By Anonymous - 08/09/2016 03:01 - Canada - Niagara Falls
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By all means everyone stop driving behind trucks so only the trucks are left. Trucks are only one of the many hazards one encounters whilst driving, to become a proficient driver one must deal with all the hazards. In many instances it is unavoidable not to be stuck behind a truck of some sort. Also he may not have been traveling too close to the truck and just unlucky. To try and swerve out of the way is not necessarily a good idea as the speed may make that a more dangerous option not to mention the danger to other motorists from swerving cars. Sometimes in these situations it is the safest not to do anything and hope for the best. Same goes for animals wandering on the road it may be the safest option to hit them. One can only assess the situation as it arises.
If you were tailgating then YDI. If not then why couldn't you avoid the large stick?
You should go back to the place where you got it fixed and tell them what happened.. Maybe they'll show a little sympathy and either replace it for free or give a discount?(:
If it flew off the back of a truck the owner is responsible for the damage. Also, you were probably following to close. Back off.
I've got no clue why your comment is being disliked, It is the owner of the trucks fault for not having everything properly secured. I belive it's called wreckless endangerment or something along those lines and if it's a commercial truck the buisness that owns it needs to hold the driver accountable for it.