Going Speed Limit

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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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I always set my cruise control for whatever the speed limit is. Getting a speeding ticket is not ok with me. So going through Indianapolis last night on 70 I set it for 50, which is the limit. All of the sudden a truck speeds by me blowing his air horn. I am thinking, "you idiot, it's 50 trough here.". Five miles down the road he is getting out of his truck looking all surprised to talk to the officer that pulled him over. You can imagine how big my smile was as I kept rolling past him going the speed limit.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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People are stupid. On I 65 in Indiana, the construction sucked. 55 limit and trucks in left lane. A tanker blew past me and it was raining. He slid off the road sideways and rolled.

I called 911 and turned into the nearest pilot cause i wasnt stopping there. The pilot guy said "yep, its raining. always a rollover there in the rain cause rhe right lane is slanted. that is why the sifn says trucks left."

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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People are stupid. They don't follow the rules and then act surprised when it all goes south. I am a rule follower. At least I can say I was doing what I was supposed to if it does go south.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yep! In training on that same stretch of I65, there was one lane, slanted and shifting inside jersey walls. Limit was 55 and i did 50. The CB hollered, "Hey Prime, you can do 55 here ya @$!$" i yelled back "I cant do 45 here too and you are stuck behind me. Keep complaining and see how that works out for you." Im such a witch lol

BTW Prime policy is 5 below the speed limit cause the signs are posted for cars unless otherwise stated. One of those thing on the CBTs and discussed in PSD that goes out the window in training, lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Marc Lee's Comment
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I always set my cruise control for whatever the speed limit is. Getting a speeding ticket is not ok with me. So going through Indianapolis last night on 70 I set it for 50, which is the limit. All of the sudden a truck speeds by me blowing his air horn. I am thinking, "you idiot, it's 50 trough here.". Five miles down the road he is getting out of his truck looking all surprised to talk to the officer that pulled him over. You can imagine how big my smile was as I kept rolling past him going the speed limit.

Hope you tooted your air horn!

Once was on the receiving end of that with motorist I blew by on my cycle.

"Friends of yours?" was the Officer's response?

They get it!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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I just thought of a good catch phrase for Stephanie's situation:

Would you rather be a live chicken or a dead duck?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I always set my cruise control for whatever the speed limit is. Getting a speeding ticket is not ok with me. So going through Indianapolis last night on 70 I set it for 50, which is the limit. All of the sudden a truck speeds by me blowing his air horn. I am thinking, "you idiot, it's 50 trough here.". Five miles down the road he is getting out of his truck looking all surprised to talk to the officer that pulled him over. You can imagine how big my smile was as I kept rolling past him going the speed limit.

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Hope you tooted your air horn!

I had the same thought. :)

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I-65 construction was horrible for awhile, I use to run the speed limit or slower one lane with a slant makes the rear trailer wiggle happy sometimes. It amazes me how many trucks would blow past me at 70+ I just hoped they didnt crash in front of me.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Cluck cluck cluck cluuuuuuuuk!!!rofl-1.gif

Sid V.'s Comment
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Everyone knows Indiana is #1 for tickets and idiots keep speeding through downtown.

Good job driver.

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