il padrone wrote:I would consider stopping/moving off the road if there was a big B-double/road train on a narrow road, and it was not going to unduly delay me.
But it's always your choice.
warthog1 wrote:Having driven trucks for a number of years I would possibly not have gotten off the road there either, particularly if there has bee any sort of rain recently. The fact that there is green grass growing right to the edge of the road indicates that there is, or has been, a bit of moisture, around recently and that the shoulder is not driven on alot and therefore may not be well compacted. A triaxle grouping can carry up to 22.5 tonnes and there is a fair chance of it sinking through the crust and wrecking the shoulder of the road if it is not that firm.
Having said that it looks like he swung back across earlier than was necessary so he may have been a pillock anyway. I dont know though, I wasn't there
It would be a damn sight easier (and safer) for you to stop and pull off the road in the example you displayed, than it would be for a B-Double to drive on the grass. The driver obviously made a judgement call that it wasn't safe for him to drive on the grass. He moved over (granted it appeared he moved back a tad early) to give you room.
You, on the other hand, didn't.
Attack me all you like for not agreeing with your point of view, it matters not to me, but the only thing I can see wrong was the driver moving BACK too soon.
As IP said, it's your choice.
You can choose to share the road (or not) to your hearts content.