There is no suggestion that happened as far as I can see.My girlfriend took it last night while I was driving. We’re on a 2200 mile road trip. It’s a general public safety announcement— when passing a semi, don’t switch lanes right in front of them and then tap your brakes. If you look closely you can see a car on fire right in front of the semi.
That'll explain it better, wouldn't it?Well we were driving through rural nebraska and while doing 80mph+ I was getting passed by semis doing 85+mph. Most of them were doing about 80mph.
Draw me the diagram showing the semi squarely in the hard shoulder as the guy was asleep. What happens then?
That is not strictly true, until recently. The requirement up to a few years ago was a stopping deceleration of 0.5g for both trucks and cars. The fact that a brand new modern car 'can' stop quicker was not a requirement, although new homologation has put that to 0.7g or so, I do not quite recall.I don't know about ACC in trucks.
However I do know that truck braking distances are MUCH longer than cars.
They don't allow it any more than UK allows it. But it happens in both places.Half of those accidents aren't caused by brake checking someone but general stupidity.
The US propensity for allowing vehicles to weave between lanes overtaking and undertaking is one cause.
It is dangerous.In California on Interstate 5, the semis have a 55mph speedlimit (and go 62mph) whereas the cars have a 70mph speed limit and go 80mph. But in Nevada / Utah / Wyoming / Nebraska, everyone has an 80mph speed limit and the Cars as well as semis all go 80-85mph, which seems more dangerous.