Horrible Start To The Day

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Bryn J.'s Comment
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Just remember that you have just saved someone from the same mistake. The explination of your mistake and the reply on how to avoid it, will help someone, I guarantee. Feel good in knowing you have helped.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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I know what had happened, I did turn a little turn to the left before I did the right, but my tandems were slide all the way foward. Trailer whip had gotten me.

I pointed this out in another thread: now you are an expert. You know what to do/what not to do in that situation.

It hurts, it's on your record, but you are a better driver now.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Scott O.'s Comment
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OK so I was sitting at the pilot in north Little Rock Arkansas this morning and heard a bang I looked over and saw a decker truck clip another truck just like this person but he kept going.... I jumped out and tried to get the truck or trailer number but he got away so I woke the trucker up and told him what happen and he called decker to report it.... You did good by stopping.... This guy might not be so lucky.... My question is what if the guy really didn't know he hit a truck can he get away with it?????

Errol V.'s Comment
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Iggorance is no excuse under the law. If he's caught, he's busted.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Iggorance is no excuse under the law. If he's caught, he's busted.

yeah he got busted I told him to call decker and they will know who was parked here

Gizmo's Comment
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Yea it sucks it will be on my record, thankfully it wasnt a serious accident, but I plan to keep my record clean so many years down the line it will almost be nothing. Thanks again everyone

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