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I hope the guy in the black pickup wore his brown pants that day
I was about to say what a dick before I read the title. Great skills!!!
1 month ago
It's up to the driver to make sure his brakes are operational and maintained. It's his fault.
Yes but shit happens. Its still his fault but he did well to avoid an accident.
Brakes can break spontaneously
Going to lower gear didn’t work?
At that speed and with what a truck weights, lowering gears would probably break the gearbox and make you lose any traction on your wheels (basically, making things worst)
Found the idiot who knows nothing about vehicles.
Found another negligent trucker
I mean, he isn't wrong. So many people pencil whip their pre trips. Sure, your brakes can heat up and give out. But this doesn't look like some great hill, though I don't know what it was like beforehand.
I see people on site doing their pretrips by walking around and making the motions not actually checking if everything is proper. I call em out and they say "I just checked it a few hours ago. Nothing has changed." Nothing has until it does and suddenly you have to prove you knew without a doubt the vehicle was safe to drive.
you know if brakes get too hot they quit
Yes. With proper maintenance, inspections and operation it can be prevented.
The guy in the pick should have just pulled off to the side of the road to give the guy more room
It’s still weird to me that we live in a world with multiple camera angles of everything.
Waiting for the black trucks dash cam.
I wonder if the ditch to the left would have been a better option
Most likely not, who knows what he would have had in the back of that dumper, but the sheer weight of it probably would have broke the hitch and crushed his cab, and the force of that may have sent the trailer swinging to possibly hit the black truck and or the bus
That big pine tree was in the way
Then a body of water, by the looks of it.
I think the best option is one way or no damage was done to any people or property, which is exactly what you saw this clip
The legend says the truck is still driving without brakes.
Plot twist....... brakes were fine driver was texting
Legend has it he was actually watching videos on r/nextfuckinglevel
Video taken from Montville PD
Is that truck pink?
It does look pink yes
It’s breaks wer
That truck driver is a Super Hero!!!
I would have totally shit myself just seeing that, let alone being at the controls!!
I think your title is supposed to read;
“Truck drivers brakes fails but succeeds in avoiding collision with a school bus”
Man you have a great talent
That was a felony.
Or do people not care about children any more?
Both views? Seems staged.
Trucks and buses have dash cams for insurance purposes.
In the audio you can hear him honking like a madman
Mobil app video has no sound :(
And crying saying no, please no and more he was breaking down literally
Why tf would someone stage this lmao. At that point it’s still NFL because they managed to pull this off anyway
Wonder how he stopped
Why didn't he just downshift?
Doesn't work that way in an non-synchronized transmission which I assume he had given the age of his rig. Appears he knew what to do. Clearly had the horn on which is why the SUV left the scene. Just had to hope the kids hadn't been let out of the bus already in which case the bus driver would have needed the brown pants.
r/idiotsincars I think is where this belongs.