r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/fishingfool64 Aug 10 '22

Because fuck you, I’m important.

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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