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Old 09-30-2016, 12:37 PM   #15
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I was going to quote others post but that would be just silly cause it has all been said........

Ditto on all of the above.

Go around me in the left lane or YOU can drive the right lane but for me I will stay n the middle lane and drive on thru just like other traffic does. (Unless there is a LAW prohibiting it)

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Old 09-30-2016, 04:23 PM   #16
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I my opinion the right lane should never dissapear and always be available to travel on.
The exits should be another lane to the right and when lanes start to decrease in number they should start cutting them from the left side.
All it would require is repainting the lanes. If this was standard then more people would use the right lane.
Still does not help with the poor drivers who don't merge properly.

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Old 09-30-2016, 05:00 PM   #17
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New Jersey driver get conditioned to use the middle lane.

It's not so much about the parkways, but since you can't make left's on the secondary highways, the right lane is always jambed up with all of the turning vehicles, coming and going.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:05 PM   #18
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I have noticed this as typical practice in CO as well. My only guess is that people don't know how to merge for the right lane, which causes people hauling to brake often or attempt to get over in which case no one lets them move over for merging traffic. So to avoid the hassle and save some fuel, they hang out in the center lane. Personally it doesn't bother me, here in CO the law is to stay right unless passing, but no one follows that law and so the only ones that bother me are the people that hang out in the left lane, and that's mostly commuters and idiots. Seldom do you see a trailer or rig in the left lane.

Colorado resident here as well. It does happen a lot here. The only time I do it is if I know that right lane merges to the middle to when the right lane must exit. Otherwise It sucks in my little 17 foot camper and small SUV..lol Trucks flying by on both sides..lol I try to avoid I-25 and I-70.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:09 PM   #19
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I try and stay in the right lane except when I know there's going to be merging traffic like coming in to a city, then I will move to the middle to allow those getting on and off clear access.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:26 PM   #20
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My thoughts:

1-if you stay in the left/fast lane too long, everyone hates you

2-if you stay in the middle/regular lane, someone else will find a reason to complain, especially truckers who want to pass slow RVs in the right lane

3-if you stay in the right/exit lane, truckers will hate you and cut you off as they have to go around you, and those wanting to exit right will cut in front of you, and those coming down entrance ramps will not care if you like them cutting in front of you or not...

I personally stay in the middle lane, sorry
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:28 PM   #21
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3+Lanes = urban highways. When in an urban area, I always use the middle lane, especially if there are a lot of on/off ramps.
Try driving I-94 through the Chicago area, or I-80 across the Illinois/ Indiana state line in the right lane. Good luck with that.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:47 PM   #22
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And as you Colorado guys probably know, there is another reason we stay in the middle lane!! When that little yellow sign on the left comes into focus, you are already too late.

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We just traveled the NY I-87 and the usual idiot entering while yapping (illegally) on his cell phone did a HOLY @#$% that's a BIG #$%^ RV, maybe I had best slow down. This of course is the wrong decision since I already am on the brakes as I saw him not paying attention. Then there was that woman in Louisiana early last week on I-10 that just missed us while entering and texting at the same time. I don't think she even saw us and probably never missed a semi-word. Yes, normally I travel in the middle lane unless I can't for some reason. I really don't care if you are behind me, fuming, as there is a pretty good chance I'm at or above the speed limit. My life and that of my wife and two pups are a lot more important then you getting somewhere 30 seconds sooner.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #24
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Sorry to the original poster, but I do the same thing, and for the same reasons. I will move to the right lane when there are only two lanes, or on a 3 lane when out of town where the exits are spaced far apart.

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Yup, do it all the time and will continue to do it.

When people learn how to merge onto the highway I might consider traveling in the right lane.

I am not compromising my families safety so you dont have to go around me, sorry
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:20 PM   #25
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I've driven cross country many times. I stay in the right lane at a constant speed. I've never had a problem.
If I were concerned with cars entering the highway; I moved to the center lane.

Now if I were in a crowded city I do use the center lane and keep up with the general traffic speed.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:21 AM   #26
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Agreed! People coming on and jumping into the right lane expecting 20k lbs. or more to stop on a dime is too dangerous and folks in the middle won't hop over to an open left lane either to help you out.
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Like the majority here, I'll travel the center lane when in urban areas. I will, however, try to blend in with the prevailing speed unless conditions deem otherwise (like the pouring rain we endured yesterday, which seemingly didn't faze many death defying drivers).
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I try and stay in the right lane except when I know there's going to be merging traffic like coming in to a city, then I will move to the middle to allow those getting on and off clear access.

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