Would This Be A Non Preventable?

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Btw rainy, I wasn't trying to come off as rude...

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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You can drive down hill too slow, as many times as you want. You can drive downhill too fast, ONCE.

You did the right thing. I take my sweet ass time going downhill, if some Bozo wants to come barrelling down past me, so be it.

smile.gif If he slams into you, its a preventable on his end. Absolutely no fault on yours.

THIS For Sure. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

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Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

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Yeah I had my flashers on for sure...

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You can drive down hill too slow, as many times as you want. You can drive downhill too fast, ONCE.

You did the right thing. I take my sweet ass time going downhill, if some Bozo wants to come barrelling down past me, so be it.

smile.gif If he slams into you, its a preventable on his end. Absolutely no fault on yours.

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Cool, that's what I thought too.

Packrat, if you're reading this, I took a different route and ran into some mountainous terrain on US 65 through Arkansas ๐Ÿ˜†

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I read everything! If you get hit in the rear end, just about every scenario will be the other guys fault. Take it slow and easy, no rush. If theyโ€™re impatient, too bad. He should have left earlier. Just drive your truck safely in your comfort zone.

Totally agree with this. Can't tell you how many times I'm going down a mountain and I have the Cowboys flying by me. I'm not about to apologize for being safe. I don't drive under the speed limit if I do it's less than 5 miles per hour going down Hill. If I'm doing under 50 going downhill I have my flashers on. What's really weird is the guys that are flying past you are usually tankers? I think to myself I hope to hell they are empty. I hope to hell they are empty

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Neek - MikD asked:

Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

I think the flashers are key - both to being safe and RE: potential liability. While the driver in the rear is ALMOST always in fault... there are exceptions. Anytime we are driving below the "flow" of traffic and ESPECIALLY if below the posted minimum it is crucial we put our flashers on. You did the right thing... especially if you had them on. If not... just one minor thing on which to improve for next time!

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