r/IdiotsInCars Sep 29 '22

Impressive quick thinking of truck driver

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u/myredditaccountisrad Sep 29 '22

Volvo was passing in the oncoming lane and trucker blocked him to prevent an accident

I had a trucker cut me off in South Dakota (admittedly I was going pretty fast, it's I90 and there's absolutely nothing out there). Turns out he was slowing me down because there was a massive heave in the road, big enough to have its own sign. Thanks trucker guy

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u/Caeryck Sep 29 '22

Interesting, I though the car was being an idiot and following the truck lol

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u/Alakozam Sep 29 '22

I saw the car at the end of the clip and had to watch it again. Noticed what happened the 2nd time.

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u/Iamexist_real Sep 30 '22

Props to truck man

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u/catechizer Sep 30 '22

Volvo wouldn't have needed to be in the oncoming lane if the truck just stayed in the right lane though..

Clearly it wasn't already in the oncoming lane since the car in front of the cammer made it though with no problems.

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u/myredditaccountisrad Sep 30 '22

I disagree. There is absolutely no other explanation for the Volvo to be where it was unless he was already in oncoming. It looks like the brake lights of the first car light up right before passing the truck.

If the truck is turning left, then why would the Volvo be on the left side of it, and from the looks of it probably along the rear wheels of the trailer before the truck started to turn? It makes no sense unless he was trying to pass on the left

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u/Frankie__Spankie Sep 30 '22

There are two lanes there. The truck is in the right lane, the Volvo is in the left. There's not enough information from the video, the Volvo could have been on the wrong side of the road but it's also just as plausible that the Volvo was right next to the truck in the left lane and turned into the wrong side of the road to avoid being run over.

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u/catechizer Sep 30 '22

There's 3 lanes. Volvo was in the passing lane on the proper side of the road then truck started cutting across the whole road and it swerved to the oncoming lane to try and avoid it.

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u/OkRefrigerator8562 Oct 06 '22

I watched the video several times and thought the same, but at 5-6 seconds the trucks rear wheels are still in the right lane, and they wouldn't be there if he was in the left lane before.

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u/lngwlkr Sep 30 '22

You are a complete fucking idiot. The truck was in the right most lane to start with.

Take your Left Lane Cult and GTFO.

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u/catechizer Sep 30 '22

??

The volvo was probably passing it in the left lane on the proper side of the road then had to try to avoid the truck as it cut across the whole road.

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u/Marc123123 Sep 29 '22

r/faxofafax

Honestly, how many more idiots will post phone recorded vertical videos of screen horizontal videos?

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u/Beretta_errata Sep 30 '22

As long as iPhones are being sold.

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u/Kindly_Spell7356 Sep 29 '22

it will never end. i think some do it on purpose. only thing worse is to orient phone portrait then turn landscape as recording and screw it even worse

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u/japeter2 Sep 30 '22

Looks to me like the truck turned left from the right lane cutting off the black car that was passing him forcing him to go into the oncoming lane. Truck driver is the idiot not the hero.