“Came across this idiot in Idaho the other day. Wish people would learn to merge,” the semi truck driver titled his thread.

Semi driver and Redditor /u/WhatABerger shared some frustrating dashcam footage from I-84 in Wendell, ID showing the hare brained moment this driver in a white Chevrolet Camaro improperly merged, oblivious to a semi truck behind him.

Check out the dashcam footage for yourself below.

Came across this idiot in idaho the other day. Wish people would learn to merge. [oc]
byu/whataberger inIdiotsInCars

As mentioned, the semi truck driver was driving on I-84 just after the S Idaho St. exit in Wendell, ID (Exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As /u/WhatABerger’s video shows, he’s driving in the fast lane, 3 MPH above the posted speed limit (according to OP replying to a comment.)

While there are a handful of states, like California, where semis can’t use the leftmost lane, states like Idaho allow semis to use the fast lane for passing or turning left.

In other words, this semi’s allowed to be there.

“I scooted over, because I, the good driver, saw merging traffic,” OP commented.

To our right, we can see a white Chevrolet Camaro using the more than generous merge lane off of I-46 (Rex LeLand highway) to merge onto I-84, except the Camaro isn’t quite paying attention.

How long the merge lane is off of I-46 onto I-84.

To be fair, traffic up ahead is slowing.

While signaling, the Camaro technically crosses double white lines and swings right in front of OP’s semi, coming within a foot of his steel front bumper.

To add insult to injury, the Camaro driver barely accelerates out of the way.

“I don’t feel like this is so much a merging problem as a terrible driver problem,” /u/SlightDish31 commented.

“‘m convinced people DO know how to merge, except everyone wants to be “first,” /u/Otherwise-Tune5413 added.

“As someone who lives in Idaho but not a native, these mother****ers in this state are completely brain-dead when doing basic driving tasks like merging, getting up to speed on entrance ramps, maintaining highway speed…,” /u/QuestionSeven vented.

Merging safely into traffic means matching the speed of traffic in the lane you want to merge into, making sure you have enough space, and checking your blind spots.

This Camaro driver sort of did the first, but certainly didn’t make sure there was enough space for him to change lane, probably ignoring his blind spots, too.

Had the semi driver been going a little faster or didn’t have time to slow, this could’ve ended up a lot worse.

You don’t drive in a vacuum.

As such, you need to be aware of other drivers around you at all times, especially semis.


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