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Old 04-25-2021, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Found out how youíre supposed to drive in Oklahoma

I was doing it all wrong going the speed limit. Youíre supposed to drive like a bat out of hell. Especially if youíre driving a Petebilt pulling a loaded 53í van trailer. Tailgate as close as possible and go 85+ as long as the wheels will stay on the pavement. Never mind all the crosses along the way from motorists who died. Youíd think CDL holders would use at least some caution but apparently thatís for sissies too.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:39 PM   #2
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How do you know it was loaded?
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:42 PM   #3
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How do you know it was loaded?
I know the company the driver works for and where he hauls from. Heavy haul trucking is what I do in addition to other things.

It’s not just one driver, it’s just how things are now even in rural parts.

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Old 04-25-2021, 05:45 PM   #4
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I know the company the driver works for and where he hauls from. Heavy haul trucking is what I do in addition to other things.

Itís not just one driver, itís just how things are now even in rural parts.
Thought you might have some X-ray vision!
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:50 PM   #5
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That's Life in the Hammer Lane.
I'm not a state trooper but a long nose Pete on your tail is the universal sign to merge to the lane on your right.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:53 PM   #6
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I love it when the trucks are hauling ***. Get right on their 6 and draft as long as I can.

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I'd rather them drive 85 than 65 in the left lane. Was he on your butt with you in the right hand lane?
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:06 PM   #8
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That's Life in the Hammer Lane.
I'm not a state trooper but a long nose Pete on your tail is the universal sign to merge to the lane on your right.
I was thinking the same thing
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:15 PM   #9
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I wish people in Texas would learn to drive like that.
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:15 PM   #10
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I'd rather them drive 85 than 65 in the left lane. Was he on your butt with you in the right hand lane?
Haha, I wasn't there but I doubt it!
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:18 PM   #11
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Why don't people understand "slower traffic keep right"?
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:23 PM   #12
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My trips through OK, I felt drivers had a better understanding of alert lane passing only than TX did
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:24 PM   #13
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:42 PM   #14
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Living in Oklahoma and working in Texas everyday this is my biggest complaint about either state. In Oklahoma someone is going to turn in front of you while your doing 65 (the speed Limit) on a 2 lane road and make you have to swerve around them in on coming traffic lane or slam on your brakes. In Grayson county it seems like everyone still thinks the speed limit is 65 when its 75 and clogs highway 75 up. I don't see this anywhere else in Texas I travel. Also for any of you Texas drivers if you ever drive through a little town called Achille make sure you are below the speed limit not even 1 mph over and there is nothing wrong with your truck. This little town that I live just outside of loves to write Texans tickets for any violation they can find.
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:43 PM   #15
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If this was on the indian nation turnpike he was doing just fine.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:38 PM   #16
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My observation here in Texas is that more women than men tend to not comply with left lane only for passing/slower traffic to the right.


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Old 04-25-2021, 08:52 PM   #17
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My observation here in Texas is that more women than men tend to not comply with left lane only for passing/slower traffic to the right.


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I have noticed a reference in gender but I have noticed another very common factor but I canít point that out....
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:53 PM   #18
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I was doing it all wrong going the speed limit. Youíre supposed to drive like a bat out of hell. Especially if youíre driving a Petebilt pulling a loaded 53í van trailer. Tailgate as close as possible and go 85+ as long as the wheels will stay on the pavement. Never mind all the crosses along the way from motorists who died. Youíd think CDL holders would use at least some caution but apparently thatís for sissies too.


If you all you see in your rear view is bugs and chrome then your in the wrong dang lane!
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:03 PM   #19
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I'm still wondering when you are going to tell us why you opened another account. What was wrong with Worksalot?
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:15 PM   #20
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Impeding traffic in the left lane is now illegal in Oklahoma.

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Old 04-25-2021, 09:27 PM   #21
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My favorite thing. Two jack***** running side by side at 5 less than the limit like they own the road. Second favorite - gassers blocking the diesel pumps when others are available.
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:39 PM   #22
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I'm still wondering when you are going to tell us why you opened another account. What was wrong with Worksalot?

Hmmmmm. This is worksalot? How do you acquire this info? I may call you there are a few people recently who appear new but know to much history here.

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Old 04-25-2021, 10:06 PM   #23
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I lived in Oklahoma for 5 years in college. They like to say, "Oklahoma is the heart of America." Well, if that is true, I always thought Oklahoma drivers were the cholesterol clogging up the arteries. They never drove faster than the speed limit, no matter what state I find them in.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:21 AM   #24
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My favorite thing. Two jack***** running side by side at 5 less than the limit like they own the road. Second favorite - gassers blocking the diesel pumps when others are available.
Ooops. Sorry your highness.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:26 AM   #25
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I have noticed a reference in gender but I have noticed another very common factor but I canít point that out....
I've noticed the same trend.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:36 AM   #26
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I have noticed a reference in gender but I have noticed another very common factor but I canít point that out....
Yep.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:43 AM   #27
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If you were passing and some impatient jackwagon ran up on you, screw em. If you weren't, you should move over. As far as the trend, these wouldn't be the same people who tend to speed up and slow down as if they're on a timer, would it?
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:08 AM   #28
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I do keep in the right lane and the wanna be NASCAR drivers try to push you there as well. It’s like no one can go fast enough. And the closer you get to the city, the congestion grows, and their still driving 75.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:22 AM   #29
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Did you happen to see a Black Trans Am ?
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:26 AM   #30
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What I have run into almost daily, is long haul trucks from other states, that are so used to running at 65 mph max or the company they work for has put a 64 or 65 mph governor on their trucks. Don't know which, but I sure wish Texas would make it illegal for them to be in the left lane for more than 1/4 mile, unless there is only one lane going that direction. If there is more than one lane, they should not be allowed in the left lane. What I see daily is the right lane will have 15 big rigs going 64 mph in a 75 mph zone. Then two or three big rigs in the left lane trying to pass all 15 big rigs in the right lane, and doing so at 64.5 mph or 65 mph. They won't ever hit 66 mph. Then before they can pass all 15 trucks, at least two of those 15 trucks will jump over in the left lane doing 60 mph and then slowly get up to 64.5 mph as they pass the other 8 or so trucks.

So they turn into a rolling road block for 15 to 18 miles. I am sure they come from communist state, that requires them to have governors set at no higher than 65 mph. Then you get variations from one truck to another. So some can do 65 mph, some can do 64 mph or 64.5 mph.

Then other times, when the traffic is moving 65 mph to 70 mph on 35 for as far as you can see. That will be the time, some big rig driver on speed comes flying up behind me doing 95 mph and just flat out acts like he don't care, he's going to drive right over me. I can't go left, right or speed up because off all of the other 800 cars on the road around me and ahead of me. I would sure like to be doing 80 mph myself, but because of the 800 or so other cars ahead of me, that ain't going to happen.

Then you have the people some of which seem timid and being in the left lane they seem to feel safer. Under no circumstance, will they speed up to 70 mph or 75 mph or move out of the right lane. Yes I don't like those people, but if I can get around them and go, I do. But when you only have two lanes and 18 wheelers in both lanes, going 64 mph for many miles, that just causes me to blow a fuse or two.


On our trips where we have driven up 35 or other interstates for long distances. We have noticed that it is very common for big rigs to be all over the road, taking up the lane they are trying to be in, then half a lane to the left and the shoulder to the right. On one trip, we can see probably 10 to 15 trucks doing this on a 600 mile drive. When I finally find a semi safe point to pass the truck, every time, you can see the driver is watching videos on his phone, or Ipad. Just completely focused on his phone. This problem seems to be very bad on IH 35, don't know why it's so bad on most any section of 35. I have seen it on IH 10, but not near as often. We took 35, up through Okiehoma an Kansas, it seemed like every 50 miles we came upon a truck driver watching videos on his phone and all over the road.
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Old 04-26-2021, 09:02 AM   #31
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Got behind a guy going through Norman with a big OU sticker and his snapchat handle on his back window. He gunned it under every bridge just to hear how awesome his truck sounded.
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:17 AM   #32
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I have noticed a reference in gender but I have noticed another very common factor but I canít point that out....
You ainít wrong.....
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:35 AM   #33
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My favorite thing. Two jack***** running side by side at 5 less than the limit like they own the road. Second favorite - gassers blocking the diesel pumps when others are available.
I've noticed when I point this out to people they later tell me they do it on purpose now. One buddy says he will only park at diesel pumps to go in stores. At least around here, the new stations are putting diesel at more pumps.
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We call them Obama supporters.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:25 AM   #35
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Got behind a guy going through Norman with a big OU sticker and his snapchat handle on his back window. He gunned it under every bridge just to hear how awesome his truck sounded.
So your saying Aggies and Sooners have something in common then. My cousin is an Aggie and he loves driving through parking garages just to set car alarms off.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:42 AM   #36
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Flattening out Ranger Hill on I20 west didn't seem to stop the 18 wheelers from drag racing up the hill at 45 mph.
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:35 PM   #37
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Dang near every time!
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What I have run into almost daily, is long haul trucks from other states, that are so used to running at 65 mph max or the company they work for has put a 64 or 65 mph governor on their trucks. Don't know which, but I sure wish Texas would make it illegal for them to be in the left lane for more than 1/4 mile, unless there is only one lane going that direction. If there is more than one lane, they should not be allowed in the left lane. What I see daily is the right lane will have 15 big rigs going 64 mph in a 75 mph zone. Then two or three big rigs in the left lane trying to pass all 15 big rigs in the right lane, and doing so at 64.5 mph or 65 mph. They won't ever hit 66 mph. Then before they can pass all 15 trucks, at least two of those 15 trucks will jump over in the left lane doing 60 mph and then slowly get up to 64.5 mph as they pass the other 8 or so trucks.

So they turn into a rolling road block for 15 to 18 miles. I am sure they come from communist state, that requires them to have governors set at no higher than 65 mph. Then you get variations from one truck to another. So some can do 65 mph, some can do 64 mph or 64.5 mph.
Happened to me heading east in I-10 between Columbus and Sealy. Me and 15 other cars/trucks were trying to get past the rolling roadblock. I was in the left lane at the head of our 'train' with all of us going 85+ so we could finally make the pass. State Trooper was on the right shoulder and pulled me over a few miles later. Asked me why I was going ~90mph and I explained the situation. He said he saw that too and understood why we were all going so fast. Said "well, try to slow down a little bit, okay? Have a nice day" and let me go. I'm not sure I'd do the same thing again, though, even as frustrating as it is.
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Old 04-26-2021, 01:18 PM   #40
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I watched that movie yesterday!
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Old 04-26-2021, 01:38 PM   #41
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So your saying Aggies and Sooners have something in common then. My cousin is an Aggie and he loves driving through parking garages just to set car alarms off.
Maybe more than they would like to admit
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I do keep in the right lane and the wanna be NASCAR drivers try to push you there as well. It’s like no one can go fast enough. And the closer you get to the city, the congestion grows, and their still driving 75.
Yep. That's why I don't get why people get so worked up about someone driving "slow" in the left lane. If they drive like they want to drive, it's a problem. If you drive like you want to drive (faster), they're supposed to get out of your way. Not to mention, more people are going to be in your way the faster you drive . Seems ironic...
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Yep. That's why I don't get why people get so worked up about someone driving "slow" in the left lane. If they drive like they want to drive, it's a problem. If you drive like you want to drive (faster), they're supposed to get out of your way. Not to mention, more people are going to be in your way the faster you drive . Seems ironic...
This thread comes up several times a year. Get out of the left lane youíre breaking the law! In other words, get out of my way, so I can break the law! 😂😂
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My favorite thing. Two jack***** running side by side at 5 less than the limit like they own the road. Second favorite - gassers blocking the diesel pumps when others are available.
Speed limit 75... one big rig is going 74, the other decides to pass going 75. Takes 10 minutes and 8 miles to do so, by which point you end up in a traffic clog that takes 20 minutes to sort itself out. Drives me crazy.
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What I have run into almost daily, is long haul trucks from other states, that are so used to running at 65 mph max or the company they work for has put a 64 or 65 mph governor on their trucks. Don't know which, but I sure wish Texas would make it illegal for them to be in the left lane for more than 1/4 mile, unless there is only one lane going that direction. If there is more than one lane, they should not be allowed in the left lane. What I see daily is the right lane will have 15 big rigs going 64 mph in a 75 mph zone. Then two or three big rigs in the left lane trying to pass all 15 big rigs in the right lane, and doing so at 64.5 mph or 65 mph. They won't ever hit 66 mph. Then before they can pass all 15 trucks, at least two of those 15 trucks will jump over in the left lane doing 60 mph and then slowly get up to 64.5 mph as they pass the other 8 or so trucks.

So they turn into a rolling road block for 15 to 18 miles. I am sure they come from communist state, that requires them to have governors set at no higher than 65 mph. Then you get variations from one truck to another. So some can do 65 mph, some can do 64 mph or 64.5 mph.

Then other times, when the traffic is moving 65 mph to 70 mph on 35 for as far as you can see. That will be the time, some big rig driver on speed comes flying up behind me doing 95 mph and just flat out acts like he don't care, he's going to drive right over me. I can't go left, right or speed up because off all of the other 800 cars on the road around me and ahead of me. I would sure like to be doing 80 mph myself, but because of the 800 or so other cars ahead of me, that ain't going to happen.

Then you have the people some of which seem timid and being in the left lane they seem to feel safer. Under no circumstance, will they speed up to 70 mph or 75 mph or move out of the right lane. Yes I don't like those people, but if I can get around them and go, I do. But when you only have two lanes and 18 wheelers in both lanes, going 64 mph for many miles, that just causes me to blow a fuse or two.


On our trips where we have driven up 35 or other interstates for long distances. We have noticed that it is very common for big rigs to be all over the road, taking up the lane they are trying to be in, then half a lane to the left and the shoulder to the right. On one trip, we can see probably 10 to 15 trucks doing this on a 600 mile drive. When I finally find a semi safe point to pass the truck, every time, you can see the driver is watching videos on his phone, or Ipad. Just completely focused on his phone. This problem seems to be very bad on IH 35, don't know why it's so bad on most any section of 35. I have seen it on IH 10, but not near as often. We took 35, up through Okiehoma an Kansas, it seemed like every 50 miles we came upon a truck driver watching videos on his phone and all over the road.
Made my post before I read this one. Yes, it's ridiculous.
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:43 PM   #46
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Happened to me heading east in I-10 between Columbus and Sealy. Me and 15 other cars/trucks were trying to get past the rolling roadblock.
That stretch of 10 is horrible for this. The construction makes it worse. I dread driving this part every time we get on the road.
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:48 PM   #47
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This thread comes up several times a year. Get out of the left lane youíre breaking the law! In other words, get out of my way, so I can break the law! 😂😂
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Get out of the left lane youíre breaking the law! In other words, get out of my way, so I can break the law! 😂😂
Lmao, perfect!
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Old 04-28-2021, 01:25 PM   #49
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That stretch of 10 is horrible for this. The construction makes it worse. I dread driving this part every time we get on the road.
We got stuck behind a group of motorcycle riders not far from there coming back from SA. They were cruising along about 70 in the fast lane with traffic stacking up as far as I could see in the rear view. Eventually an 18 wheeler in the slow lane meandered past them enough for cars to start cutting in front. You could tell by some hand and arm movements the guys on bikes weren't happy, but folks were peeved at that point.

To their credit they moved to the slow lane once everyone got past them.
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