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Old 01-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Tips when passing semi trucks

Is their a secret I need to know when passing an 18 wheeler. Some times it scare the bejesus out of me.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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No problem here passing or being passed. I just remain relaxed and hammer down when passing a semi.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I just make sure that there is enough room to continue past...Not just sitting along the side. Build up head speed and move along....
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Remember blind spots are everywhere. Hurry up and get ahead of the truck...don't dilly dally around. The trucker may not know you're even there, and God forbid the driver makes a quick lane change or swerves to avoid road debris, etc. Here is a diagram showing the most dangerous areas to be. Stay out of the no zone!

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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Remember blind spots are everywhere. Hurry up and get ahead of the truck...don't dilly dally around. The trucker may not know you're even there, and God forbid the driver makes a quick lane change or swerves to avoid road debris, etc. Here is a diagram showing the most dangerous areas to be. Stay out of the no zone!

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that rear "No-Zone" will improve fuel mileage!!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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Matt, that is because you are a Pro-Driver! And know how to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaft!
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I drive slow enough that if there is any passing they are passing me. I generally drive just under 65mph. Being retired, we are seldom in a hurry and the fuel millage is much better at that speed.
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Every semi around here goes at 70 or more. And 70 for me is out of the question specially with a toad behind me. Just keep both hands on the steering wheel and get ready to feel the wind.
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I drive slow enough that if there is any passing they are passing me. I generally drive just under 65mph. Being retired, we are seldom in a hurry and the fuel millage is much better at that speed.
I'm with you on this! It also gives you time to look at the scenery a little as you're traveling....and that's one of the main reasons we came to our lovely country in the first place.
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64 is my speed now! In early 2000's is was as fast as IT can GO!

However passing will happen during steep grades. So as not to get caught behind a loaded truck.

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