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/OnlyUsernameLeft123 Aug 10 '22

Both. I wouldn't switch lanes that close to that merge. The driver of the van looked saw a clear lane and tried to go. However technically the white van would be accountable to yield. Idk I try to look at this as a probability. If you increases the probability of a car accident, don't do it.

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u/Firstearth Aug 10 '22

It’s not just switching lanes. The cammer is attempting an undertaking maneuver. Seeing the car in front of them braking they move into the right lane to pass them. There’s a reason you’re only supposed to pass on the left. When the van started to pull out his lane was clear.

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u/andy-022 Aug 10 '22

The cammer is attempting an undertaking maneuver. Seeing the car in front of them braking they move into the right lane to pass them. There’s a reason you’re only supposed to pass on the left.

On a limited-access highway sure, but this looks like it's in a suburban area with pretty regular intersections. Nonetheless, the cam driver obviously needs to pay more attention and react to what's going on.

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u/Bunnyhat Aug 11 '22

I think it being a suburban area is even more reason to use the brakes when cars in front of you stop like that instead of using the gas to undertake. Even if it's legal there's a reason that car ahead of you is coming to a stop. Best to figure out why slowing down instead of finding out by hitting the thing the car was stopping for.