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Author Topic: Thread the needle...with a truck  (Read 1942 times)

Offline Scott

Thread the needle...with a truck
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:00:38 PM »
The Top Gear description is classic, so Instead of me commenting, here is what they had to say - I would only add that the truck driver was going way too fast and too close to other drivers to not take some of the blame.

If you thought Lewis Hamilton’s spot-microscopic-gap-and-go-for-it overtaking manoeuvres were the ballsiest you’d see this year, prepare to reconsider.

Hit play above to witness the tale of one lorry driver’s lightning-quick reactions and skill behind the wheel.

It all starts when a clumsy van driver brakes too late for a turning on a three-lane motorway.

With nowhere to go and no chance of slowing down, the lorry barrelling along behind has to do something drastic.

No problem, because the driver appears to be a Snake II sensei, avoiding an almighty shunt by slithering his articulated truck through a just-big-enough gap like a boss before coming to a stop.

Anonymous trucker, TopGear.com proudly presents you with our inaugural award for Best Evasive Driving Manoeuvre Of 2015. Keep up the sterling work.




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Online lkjohnson1950

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 01:20:53 AM »
Followed by the immediate changing of several pair of undies.   :o :swoon:
Lonny

Offline John S

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 12:08:32 PM »
Neat slalom from the big rig.  :good:

Not the van man's fault though, :nono: there's a construction digger type tractor moving across all the lanes to turn right. This causes the bus to try to move left into the van before stopping completely. the van man who seems to have been waiting for the bus to pass him on the right so as then to move right is forced to halt as well.

Of all of them the big rig driver must have had the best view of what could unfold, as he sits up higher than the rest and would clearly see the digger. I agree with you Scott, he still gunned the rig on the main drag faster than he ought, just very lucky this time.  :crazy:

Scary, scary, combination of road junctions though.  :swoon:

The other question is just how and why was the slow moving digger in the fast lane trying to turn right across all the traffic?  :confused:  :DntKnw:
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline cosworth151

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 12:45:08 PM »
Amazing bit of driving. I hope his load was well secured (and not fragile.) 
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Warmwater

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 11:31:25 PM »
It looks like pretty normal crash avoidance to me... but then I live in Mexico where everyone has to keep their eyes and brain engaged at all times.
What puzzles me is why the trucker stopped in the middle of the road after such a nice maneuver.


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Offline Scott

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 12:16:59 PM »
Wipe his brow and check his underwear...maybe have a smoke?
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Online lkjohnson1950

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 03:21:49 PM »
I think there were still people stopped to let the tractor cross.
Lonny

Offline F1fanaticBD

Re: Thread the needle...with a truck
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 04:57:41 PM »
It looks like pretty normal crash avoidance to me... but then I live in Mexico where everyone has to keep their eyes and brain engaged at all times.
What puzzles me is why the trucker stopped in the middle of the road after such a nice maneuver.

I think he shot some hydraulic of that truck, no matter how good the driver is, these trucks are not made for such slalom  :nono:

But yeah, it was a neat move, anyone with this quick reflex should be proud of himself  :good:
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