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Was driving about 50mph on a country road today, I met a school bus and then a car , next a GMC half ton pickup. I think he was trying to see in front of the bus, anyway we hit mirrors, my Rebel has the tow mirrors with the entry light in them.
My mirror folded in and has a couple scratches. His mirror shattered the glass and the plastic.
Of course I think he was left of center and he thinks it was my fault. He did not want me to call the sheriff's dept for a report . We discussed swapping insurance but decided deductibles would cover it
His truck lost for sure but I'm positive it was not my fault
He mentioned a few times how far my mirrors stick out .... I never have folded them out into the tow position as I have not yet hooked to a trailer and think they look ridiculous folded out when not towing. The Ram mirrors do stick out further than the GMC's
So now I have to live with some scratches
 

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If you didn't hit the school bus, which have very long mirrors, then he was just too close to center. I've driven big trucks and never bumped mirrors with other big vehicles on the same kind of 1.5 lane country roads. But I've noticed that a lot of guys don't have a very good handle on where the opposite side of their vehicle really is. Especially SUV drivers. Instead of getting over to the side like they should, sometimes they're 2' or more from their edge. On full sized trucks and other wide vehicles, that's not a good thing. It's as if they don't know where their passenger side wheels are riding.
 

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I would have kept driving. who cares. there mirrors. If your glass didn't break on impact I would have kept on going.
 

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In most states, that's called "leaving the scene of an accident" and can come with severe fines and even jail time. I wouldn't advise leaving the scene.
 

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Here in NYC its a normal thing. You don't pull over for contacting another persons mirror. It is what it is. If the guy hit my car its a different story.
 

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Here in NYC its a normal thing. You don't pull over for contacting another persons mirror. It is what it is. If the guy hit my car its a different story.
That is why I could never live in NYC. it's totally normal to smack into cars while parking too and think nothing of it
 

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That happens in a lot of cities. The whole front corner of my wife's parked vehicle was ripped off years ago and the driver left the scene. Insurance handled it under their "uninsured motorist" category, but the cops kept paint samples just in case. If they'd have caught the person, there was a good chance of jail time.
 
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