Accident Last Evening

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Serah D.'s Comment
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I am ok and so are the guys in the other pick-up truck. Happened so fast in the Dallas area on 183W towards DFW. Now l know for sure TX drivers are the worst drivers. They even crashed my 3 triangles which l placed behind my truck.

In the meantime l have time to say goodbye to my truck.....silly but we had already "bonded". Company is trying to get me another truck.

I know some situations are unavoidable but please stay safe out there, especially in Dallas during rush hour. Its sinking in now and l realize it could have been much, much worse!

Old School's Comment
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Oh man, Serah I'm glad to hear you are okay! Did someone crash into you while your tractor was disabled and parked on the shoulder? Did you have a trailer hooked to you? Man, that sounds scary!

But surely, since you and I are both Texans, you can't be serious about Texas drivers being the worst! confused.gif

ACO476's Comment
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Now l know for sure TX drivers are the worst drivers.

Agree 100%, and I’m a Texan as well.

Old School's Comment
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I guess I've just spent too much time in Jersey traffic to relate to what you Texans are saying. I make most of my money in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Texas is a great place to drive in as far as I'm concerned.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Serah, glad you're ok!

I have to agree with Old School on this one. I drove Texas regional for almost a year. Sure, there are some bad drivers there, but overall I think Texas is a great place to drive a truck. I have a long list of places where there is a higher percentage of bad drivers than Texas.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Serah D.'s Comment
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Oh man, Serah I'm glad to hear you are okay! Did someone crash into you while your tractor was disabled and parked on the shoulder? Did you have a trailer hooked to you? Man, that sounds scary!

But surely, since you and I are both Texans, you can't be serious about Texas drivers being the worst! confused.gif

Old School, I was already on the highway, right lane (3 lanes plus exit lane}. Guy came off an exit but was too impatient and went behind me to get onto the middle lane. A driver in the middle lane did not let him in so he was forced to crash into me. I lived in NY and NJ and l thought everyone was fast...till l moved to TX. Not all areas have careless, fast drivers but Dallas!!!! Even the cop told me of all the states he has worked in, the worst drivers he has seen are in TX.

Big Scott's Comment
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So, a pickup rearended you? Did you have a trailer or were you bobtail? Why is your truck damaged so much that you are losing it?

I think El Passo has the worst driver's I have ever seen. However, most four wheeler, don't know how to enter or exit an interstate. They don't know how to merger either.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Serah D.'s Comment
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So, a pickup rearended you? Did you have a trailer or were you bobtail? Why is your truck damaged so much that you are losing it?

I think El Passo has the worst driver's I have ever seen. However, most four wheeler, don't know how to enter or exit an interstate. They don't know how to merger either.

Construction pickup truck with a trailer. Its the trailer that "dug" into my side from the front drove tire all the way to the bumper on driver's side. I was attached to a trailer but it was not damaged. If I could, I would post the pics.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Even the cop told me of all the states he has worked in, the worst drivers he has seen are in TX.

Well maybe if all the states he worked in were limited to Wyoming and South Dakota. I also have to say I never thought the people in Texas were bad drivers at all. There is a ton of wide open space out there, and the cities are relatively young compared with those in the Northeast so they're not that difficult to navigate. The signs entering the state even say, "Driver Friendly The Texas Way" or something like that.

I'd say pretty much every state to the north or east of Texas is worse. And that's a lot of states.

No one can compare to Jersey and NYC when it comes to aggressive driving. Not "bad" driving per se, but highly aggressive.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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I actually see bad drivers everywhere. I don't think one state is worse than others. You can email your pics to Brett and he can post them for you. Just search posting pictures or uploading pictures.

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