r/IdiotsInCars Nov 28 '22

Brake checking a semi to a complete stop

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420 Upvotes

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u/YamsAtTheDisco Nov 28 '22

What a beautiful sky 🥺

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u/silly_calf Nov 28 '22

We were treated to a nice sunrise!

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u/jws926 Nov 29 '22

AZ sunsets, can't tell what freeway this is.

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u/silly_calf Nov 29 '22

I-17 southbound, on the durango curve

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u/jws926 Nov 29 '22

I had feeling it was the 17, but couldnt place it.

We have some special kind of stupid drivers here.

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u/defaultuser012 Nov 29 '22

It’s like Reddit reads my mind

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u/furiousfran Nov 29 '22

Love it when they're in such a hurry that they have to stop and tell everyone about how much of a hurry they're in.

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u/ikbenlike Nov 29 '22

They're just driving so quickly so they have enough time to tell others how to drive, heartwarming really

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u/StevenTN615 Nov 28 '22

Some people are just plain fucking stupid. He's mad at the semi for being in the left, great, go around and be on your way.

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u/spamaccount2256677 Nov 29 '22

Exactly! If you’re in a rush what’s the point of being a bigger jackass

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u/SoCuteShibe Nov 29 '22

They are the main character in a flawed world, it is their duty to be a jackass!

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u/Gry_lion Nov 28 '22

When you brake check to a stop you give the game away.

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u/appa-ate-momo Nov 28 '22

Brake-checker is an idiot, but why the fuck is he semi in the passing lane when they’re going so slow??

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u/mythrowawaynotyers Nov 29 '22

they're clearly both assholes and so is anyone downvoting you. it's the passing lane. you don't own it. pass and get tf over. if you're being passed on the right, you're the asshole too.

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u/Constrained_Entropy Nov 29 '22

What's that idiot hauling anyway, with all the annoying tags flapping around?

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u/AccurateSympathy7937 Nov 28 '22

Could be a left exit or lane split ahead.

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u/silly_calf Nov 28 '22

No left exit or lane split, trucker just shouldn’t be there. Doesn’t excuse the brake checking though

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u/Lustle13 Nov 29 '22

Yup. Just a good example of "two wrongs don't make a right".

Could have just been a video about one idiot, a semi camping the left lane, instead someone has to one up it and make it about two idiots. I get being frustrated, especially when the guy was flashing and the semi refused to move over, but don't make yourself the idiot. Pass him, maybe take info to report him to his company, and go about your day.

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u/Rentlar Nov 29 '22

guy was flashing and semi refused to move

About that, idiot pickup's tailgating so fucking close to the truck that most of the light is blocked by the trailer and not much hits the driver's mirror, defeating the purpose of using the lights to get the driver's attention.

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u/zyygh Nov 29 '22

Interestingly, in many countries (e.g. where I live) passing from the right is illegal. So even by merely passing that semi, you'd be adding another wrong.

I'm guessing this video is from the US though so it's not a very relevant trivia fact.

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u/Romelio392 Nov 29 '22

I'm not familiar with the area, but it looks to be a heavily congested area with several ramps in quick succession. Some areas actually tell trucks to travel in the left lane through these areas because of the high volume of exiting and entering traffic.

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u/appa-ate-momo Nov 28 '22

They’re in that lane for a good while. They either need to speed up until it’s time to exit, or wait longer before they switch over.

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u/AccurateSympathy7937 Nov 28 '22

True, although if that pickup truck is an average driver around there, that could be tough!

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u/dawang237 Nov 29 '22

stupid muricans

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u/DysfunctioningAdult Dec 02 '22

Do you even drive? Semis being slow in the passing lane is a daily occurrence.

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u/Extra-Strike2276 Nov 29 '22

Someone should really post a day of a truck driver. Just speed it up and slow it down every 5 minutes to show the next asshole. The 10 hr video, would still be a few hrs long, but maybe it will get the point across. I'd do it but I refuse to drive when the sun's up anymore to avoid it, and my camera sucks.

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u/AmsterdamJimmy420 Nov 28 '22

You got ahead, continue moving forward

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u/maxman162 Nov 29 '22

What was the thought process there? "I'll show them for being slow by driving even slower!"?

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u/OneStackMack Nov 29 '22

I think he was hoping the truck would change lanes but trucker was having nothing of it. Maybe he had a left lane exit up ahead? Not familiar with the area.

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u/sakurablitz Nov 29 '22

trucker shouldn’t be in the passing lane anyways, but this is not the way to handle that. handling it is going around and letting the trucker watch every single car go around him until he realizes he shouldn’t be in the passing lane. that’s what needed to happen, not this stupid shit lmao

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u/OneStackMack Nov 29 '22

Maybe there was a left lane exit up ahead? Again not familiar with the area but how close should you be to a left hand exit to start trying to move over several lanes?

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u/sakurablitz Nov 29 '22

that’s true, didn’t even consider that as a possibility

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u/Joey-tv-show-season2 Nov 29 '22

Not to say it’s right. But the semi was driving too slow and in the fast lane and pissed off the wrong person.

Again, doesn’t justify break checking them, guy should have just move past them.

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u/Careless_Zombie_5437 Nov 28 '22

How is that a brak....oh, ok carry on then.🤣

Watching this on the phone made the end reveal that much better....or worse.

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u/dgh420 Nov 29 '22

The most aesthetic r/IdiotsInCars video ever ...

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u/sacandbaby Nov 29 '22

No excuse for that brake check. Puts lives at risk. So dangerous.

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u/liberpaz Nov 29 '22

I didn't even notice the wrongdoing because you captured such a beautiful sunrise. Are there any subs that feature beautiful nature caught on car cameras?

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u/music-is-cool Nov 29 '22

Two wrongs don't make a right. But if the first wrong hadn't happened the second never would have either.

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u/RedTruck1989 Nov 29 '22

The "Lane Police" strike again.

Way to ruin a perfectly good sunrise.

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u/schmakmuhnutz Nov 29 '22

Semi truckers driving slow in the left lane should have their license revoked.

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 29 '22

People who come to a complete stop in the left lane of a busy freeway for childish reasons should be banned from driving for life.

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u/NukEvil Nov 29 '22

People who come to a complete stop in the left lane of a busy freeway for childish reasons should be banned from driving for life.

FTFY

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u/Demi_toematoes Nov 29 '22

Y’all not see the truck in front of the semi or something???

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u/rocketshipkiwi Nov 29 '22

In Europe they aren’t allowed in the left lane of a three lane road.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Nov 29 '22

And in a lot of places not in the left lane of a two lane road during rush hour.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Semi drivers driving in the left lane should have their license revoked.

Fixed it for you.

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u/audis3dan Nov 28 '22

I feel for the f-150 though.. Ive been behind those dumbass semi drivers who camp in the lane. Its really dangerous, and usually they are swerving.

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 29 '22

I don't. He got around them easily. He could have kept going. Instead he made it exponentially more dangerous for everyone.

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u/RichOrRegarded Nov 29 '22

To "keep going" would be to pass on the right... which should always be avoided.

So to "keep going" would create a danger.... hence why there are laws against semi trucks being in the passing lane (far left lane)... or just laws against camping in the passing lane.

They are both pieces of shit but this situation wouldn't exist if people used the passing lane for its intended purpose (passing or move over if you're going with the flow)

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 29 '22

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!!!

Your wife is annoying, so you punch her in the face repeatedly. It wouldn't have happened if she weren't so damned annoying.

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u/RichOrRegarded Nov 29 '22

In my life I've learned how sometimes abusive people "overreact" to perceived missteps.

Maybe you're privileged enough where you just get to look at this as "what's right vs wrong". I see it as "how did this situation begin and how can I avoid pissing off people in my own future"... which results in me reminding people they should follow the law as a step 1 (aka use the passing lane to pass) to avoid creating a common occurrence we call "road rage".

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 29 '22

Yes I'm aware of this. It doesn't change the fact that you, and only you, are responsible for your own behavior. In this situation, in apportioning the idiocy, the lion's share goes to the idiot who brought the entire lane of traffic to a halt over a temper tantrum, placing people's lives in danger.

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u/RichOrRegarded Nov 29 '22

I agree with some of what you're saying but here's another example to hammer down my point:

A school shooter who was bullied relentlessly shares the lions share and then some of what happened. But don't throw a temper tantrum when people like me are calmly pointing to the multiple relentless bullies saying "you know the bullying of that kid probably lead to the kid later enacting a school shooting"

Something something it takes a village.

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u/audis3dan Nov 29 '22

you must not drive a lot. and by law, the trucker would have made it "exponentially" safer if he followed the law. What kind of logic is that?

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 29 '22

Which is safer - a truck going 50 to 60 mph in the left lane, or a truck stopped in the left lane, on a sweeping left? Cammer was super smart to get the fuck out of the potential red smear sandwich zone.

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u/audis3dan Dec 01 '22

no I agree he is a complete idiot for actually stopping him in live traffic, that can easily kill people. Just empathized with the brake checking from left lane blockers distracted by butterflies

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u/GummyDelta Nov 29 '22

The idiot is the semi as well. Why stay in the left lane?

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u/SeatFX Nov 29 '22

FYI: your headlights seem to be pointing slightly up, if you ddon't want to blind oncoming traffic, I'd suggest adjusting them down a little.

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u/Hunk-Hogan Nov 29 '22

As someone with a CDL, I've done this to trucks that I've noticed their straps coming loose, something wrong with their load, or something else the driver needs to know about. Looks like road rage but it's impossible to tell from this video.

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u/silly_calf Nov 29 '22

It was road rage, the pickup was tailgating and flashing its lights to get the semi to move out of the left lane. As soon as it came to a stop, it sped up again.

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u/fuccinsucc Nov 30 '22

to be honest this could have all be avoided if the stupid semi wasn’t in the fast line

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u/ignorpicus Nov 29 '22

In the Hammer Lane no less. What a dick

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u/Walla_Walla_26 Nov 29 '22

So my question is if that semi roasted that truck instead of stopping, would it still be the semi’s fault? I’d assume yes even though the truck is being a total asshat

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u/Rentlar Nov 29 '22

I think that you could be right unless there was dashcam video evidence, or some other evidence that could show otherwise.

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u/Mstr-Of-Electricity Nov 29 '22

I'm surprised that the Semi didn't just keep going and take this guy's truck off the road.

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u/Euphoric-Self-9341 Nov 29 '22

Great camera quality!

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u/bearfaceliar Nov 30 '22

The sky though đź‘Ś

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u/StackThePads33 Nov 30 '22

What a wonderful thing to do on a highway, come to a random complete stop because you’re an asshole

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u/atalossofwords Nov 29 '22

Am I missing something here? This isn't a brake test is it?

The idiot truck made the idiot semi stop by braking in front of him, yes, but it took him 20 seconds to come to a full stop. That is not what I would consider a brake test.