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Cheri Smith
01-13-2013, 06:28 PM
Is their a secret I need to know when passing an 18 wheeler. Some times it scare the bejesus out of me.

Cheri

NewellCrazy
01-13-2013, 07:26 PM
No problem here passing or being passed. I just remain relaxed and hammer down when passing a semi.

express1
01-13-2013, 07:47 PM
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....:thumbsup:

JustDustin
01-13-2013, 09:30 PM
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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express1
01-13-2013, 11:01 PM
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!

3153 that rear "No-Zone" will improve fuel mileage!!!!

Neweller
01-13-2013, 11:52 PM
Matt, that is because you are a Pro-Driver! And know how to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaft!:o

The Newell
01-14-2013, 03:46 AM
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.

Newell Attack
01-14-2013, 05:07 AM
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.

Viva Las Vegas JDR
01-14-2013, 01:57 PM
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.

express1
01-14-2013, 02:17 PM
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.

You just gotta look down the road........or up!3159 now I know thats NUTS!

folivier
01-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Ha! thats why i set a speed alarm on my vmspc. Amazing how fast you can go downhill

Cheri Smith
01-15-2013, 05:45 PM
Thank you everyone for the replies. It's always good to get some feedback and opinions from you. I'm going to digest this all and see if I can't over come this fear of passing semi trucks.

Thank you!!
Cheri