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Old 08-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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What is with these "left lane lovers" on I-5??

There were long lines in the passing/fast lane from Albany going north toward Portland. I thought Oregon had "right lane unless passing" law. But obviously these drivers were unconsious as to the ramifications of basically blocking the passing/fast lane.

Ok, off the soap box...
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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What is with these "left lane lovers" on I-5??

There were long lines in the passing/fast lane from Albany going north toward Portland. I thought Oregon had "right lane unless passing" law. But obviously these drivers were unconsious as to the ramifications of basically blocking the passing/fast lane.

Ok, off the soap box...
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I've noticed it occurs when you get in urban areas where the volume of traffic is higher and the on/off ramp traffic is highest. If there are more than 2 lanes I usually stay in the lane next to the right lane to keep from being mixed in with on/off traffic. In sone areas of the country there are thru traffic left lane only and lane change restrictions around urban areas.
I've seen it in Calif where the left lane is dead stopped and others are moving, go figure!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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the left lane hogs are definitely a pita.
i think colorado may have the answer, at least around the denver area. they pass out expensive citations for left lane bandits.
some places in california are really hard on truckers in the left lane.
hawaii has more than its share of left lane bandits. you can often go faster in the right lane on the freeways.
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I totally agree. Everyone should stay in the right lane so that in this age of entitlement I can pass everyone and be the lead dog.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eaglesview:
I totally agree. Everyone should stay in the right lane so that in this age of entitlement I can pass everyone and be the lead dog. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think I may have encountered you on the road today !!!



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Old 08-09-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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I always drive in the right lane when pulling my TT since I'm pretty much the slowest traffic on the road at 55 mph. I even get passed by all the big rigs. To be honest with you I have no problem going slow in the slow lane! It just cost too much to drive 65 pulling my TT and I think is not safe to go anyfaster than that while towing anything.
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It may not be the case here, but I have noticed that a majority of those that complain about an occasional blockage/slowdown of the speed lane are those that just want to go a lot faster than the speed limit!

I use the right lanes and leave the left lanes to those with high blood pressure. Come to think of it, that's not really true anymore because seldom am I on the BIG slab anymore.

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I do understand why a big rig driver might be inticed to speed as with them they get paid by the mile so the faster they go the more they can earn. I get paid the same way flying cargo, and we're always trying to get there as fast as we possibly can safely.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:17 PM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It may not be the case here, but I have noticed that a majority of those that complain about an occasional blockage/slowdown of the speed lane are those that just want to go a lot faster than the speed limit!

I use the right lanes and leave the left lanes to those with high blood pressure. Come to think of it, that's not really true anymore because seldom am I on the BIG slab anymore. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

According to my GPS the head of the line car was going 60-62mph. The speed limit was 65mph. Plus they were not going very fast by the vehicle in the center lane. If I can I'll use the center or right lane when in the car (toad). IN the MH the right lane as the MH usually is run at 55-60mph.

From observations, it appears that some car brands speedometers register fast,ie. 65mph when actually their speed is 60-62mph.

Just my thoughts......
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you appear to me to be the perfect candidate of an (almost) carefree RV'r ... with nothing serious on his mind and tons of free time ahead ..

... to be able to seriously start a thread on people you thought were going 3 mph too slow
.... while you were in a State a 1000 miles down the lonely road from home,

come down south and see a bullfight and we will write good stuff together

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it doesn't matter how fast you are going in the left lane.
if you are not passing slower moving traffic in the right lanes, you should not be in the left lane.
most states have laws to that effect, but they are not enforced effectively except in colorado.
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Welcome to Oregon, be certain to suddenly tap your brakes when you get one that hangs on your back end like a toad. We have our fair share of morons on the road up here, though they're tame compared to Washingon and California.

I do that from time to time when I get one that rides right on my rear bumper. There's a great big ole' tow ball on there that is perfectly level with most compact car's radiators.

Tailgate too close and you'll end up owing me a new tow ball and you'll need a new front end on that car .
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don't sweat the small stuff, it's all small stuff. we were traveling 1-5 near La Center Wa, on a 3 lane highway. the far right lane became one of those where they space the slabs weird and everything in the rig bangs when you go over them, we safely moved over one lane that was smoother and a trucker came by and blew his horn and flipped us off! The things people get upset about sometimes do not make sense!
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