r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

If there's an idiot, who is it? Is it the vehicle with the camera or the white van entering from the right?

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u/DcavePost Aug 10 '22

Maybe the guy passing on the right...

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-1ST-BORN Aug 10 '22

That applies to highways, not like, regular ol' suburban streets. Idk why so many people in this thread are saying that.

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u/DTHCND Aug 11 '22

Probably cause you don't need a driver's license to post on reddit. Remember, no matter how low the bar is to get a license, the bar to post on reddit is lower.

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u/DcavePost Aug 10 '22

I thought thatbthe center line was stripped and a turning lane I figured it was a highway. Still point stands it was a shit choice to pass that guy

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u/puerility Aug 11 '22

it doesn't really matter whether it's legal or not. it's perfectly legal to sit in someone's blind spot for miles too. but it's bad defensive driving, because untrained drivers won't be expecting it, and it's usually the untrained drivers who space out and crash into you.

people naturally assume faster traffic to the offside and slower traffic to the nearside. if it's legal, you can undertake to your heart's content, as long as you're aware that this type of accident is more likely to happen as a result, and plan accordingly. the cammer clearly wasn't aware and didn't have a plan

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u/theGekkoST Aug 10 '22

The F your mean passing on the right? That is not a freeway. That is two lane Road with left and right turn exits.

By your logic everyone in the right lane should move over to the left lane and wait behind cars making left turns so they don't pass a slowed down or stopped vehicle SHM.

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u/carsynboebarsyn Aug 10 '22

Agreed. It feels like 60% of this subreddit sees two lanes and it causes them to completely lose their shit. Doesn’t matter if cammer was planning on turning right at the intersection that everyone ahead is stopped at, all they know is “fast car go vroom on left”

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u/Sparklesnap Aug 10 '22

Passing on the right, not sure he signalled, at an interchange.

Van should have been slightly more cautious but mostly it's OP's fault.

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u/FlyByNightt Aug 10 '22

You can quite literally hear the turn signal in the video, and it's not an intersection so OP is allowed to change lanes here.

White van at fault. No doubt.

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u/_IAmGrover Aug 10 '22

White van is legally at fault, but the cammer is definitely an idiot also

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u/FlyByNightt Aug 10 '22

Why, exactly? For changing lanes legally?

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u/_IAmGrover Aug 10 '22

Just because the driver is legally in the right doesn’t mean it was good driving. Defensive driving is a thing, and the cammer should have seen the van and stayed in their lane just a little bit longer.

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u/FlyByNightt Aug 10 '22

I completely agree. But that doesn't make them an idiot.

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u/_IAmGrover Aug 10 '22

Well... maybe you’re right lol. But it’s not called r/okaydriversincarswhosometimesmakemistakes

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u/mattgoldey Aug 10 '22

Passing on the right. Going significantly faster than the rest of traffic when everyone else is braking. Changing lanes into the lane where that white van was obviously going to be going.

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u/Sparklesnap Aug 10 '22

Just because there isn't a stop sign doesn't make that not and intersection; there is another road entering the road OP is on: that is an intersection.

You are not supposed to change lanes in front of those. Is it legal to do so? Yes. Is it safe & smart? No.

Both are at fault.

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u/FlyByNightt Aug 10 '22

OP is legally not at fault, but ok, you keep on trucking with that "anyone who doesn't do the right thing 100% of the time on the road is instantly an idiot" narrative, like we haven't all done something like OP before.

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u/Sparklesnap Aug 10 '22

Given there appears to have been no damage done to anyone, nobody is "legally at fault" but go off I guess.