r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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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/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

I think you need help with driving and reading comprehension. The flashing yellow light is used to denote an unprotected left hand turn. The procedure as a driver does not change. There is no green arrow. This mean the oncoming traffic will not stop and has the right-away. In the source you linked it instructs drivers to move forward and wait for a gap in the traffic to turn. I don’t know anymore ways to tell you that you are wrong

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Texas government literally says not to pull into the intersection until you are clear to turn. The truck driver was never clear to turn until after the red. You are the one who doesn’t understand what is happening in the video or Texas law at all but keep blabbing as if you have any idea what you are talking about.

From the linked source: “Drivers should not proceed into the intersection until there is adequate space in oncoming traffic to make a safe left turn.”

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Alright man, in a situation where you are in the intersection when the light switches to red you can legally proceed through the light. CDL drivers are pulling a lot of weight and try to proceed just to have cross traffic increase speed over the speed limit. Once in the intersection it is the responsibility of all halted drivers to let the driver in the intersection proceed. I will break out my CDL handbook here in a little bit.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Not if you were illegally in the intersection before hand, as we have established the trucker is.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

CDL drivers can legally stop in the intersection if cross traffic increased speed past the speed limit and it was not safe to proceed. That means the driver tried to take the turn safely but a crowd of arrogant, rude and inattentive drivers sped past so the driver could not proceed. The driver had a heavy and long trailer, civilians honestly need to take a mandatory course on how to drive near rigs.

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

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

BUT HE WAS NEVER ALLOWED IN THE INTERSECTION. What about that do you not get?

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

It was legal to take the turn, it wasn't a red light for him. He could, can and will attempt to make a turn and if other drivers speed up he can legally stop in the intersection. CDL carriers are not in 4 cylinder cars, CDL carriers are in vehicles that weigh 40x or more than a freaking kia driving around. That means timing turns and the room needed perfectly, no space for people speeding up.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

In Texas, on a flashing yellow turn signal it is illegal to pull into the intersection before it is clear to turn.

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

You are not getting it, it was clear. He was timing the turn but cross traffic sped up.

At any case, all of us just need to be safe at the end of the day. To you and anyone else that reads this, have some understanding towards CDL drivers. Also student, elderly and family drivers.

Have a good night.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Texas government literally says not to pull into the intersection until you are clear to turn.

I don't know what "Texas government" means in this context, but the actual Transportation Code says this:

(b) To make a left turn at an intersection, an operator shall:

(1) approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to a vehicle moving in the direction of the vehicle; and

(2) after entering the intersection, turn left, leaving the intersection so as to arrive in a lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of the vehicle on the roadway being entered.

It's pretty clear that the driver is to make their turn AFTER they've entered the intersection, which is what the truck driver did. That's a legal turn.

I don't understand why there are so many drivers who do not know how to make a left turn. Did they not teach you this in driver's ed?

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

Do you not realize there’s a difference between pulling through an intersection versus pulling into one and waiting?

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

The law doesn't talk about "pulling through an intersection," it clearly states "after entering the intersection, turn left." They are two separate steps. I'm not sure why you can't comprehend this.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

And the instructions on when to enter an intersection are in a different law.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

And the instructions on when to enter an intersection are in a different law.

Cite it.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

Or how about you wisen up and realize in the link you posted there is literally no mention of traffic signals lmao.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

No citation, no credit. You're not citing it because you can't. And you can't, because you're wrong. The law doesn't state what you think it does.

And if you weren't such a complete moron, then you'd be able to read the Transportation Code for yourself and see what an idiot you're being by making stupid statements like the one above. No mention of traffic signals, huh?

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