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Originally Posted by dynodonn
Though the municipality truck driver did not hit the OP, driving such a large vehicle as though it were a subcompact car is what I take issue with, along with cutting the passing and turning margins( barely stopping at the red light) so close in leaving little or no room for error on either the truck driver's or other road users' part.
I see this sort of driving almost daily here in the south bay area, and it doesn't bother me. I agree that the truck did not hit me, and although it passed with perhaps 18" of clearance, it was not nearly as close as many other passes that I have seen. My issue was the fact that this was a city truck, and I expect more of professional drivers, especially those who work for the city. In the last 10 seconds of the video, I count 4 violations that the driver could have been cited for.
Trailangel indicates that the light looked yellow - the light was a solid red, which is why I was coasting to a stop at the light.