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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (hoodwinkvr6)

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yep.. we're all on the crank

Not you but 9% seems believable to me. We have big rigs at fault in crashes here all the time. Didn't you hear about that tunnel inferno near Los Angeles that was started by 2 trucks crashing?


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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (Spa_driver)

man, a friend of mine a few years ago made good money out at truck stops man. **** is no joke
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (BLKonBLKMKVGTI)

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man, a friend of mine a few years ago made good money out at truck stops man. **** is no joke

Your friend was selling his ass?
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (Spa_driver)

Is 9% of truckers really that different from the general public? Isn't about 10% of the public on drugs at any given time? Granted, it's less of a safety issue to have a ton of homeless people wandering on foot while wacked out and such than an 80,000 truck piloted by a drug user, but I'm guessing the percentage is similar.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (PDing)

oh so thats why i almost got killed a few times when moving from California to Oklahoma in the winter. Those damn truckers were all on speed!!!
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (Spa_driver)

hell man, i cant afford to drive crazy... hauling 500k in new caddys aint worth it
but no doubt, im sure theres some ****nuts out there... trust me ive seen'em
 

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Re: (chewym)

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This is why the European truck speed limit does make sense.

But note that the European 90km/h speed limit for trucks is very close to the California 55mph speed limit for trucks.
The difference is, speed limits seem to be much more strictly obeyed and enforced over there.
 

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Re: (tjl)

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But note that the European 90km/h speed limit for trucks is very close to the California 55mph speed limit for trucks.
The difference is, speed limits seem to be much more strictly obeyed and enforced over there.

I see it pretty well enforced on trucks and cars with trailers here. They don't really mess around.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (Smindustries)

If they enforced a nationwide 55 mph truck speed limit in the US with speed governors like they do in Europe, you could pretty much kiss an open left lane goodbye because you'd have trucks running nose to tail on the right and all other traffic stuck in the left lane unable to pass or change lanes.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (WhiteRat)

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If they enforced a nationwide 55 mph truck speed limit in the US with speed governors like they do in Europe, you could pretty much kiss an open left lane goodbye because you'd have trucks running nose to tail on the right and all other traffic stuck in the left lane unable to pass or change lanes.

I've never seen an open left lane in the US.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (WhiteRat)

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If they enforced a nationwide 55 mph truck speed limit in the US with speed governors like they do in Europe, you could pretty much kiss an open left lane goodbye because you'd have trucks running nose to tail on the right and all other traffic stuck in the left lane unable to pass or change lanes.

That's true, you also have to consider the fact that europe is much smaller in size and it doesn't take 3-4 days to drive across like it does in Canada and US.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (redshift)

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I've never seen an open left lane in the US.

Well, picture that and multiply it by 1000.
I've seen it personally in Ohio, the turnpike turned into a near parking lot.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (WhiteRat)

around here they run red lights like they own the road, I'm just waiting for the one time somebody instantly floors it when the light turns green only to be T-boned by a semi flying trying to get through the light.
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (GermaniuM)

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That's true, you also have to consider the fact that europe is much smaller in size and it doesn't take 3-4 days to drive across like it does in Canada and US.

Uh, Europe is actually larger than Canada and the US (not combined)...
 

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Re: Why do I see so many big rigs driving crazy? (xdre)

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Uh, Europe is actually larger than Canada and the US (not combined)...

Not really... Europe's total area is only slightly more than the US and Canada, actually less if you include things like the great lakes.
And this thread is talking about big rigs, when it comes to travellable roads and their length, Europe doesn't have anything that matches the interstate.
 
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