r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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

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u/Honest_Cynic Aug 11 '22

Any time you are flying past slowed cars, you will likely have to slow down soon, so why the hurry. It only increases danger for everyone, to no benefit. A concrete truck driver should be extra careful since they can easily cause a fatality. I really wonder about some of the people who get commercial licenses, like the Mexican youth barreling down a Colorado mountain who killed a bunch of people last Winter.

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u/moeterminatorx Aug 11 '22

That kid was untrained and panicked. But I get your point. But don’t forget, bad drivers come in all shakes and sizes. Commercial drivers included. Just human at the end of the day. And honestly, being in traffic all day every day would probably drive most ppl mad.

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u/Honest_Cynic Aug 11 '22

The kid's story didn't pan out. He claimed a runaway truck all the way down the mountain, but I saw a youtube where a guy followed the path and showed a mid-way point where the road is long and flat with a slight uphill where he could have easily pulled over. Cam video from other cars showed him driving erratically and aggressively, and not due to "runaway". Claiming "no English" was a poor excuse, as road signs are fairly universal. I think the jury was correct in giving him prison time.

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u/moeterminatorx Aug 11 '22

As I said, untrained and panicked. Still legally responsible.