posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 06:42 PM
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: schuyler
Even then I've had a sleepy truck driver come within inches of me.
Something reflective on the lower legs or feet works well because of the up and down movement.
3M reflective tape stuck to the frame also works well.
Hmmm! As a truck driver myself I'd like to say something about this nonsense of the "Sleepy truck driver".
In the cab is a tacho, it records everything! VOSA constantly do spot checks on us. Get caught over hours and its bye bye license!
Four and a half hours and we must take a break for 45 mins, then we can do another 4.5 hours.
The "sleepy truck driver" is the product of propaganda.
The "pedo truck driver" is the product of propaganda.
The "eating his lunch while driving" is the product of propaganda.
Truck drivers have the power to hold a country to ransom, without them everything stops! Hence we see so much bs being spewed about them, that way
nobody likes the truck driver and they get no support from the public.
Divide and conquer is the name of the game!
As for coming close to you, theres reasons for that that are out of the drivers control. More often he would be trying to give you room but the
asshats coming the other way fail to give him room to move over.
I'd bet you for every time a truck comes close to you, theres at least ten cyclists that ride up the side of a truck in the blind spot!
As for the mind set of many cyclists these days, I'd agree with you, its almost like they ride for the sole purpose of finding something to shout