My grandpa was a trucker. My grandma, when I commented on a semi making a pretty impressive u-turn once, said, "Oh honey some of these guys are artists in those trucks, but then some of them can't tell a shift knob from a horse's dick." I think we see both in this clip.
Some info I found on the situation.
> Good afternoon everyone, thanks for your support. I just wanted to clear up some misconceptions I am hearing on here. I am the General Manager of the company that the driver in the burgundy Pete works for. I am also the poster of the original video. The video is filmed with a fish eye lens, it makes the distance look further than it is. This driver has over 30 years of experience and is a fantastic operator! There was less than 2 seconds from when he realized that the white truck was not turning into the right lane but rather crossing in front of him. At this point he did a full brake application which can be heard in the video. He had the full right of way and was paying attention to the traffic flow. The driver of the white truck was 100% in the wrong. That truck also appeared to be in a private farm truck and the driver was ancient-looking as per my driver's description. He was completely belligerent to my driver and told him to F OFF!!! Our guy did everything perfect in avoiding the accident. He was not speeding as the speed limit is 110 KPH and all of our company trucks are limited at 110 KPH. He moved into the left lane to allow the white truck room to turn onto the highway, he managed to keep a set of double trailers straight during an emergency stop, he did not hit anyone and kept his cool in a very bad situation. I have driven class 1 for many years and honestly don't know if I would have had a such a good outcome. As for all of the armchair critics, I hope this ends the criticism of a driver who should be commended! For the supporters, thanks for your understanding of the situation and the positive comments. Merry Christmas everyone.
Posted Dec-24-2014 By outsiderelic
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The semi driver is terrible. It's like he doesn't care what will happen.
Highway 16 and auction mart road (township road 374) in Saskatoon, SK. That intersection has been notoriously bad for accidents, I drove tow truck for 14 years and I've picked up a pile of accidents there. The intersection has been so bad that now they are changing the road to have the entrance 90 degrees to the highway instead of the severe angle.
"Well I guess I'll be making this left now" - Red Big Rig
Remember kids: brake in a straight line, then turn if you have to.
Turning too early could have turned the red truck over.
that intersection looks really dangerous, mixing a decent amount of traffic directly onto a highish speed limited access road
Driver of the white truck should lose his lic. Burgandy truck was amazing.