Scared Sh*tless

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Chris W.'s Comment
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I just had the most scary experience ever. Got my truck cruise control set and running 68 on a 70 and had this tailgater swerve so I switched lanes and this car I was behind after the lane switch just slammed on the brakes and I really felt like...... Welp had a good life. I luckily was able to swerve into shoulder and slam on my brakes until I got to a stop. I was able to make my delivery and then the trailer is going to need some new tires and my anthem will need some new tires but we lived a UPS didn't fire me for the damage so win win but how do you calm down after all that?

PackRat's Comment
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I no longer slam on my brakes in emergency mode when some four wheeler wants to "prove a point", "teach a lesson", or whatever stupid maneuver such as those they decide upon. These idiots do so at their own risk of life in front of my vehicle.

If they have a death wish, so be it, but I'm not going to crash attempting to avoid their foolish acts. I will increase my following distance, slow down my speed, and even take an exit for an unplanned 10 minute break to let that goofball get away from me. If it is a continuous problem with a particular person driving crazily, I call the police.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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I no longer slam on my brakes in emergency mode when some four wheeler wants to "prove a point", "teach a lesson", or whatever stupid maneuver such as those they decide upon. These idiots do so at their own risk of life in front of my vehicle.

While I understand the sentiment, making those kind of statements on a public forum is a good way to have, "The Hammer" force you into selling all your possessions and half your organs to pay off the inevitable lawsuit that would result.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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First of all glad you’re okay and didn’t go wheels up.

Two things I’m not clear on. Why did you change lanes? Why new tires?

PackRat's Comment
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I no longer slam on my brakes in emergency mode when some four wheeler wants to "prove a point", "teach a lesson", or whatever stupid maneuver such as those they decide upon. These idiots do so at their own risk of life in front of my vehicle.

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While I understand the sentiment, making those kind of statements on a public forum is a good way to have, "The Hammer" force you into selling all your possessions and half your organs to pay off the inevitable lawsuit that would result.

1. My driving record is impeccable.

2. I have multiple cameras.

3. When I die, all worldly possessions stay here.

4. Darrell Issacs and his kind of lower lifeforms don't worry me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
George B.'s Comment
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Ha Darrel Isaacs! Packrat Im sure you have heard of Daniel Crandall? Va/Nc pervert ambulance chaser.

Chris W.'s Comment
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Rumble strip and heavy braking caused a lot of friction burning my tires and some had to be replaced for safety.

First of all glad you’re okay and didn’t go wheels up.

Two things I’m not clear on. Why did you change lanes? Why new tires?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Rumble strip and heavy braking caused a lot of friction burning my tires and some had to be replaced for safety

That's a new one for me and my father with over 30 years experience in truck maintenance....

Chris W.'s Comment
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also switched lanes to let the tailgater pass.

First of all glad you’re okay and didn’t go wheels up.

Two things I’m not clear on. Why did you change lanes? Why new tires?

Davy A.'s Comment
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I let em tailgate all they want. I can't control the space behind me, just in front. I just slow down a bit and increase following distance. Plus, if they really want to get intimate with the back of my trailer, who am I to deprive them of that pleasure. Pretty sure it won't work out too well for them.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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