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Old 04-04-2017, 01:10 AM
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Forced to swerve into lane

Earlier today while driving on the freeway, a big rig decided to switch lanes into the lane I was driving on without actually realizing I was there.

What do you guys do in situations similar to this? I always seem to panic and swerve into the other lane beside me, praying that no one is there. Thankfully, every single time this happens to me, I don't hit anyone.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:11 AM
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Earlier today while driving on the freeway, a big rig decided to switch lanes into the lane I was driving on without actually realizing I was there.

What do you guys do in situations similar to this? I always seem to panic and swerve into the other lane beside me, praying that no one is there. Thankfully, every single time this happens to me, I don't hit anyone.

Go autocross and learn about car control and help with your "panic". Start with your local SCCA club, if not there are many BMW or Miata clubs that usually have autocross events. Take an autocross class if you can afford it with your local club. If not just sign up for an event and at registration tell them you're new. They will be quite helpful and most likely find you an instructor to help. Typical autocross event usually runs anywhere from $25-50 at least that's the rate around Chicago.

https://www.scca.com/pages/what-is-autocross
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:34 AM
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try to not drive in the blind spot of trucks. They can't always see you and you are much safer when you are not next to them. If you can't see the driver in his fender mirrors then he/she can't see you.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:45 AM
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Right, as someone else pointed out, prevention would be best. Try to stay away from being besides a truck. Accelerate or decelerate to get away. Minimize that time you have to be besides a truck.

If you're besides a truck (or any vehicle) and it passes into your lane, just honk your horn and brake. NEVER SWERVE. It's just too risky. As you've indicated with your concerns, there may certainly be a car in the other lane. You've been crazy lucky you've never hit someone by accident swerving into other lanes. By swerving, you could also risk completely losing control of your car, spinning, and possibly even rolling over.

Swerving out of the way should be the very very last option. It should be at the very bottom of the list.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:36 PM
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I learned everything I know about driving with "Big Rigs" on the road from watching the movie "Duel" with Dennis Weaver.

So I probably shouldn't comment.
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