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Old 09-28-2007, 03:00 PM   #76
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:12 PM   #77
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I just would like to add that I actually LIKE driving behind trucks in rush hour traffic. They always leave enough of a gap in front of them so they can just roll without stopping. If I'm behind them, I can do the same in 1st or 2nd. It's great.
I do the exact same thing, I always drive behind a tractor trailer in rush hour (read: too slow to be throwing any rocks at me). The unknowing in cars race up and stomp on the brakes repeatedly, while the truck and therefore me will quietly and smoothly coast along at idle, saving gas, clutch, transmission, and brake wear.

I also do it myself quite often, and laugh at all of the drivers honking at me, racing around me just to stop ahead, etc.

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Old 09-28-2007, 03:35 PM   #78
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #79
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another benifit for trucks on the highway is you can catch the draft behind them if you follow close enough.

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Old 09-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #80
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When i'm not in the BMW i always draft trucks. Trucks don't brake unpredictably, and honestly, i find that MORE truck drivers are BETTER drivers than car drivers. Does that mean ALL truck drivers are great drivers?
no.

but they've gone through more training/testing than most people on the road have.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #81
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All I can say is that you must be around totally different truck drivers than I experience every day, including the one a year ago that blasted me with his horn even though I had my flashers on in the right lane when I could only do 80 (TPS was wonky leaving me at 2400 rpm max).
Professional drivers? Just like the taxi drivers, especially the limos on the 409 who would never give up the inside lane for anything.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:22 PM   #82
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All I can say is that you must be around totally different truck drivers than I experience every day, including the one a year ago that blasted me with his horn even though I had my flashers on in the right lane when I could only do 80 (TPS was wonky leaving me at 2400 rpm max).
Professional drivers? Just like the taxi drivers, especially the limos on the 409 who would never give up the inside lane for anything.
you shouldn't be on the road with an un-safe car, esp the highway, you should have atleast stuck to local roads to not make it unsafe for you and otehrs.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:49 PM   #83
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you shouldn't be on the road with an un-safe car, esp the highway, you should have atleast stuck to local roads to not make it unsafe for you and otehrs.
Since I was only on the highway briefly, driving at a speed that many people drive at, this comment doen't make much sense. Does this mean that trucks who put on their flashers when they hit a hill should actually get off the road and use local roads? How was my car unsafe? I was driving well within the limits of rush hour, and no other vehicle had any problems with me.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #84
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:15 PM   #85
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I'm gonna be packin heat tonight just in case shit gets real
What? You're going to Taco Bell for some burritos and gonna build up gas for tonight?

I think you meant to post this in the other speed law thread That's where all your smart remarks are.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:49 PM   #86
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I didnt read the whole thread, but the real problem is suburbia! People living in one place, and working far far away. its insanity. Driving through Toronto a few times this summer was enough of a taste of the traffic - its brutal.

I don't understand how people can spend 1hour + in their car, in a traffic jam, every day. What a waste of many hours of your life you will never get back again.

Check out "End of suburbia" documentary, pretty interesting.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:19 PM   #87
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I didnt read the whole thread, but the real problem is suburbia! People living in one place, and working far far away. its insanity. Driving through Toronto a few times this summer was enough of a taste of the traffic - its brutal.

I don't understand how people can spend 1hour + in their car, in a traffic jam, every day. What a waste of many hours of your life you will never get back again.

Check out "End of suburbia" documentary, pretty interesting.
And where do you live? Sounds like you're a country bumpkin.
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