TRUCKIE MADNESS: The dangers of highway driving after dark
EVERYONE has story about a truckie.
I'm not trying to suggest they are all doing the wrong thing, but more than once in my life, a truck driver has done something dangerous to get around me or the cars around me on the highway.
On my way home from Eat Street Yamba to watch the NRL grand final in Grafton, I was stuck behind a car doing 20km under the speed limit on the highway. This is annoying at the best of times, but when there are two trucks behind you on the highway getting dangerously close, you want nothing more than to overtake the car and speed off into the distance.
When the overtaking lane at Tyndale opened up, I had every intention of letting them go past me.
But just as the slow car was moving into the left lane, and I was about to follow, the b-double came roaring up the left hand side, nearly taking out the merging car.
The other truck then flashed his lights at me and got so close to me, I could not see his lights.
The slow car and I both finally managed to get out of the trucks' way in the McIntyres Lane turn-off, but we both needed to do something different.
Some truck drivers, especially those out after dark, seem to believe they rule the highway.
Now, I am well aware of how annoying it is to travel behind someone so slow. But to get so caught up in trying to get past them you put other lives in danger is just ridiculous.