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Old 12-28-2015, 10:01 AM   #15
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Ditto on the ca rrroooaaadddsss....
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #16
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Towing any trailer the same rules apply.
55mph max speed, must drive in the right two lanes on a multi-lane highway or the right lane on a 2 lane highway.
Right lane ONLY unless passing!
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Right lane ONLY unless passing!

Really? The law must have changed since I had my class 1 to drive a tractor trailer locally here in CA (40 years ago). We could drive in the right two on multi-lane and right lane only on a two lane. The problem with right lane only is that an increasing amount of those entering the freeway from the right (merging) feel that they have the right of way and that those already traveling at freeway speeds in that lane need to accommodate them by altering speed or moving over). Very frustrating 😡.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:32 AM   #18
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Really? The law must have changed since I had my class 1 to drive a tractor trailer locally here in CA (40 years ago). We could drive in the right two on multi-lane and right lane only on a two lane. The problem with right lane only is that an increasing amount of those entering the freeway from the right (merging) feel that they have the right of way and that those already traveling at freeway speeds in that lane need to accommodate them by altering speed or moving over). Very frustrating ��.
No, the law in Cali is Vehicles Towing keep right except to pass (read the signs when you cross state lines) CHP hands out tickets for cruising in the lane left of the far right if your not passing.
I cant comment about the 40 years ago...
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Add the taxes and price of fuel to the above litany of why you should not drive in California and you've about covered all my reasons. So I don't.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #20
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Last week I drove across CA from Needles to Paso Robles, onI40 hwys 58, 99 and 46. On that entire run I cruised btwn 60 and 65. I was being passed by 18 wheelers all the way. I saw no indication that anyone was enforcing 55 mph. One day I was going down hwy 101 following a Caltrans truck towing a heavy equip. trailer. I was doing 70 mph, never could pass him.
On another question. Why do they have signs on every freeway entrance that says "No pedestrians, no bicycles, no motor powered bicycles', and along the freeway have signs saying "share the road" with a picture of a bicycle?

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On another question. Why do they have signs on every freeway entrance that says "No pedestrians, no bicycles, no motor powered bicycles', and along the freeway have signs saying "share the road" with a picture of a bicycle?

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Those signs are only on freeway systems where none of those types of equipment or people are supposed to be. On regular highways it is different and that is where you see those signs. However, there are places that merge the freeways with bicycles, etc and you may see signs in those places. I never have said our state is run by anyone with brains.
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No, the law in Cali is Vehicles Towing keep right except to pass (read the signs when you cross state lines) CHP hands out tickets for cruising in the lane left of the far right if your not passing.
I cant comment about the 40 years ago...

Thanks for the info DMTTRANSPORT....and not taking a shot at my experience from 40yr ago😎.
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On another question. Why do they have signs on every freeway entrance that says "No pedestrians, no bicycles, no motor powered bicycles', and along the freeway have signs saying "share the road" with a picture of a bicycle?

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Peds, Bikes, and scooters CAN use some of the interstates in CA, where there is no alternate roadway...Example: The 5 from San Clemente to Oceanside (through Camp Pendleton). I would NEVER do it by foot or bike, but others do - those Lance Armstrong clones in their spandex fill the shoulder on Sunday's


Also...NO HOV (carpool) lane use while towing anything.
Don't ask how I known that

Please come enjoy California...and when you go home, please take someone from here with you. It's getting too crowded

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Peds, Bikes, and scooters CAN use some of the interstates in CA, where there is no alternate roadway...Example: The 5 from San Clemente to Oceanside (through Camp Pendleton).
FYI, you can bike through the Camp Pendleton base not all of the guards know the route. There is a defined path but find out where before you go. It can be quite confusing and taking the wrong route through the base can get you in trouble.
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I don't like driving in CA either and avoid doing so if possible, but there is some absolutely beautiful scenery there as well as interesting places to visit. IMHO, it is well worth putting up with the negatives in order to experience the positives, at least once.

Just my 2c.

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In my experience in towing in California, you go 55 mph until you get to Sacremento, then speed up to about 75 in order not to get run over!
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No, the law in Cali is Vehicles Towing keep right except to pass (read the signs when you cross state lines) CHP hands out tickets for cruising in the lane left of the far right if your not passing.
I cant comment about the 40 years ago...
From the https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/co...df?MOD=AJPERES Page 20

"By law (CVC 22406), vehicles towing trailers must stay in the right-hand traffic lane or as close as possible to the right edge or curb. If you drive on a divided highway with four or more traffic lanes in the same direction or where a specific lane or lanes have not been designated, you can drive in the lane just to the left of the right-hand traffic lane. When overtaking or passing another vehicle going in the same direction, you must use either: (1) the designated lane, (2) the lane just to the left of the right-hand lane, or (3) the right-hand traffic lane when use of that lane is permitted."

Also worthy of note is that even while passing, you may not exceed the 55 MPH limit (although many, if not most, routinely do). In my experience on CA roads, CHP is generally pretty lenient about the speed limits but not so much about the lane restrictions.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:10 PM   #28
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Add the taxes and price of fuel to the above litany of why you should not drive in California and you've about covered all my reasons. So I don't.
Thank you.

There are way too many people that like being in California.

Stay away.
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