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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Anonymous123 » Jul 15th, 2017, 3:26 pm

I read it, and confirming that it's "not the case in this video".
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby GordonH » Jul 15th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Passing as one is coming up to a blind curve (what view one does have is obstructed by a Semi) in the road imo is extremely foolish decision.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby dle » Jul 15th, 2017, 3:42 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.


"Forcing the guy to start to pass...." - are you kidding right now? That passing driver was solely responsible for his own stupidity. Only a moronic selfish idiot makes the choice to do something stupid, in this case that endangered others, and then tries to blame someone else for his own actions! He should have cooled his jets, hung back and driven sensibly. His impatience and "only I count" attitude could have got people killed.

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jul 15th, 2017, 4:03 pm

The amazing thing the dick in the vandid not even close up the distance between him and the semi...pretty stupid..
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby What_the » Jul 15th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Anonymous123 wrote:
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.

Sure,"fast enough" in a hundred k zone. That's the speed on literally most highways, single lane as they are throughout our mountainous terrain. You pretty much confirmed my initial thoughts... had to follow the rig doing 60 through out each corner and when a passing lane comes, speed up to 97. Typical for our highways.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby JBX » Jul 15th, 2017, 7:18 pm

Pathetic, how little his life must mean to him to drive like that.

Every since I moved to the okanagan I have been stunned by the level of compete and utter retardation on the roads here, and I came from big truck oil country.

Cops should start pulling licenses and knee capping some of these idiots on the spot.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Anonymous123 wrote:I read it, and confirming that it's "not the case in this video".

So you have seen all footage before the van passed the truck to provide evidence to your "confirmation"? Care to provide a link to that please?

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 7:26 pm

dle wrote:
"Forcing the guy to start to pass...." - are you kidding right now? That passing driver was solely responsible for his own stupidity. Only a moronic selfish idiot makes the choice to do something stupid, in this case that endangered others, and then tries to blame someone else for his own actions! He should have cooled his jets, hung back and driven sensibly. His impatience and "only I count" attitude could have got people killed.

I don't disagree with you, cooling the jets is part of defensive driving. As I stated earlier, it was extreme poor judgement on the van's driver.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby OldBlindDog » Jul 15th, 2017, 7:38 pm

The passer's vehicle appeared at a few milliseconds before the seven second mark, and the double line appears well before the one second mark. So, it's more or less a six second time frame from between the point where the truck bypasses the double line to when the passer is in view of the truck's dash cam.

Does it take six seconds to complete a passing maneuver?
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 15th, 2017, 7:40 pm

OldBlindDog wrote:The passer's vehicle appeared at a few milliseconds before the seven second mark, and the double line appears well before the one second mark. So, it's more or less a six second time frame from between the point where the truck bypasses the double line to when the passer is in view of the truck's dash cam.

Does it take six seconds to complete a passing maneuver?

In a Caravan? Probably :laugh:
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby What_the » Jul 15th, 2017, 9:54 pm

JBX wrote:Pathetic, how little his life must mean to him to drive like that.

Every since I moved to the okanagan I have been stunned by the level of compete and utter retardation on the roads here, and I came from big truck oil country.

Cops should start pulling licenses and knee capping some of these idiots on the spot.

Lol. Oil country... where the roads are straight as far as the dog runs

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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby What_the » Jul 15th, 2017, 9:56 pm

dle wrote:
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.


"Forcing the guy to start to pass...." - are you kidding right now? That passing driver was solely responsible for his own stupidity. Only a moronic selfish idiot makes the choice to do something stupid, in this case that endangered others, and then tries to blame someone else for his own actions! He should have cooled his jets, hung back and driven sensibly. His impatience and "only I count" attitude could have got people killed.


It's what's known as courtesy. Not defending this particular guy but people are ignorant when it comes to passing lanes.. especially semis
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby dirtybiker » Jul 15th, 2017, 10:16 pm

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:The amazing thing the dick in the vandid not even close up the distance between him and the semi...pretty stupid..


The semi load was a Ten Wide, that Peterbilt hood is quite narrow. a little deceiving maybe from the view.

If people even had a slight concept of how to pass a semi safely,
A practical understanding of physics and knowledge of their own vehicles capabilities
would be a decent start.

I certainly would not want to be "stuck" behind a semi that was doing 97 as I meandered along
on cruise at the posted 90... :135:
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby Always Sunny » Jul 15th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Regardless of whether or not the line was dashed (or where) the onus is on the driver to ensure it's clear to pass.

The other day I was coming back from Golden. I was in the inside lane over taking a slow moving vehicle in the outside lane. Ahead of them were 2 transport trucks doing well below the posted limit. I'm still in the inside lane as I'm soon to pass the 2 transports. All of a sudden the trailing transports moves into my lane doing about 60km in a 100km zone with just feet to spare. I had to hit the brakes quick to slow substantially or I'd easily would have smacked into the back of him. *bleep* honks at me after he pulls in front of the first truck as though I was wrong. Sir, just because you have a dual passing lane doesn't mean you can cut into it with zero consideration for the vehicles already in the lane, nevermind doing 40km under the limit wen you do so.

Not the case with this video as it's a BC vehicle (though I suppose they may be from out of province) in Ontario it's not illegal to pass on a double line. Not saying I found that out the hard way when I moved here, just that the rules can vary on the same highway just crossings provincial borders.
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Re: Close Call by Logan Lake

Postby lightspeed » Jul 16th, 2017, 4:36 am

What_the wrote:Lol. Oil country... where the roads are straight as far as the dog runs


Could be Grande Cache. Could be FSJ or Dawson. Many a mountain round there that you have to man up to navigate.
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