Field Of Vision

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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I've witnessed a few accidents lately. Just an encouragement to all the drivers out there to not only watch your following distance, but your field of vision. Both of these are related to speed.

I do a lot of mountain driving. I've recently gotten into the habit of making sure I slow down in preparation for bends and corners so that I am still driving within my field of vision. If you're not able to count off 7+ seconds from where you can see the bend, you're not driving within your field of vision and have lost your ability to stop in time if something's around the corner. Assuming the other side of the corner is clear, because it's been clear 99 out of a 100 times in the past, is still gambling.

Friendly reminder. Proper speed, proper following distance, and driving within your field of vision would prevent the majority of accidents on the road involving truck drivers.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Proper speed, proper following distance, and driving within your field of vision would prevent the majority of accidents on the road involving truck drivers.

I totally agree.

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Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Nobody drives the speed limit I've noticed. It can be posted 55 and everyone trucks included is doing 60-70. The recommended speeds on the corners nobody is following either.

With that said it's no surprise.

I tend to take the hills as slow as a can without causing too much of a traffic hazard with my hazards on. I'm new so I don't know my limits or the trucks limits not to mention the hills themselves.

It's just strange to see so many trucks breaking posted speed limits. I personally am going to do my best to not get a ticket for any reason, speeding included.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I live in a small town but when I go to the suburbs and the city it always amazes me how many people blatantly run red lights. And not just by a little! I mean, that thing will turn red and you can expect two or three more people to go barreling through it.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Nobody drives the speed limit I've noticed. It can be posted 55 and everyone trucks included is doing 60-70. The recommended speeds on the corners nobody is following either.

With that said it's no surprise.

I tend to take the hills as slow as a can without causing too much of a traffic hazard with my hazards on. I'm new so I don't know my limits or the trucks limits not to mention the hills themselves.

It's just strange to see so many trucks breaking posted speed limits. I personally am going to do my best to not get a ticket for any reason, speeding included.

The majority of drivers, truck drivers included, will speed. Personally, I'm fine with going 5-8 mph above on the interstate - as long as I have the room to do it, and the conditions are good. But you better believe that if traffic dictates a slower speed limit, just so I can maintain my following distance, I'll drive slower than the posted speed limit if necessary.

The posted speed limit around corners isn't as much as what I was referring to earlier. I'm talking about any rolling bend that prohibits you from seeing around the corner. If you're reaching the limit of your vision around that bend faster than you can safely stop, you're driving too fast and beyond your field of vision.

As a new driver, don't allow yourself to be bullied to speed. Drive like you intend for this to be a long-term career - if that's your goal.

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Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Some people just lack brains..or depth perception. Im always looking waaay down the road,for conditions and hazards...but some drivers I see make quick rapid adjustments,at the last minute, creating havoc, for other drivers. Just when I think a driver,is going to maintain a lane..it seldom happens.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Oh I'm being as safe as possible. I use to be a tank driver in the army and know how unforgiving heavy equipment can be.

It's like the whole family guy what grinds my gears segment. When anot her driver pulls up to pass me and just hang out next to me I usually slow down to let them pass. I'm staying as far away from other vehicles as much as possible.

Then again I have always stayed out of the pack. Just not my thing really. Luckily our trucks are governed for fuel efficiency so most drivers just haul past us real quick. I'm actually happy for that, I'm not gonna risk my lif or anyone else's unnecessarily.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I live right outside of Washington, DC, and I used to commute into town when I had a snazzy legal job in the city. I drove in and out of DC traffic for 15 years. The things I saw on a daily basis would make your hair curl. I don't understand how people didn't die every day, but we do have our share of daily accidents all over the metro area. I imagine most major cities are like this.

Funny thing is, I was always afraid to drive anywhere near big rigs, be it next to, in front of, or behind them. Just scared the living daylights out of me. I know those things can't stop on a dime, and since I usually drive tiny commuter cars for gas econony and ease of city parking (Fiat, Smart, or similar) I never could be sure they could see me at all. But on a daily basis I see people constantly cutting in front of trucks to get a jump on traffic when merging. It's heartstopping. I feel sorry for the truck drivers. Do you get anxiety pay for having to drive in a city like this? Hahahaha!

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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I live right outside of Washington, DC, and I used to commute into town when I had a snazzy legal job in the city. I drove in and out of DC traffic for 15 years. The things I saw on a daily basis would make your hair curl.

Curl or turn purple? smile.gif

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Curl or turn purple? smile.gif

Hahahaha! No traffic in the world can make your hair this fabulous. *hair flip*

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