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Semi truck
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Author Topic: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?  (Read 5507 times)

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2022, 04:44:53 PM »

somebody with disability license plates.

What's your rationality behind that?

My dad lost his left leg in the Korean conflict, had a handicapped parking plate, and drove just as good as anyone else on the road. You weren't in any danger or being held up if you were behind him.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2022, 04:54:01 PM »

A farm tractor.

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

A lot of times farm equipment is too large to be confined to the shoulder (especially on rural roads that often have narrower or no shoulders), such as the further discussion about combines. However, these vehicles usually don't travel very far so you don't get stuck behind an individual one for more than about a mile at most.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2022, 08:16:26 PM »

Big rig cattle trucks, especially northbound loads on I-41 here in the Appleton, WI area while they're en route to Packerland Packing in Green Bay, WI.  Those drivers are maniacs!

Also dump trucks that are randonly dropping rocks and glops of mud.

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2022, 11:32:09 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.

Prius drivers are those morons that do 50 in a 20 zone, but on the interstate where it is posted 80 they only do 70. They also don't accelerate if they can help it, preferring to let gravity get them back up to speed.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2022, 11:33:21 AM »

My worst would be an SUV, where the morons driving slam on the brakes before every curve because they know that top heavy obese excuse of a vehicle will roll over if they don't.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2022, 11:49:50 AM »

Semi-trucks next to each other blocking 2 or 3 lanes. Some go real slow and others are riding your rear bumper.    :confused:
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2022, 12:00:57 PM »

Based on all my travels, it would be a semi truck or any other large vehicle like a bus. Stay in their blind spots for too long, and you're asking for trouble.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2022, 12:10:21 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...

Out on interstates, they're inevitably wide loads as well, so take up more than a lane by themselves.  I remember being behind one evacuating Biloxi, MS northbound when I was a kid after our vacation on the beach got cut short by a hurricane warning for Hurricane Elena.  We had the honor of being the front of a very long string of evacuation traffic for well over a dozen miles.  The rear pilot vehicle kept cutting my dad off when trying to pass.  He ended up faking one direction and going the other to get around, then flipping him off and throwing his sub sandwich out the window onto the windshield as he sped by.  As it turns out, mayonnaise isn't removed by wipers very well, it's more of a smear, so the rear pilot ceased to run blocker and had to pull over to clear the windshield and traffic starting working its way around the convoy.  I generally don't condone road rage, but plugging up an evacuation in progress isn't exactly consideration inducing.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2022, 12:18:36 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...

Out on interstates, they're inevitably wide loads as well, so take up more than a lane by themselves.  I remember being behind one evacuating Biloxi, MS northbound when I was a kid after our vacation on the beach got cut short by a hurricane warning for Hurricane Elena.  We had the honor of being the front of a very long string of evacuation traffic for well over a dozen miles.  The rear pilot vehicle kept cutting my dad off when trying to pass.  He ended up faking one direction and going the other to get around, then flipping him off and throwing his sub sandwich out the window onto the windshield as he sped by.  As it turns out, mayonnaise isn't removed by wipers very well, it's more of a smear, so the rear pilot ceased to run blocker and had to pull over to clear the windshield and traffic starting working its way around the convoy.  I generally don't condone road rage, but plugging up an evacuation in progress isn't exactly consideration inducing.

The fact that he was assaulted with a sandwich...I hope it was something barely edible like subway. 
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2022, 12:25:48 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...

Out on interstates, they're inevitably wide loads as well, so take up more than a lane by themselves.  I remember being behind one evacuating Biloxi, MS northbound when I was a kid after our vacation on the beach got cut short by a hurricane warning for Hurricane Elena.  We had the honor of being the front of a very long string of evacuation traffic for well over a dozen miles.  The rear pilot vehicle kept cutting my dad off when trying to pass.  He ended up faking one direction and going the other to get around, then flipping him off and throwing his sub sandwich out the window onto the windshield as he sped by.  As it turns out, mayonnaise isn't removed by wipers very well, it's more of a smear, so the rear pilot ceased to run blocker and had to pull over to clear the windshield and traffic starting working its way around the convoy.  I generally don't condone road rage, but plugging up an evacuation in progress isn't exactly consideration inducing.

The fact that he was assaulted with a sandwich...I hope it was something barely edible like subway.

It was indeed.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2022, 12:34:46 PM »

In the canyons coming through the front range foothills (like US 34 through the Big Thompson canyon), it has to be the driver who's being extra cautious, but thinks the slow vehicle pullout doesn't apply to them. I typically go about the speed limit, and I've used the pullouts to let faster traffic past, but I've also lost 5-10 minutes in the ~20 miles of canyon to extra slow traffic.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2022, 01:40:35 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.

Prius drivers are those morons that do 50 in a 20 zone, but on the interstate where it is posted 80 they only do 70. They also don't accelerate if they can help it, preferring to let gravity get them back up to speed.

Honestly, in my area, the slow Prius driver stereotype is now the slow Tesla driver stereotype. The Prius is now driven exclusively by taxi and rideshare drivers, who notoriously drive excessively fast. Apart from the old retired guys who would drive slow in any car.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2022, 02:44:53 PM »

A farm tractor.

Oh damn! Hadn’t even thought about that!

Ha, once in High School I got stuck behind one going about 10 MPH, on a road too narrow for passing (1 lane each direction with physical median). I was familiar with the area, so I turned off onto a side street, gunned it down a parallel street (probably too fast), and made it back onto the main road ahead of it.

Since one of you are probably familiar with Bend roads, it was on my way to Summit High (on lunch break, so I was probably in a hurry to get back to class), on Mt Washington Dr between Simpson and Skyliners. I used Flagline, Outlook Vista (a street that always made me think of Microsoft), and Hosmer Lake to pass the tractor.

I still have no idea what a vehicle like that was doing in that part of town, only time I've seen something like that in that area.

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2022, 05:26:33 PM »

Back in the day, any vehicle driven by my parents or one of my aunts/ uncles. (My dad was the oldest of 14 so there were lots of aunts and uncles.) That kept me more in line in my late teens than any law enforcement.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2022, 05:48:17 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...

Out on interstates, they're inevitably wide loads as well, so take up more than a lane by themselves.  I remember being behind one evacuating Biloxi, MS northbound when I was a kid after our vacation on the beach got cut short by a hurricane warning for Hurricane Elena.  We had the honor of being the front of a very long string of evacuation traffic for well over a dozen miles.  The rear pilot vehicle kept cutting my dad off when trying to pass.  He ended up faking one direction and going the other to get around, then flipping him off and throwing his sub sandwich out the window onto the windshield as he sped by.  As it turns out, mayonnaise isn't removed by wipers very well, it's more of a smear, so the rear pilot ceased to run blocker and had to pull over to clear the windshield and traffic starting working its way around the convoy.  I generally don't condone road rage, but plugging up an evacuation in progress isn't exactly consideration inducing.

Why the hell would someone be moving a house in the middle of an impending natural disaster anyway? DOT should have cancelled their permits, citing the need for evacuation traffic to use the road.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2022, 06:33:17 PM »

RV towing a vehicle in the mountains.

agreed says guy frequently in this situation.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2022, 06:37:51 PM »

In the canyons coming through the front range foothills (like US 34 through the Big Thompson canyon), it has to be the driver who's being extra cautious, but thinks the slow vehicle pullout doesn't apply to them. I typically go about the speed limit, and I've used the pullouts to let faster traffic past, but I've also lost 5-10 minutes in the ~20 miles of canyon to extra slow traffic.

I live two canyons north of what you are talking about and I can appreciate
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2022, 08:58:45 PM »

A police car.   
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2022, 09:01:15 PM »

A police car.

It's worse to be stuck in front of one.  At close range.  Even without blinky lights.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2022, 09:13:54 PM »

A police car.

It's worse to be stuck in front of one.  At close range.  Even without blinky lights.

This summer I saw someone get nabbed by a cop who clocked them from in front of their vehicle (speeding vehicle flew up from behind the cop, slammed on their brakes before coming alongside the cop, but were pulled over regardless), so just staying behind the cop isn't necessarily going to mean you're safe.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2022, 08:08:50 AM »

A Snowbird operated RV.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2022, 09:45:43 AM »

I'm surprised no one's mentioned USPS mailtrucks.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2022, 09:53:40 AM »

Garbage trucks.
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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2022, 10:01:47 AM »

Along with moving vans and UPS* delivery trucks.

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Re: The worst vehicle to be stuck behind?
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2022, 12:10:59 PM »

Speaking of being behind a police car, when I was commuting from Winchester to Frankfort, there would occasionally be a Kentucky state trooper driving west on I-64 between Lexington and Frankfort who drove the speed limit instead of blowing down the road about 85 or 90 the way they usually do. He really stacked traffic up on the morning commute.
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