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Old 03-12-2014, 12:12 PM   #15
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It IS common etiquette and courtesy on the roads in our country to drive on the right and to let faster vehicles pass on the left. However, I've seen many aggressive drivers abuse that common courtesy when trying to get around heavy stop and go traffic, which naturally fills all lanes of a highway.

I am not in favor of laws that mandate usage of a particular lane for the benefit of people who want to drive 30mph above the speed limit. Such laws should be carefully written to apply only to slow moving vehicles that travel below the speed limit in the left lane.

And I'll tell you this. If the right lane is beating my expensive coach up and the left is smoother, I'm gonna switch to the left...you can depend on it. Though I won't travel slower than the speed limit or fail to move right to allow traffic to pass.
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IMHO, the law just enforces common sense.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:15 PM   #17
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If you ask me I feel all highways should have 3 lanes. Left for fast cars, right for slow cars, and middle for RVs.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
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Florida tried to pass a similar law a few years back, but it didn't make it, which is a shame. I think people who putter along in the passing lane and refuse to get over and allow other drivers to pass are begging for a road rage incident and too oblivious to realize it.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:19 PM   #19
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IMHO, the law just enforces common sense.
I do agree in moving to the right when possible to make room for faster traffic, but aggressive drivers will act aggressively to others regardless which lane you are in, and always blame others for their actions...

The reason given by the bill's sponsor was that if an aggressive driver comes up behind you, you better get out of their way because you are causing them to get road rage...
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Isn't it funny that road rage is being caused by those that are obeying the speed laws, versus those irresponsible people that think they own the road... Instead of cracking down on the aggressive drivers, the responsible people are going to be punished for making them mad...
The problem is not with the people who are obeying the law, and the speed limits. It is with the careless or ignorant drivers who think that they can plod along at 5 or 10 mph below the limit "in the fast lane". There are plenty of laws to deal with overly aggressive drivers, but I have never seen one of them cause major slow downs with all the other drivers diving around them right and left.
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The problem is not with the people who are obeying the law, and the speed limits. It is with the careless or ignorant drivers who think that they can plod along at 5 or 10 mph below the limit "in the fast lane". There are plenty of laws to deal with overly aggressive drivers, but I have never seem one of them cause major slow downs with all the other drivers diving around them right and left.
Oops, didn't mean to cause text rage...
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #22
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I agree with this law. Many states (including my own) have signs everywhere that state "keep right except to pass". I don't understand why anyone would want to travel in the left lane and force faster drivers to pass them on the right? That is far more dangerous then trying to slow down speeders. I don't condone speeding, but we all know most people speed. It's easier to stay out of their way. Two wrongs don't make a right.
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Oops, didn't mean to cause text rage...
No, I just didn't want anyone to think that I was advocating speeding down the left lane like an idiot, pissed that no one will move over. In my car or truck, I never drive any more than 10 over, and that is only if traffic is moving at that pace. In the MH, it's the speed limit or less, depending on conditions and the limit (my coach isn't really happy at sustained speeds over 65 anyway).
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Coming back to Florida on I-10, we were doing the usual 63-65 mph. Up ahead I could see that we were going to pass a car that was in the left lane. When we were about three car lengths away, a motor cycle passed between the two of us and all but disappeared under my outside mirror. Man, it was close! As we passed, I saw that she had her right foot/leg under her while reading the book that she had on the steering wheel. It really IS SCARY out there!
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I think SPEEDERS should be executed in public... The LAW is the law...
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I think SPEEDERS should be executed in public... The LAW is the law...
Judge Dredd, is that you?
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Excellent law and very much needed if enforced aggressively. Getting left lane cruisers back in the slow lane could improve efficiency of the highways as much as a new lane! Left lane cruisers deserve all the road rage they get and more.
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18 or so years ago, I worked moving cars for a rental car company. One elderly gentleman refused to do the speed limit (2 under posted) and often insisted on occupying the left lane. We asked why? He thought it was his duty to slow others down. The van driver said he had 15 minutes after the car in front of him to get to where we were going to have a ride back. That gave everyone else a chance to get water or get rid of water while waiting for him. We traveled I95, I4, I10, and US 301 between Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Tallahassee airports. Never got him to stay right till a trucker gave him a bump one evening.
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