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  •  Not that I'm a perfect driver, or anything close, (2+ / 0-)
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    billmosby, Larsstephens

    but I have always had a healthy respect for big trucks.  It is primarily due to my first vehicle being a 1967 Chevy Extra Long-Bed Window Van and then spending several weeks a year driving school buses through a very small town in Iowa as part of my collegiate "civic duty" (during a tourist-trap festival, no less).

    I use my directionals nearly 100% of the time (especially on the highway), never pass a truck on the right lane, spend only a few seconds on a truck's left side (accelerating, if necessary, until I have moved beyond the truck's front), and will flash any passing trucks to indicate when their back end has safely cleared my front end.

    I know that I have read your cautionary diary several times now (this time updated with the texting portion), and truly hope that all take to heart your cautionary words.

    -9.88, -7.44 Social Security as is will be solvent until 2037, and the measures required to extend solvency beyond that are minor. -- Joe Conanson

    by wordene on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:17:49 PM PST

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