Originally posted by zvezdar
It sounds to me that the OP is a menace on the roads. If you are really being constantly tailgated by trucks then you are one of those people that sit
below the posted speed limit and get in everyone's way. You then cause trucks to try and overtake you, slowing up the right lane for the rest of
That or you sit in the right lane on purpose to make sure nobody speeds. How often do you get people undertaking you in the left lane?
There are some truck drivers that are very poor, and they intimidate other drivers. They are in the minority. And yes i have almost been run off the
road by them. However i do a lot of highway driving, and on average car drivers are much worse than truck drivers...much, much worse!
Honestly i think you should dial down the rhetoric, stop thinking you are a "victim" and learn how to drive.
Mate ...you make many assumptions and state very few facts .
Intimidating truck drivers are not in the minority they sadly are the majority representing the profession on the roads of Australia, I personally do
not sit in the right hand lane, I have seen the consequences of tailgaters.
The facts are as any motorist travelling the Brisbane to Gold Coast and in reverse stretch will kmow is that heavy vehicles speed eevn through 80km/h
stretches of the Pacific Highway in this locality , through road work stretches their connected trailers swinging wildly at times behind them.
Not one law enforcement vehicle to be seen, whilst they put lives a t risk tailgating people in the fast lane through roadworks.
It is so commonplace I guess some people get used to having a deranged truck driver within one to three metres of their bumper, not having the
experiences to realise what will happen if they are hit from the rear by a mass up to 50 times the mass of their own vehicle.
The issue is why are there not dedicated Police vehicles deterring these cowboy sociopaths?
Why is human life treat with so much disdain?
A terrorist attack such as S11 prompts outrage as it righly should , yet hundreds of dead and maimed , caused by speeding heavy vehicles is hushed up,
or excused as "collateral damage "...why?
Perhaps because we simply do not care....until it is us or our own involved.
Those on this thread who have defended those who tailgate whilst driving heavy vehicles, should really stop and examine what the hell they are
There are no excuses, the fact that there is ....is a blight on our supposed civilised nations.
edit on 17-3-2012 by Dr Expired because: