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Farmerbob1's Comment
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I'll also note that in Georgia, truck lane restriction signs are frequently, even normally, posted on bridge overpasses, not on the side of the road.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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The reason everyone is getting on you about the signs I'd pretty simple. They are very important! The problem isn't that you missed a sign. We're human, it's going to happen from time to time. It's that you missed a while bunch of them in a row. That is a problem. It indicates that you may just be driving on autopilot without really paying attention. That can get you and/or others hurt or killed.

Cwc's Comment
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Lol I can't believe nobody has pointed out his name.... Left Lane Bandit... Whom doesn't feel as if he has done anything wrong.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I'll also note that in Georgia, truck lane restriction signs are frequently, even normally, posted on bridge overpasses, not on the side of the road.

As I commented - I took a minute on Google Maps Street View, and "drove" the entire route through where he got nabbed - +95% of the overpasses, had the lane restriction sign on the center post of the overpass. MO law (especially the section I cited) is real specific about truck lane restrictions in "city/urban" areas with 3 or more lanes.

OOIDA and a few others tried to get that squashed back in '14 - but were unsuccessful. Apparently, like speed traps - some places are using is as a "revenue stream".

Which is why everyone who trains gets HAMMERED on paying attention to signs. A member here, who recently road tested, was asked like a dozen times "what was that sign we just passed. What was the weight limit on that bridge sign. What was the height of the overpass". That's done FOR A REASON.

Lol I can't believe nobody has pointed out his name.... Left Lane Bandit... Whom doesn't feel as if he has done anything wrong.

Oh - I noticed it, as I'm sure others did - we had enough with his content alone, that we didn't need to point out his handle too.

LOL...

Rick

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Tastebuds's Comment
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Lol I can't believe nobody has pointed out his name.... Left Lane Bandit...

I did catch that, but for the sake of learning, I was planning on pointing it out when the thread ran its course. You beat me to it!

Rick S.'s Comment
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I did catch that, but for the sake of learning, I was planning on pointing it out when the thread started beating a dead horse. You beat me to it!

There - fixed that for ya...

LOL...

Rick

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I think it's possible that the Bandit picked that user name sarcastically.

Vendingdude's Comment
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I think it's possible that the Bandit picked that user name sarcastically.

I assumed we all assumed that since this thread was started with his first post. The account was created mere hours before the first post, so of course the name is a reference to the incident.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I assumed we all assumed that since this thread was started with his first post. The account was created mere hours before the first post, so of course the name is a reference to the incident.

A lot of people "first post" here with a "problem". Not all that uncommon in the years I've been here.

I barely pay attention to the usernames. My handle elsewhere (and in real life) is SickRick - how serious would I be taken if I used that here?

Rick

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rick comments:

A lot of people "first post" here with a "problem". Not all that uncommon in the years I've been here.

I call most of these "drive by posts", since the OP makes that post and doesn't come back.

L.L. Bandit did come back. I hope he understands why we show no mercy - in a good way.

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