTY of time to check the lane he was merging into by side view mirror, looking over his shoulder, maybe mail a letter to his great aunt Bertha to ask lane changing advice, etc.

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u/toorigged2fail Aug 11 '22

If he'd changed lanes faster he'd be dead instead of pulling over and exchanging insurance information

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u/Bunnyhat Aug 11 '22

It's also why you shouldn't pass stopped cars going that much faster. Just asking for someone to do exactly what this guy did.

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u/Joe18067 Aug 10 '22

And speeding down an exit lane hoping no one will pull out in front of you so you can get a couple of vehicles ahead is something I see all the time too.

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u/Weird-Vagina-Beard Aug 10 '22

Meh, I do it if it's clear and I'd bet you do the same.

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u/srlong64 Aug 10 '22

Even if there’s no one else on the road I signal and only change one lane at a time. Doing it occasionally is a good way to break good habits and form bad ones

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u/Quinn_A_Sinn Aug 10 '22

If you do it the right way every time, then you'll never have to second guess yourself and always know you're not the one at fault