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Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby dle » Jul 15th, 2017, 11:43 am

Allan the trucker posted this:

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#201875

If the cops have seen this video they will be able to get the license #. I expect them to do that, and I expect them to charge the driver with dangerous driving or whatever is applicable. If, as I suspect, the driver will say "prove it was me driving" and if they can't, then the owner of the vehicle must be charged. Chances are he is the owner anyway. No, I do not know what charge would apply here but the owner is responsible for his vehicle and if he chooses to lend it to someone with the IQ of a head of lettuce, well that's their call - they are still responsible for their vehicle.

If the cops haven't seen this video, I hope Allan turns it in to them. Again, I expect the cops to charge the dangerous driver/owner of the vehicle. We need to get this kind of crap off the roads every time we can.

Now I'll tell you why. This *bleep* could have caused at least 3 deaths, the semi-drive, the pick-up driver, and his own selfish stupid being. The fact that he got away with it THIS TIME is no excuse. We all have friends family on those roads and that blithering *bleep* will probably do it again and next time won't be so lucky - and maybe our friends and family members will pay the price.

He doesn't deserve a license. A license to drive is a privilege, not a right and losing it for a stunt like this should be automatic.

Notice the solid line; he wasn't just passing when it wasn't safe to do so, he was ignoring the law that states he can't.

The cops need to follow up on this and make sure charges are laid. :-X

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 12:43 pm

dle wrote:Notice the solid line; he wasn't just passing when it wasn't safe to do so, he was ignoring the law that states he can't.

Umm, notice the broken line on their side of the road before the solid line? Given the type of vehicle they were driving and the length of the truck being passed, I'm pretty sure they started their pass before the solid line - which would have made the pass (in that aspect) legal, extremely poorly judged no doubt, but legal.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Bman » Jul 15th, 2017, 12:49 pm

Regardless of the lines, it still must be "safe to do so".
It wasn't safe to completely effect the pass.
Hence, doods a moron.
A live one, but a moron nonetheless.
Unfortunately, live morons often create dead non morons.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby GordonH » Jul 15th, 2017, 12:57 pm

That was illegal pass, for it to have been a legal pass the dotted line would have been on same side as the one passing.

Double solid line (illegal to pass in either direction)
Single solid line with dots on the right (legal to pass the Semi, if save to do so)
Single solid line with dots on the left (as in the video illegal to pass the Semi)
Double dotted lines (legal to pass in either direction if save to do so)

Added later: some drivers may need to re-read drivers manual.

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby dle » Jul 15th, 2017, 1:08 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:
dle wrote:Notice the solid line; he wasn't just passing when it wasn't safe to do so, he was ignoring the law that states he can't.

Umm, notice the broken line on their side of the road before the solid line? Given the type of vehicle they were driving and the length of the truck being passed, I'm pretty sure they started their pass before the solid line - which would have made the pass (in that aspect) legal, extremely poorly judged no doubt, but legal.


Nope, not legal Dizzy1 - the solid yellow line is on the offenders side - illegal to pass
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Watch the video from the beginning and pay very close attention. When the video starts - the broken line is on the "offenders" side.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby stevemic » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:28 pm

ya but you need to be back in before the broken lines end
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Leifer » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:35 pm

Just another self important A-hole who thinks their time is worth more than everyone's else's lives.
"Outa my way b*tches! I need to be somewhere 10 minutes faster than everyone else!"
I don't think a ticket would suffice with someone this reckless and stupid. Maybe drag them into a ditch and deliver a beating they won't remember? :up: :up:
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Not PC » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:39 pm

stevemic wrote:ya but you need to be back in before the broken lines end


Incorrect. Once the pass is started, it is allowed to continue to a double solid within reason.

However, this jag-off should be charged with dangerous driving.

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:43 pm

stevemic wrote:ya but you need to be back in before the broken lines end

Can you cite that please
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby What_the » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Have to wonder, and betting, that the truck driver sped up as soon as the straight stretch started, like they pretty much all do. Forcing the guy to start to pass and accelerate beyond and being safe. The in coming car was already moving to the side.

Nope, not buying the video in context provided.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby What_the » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm

And sorry op, I don't at all abide by your registered owner thoughts. You'd be the first to take personal responsibility position. That's how it works, when its someone else, blame them.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 2:55 pm

What_the wrote:Have to wonder, and betting, that the truck driver sped up as soon as the straight stretch started, like they pretty much all do. Forcing the guy to start to pass and accelerate beyond and being safe. The in coming car was already moving to the side.

Nope, not buying the video in context provided.

That's the problem with dash Cams - especially the ones who regularly upload their videos on YouTube. If you watch carefully enough, they're driving habits instigate a lot of situations in order to shame other drivers.

Not saying that's the case with this video.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Anonymous123 » Jul 15th, 2017, 3:13 pm

What_the wrote:Have to wonder, and betting, that the truck driver sped up as soon as the straight stretch started, like they pretty much all do. Forcing the guy to start to pass and accelerate beyond and being safe. The in coming car was already moving to the side.
Nope, not buying the video in context provided.

Dizzy1 wrote:That's the problem with dash Cams - especially the ones who regularly upload their videos on YouTube. If you watch carefully enough, they're driving habits instigate a lot of situations in order to shame other drivers.

Not saying that's the case with this video.


So if both you guys check the video you will see that when the car starts to pass the semi is doing 97 Kmh and slows slightly to 95 Kmh. That speed is plenty fast enough. Just another impatient dick, probably from the Central Okanagan. Lord knows we have enough of them.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 3:19 pm

Anonymous123 wrote:
So if both you guys check the video you will see that when the car starts to pass the semi is doing 97 Kmh and slows slightly to 95 Kmh. That speed is plenty fast enough. Just another impatient dick, probably from the Central Okanagan. Lord knows we have enough of them.

Read the last sentence in my post please.

Also, I'm curious to where are all the Dudley Doo Rights are in regards to shaming the trucker for doing 97kmh in a 90kmh zone.
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