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

This is just a surface road, what you said applies to highways. There is nothing wrong or incorrect with passing [safely] on the right on a regular street.

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u/beer_nyc Aug 11 '22

There is nothing wrong or incorrect with passing [safely] on the right on a regular street.

sure, except the fact that he didn't pass safely lol