I have been honked at, gestured at with a closed fist, and I’ve also been shown I’m Number One by a driver of a car as I get passed on rain drenched roads.
Do I care? Heck no. I’ll bear the cranky business of frustrated drivers wanting to get where they are going.
Are you among the many travelers of highways and byways frustrated at being held up behind a big truck? Worse yet, you pass that truck and find there are miles of room between that stupid truck and the next vehicle in front?!
The reason for the large gap is for my safety and reaction time BUT more so for YOUR safety. Remember this, if the accident is caused by you I will be on top of you. Not a place or situation you want to be in.
Any time there is a gap, like the scientific axiom “nature abhors a vacuum”, little vehicles shoot in the gap to get around someone else.
On rain slick or snow covered roads stopping and reaction time are longer than on dry pavement. A “slam on the brakes” stop by a truck driver on slick roads result in jack knifing the truck and trailer. Traffic on one side or another on this situation is wiped out by the out of control tractor and trailer. Mine included!!
When you dart over into an empty spot in front of any big truck, tractor trailer combination please keep in mind that we watch out for you and do our best NOT to ruin your day.