NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO FORWARD TRAFFIC WARNING!!

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EricGuvNC's Comment
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Merge FAIL In Construction Zone (caught on Traffic Camera)

One thing to NOT do when 40 Ton Wheelin': Causing a PREVENTABLE!!

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Bird-one's Comment
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Man that guy could of easily, EASILY moved over into the left lane, and that probably would of given him enough room to squeeze by. Sure its that drivers fault 100 percent but come on. That's my take anyways.

G-Town's Comment
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If you take the time to view the entire video; notice what happens in the 1/4 mile section of curve leading up-to the lane closure. Its a different camera angle from the opposite direction and rather damning.

The driver who rolled-it, is following the truck in front much too close through the curve. Creating a definite view block of what's ahead. When the truck being followed moved into the middle lane, it almost appears as if the following truck (the one that rolled) attempts to pass on the right...and soon realizes the "runway is no longer clear"...

Quite a major mess-up, career ending.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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Man that guy could of easily, EASILY moved over into the left lane, and that probably would of given him enough room to squeeze by.

Not from what I saw.

Watch the whole video and you'll see the driver in front had to wait for one car in the middle to pass before he himself could move to the middle. Another car was approaching in the left lane, preventing him from moving over without a dangerous "cut-off" move.

The driver who rolled-it, is following the truck in front much too close through the curve. Creating a definite view block of what's ahead.

This ^^

Right-lane driver clearly wasn't looking far enough ahead to see the obvious warnings. Situational awareness 101

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Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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That was really stupid and completely preventable. I guarantee there were plenty of signage posted well in advance, "Construction Ahead", " Right Lanes Closed", " Merge Ahead". And The Big One: "Construction Ahead. Reduce Speed".

Everyone in a big damn hurry to get nowhere first.

Bird-one's Comment
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If you pause it at about 41 seconds he easily had over a full truck length to get over. Not even so as an attempt to move over. At least signal and try. And it looks like by the time that 4 wheeler comes into view he is already on the brakes in anticipation of that offending truck needing to get over. I'm certainty not defending the other guy. Not sure what he was thinking. And another thing is not sure what the laws are in New York but if this was in Illinois every truck not in that left lane by the time they passing an emergency vehicle they are getting ticketed.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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To the point G-Town made, the first thing I noticed was that the following truck was MUCH too close. Everybody remember the 7 second rule? It's not the 7 second rule for nothing.

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