06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
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Most people have absolutely no refrence point for maneuvering a trailer and therefore don't even consider it. The law will not hold them responsible, they will hold you responsible. Have a friend that was pulling a trailer, the intersection is a really poorly designed one and the traffic lights were out (knocked down) and the road dept hadn't fixed or put up any temporary signage. Friend was making a left turn, pickup and boat that had over 1/2 mile of visual only braked the last 18 feet before hitiing the very back of his trailer (no horses in it) sadly the drivers wife died after the accident (elderly with a bad heart) friend was crossing 5 lanes in a very slow turn. Other driver hit the back of his trailer, friend is charged with vehicular manslaughter. Because the one turning in front of traffic is always at fault and the city is trying to avoid a lawsuit because of the lack of signals/signage. If you rear end an idiot, it will be initially assumed you are at fault, or that you were operating a vehicle mechanically unable to cope with road conditions. Without the point of refrence they don't get why your horsetrailer/truck can't stop like their Miata...