Not Really Safe Trucking

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Errol V.'s Comment
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This YouTube post is silly. Mr "Renegade Trucker" tries to answer the lawyer "Big Truck Crash" claims with stuff he's seen from his Kenworth windshield.

Not so much. Mostly it's 4 wheelers cutting him off, but his liberal use of the air horn ("Song of My People " still makes me chuckle), tailgating and not yielding when he really could puts the lie to his claims of victimization.

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Michael S.'s Comment
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Hey Errol; I've seen this before, and while watching it I was wondering about the driver's entitlement. In many instances their following distance/time is pretty short. I felt that a good number of the problems were exacerbated by the driver's aggressive approach.

What's that word, i think it's patience.

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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I'm glad you posted this. I watched that video and couldn't figure out how it was the passenger vehicle drivers' fault in every single case. I felt like he was almost instigating things, and felt it was a bad "answer" to the article in question.

Errol V.'s Comment
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That's one use for the brake pedal - making life beautiful for everybody.

Slow down, let them in. Did you know that if you slow down and let one car in, you could spend one second (that's ONE SECOND) of your life, and keep everybody calm for much longer. That's a better return on your investment than owning a truck!

C. S.'s Comment
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Waaaay too liberal with the air horn. It should be used to prevent accidents, not as a tool to voice your displeasure with the actions of other drivers. Five second plus blast on the airhorn because he was in stop and go traffic and a four wheeler cut into his following space? How long has he been driving? This happens all the time, get used to it. Seems like he takes every little thing personally.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Keep in mind this seems to be a "best of" compilation. Give Renegade that, at least.

I've used my air horn twice, I think. Both were for kids pumping their arm in the timeless signal to "honk at me!"

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Hrynn's Comment
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Keep in mind this seems to be a "best of" compilation. Give Renegade that, at least.

I've used my air horn twice, I think. Both were for kids pumping their arm in the timeless signal to "honk at me!"

I've only used mine once and for the same reason. It was well worth it. Some gradeschool age boys getting off the school bus pumped their arms, and I scared the **** out of some teenage girls. Hilarious.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Spider-Man's Comment
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It's called slow down a bit and let them in. No need to blast your air horn when your STOPPED at a red light. It's drivers like you who kill eople

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I road with a friend of mine years ago in his long nose KW to see what he did O/O He was a crazy driver! We had this small car , Honda if I remember, kinda do a quick lane change right in front of us on the freeway. Now my friend, "say's OH? you wanna play games?" and proceeds topull up as close to this car to the point you couldn't see it period! Talk about a butt pucker fee trying to go the floorboard moment! I told him he can't drive like that!! Jeeeze

Phil C.'s Comment
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Wow what a rude and dangerous driver, and a jerk.

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