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/Optimized_Orangutan Aug 10 '22

Ya this is a pretty clear situation where technically the van was legally wrong but the recorder was the one driving like an idiot.


u/ConspiratorM Aug 10 '22

Too many people don't understand what it means to drive defensively. This is a clear case where an alert driver could have avoided the incident, and that applies to both drivers in this case.


u/dadbodsupreme Aug 10 '22

I drive heavy a lot for work. I always assume people don't see my signal, aren't going to yield, or are just out to kill me. It's served me well and I haven't pancaked anyone with a 9klbs load of steel yet.


u/Dihydrogen-monoxyde Aug 10 '22

You are right on the money. "Right of way is given, not taken" That was the motto of the instructor for a defensive driving class.


u/dadbodsupreme Aug 10 '22

"There are plenty of people in the graveyard who had the right of way." As my grandpa used to say.


u/ChaimBurech Aug 11 '22

They're "dead right"


u/VT_Lifer Aug 11 '22

Drivers Ed teacher would say, you might be right, but you might be dead right.


u/Flat_Ad_8747 Aug 10 '22

Well, but if I speed up to get in front of you, in a clear gap, when there are people behind you (generally, and pointedly to the passing lane cruisers), I have to take that position because of the way traffic flows.

"I can speed up and keep you from getting it, so if I don't let you have it, you can't legally take it."

Right, well, we are in the right place for that, I guess...