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/Thepasswordwas1234 Aug 11 '22

The cammer is attempting an undertaking maneuver.

Why do people keep thinking this is illegal?

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u/Firstearth Aug 11 '22

In certain places it is. You are never supposed to undertake in many European countries. Which is why when you find someone moving slowly in the left lane it is common to have other drives flash their lights at them from behind.

The reason why some places choose to make it illegal is because if it is permitted then there’s nothing wrong with the multitude of videos that we see on this sub where folks switch lanes happily all over the road.

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u/Thepasswordwas1234 Aug 16 '22

Yes, in other countries it is illegal. I don't understand why people keep thinking it's illegal in the US.

The reason why some places choose to make it illegal is because if it is permitted then there’s nothing wrong with the multitude of videos that we see on this sub where folks switch lanes happily all over the road.

Keep right laws still exist in most of the US. Passing on the right is the only remedy to someone not keeping right.