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Postby uNicedmeMan » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:27 am

toss the single hazard light flash up to thank a trucker for letting you by? i did it yesterday for the first time and felt super cool.

Please nobody tell me they don't do that anymore
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Re: anyone ever

Postby Dig It » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:40 am

uNicedmeMan wrote:toss the single hazard light flash up to thank a trucker for letting you by? i did it yesterday for the first time and felt super cool.

Please nobody tell me they don't do that anymore

I do this with Truckers all the time. I flash my brights a couple times to let them know they are clear to come into my lane as well. I learned it from some road trips with my Uncle. Those guys are on the road day in and day out and I bet they appreciate it when you are courteous due to the tons of dicks they have to deal with on the road.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby homebrew » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:46 am

All the time. It's cool when you let them over in front of you and they give a little flash back.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby SkaBob » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:03 am

Just did this a week or so ago. Trucker needed to get around a truck driving MUCH slower, so I toggled my fog lights to let him know he had room and was good to change lanes. He flashed his lights to say thanks afterward.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby marmoset » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:20 am

I flash truckers all the time :lol:
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Re: anyone ever

Postby Luke » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:38 am

marmoset wrote:I flash truckers all the time :lol:



As you should. They probably get bored.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby Mr.SmOOOth » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:51 pm

I always give truckers courtesy. I was on a road trip with a buddy about 15 years ago and our van died in the hills of Wyoming. The plan was for my buddy to hitch back into town while I wait with the van. He wasn't even across the median when a truck was pulling over to pick him up. A trucker that had passed us got on the radio and told anyone heading back into town to look out for us. Then the trucker that picked up my friend got on the radio and actually got this girl to meet him in town and drive my friend to a U Haul place to rent a van with a trailer. Three hours later we are back on the road. So a bunch of very cool truckers saved us from a potentially crappy day.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby marmoset » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:52 pm

Luke wrote:
marmoset wrote:I flash truckers all the time :lol:



As you should. They probably get bored.

They're probably still bored after I flash them :cry:
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Re: anyone ever

Postby Jsw » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:01 pm

I do this all the time. I even do it to other vehicles if it's at night and I don't think they would be able to see me wave in appreciation. I learned it from my dad who is like the most courteous driver left on the planet.

I'm always amazed when I flash my lights and let somebody over and they don't even have the courtesy to wave - much less tap their hazards. Its usually when I'm driving in the city - AKA anxiety attack central.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby roadkill » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:55 pm

I do it about a hundred times a day. I am a trucker.

And if a four wheeler (all of you) flashes me to let me over I always appreciate it and flash my trailer's clearance lights to say thank you.

BTW lights off and on is preferred over the use of high beams especially at night.
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Re: anyone ever

Postby roadkill » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:59 pm

And for anyone that has questions about why truckers do this or do that there is a thread on a trucking message board where people can have their questions answered by truckers.

Here is the thread: http://www.thetruckersreport.com/trucki ... al-public/
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