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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by RaceFan View Post
    I think the old saying " You got to be good to be lucky" is relevant when your a few million miles accident free but I also agree with Buzzy and that other old saying.."s*#t happens!"
    No way sh#$% does not happen... It is created by a^&* holes... Remember that.. And i will go a little further... How many here can honestly say... That they have driven 1. 2 3 milion miles accident free.. Yep ME 3 million miles and i can prove it btw.. and yes some times i did have a horseshoe up my a#$$ .. But hey.. i did it... The ones here *****ing are maybe just a little envious... just sayin

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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Is it me or has this post gone totally sideways?The confrontational notes in this post are a little worrisome. Buzzy I think jedwwards was a little buthurt cause you may have downplayed his friends passing.... not sure you meant to do that? Sometimes it doesn't read the way we typed it lol. jedwards Buzzy is a respected fellow in this form and that's all I got hope you 2 can play pattycake.
    Has anyone seen Pipeman ,,, haven't seen him on in a while ...

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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by a2madmac View Post
    Has anyone seen Pipeman ,,, haven't seen him on in a while ...
    Been wondering that lately as well.

    Oh, and semi on topic...

    'Tis better to be lucky than good.
    There's a nap for that.

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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Personally, I have great respect for any driver that puts in 20 plus years and live's to tell the tale.

    However, my respect varies when it comes to safety awards.
    It's a lot easier to be accident free in a low pressure job and hauling light loads, like caskets from Indiana to Texas once a week, than a high pressure job like hauling swinging meat in an A train from Alberta to Vancouver Island twice a week.

    I can say confidently that I am a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced driver and less likely to be involved in a collision than most, but I can't say that I am accident free in a truck because of one minor fender bender in Joplin Missouri back in 1977 when a habitual drunk driver with no license or insurance did something really stupid and I ran out of places to go before I hit him.
    Fortunately it happened in a 30 mph zone and there was a cop right behind me who saw the whole thing.
    Would have missed the stupid b_stard if he had stayed stopped the first time, or the second time!

    In my personal vehicles I've been in 6 accidents, 3 were write offs and none were of my doing.

    I was sideswiped once while stopped and once while moving, T boned once while stopped and once while moving, rear ended twice while stopped, (once by a car, once by a truck), and cut off in a snowstorm by a driver talking on a cell phone where I was forced to take evasive action, trying to avoid hitting pedestrians and other vehicles and wound up hitting a light post head on, perfectly dead centre.
    Gotta tell you, that truck that rear ended me in 1989 really hurt, and still does today!

    Am I lucky?
    Some ways yes, some ways no, for sure I'm lucky or fortunate to be alive.
    Sometimes stuff happens and you have a way out, and sometimes you just run out of places to run.

    A close friend, (RIP), once said to me, "The Great Spirit must love you, even if you are a white man!"

    By the way, when I was a young driver, I had an envious penis.

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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by elmo View Post
    No way sh#$% does not happen... It is created by a^&* holes... Remember that.. And i will go a little further... How many here can honestly say... That they have driven 1. 2 3 milion miles accident free.. Yep ME 3 million miles and i can prove it btw.. and yes some times i did have a horseshoe up my a#$$ .. But hey.. i did it... The ones here *****ing are maybe just a little envious... just sayin
    3 million here also.Takes a lot of patience and I agree that **** doesn't just happen,it is usually created by someone/some thing beyond your control.
    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Pipemans still around. Talk to him from time to time.
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    Default Re: Almost 4 million miles with no accidents and no tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by semi coherent View Post
    Personally, I have great respect for any driver that puts in 20 plus years and live's to tell the tale.

    However, my respect varies when it comes to safety awards.
    It's a lot easier to be accident free in a low pressure job and hauling light loads, like caskets from Indiana to Texas once a week, than a high pressure job like hauling swinging meat in an A train from Alberta to Vancouver Island twice a week.

    I can say confidently that I am a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced driver and less likely to be involved in a collision than most, but I can't say that I am accident free in a truck because of one minor fender bender in Joplin Missouri back in 1977 when a habitual drunk driver with no license or insurance did something really stupid and I ran out of places to go before I hit him.
    Fortunately it happened in a 30 mph zone and there was a cop right behind me who saw the whole thing.
    Would have missed the stupid b_stard if he had stayed stopped the first time, or the second time!

    In my personal vehicles I've been in 6 accidents, 3 were write offs and none were of my doing.

    I was sideswiped once while stopped and once while moving, T boned once while stopped and once while moving, rear ended twice while stopped, (once by a car, once by a truck), and cut off in a snowstorm by a driver talking on a cell phone where I was forced to take evasive action, trying to avoid hitting pedestrians and other vehicles and wound up hitting a light post head on, perfectly dead centre.
    Gotta tell you, that truck that rear ended me in 1989 really hurt, and still does today!

    Am I lucky?
    Some ways yes, some ways no, for sure I'm lucky or fortunate to be alive.
    Sometimes stuff happens and you have a way out, and sometimes you just run out of places to run.

    A close friend, (RIP), once said to me, "The Great Spirit must love you, even if you are a white man!"

    By the way, when I was a young driver, I had an envious penis.
    Well stated.Your examples of being a good driver while also being the victim of bad luck/timing and sh#t happens stuff makes perfect sense. Elmo is irrational on this topic. Its alot like argueing with a stump.
    Arrrgghhhh! The P-word again!

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