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Old 11-08-2009, 05:45 AM   #15
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People oblivious as to what is going on around them. People on cell phones or putting on make up in the rear view mirror with "MADD" stickers on the bumper.

I agree with that statement. My biggest peeve is when people merging on the interstate do not use their turn signal to indicate they are merging on. It seems like they just expect you to let them in. If there is not signal on I push them into the shoulder.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:28 AM   #16
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The middle lane is the safer place to be, either going up or down. I too follow the truckers (at a safe distance). The right lane is like suicide, there are some folks that just down know how to enter a highway safely! Yep I too like the middle lane.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:25 AM   #17
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I agree with most of the posts, too many driver's don't understand how to accelerate and merge, trucks use the center lane justifiable reasons etc...

When I'm in my motorhome, I generally drive with these facts in mind, which means drive defensively. Back off, you don't need to be 20 feet off the back of a semi. Unless you want to read something on the trailer doors. Don't drive so close to a car that you can't see his license plate, even if he did cut you off. No one wins if there is an accident. I'm sure a car can do a lot of damage if it comes in contact with fiberglass. And always make sure you position yourself and your rig where you can see the furthest up ahead. I for one like to drive and enjoy my motorhome. Some of my best drives have been in the early AM (fewer cars, trucks and DW might be snoozing).
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #18
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Besides cell phone use texting is starting to become a problem.

On our way back out west a couple of months ago an idiot almost hit us because he was texting - at 65 mph in traffic no less.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #19
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After my last trip, I too will be out there in the 2nd lane. To many idiots that have no idea how to merge onto an interstate highway out there now!
A little tip on Atlanta traffic when going through the downtown: Use the 3rd lane when entering the city and it's usually fairly safe when worrying about merging traffic.
I have gone through Atlanta (I-20), 4 times in the RV and 2x in my car twice at the 4PM time frame and once during morning rush. I have never had a problem and pick my lane based on what I see up ahead.

I travel most often, center or next to slowest. General info, freeway lanes are numbered from the left (#1) to the right.

One question. Is the HOV lane considered # 1 or just HOV?

When on superslabs, I had no problems with truckers but idiots that come down the on ramp and don't signal or begin to merge in until they are along side and run out of lane get special (mis) treatment from me.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #20
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The right lane, in and close to large cities is the suicide lane; seem that most think merging traffic has the right of way. (which my brother who lives in California tells me is the way its out there.) (Through traffic must yield to merging traffic).
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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I have been strongly considering buying an electric 135 db horn from JC Whitney for someof these idiots. My coach horn is loud, but not loud enough to alert somebody texting.
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To start the interstates are numbered from right to left, and all merging traffic in all states are to yeild to interstate traffic. also the trucks restricted to the right lanes or lane is not federal law, its up to each state or city.In california all trucks are to use right lane only unless instructed with the sign that hangs above you saying trucks ok with an arrow pointing down.
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Another good reason to stay in the middle is that in large urban areas, notably Atlanta and Chicago, the right lane will suddenly become an exit only lane. Not always easy to merge in heavy traffic. The Hadley air horns help though.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:00 PM   #24
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Real fine. What else do you think you are doing?

I don't like the ones that apparently expect you to alter your speed to create a hole for them. That is their responsibility. Can't tell you how many thousands of time I have seen folks on the on ramp and obviously not checking their mirrors for traffic. They suddenly look surprised when they are wheel to wheel with a 40 ft coach and the merge lane is ending..

Either speed up or slow down to create your own spacing. This is assuming I can't move over. If the lane to the left is open, I will move over. It is common courtesy.

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I agree with that statement. My biggest peeve is when people merging on the interstate do not use their turn signal to indicate they are merging on. It seems like they just expect you to let them in. If there is not signal on I push them into the shoulder.
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To start the interstates are numbered from right to left, and all merging traffic in all states are to yeild to interstate traffic. also the trucks restricted to the right lanes or lane is not federal law, its up to each state or city.In california all trucks are to use right lane only unless instructed with the sign that hangs above you saying trucks ok with an arrow pointing down.

empty pockets, the last sentence in your post does not make sense. In California, and in any other state, a truck is allowed to pass another truck, or any other vehicle that is traveling in the slow lane, unless otherwise restricted by the use of overhead sineage. Trucks are not restricted to one lane only.

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Old 11-08-2009, 06:04 PM   #26
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Cruise the friendly lanes of I-15 in Nevada the truckers are dicing anywhere from the slowest to the fastest lanes, guess they can drive any lanes on the freeways of Nevada.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #27
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Well according to the safety experts the most dangerous lanes to travel in are the middle lanes - you have nowhere to go in case of an emergency. Kind of makes sense , especially in the big cities.

My pet peeve? Tailgaters.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:10 AM   #28
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The ones that irk me the worst are the two lane areas where it says to stay in the right lane except for passing and inevitably some jerk will never use that right lane. And 9 out of 10 times one has to go to the right lane to pass them. They dont understand what flashing your headlights means.
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