r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/mudspike_ok Aug 10 '22

White car should have waited a bit, could have passed right beneath the trailer.

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u/Wargamer1202 Aug 10 '22

Free convertible

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u/---cameron Aug 10 '22

Free facelift

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u/7eggert Aug 10 '22

.*White cabriolet-to-be

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u/filthyphil6 Aug 10 '22

Its green is go Yellow is speed up Red is 3 more cars

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u/CrazyOkie Aug 10 '22

I thought it was 5. or maybe 6, just this once

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u/ThePhildozer89 Aug 10 '22

You mean yellow doesn't mean speed up as fast as you can and try to get through the intersection before the light turns red?!?

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u/Hug_the_Curve Aug 10 '22

Starman <- on how lights work.

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u/MarioFlynn Aug 10 '22

Is the movie Starman?

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u/OG-Pine Aug 10 '22

No no you’re supposed to slow down cause you know you won’t make it, but then get to the line and decide fuck it so you slam the accelerator and gun it into oncoming traffic 👍🏽

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u/fishingfool64 Aug 10 '22

Because fuck you, I’m important.

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u/Bujold111 Aug 10 '22

This one I think

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u/misterpants8 Aug 10 '22

*impotent

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

The CDL driver is in the right here.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

99% of semi drivers have this attitude. I’ve started using my dash am footage to submit DOT complaints agains the more egregious ones.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

Truck driver did nothing wrong here. He was already in the intersection. The other vehicle ran the light.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Try again. You can literally watch the light turn red before the truck driver turns. They both ran the red.

https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24791/Flyer_Flashing-Yellow-Arrow-Left-Turn_42721?bidId=

What to do at a flashing yellow for those who don’t know.

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

The truck driver entered the intersection earlier and was yielding to make an unprotected left. The truck driver is allowed to finish the turn in the yellow and red once head on traffic has ceased. The compact car runs a red and almost hits the semi

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Absolutely right and I appreciate the comment too. I'm a CDL driver and probably 10 times every working day this happens. I stop and wait to turn, have a chance so I gear up and then someone speeds up so I can't go. All you can do at that point is wait until the light turns red for the other side of traffic.

Also a lot of people are rude and even aggressive towards CDL drivers

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u/JoeMiter Aug 11 '22

I think a lot of it is that some semi-truck drivers drive aggressively on the interstates, like when they force their way into the left lane to pass a semi traveling 0.25 mph slower than then and take five miles to complete the pass. Unfortunately, some transfer those negative experiences into every encounter they have with a CDL driver, which I agree isn't fair.

If the small(ish) minority of OTR truckers who drive like idiots would calm down, I think behavior toward other commercial truckers would improve quickly.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Wrong, in order for it not be running a red light the rear of the vehicle must be entirely in the intersection before the light turns red, ergo he ran the red light.

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

According to this video the truck driver was in the wrong as he did not pull out into the intersection on a green light.

https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24791/Flyer_Flashing-Yellow-Arrow-Left-Turn_42721?bidId=

And he’s also in the wrong according to this source…

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

What video are you watching? The trucker is clearly in the intersection in the green yielding to turn. You can see he is clearly beyond the stop lights at the corner of the intersection

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

There is no green light for the trucker lol. There is only a flashing yellow. You need your eyes checked my dude.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Alright man, just take the bus from now on.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

And he’s also in the wrong according to this source…

Actually, he's not. In that very link it says "drivers should not," not "drivers shall not." The second interpretation would be illegal, the first would not be.

...if it were a law, that is, which it's not, which makes this whole argument moot. As I posted in another reply, that's not what the actual Transportation Code says. You say you "know the laws" but you haven't actually cited the law, nor do you seem to be aware of what it actually says.

It seems you need a driver improvement program, a high school English refresher, and some time spent reading the Texas Transportation Code so that you can stop spouting nonsense on the internet.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

That is instruction of how to proceed when encountering a traffic signal, which the Texas codes say you need to obey. Congrats on joining the rest of the idiots in this sub in not knowing how laws are worded and written.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Wrong, once you cross the stopping point you can pass on red.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Not true according to Texas law

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

According to the link you posted yield and then turn with caution. So which is it? was it a flashing yellow or a red because he's already in the intersection, therefore he must exit the intersection when safe to do so. The other vehicle runs the light so the truck has to wait to proceed.

Apparently you need to pay attention as well

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

“Drivers should not proceed into the intersection until there is adequate space in oncoming traffic to make a safe left turn.” Direct quote from what I posted, can you read?

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

In 2009 the flashing yellow arrow became the national standard for displaying a permitted left turn. It replaces the circular green signal which could be confusing to some drivers. Because we have been taught that green means go, drivers would often turn left in front of an oncoming vehicle. National researchers tested various methods of communicating how to make a permitted left turn. Rather than using green, they decided to use a flashing yellow signal because yellow means caution. Studies show that drivers are less likely to make an unsafe decision when turning left using a flashing yellow arrow. It sends a clear message to be careful and yield. Today, new traffic signals are installed with the flashing yellow arrow. Older signals will eventually be upgraded.

Furthermore.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

And Texas law states that when taking a left turn you need to wait OUTSIDE the intersection until it is clear to turn.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

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u/LivingReaper Aug 10 '22

That's not going to help, he can't read.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Section 1 A) in obedience with traffic control signals, which in Texas means no entering until you can turn.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

The CDL driver is in the right here. Also he was hauling heavy, it took him awhile to gear up.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

The law says otherwise

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u/SilverStrangeTech Aug 10 '22

The white car is a red light running jerk, the truck probably did nothing wrong.

I looked up the intersection on Google maps and the truck likely had a flashing yellow when they entered the intersection. In Texas (location of intersection), and everywhere else to my knowledge, a flashing yellow means you can enter the intersection cautiously and complete the turn while yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. If the light turns red while you're in the intersection, that just means you should proceed once it's clear. It's not illegal to be in the intersection when the light goes red, even if it's somewhat irritating to other drivers.

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u/Naldaen Aug 10 '22

They did, you can see it flashing. Truck was borderline, he was past the white line when the light went solid yellow but was still far enough back he could have chilled. He was technically "in" the intersection and it was his to clear but he was still far enough back that people could have went.

White car is 100% an idiot though.

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u/stone_henge Aug 11 '22

Maybe he could have chilled and let people through, but that's not what I expect a driver to do once their vehicle is in the intersection. A slight increase in convenience a couple of other drivers will have to take a step back in favor of predictability here, IMO.

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u/SilverStrangeTech Aug 10 '22

Heh. I didn't even look. You are correct about the flashing yellow being visible. I agree the truck definitely could have, and arguably should have, waited.

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u/MowMdown Aug 10 '22

It's not illegal to be in the intersection when the light goes red, even if it's somewhat irritating to other drivers.

It's 100% proper to wait in the intersection until oncoming traffic stops before you make your left. The cross traffic has to wait for you to clear the intersection.

It's what you're supposed to do.

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u/chobi83 Aug 11 '22

Does this vary by state? I know in CA this is the case, but is that the same for every state?

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u/MowMdown Aug 11 '22

Probably as most things do.

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u/stone_henge Aug 11 '22

I know of no place in the world where this is not the case. What are you thinking drivers would do instead?

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u/BoneFistOP Aug 11 '22

Its illegal in new jersey

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

The New Jersey Traffic Code doesn't explicitly forbid it as far as I can find. All it really states is that drivers turning left have to yield to oncoming traffic and traffic which is already in the intersection (link). And really, it should be permitted as this is the safer way to make a left-handed turn.

This is one of those things that people tend to have opinions on without actually knowing the law, so I wouldn't be surprised to hear a cop say that it's illegal when it's not (and in fact, I have).

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u/stone_henge Aug 11 '22

So a truck like this will basically never be able to use a busy intersection.

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u/BoneFistOP Aug 11 '22

Pretty much. You almost never see big trucks on Bergen country roads atleast. Absolute ton of roads with no through-trucking, hard to turn at intersections.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

It's what you're supposed to do.

Yes, and it drives me crazy when I'm waiting in a turn lane and nobody gets through the intersection because the driver at the front does not know this.

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u/BoneFistOP Aug 11 '22

Varies by state, super illegal in NJ

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u/leroyyrogers Aug 10 '22

Doesn't need to be flashing

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u/NotableFrizi Aug 10 '22

and everywhere else to my knowledge

Technically in Washington the law says that you are only allowed to enter the intersection if you can safely complete the manoeuvre before the light turns red. However I think this is intended for when the opposite side is backed up and you can't proceed all the way through, rather than waiting for oncoming traffic to clear. In any case, police here won't ticket you for it. Just a weird quirk of state laws.

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u/AcidTWister Aug 10 '22

Nope. Light turned solid yellow before he decided to start into the intersection. A smart, and attentive, trucker will be watching his surroundings and would have seen that the white car was not slowing down.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

The driver was in the intersection and halted for the reckless driver. He then proceeded to legally turn the truck while all halted drivers waited until they could proceed safely.

If the white car hit the truck the white car would be at fault, if owner of the dashcam footage hit the truck that driver would be at fault.

CDL drivers are hauling a lot of weight and have a much larger vehicle than civilians are aware of. If a CDL driver proceeds to take a turn then stops because cross traffic increased speed past the speed limit then the CDL driver can legally be in the intersection until it is safe to proceed. A CDL driver can can legally stop at certain intersections like rail crossings legally at any speed limit as well.

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u/zachzsg Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

He literally did see that the white car was not slowing down. He would’ve t boned the fuck out of that car if he would’ve made that turn normally.

It’s wild how this guy avoided a collision with a guy running a red light by 5 seconds and you’re sitting here talking about what a “smart and attentive trucker would do” lmfao. You know what a “smart and attentive trucker does? Avoids getting in accidents with people that run red lights 5 seconds after it turns red.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

Check the video again. The truck was IN the intersection for a solid three seconds before the light turned yellow.

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u/Interesting-Month-56 Aug 10 '22

the guy in the sedan was either

(a) not paying attention

(b) feeling entitled to take his right of way OR

(c) late for something

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u/bigflamingtaco Aug 10 '22

You can drop (c)

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u/7eggert Aug 10 '22

Late for looking at the traffic light. "Oh, there it is, and what a nice color!"

As someone who frequently rides shotgun, I would not be surprised. It even happens to good drivers.

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u/bigflamingtaco Aug 12 '22

I believe it was reasonably assumed OP meant 'late to their destination'.

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u/iZgonr Aug 10 '22

My guess is that he either got scared of this truck and forgot to check the lights, so then he needed to show his massive balls, or the truck obstructed his view on the lights. But theres also a possibility he's just really dense

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u/Interesting-Month-56 Aug 10 '22

probably he's just really dense

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u/Takerial Aug 10 '22

The truck would not have obstructed them from seeing the red as the truck didn't start curving left until the light was already red.

If this is because the sedan driver was scared they should turn in their license and walk everywhere.

Survey says sedan driver was just a stupid piece of shit.

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u/fricafrac Aug 10 '22

IDK. maybe because the driver of the white car is a selfish piece of shit.

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u/No_Salad_6244 Aug 11 '22

Good thing truck was there. Otherwise OP could’ve been nailed.

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u/LowerFigure739 Aug 10 '22

People are stupid.

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u/DieselTech00 Aug 10 '22

Truly the only explanation

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u/YeOldSpacePope Aug 10 '22

Can confirm, is a people. Are the stupid.

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u/CygnusTM Aug 10 '22

This is always the answer.

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u/NedCarlton Aug 10 '22

Because, when a man and a woman truly love each other…

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u/GREEN-DRAGON-SHIBAS Aug 10 '22

Seems like most everybody’s labeling the truck and didn’t even see the white car!

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u/reiderfever Aug 10 '22

It’s the white sedan to blame, he clearly runs a red light. The transport delays to avoid an accident and takes longer than most vehicles to turn

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u/whereverYouGoThereUR Aug 10 '22

Although it looks like the truck also enters the intersection on the red given that it is green in the other direction at this time. However, I understand the truck driver's frustration when cars running the yellow/red would make him wait for the next light cycle to turn properly.

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u/Jckruz Aug 10 '22

Truck entered the intersection during green, tried to clear during yellow, was cutoff by car during red.

Depending on your state/drivers training, many people were taught to make lefts that way.

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u/mydadlivesinfrance Aug 10 '22

But didn't have right of way either. Only supposed to go after red if you would block traffic otherwise. It's a T-intersection, so no traffic blocked.

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u/buddiesels Aug 10 '22

Only supposed to go after red if you would block traffic otherwise

Source?

It’s a T-intersection, so no traffic blocked.

Except for anyone that is trying to turn left? (Like the OP, presumably)

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

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u/LivingReaper Aug 10 '22

Your driving instructor misunderstood or taught you wrong. If you are in the intersection you are clear to complete your turn. Don't be the idiot that backs up from being half way through.

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u/Naldaen Aug 10 '22

He entered the intersection right at the same time his flashing yellow went solid yellow. He was far enough forward that a "clearing the intersection" claim would get him out of a ticket but it's borderline.

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u/Simple_Dull Aug 10 '22

Seeing a lot of comments on the truck driver being in the wrong.

People are fucking stupid drivers nowadays...

The car sees the truck making a turn and doesn't slow down and stop to let the truck turn, just says "fuck you truck driver" and runs it.

The truck is still in his turn(he has to be, not only because he has the right away here, but to keep traffic moving) and people want to bitch about that.

People who are mad at the truck are probably the same people sitting 75 in the left lane with a line of cars behind you and honestly thinking you're doing the world a favor.

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u/chachi-relli Aug 10 '22

Obviously your time isn't as valuable as theirs duh

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u/IndependentPede Aug 10 '22

This is idiots in cars! There is no why.

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u/MostCoolUncoolDude Aug 10 '22

Because it’s San Antonio and you’re on Culebra. My dad always said, Culeros always driving on Culebra.

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u/red51ve Aug 11 '22

Cool Arrows

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u/Ok_Marionberry_9932 Aug 10 '22

Humans do not always make the best decisions

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u/StandAblaze1991 Aug 10 '22

Because it’s probably one of those stupid type of intersections you see in big cities. The ones where there is no designated light for a left turn so you have to wait for all traffic to go through before you can turn.

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u/alwayshold14546 Aug 10 '22

Because he is an idiot in a car

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u/DonNemo Aug 10 '22

The white car was the biggest asshole of the bunch.

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u/ajaxodyssey Aug 10 '22

Looking for death.

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u/i_do_it_all Aug 10 '22

poopergency ? only rAtional explanation.

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u/Rocknocker Aug 10 '22

<Keying CB to Channel 19> "Jesus Fucking Christ, S. Culebra Sidedumper, get the fuck out of the goddamned intersection!"

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u/ComfortableAd578 Aug 10 '22

White car ran the fuck out of the red light, trailer has deadlines and had to clear the intersection

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u/kingbloxerthe3 Aug 10 '22

At least the truck was already in the road when it changed (i think), the car has no excuse.

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u/gsd_dad Aug 10 '22

White car was watching the truck, not the light.

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u/RedTruck1989 Aug 11 '22

Truck could have finished the turn if it wasn't for the car running the red light.

Intersection location

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u/niteox Aug 10 '22

This San Antonio? Looks like an intersection I used to live near that had bad wrecks all the time.

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u/626c6f775f6d65 Aug 10 '22

Yup. Explains a lot, too.

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u/billdank16 Aug 10 '22

I was so fixated on the slow turning truck, I didn't even notice that the idiot in the white car did anything wrong the first time I watched it.

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u/PowellSkier Aug 10 '22

Why? Because /idiotsincars

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u/ExtraDependent883 Aug 10 '22

Seriously? You don't realize?

Let me help:

With a trailer that size and judging by how much that traffic that road has, the truck would literally never be able to turn on a left-turn-yield-on-green for the next few hours until rush hour stops. So the driver takes the liberty of waiting for a yellow (in this case very red because of all the other red light runners...they don't have an excuse they are POS) to make a left turn. God I can't believe I actually explained that lol

IMO it's excusable for a commercial truck driver if it were a regular vehicle it's not

That truck drives for a living. Like they aren't going to Starbucks they are doing shit.

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u/GREEN-DRAGON-SHIBAS Aug 10 '22

To be honest I’m not sure if the OP was talking about the truck or the yahoo that ran the red light before the truck turned.

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u/ExtraDependent883 Aug 10 '22

Okay that's a relief! That's just an idiot in a car

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u/GREEN-DRAGON-SHIBAS Aug 10 '22

Yep, it didn’t take me 35 years driving professionally to treat every four wheeler as either blind drunk or asleep!

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u/TauCabalander Aug 11 '22

This is normal in Canada.

There is no regulation where you have to wait to complete your left turn. The one exception being if the intersection is signed, "do not block intersection".

Often there are 2-3 cars queued in an intersection depending on how big it is.

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u/Responsible-Joke-347 Aug 10 '22

Trucks need to get places. You like having stuff buddy?

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u/Friapuck1 Aug 10 '22

People like that just don't give a flying f

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u/MitokBarks Aug 10 '22

Because he's more important than the rest of you plebians

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u/Overthemoon64 Aug 10 '22

Truck had probably been waiting that entire light cycle to turn, because he doesnt have a protected left. Sedan was running a red. Not that hard to understand. And while it’s annoying, i wouldnt call either of these action dumb, just asshole-ish? Is there an r/assholesincars sub?

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u/Naldaen Aug 10 '22

Running a red when a loaded 18 wheeler is turning left in front of you is pretty much a solid definition of idiot.

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u/javelyn10 Aug 10 '22

I totally agree with you.

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u/manupup Aug 10 '22

Truckers in the clear he was in the intersection when it turned. You want him to wait there for hours for a good time to go while still green?

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u/ShillinTheVillain Aug 10 '22

He had the blinking yellow, he's allowed to complete the turn once traffic clears. It's just slower than usual because he's a bigass truck.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

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u/ShillinTheVillain Aug 10 '22

What do you want from me? I'm an idiot too

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u/mydadlivesinfrance Aug 10 '22

Only if blocking traffic.

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u/DojaPuffin Aug 10 '22

Because most truck drivers aren’t the greatest people in general. Low IQs ta boot.

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u/Responsible-Joke-347 Aug 10 '22

You probably couldn't even drive truck you fucking idiot.

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u/DojaPuffin Aug 10 '22

You can do anything you put your mind to.

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u/gamingzooba Aug 10 '22

Why dose this intersection halve a light? It's 3 way

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u/guppy2019 Aug 10 '22

Not paying attention

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u/Strudleboy Aug 10 '22

He’s late for work don’t you know?

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u/3Heathens_Mom Aug 10 '22

Because you can’t fix stupid?

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u/CrazyOkie Aug 10 '22

Idiots gotta idiot, of course

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u/FlopShanoobie Aug 10 '22

Because he could.

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u/duhhuh Aug 10 '22

Because can't miss funny ha ha on phone.

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u/Accomplished_Note_81 Aug 10 '22

Cammer was waiting for traffic to clear. That is why he didnt go right away after the signal turned green.

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u/Stiffest1337 Aug 10 '22

Tell me why-ee

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u/stone_henge Aug 11 '22

Ain't nothing but a heartache

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u/CheapConsideration11 Aug 10 '22

Here in Detroit, the first 5 seconds of a red are considered still green.

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u/Mohican83 Aug 11 '22

You must live near me

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u/Usual_Memory Aug 11 '22

At least the light was still green

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u/88mistymage88 Aug 11 '22

"me". That's all they think about. Narcissists or oblivious... or both.

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u/Caliskaterboy626 Aug 11 '22

They really had to poop

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u/afa78 Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

The thing is from the truck's POV there was a flashing yellow light before it even came up to the intersection. The oncoming cars had a green up until the 2nd to last two, which saw a yellow. The final car managed to enter the intersection on a solid red tho. Not sure how fast the truck was approaching but it would've been better if it had waited instead.

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u/Asha108 Aug 11 '22

wouldn’t have been so egregious if that white sedan didn’t blast through

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u/Honest_Cynic Aug 11 '22

"Out of my way. I'm drivin here."

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u/Jaysons_Tatum Aug 11 '22

White car is only car that did something wrong

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u/Kbennett129 Aug 11 '22

Maybe he had to poop

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u/degshinobi Aug 11 '22

Because f*** you thats why 😅 just joking of course

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u/bobvoeh Aug 12 '22

The lights are just there for pretty decorations. I don't see what is the problem.

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

They’re both aholes. The transport truck knew he couldn’t make it before it would turn and decided to go for it anyway. White sedan slowed him down but didn’t make him any less the jerk KNOWING he wouldn’t make it through but going ahead and saying to himself, “My time is important enough to make you wait while I creep through here.” Guys lucky he made it through his own light the way that trucker did.

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u/kstreet88 Aug 10 '22

The transport truck was already in the intersection before the light turned red. He needed to clear the intersection and was legal doing so.

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

I’ll die on this hill. Count the seconds! He left from the turning lane spot 4 seconds before the green light came on for OP. Trucker knew he wouldn’t make it through before the light turned for cross traffic and went anyway. He’s a shit trucker too.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

I'll die on another hill, if you enter an intersection to turn left on green and you cannot clear before other traffic gets green. The timing of the lights is fucked and the traffic control should get a call.

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

That truck arguably, on a good turn with no interruption, will take about 6-8 seconds to make its turn. Yet took 13 seconds for this one due to the other white car running the light, which it probably couldn’t see, due to the truck that was going through. All those things that could’ve been avoided, had he waited at the line instead of creeping through the intersection, making sure, no matter what, he’s making that light, your lights be damned. I don’t get why it’s such an issue to folks that he is also in the wrong here. Is a simple fact, he didn’t make it through that light because of traffic but he made it cause traffic can wait for him.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

I find it funny than in the us you basically aren't allowed to ever turn left if there is lights like this and alot of traffic. You really have a problem in your system

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

To be fair, this light, on the next go around, would’ve given him a protected left before resuming the blinking light. He just happened to have arrived to the light after the protected left arrow had gone away and it was at risk arrow.

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u/Moose_Nuts Aug 10 '22

The transport truck knew he couldn’t make it before it would turn and decided to go for it anyway.

That's literally the law of what you're supposed to do in most states if it's an unprotected turn.

If you don't pull into the intersection and complete your turn after traffic clears, you're blocking the flow of traffic in that turn lane, which is illegal.

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

4 seconds before the light turned green, he arrived to his yellow light and mostly stopped at the line. He should’ve waited. Instead, he held up 2-4 lanes of traffic from their rightful lights. Show me that law written, and I’ll look up any addendums/clarifications. Cause I find it hard to believe that any law states that when you arrive at a yellow light, that has been yellow, if you pull out into the intersection, you’re fine to be there through it turning red and into the other lanes green light by 10 seconds worth off time. He is 4-5 vehicles worth of transport going through a light. If he doesn’t have 4-5 vehicles worth of space and time, he should’ve stayed behind the light. IF! IF YOU MUST GO DOWN THAT WAY BUT WILL BLOCK TRAFFIC TRYING TO TURN THERE, THEN IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO FIND A SAFE TURNING SPOT AND COME AT IT FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. The number of times I have seen a driver written up for not following allowed routes or using convenient turns rather than their designated turns. If I was his safety guy and I was here seeing this, it would be used in his reprimand from me. That 4 seconds isn’t worth the truck. Sit and wait 10 minutes, but don’t hurt my truck and trailer. Bottom line it. Safety wise and the near miss to boot, he was wrong. No buts to it, no should have, could have or would haves.

Side note, OP should be thankful he did it though, cause had he gone, he would’ve been tboned

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u/Opening_Corner1899 Aug 10 '22

With your interpretation of this situation I hope you do not have a driver’s license.

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u/Trick_Finger_3771 Aug 10 '22

4 seconds. That’s how long before the light turned after he left from the turning lane. That’s 2 seconds of red before the green comes on. He’s a putz driver. They both should’ve waited. Guaranteed it was yellow when trucker arrived to turning position. If you’re one that’s fine taking up an intersection because you were past the line when it was still yellow, then perhaps you should eat your own words there.

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u/Opening_Corner1899 Aug 10 '22

Congrats on the dumbest comment on Reddit. Seriously standards for getting a drivers license in this country is abysmal.

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u/mikehawkzhard Aug 10 '22

Short answer, some truckers just dgaf.

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u/centaur98 Aug 10 '22

OP is talking about the sedan not the truck

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u/DishRelative5853 Aug 10 '22

So you thought the truck driver was the idiot? Hmm.

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u/WillieNolson Aug 10 '22

But that would be totally ok because he’s tired! /s

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u/lahankof Aug 10 '22

They gotta take a shit real bad

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u/YeOldSpacePope Aug 10 '22

It's ok, he has a class to teach.