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Posted: 09/17/21 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

Many peoples idea of safe place to pull over is someone else’s idea of “hell no I’m not pulling onto an unknown possibly soft shoulder”!

Without knowing the specifics I won’t say yes or no.


This was basically what I was going to say.

Give us some pictures of the pull outs you think are fine and we can discuss better.


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wa8yxm wrote:

IN every field there are rump holes and there are good guys.
If I was driving "Carefully" (And below the limit) and started to see I had a "Following" I'd find a wide spot on the shoulder and pull off and let 'em pass.


no way in he!! would I pull onto the shoulder to let somebody pass. I ran into that happening a bunch in Texas.
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Reminds me of a 60 minutes show i saw back in the 80s(?) about a class A going up a western state mountain and dragging something important that was creating sparks like the 4th of July and setting brush on fire all along the way. People were honking and waving like mad at him and he just puttered along without a care in the world. Asked by the interviewer what he thought about all that commotion going on around him, he said something like "i get that all the time and i just ignore them."
He was charged with negligently starting a forest fire (or something like that, which i think was ultimately dismissed) and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of restitution(which, last i heard, he was still on the hook for).

I still laugh at his idiot attitude when i think about that incident.

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2 years ago, we were leaving the northern California Redwoods, heading northeast towards Oregon on a windy road when I noticed 4 or 5 cars behind me, so I found a spot to pull over. But then more and more cars and trucks were coming, so I had to wait awhile to get going.
Soon, 4 or 5 cars were lining up behind me again, so I pulled over again, and waited...again.
After that, I said forget it.
Maybe that's what happened to this guy.
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Based on responses from this thread, we can see why there is no firm pull over, don't impede traffic rule.
It seems we all have a different approach / standard as to what s acceptable when it comes to a line of traffic behind you.


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Well,
I am one of those that has been on all the sides of this.

First, a speed limit is a LIMIT.

Second, courtesy is a good thing.

What we don't know here is what was the capability and experience of the Class C driver. He may be new at this and think he picked a country road so as to not hold others up any more than he had to.

The only state I know has a "Tail Back" law is Alaska. They do their best to enforce it.

It all comes down to the fact that the lead driver may not have be happy with the turn-outs he saw or he may have had an issue that distracted him from taking advantage of them. It is, after all, the drivers responsibility to stay safe.

We don't really know the whole case here, do we??

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Funny thread…


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Lantley wrote:

Based on responses from this thread, we can see why there is no firm pull over, don't impede traffic rule.
It seems we all have a different approach / standard as to what s acceptable when it comes to a line of traffic behind you.


The issue is if I'm traveling a road I don't know, how do I know where it is safe to pull off? Remember, I will also need to get back in traffic lane, and for some time I will be moving even slower.
Most places I drive there are places where it is safe to step to left, and step out to pass a slower vehicle. IMHO, somebody driving a speed they are comfortable, even if well below the limit, is not the obstruction. The obstruction is the rectum that pulls up behind, and rides there without using the opportunity to pass. Don't need to "tailgate", just don't allow room for somebody to pass you, and safely to slow back to speed of lead vehicle. It takes a running auto to pass 2 at a time.

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There are plenty of stubborn old driving RVs and other vehicles. They make good

I am 75 and still considerate of other drivers especially those big boys with the air horns.

* This post was edited 09/17/21 03:23pm by NamMedevac 70 *

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Hmmm, "impeding traffic" is a citeable traffic violation.

"It is typically defined as operating a vehicle in such a way that blocks traffic or interferes with the normal flow of traffic."

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