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Semi truck
- 10 (37%)
School bus
- 9 (33.3%)
A truck with a trailer hauling something
- 8 (29.6%)

Total Members Voted: 27


Author Topic: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?  (Read 5356 times)

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2022, 06:00:09 PM »

Semi trucks with a speed governor and very slow to accelerate.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2022, 09:52:16 PM »

Snow plows.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2022, 10:13:44 PM »

I once got stuck behind a combine on a very remote back road. It took up both lanes of the road so it was impossible to pass.

In north Texas, I wound up behind what looked like a wide 16-row combine. (Earlier that trip, I rode in my uncle's 12-row combine while it was harvesting his corn field, so I could tell that the one in Texas was wider.) It took up the entire paved shoulder, its own travel lane, and much of the opposing travel lane. Fortunately, other traffic was light, and I didn't have to wait long to safely pass the combine. Still, he was going slow on a 2-lane state highway with a 75 mph speed limit, and I was in a hurry that day.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2022, 10:52:01 PM »

A farm tractor.

At least in most cases, tractors use the shoulder so traffic can at least get past.

I wish that was the case in my area. Here, the people driving the tractors don't give two shits how long the line is behind them. They're gonna stay right where they are, come Hell or high water. They have a very MFFY attitude.

In eastern NC, where I grew up, it was the opposite. The farmers were usually very good about pulling over on the shoulder long enough for traffic to pass if they see a line forming behind them.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2022, 11:08:14 PM »

A truck loaded down with manure
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2022, 01:58:32 AM »

Open bed truck full of gravel.

Should really be illegal, but no one enforces anything.

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2022, 03:06:47 AM »

FedEx Truck.

They're governed trucks hog the left lane. I hate FedEx drivers.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2022, 05:20:44 AM »

Last September, I was in my dad's original hometown on the way to a relatives house. I got stuck behind a school bus as it was climbing a hill on a curvy highway with oncoming traffic. After we reached the top of the hill, there is a section of highway with houses on each side and every house had a child who had to be dropped off at their driveway. It would eventually get up to speed, but there was always oncoming traffic and just when there was a break in oncoming traffic, the bus had to drop someone off again. I then had the curse of having to turn exactly the same direction the bus was turning. Eventually, the bus turned, but I think it turned a 10 minute trip into at least 20.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2022, 07:53:32 AM »

Tractor-trailer
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2022, 08:05:03 AM »

Subaru Forrester.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2022, 08:12:12 AM »

Amazon vans.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2022, 08:48:33 AM »

A house or mobile home being moved.  They will stop for eons trying to navigate intersections or tight corners.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2022, 09:56:21 AM »

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2022, 01:26:37 PM »

Subaru Forrester.
Left lane Prius.

Never quite understood that stereotype. Prius drivers always seem to be the guys flying up the left lane going 30 over. After all, if you drove a car that weak, you'd end up flooring it all the time too.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2022, 05:23:44 PM »

A house or mobile home being moved.  They will stop for eons trying to navigate intersections or tight corners.

^ This.

It makes the two semis micro-passing seem worthy of applause, because at least you're moving. God forbid if one of the home-moving vehicles bottoms out on a bump or road camber in the intersection...might as well pull up the parking brake or find a way to make a U-turn...
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2022, 05:50:49 PM »

A truck loaded down with manure

Especially if your name is Biff.

Any time I’m behind something either smelly or badly polluting (like a diesel bus blowing dark exhaust), or if I’m at a red light near someone who’s smoking a cigarette and holding it out the window, I turn on my climate control's recirculation feature. It helps if you do it soon enough.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2022, 08:21:31 PM »

I'll go with trucks with trailers, especially with cut logs. When they hit your car, it would be really bad!

School buses drive 45 mph in North Carolina, they should be 55 mph, because them going 45 is risky especially on a busy highway, overall increasing delays.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2022, 08:24:45 PM »

Subaru Forrester.
Left lane Prius.

Never quite understood that stereotype. Prius drivers always seem to be the guys flying up the left lane going 30 over. After all, if you drove a car that weak, you'd end up flooring it all the time too.
The FB group content indicates much to the contrary.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2022, 10:37:14 AM »

Subaru Forrester.
Left lane Prius.

Never quite understood that stereotype. Prius drivers always seem to be the guys flying up the left lane going 30 over. After all, if you drove a car that weak, you'd end up flooring it all the time too.
The FB group content indicates much to the contrary.

still pictures don't really capture speed.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2022, 10:48:31 AM »

Snow plows.

It's better than being in front of them, in my experience, especially if it's really coming down. At least when you're behind them, you get a cleared road.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2022, 11:08:14 AM »

Snow plows.

It's better than being in front of them, in my experience, especially if it's really coming down. At least when you're behind them, you get a cleared road.

Numerous times, during a snowfall, a car will pull out in front of me while I'm driving a plow because they didn't want to get stuck behind me. Then they realize how bad the conditions are, and wind up driving slower than I was going, so now I'm stuck behind them at a slower than ideal speed to plow.  They can try to pull over, but that means I need to go around them, not getting the lane cleared the way I want, and they're facing the possibility of getting plowed in by me.

After a storm, when we're doing cleanup work (Getting the remaining slush out of the lanes, clearning shoulders, etc), that sucks much worse to be behind a plow.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2022, 11:14:20 AM »

I’ve occasionally gotten stuck behind plows that double as salt trucks, meaning they’re essentially dropping rocks all over the place. I hang well back from those, and that seems to infuriate some people around here—they’ll tailgate, blow their horns, weave back and forth, flash their lights, etc. I say, fuck you. Why should I get a bunch of pits and chips in my car's paint job from bouncing rock salt just because you think you’re in a hurry? Don’t like it, go around me and mess up your own car.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2022, 11:22:12 AM »

A rock hauler/gravel truck, or somebody with disability license plates.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2022, 11:28:37 AM »

Any left-lane cruising idiot.  Even if you're going 30 over, don't travel in the passing lane. 
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2022, 12:45:28 PM »

As the parent of a small child, I don't mind school buses at all. In fact, I take on a sort of fiduciary duty to watch the kids get off safely and make sure other drivers aren't being stupid.

Semi trucks have a bit of a standard when it comes to predictability. While annoying, I've come to accept them as a necessary evil in the product movement of our supply chain.

With a non-pro vehicle towing a trailer (I'm thinking utility trailers with flip up gates mainly) it's always questionable how well the load was secured and whether or not the person driving the rig is going to act like a complete douche. So they get my vote as the worst.
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