Why Slower Drivers Shouldn't Hang Out In the Left Lane

  • metta

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    Aug 28, 2016 5:59 AM GMT
    Why Slower Drivers Shouldn't Hang Out In the Left Lane



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    Aug 28, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
    Not much can make me rant and rave like this topic.
  • jeepguySD

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    Aug 28, 2016 11:14 PM GMT
    Few things cause instant aggravation for me as much a someone driving slow in the left lanes on the freeways of Southern California. And I agree, they are more dangerous than people who drive slightly faster than the flow of traffic.
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    Aug 29, 2016 2:24 AM GMT
    Multilane roads are marked with signs in many States with a warning that slower traffic must move right. Police can cite these slow drivers in the left lane, just as they can speeders.

    I do know an unusual section in North Dakota where the reverse is true, unless it's been corrected. The poorly-built surface of 2-lane I-94 between Bismarck and Jamestown became heavily rutted with wheel tracks in the right lane. Signs told drivers to drive in the better left lane, and to pass on the right.
  • mwolverine

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    Aug 30, 2016 3:11 AM GMT
    Speed may kill, but it is left lane hogs that cause accidents in the first place.
    (And the kicker is that many times they're not even involved in the accident they set-up.)

    My pet sub-peeve is people who'll drive fast (say 80-85) on the open road (in the left lane, of course) but the minute they pass a truck, or worse a bundle of cars, they slow down (perhaps to 65). It's like teams who play down to the level of the opponent. You end up having to pass them going 90 so that you don't get stuck behind them the next time there's a clump of traffic.

    Lastly, if someone is going faster, let them pass!
    Why would you want someone going faster than you to be behind you?! icon_eek.gif