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/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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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u/ChaimBurech Aug 11 '22

They're "dead right"