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#1 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 10:38 AM
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Damn semi trucks

So last weekend I was cruising at 75mph eastbound in the middle lane of three on the Ohio Turnpike. A semi truck in the right lane pulled up on me quickly. When his gas tank was even with the end of my hood, he decided it would be a good idea to swerve suddenly into my lane. Thank God for the handling of BMWs and an open left lane. I swerved, stepped on the gas, and then swerved back into my original lane with my safety lights blinking just to let the guy know he is an ass.

Then I sped away at 120mph+. I had no interest in being in his neighborhood any more. That may actually have been the fastest I've driven the M3 so far.



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that sucks, glad you were paying attention and swerved. I hate driving next to trucks, especially in a BMW, the car a so small when next to a truck. It seems like it only comes up to the tires of the truck. Atleast you got to test out your m3 at high speeds

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shit. I had the same thign happen to me on a 2 lane highway. I was going 85, he didnt see me and started to move over. I hit my brakes harder then ever before. The truck missed me by about 12 inches.

Semis should have a radar, so they knwo when someones in their blindspot.

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See, that's just the thing; while I may have been in his blind spot that particular moment, he should have known I was there since he came up behind me.

Whatever. I'm safe and sound, as is the car.
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Praise God Your OK, And Im glad you did not try to cut him off just to get back at him. Speeding is much more fun!!!

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im thinking about installing brights on my tail lights to piss people off like that

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