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Old 03-12-2014, 01:56 PM   #29
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Going too fast or too slow it matters not. This law allows LEOs to focus their radar on the left lane.
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How about a "big black dog" procedure. Brake hard, then just before they ram you, stomp on the gas. "But, officer, didn't you see that big black dog about to run onto the freeway?"

A dump-truck driver friend in the UK actually did an emergency stop on a 4-lane road when he spotted a police car tucking in to hide behind him. Front end of cruiser smashed in, no damage to truck, no ticket, thanks to "big black dog".
Just another version of the "Swoop n Squat" racket that's getting pretty well known, even on this side of the pond.

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Old 03-12-2014, 02:07 PM   #31
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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.
That man is a fool. No matter how fast (or slow) I am going, if someone wants to pass me, I let them. You never know why someone is in such a hurry, and it is not your call to make. They may just be impatient, angry about something, oblivious to how they are driving, or like me one time, racing to the hospital with a friend dying in the back seat. Thankfully no one interfered with us that morning.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #32
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It has always been the law to keep to the right except to pass. What the new law does is allows the police to write a ticket for it. Before that they couldn't ticket you if that was the only offense. I've driven over 4.5 million miles in the 60 years of driving and seen a lot of stupid drivers. I-75 and I-95 are some of the worst interstates for left lane drivers. I usually made better time in the right lane since is mostly empty.

Up in the Northeast states you can get a ticket for not signaling a lane change, Vermont for one.

Driving on the Autobahn in the left lane will get you a ticket real fast. I always stayed to the right but that was mostly because the Opal wouldn't go over 130km/h. A couple cars passed me at about 240km/h, would you believe one of them was a Ford Escort, I think someone must have done some alterations on it.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #33
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In Germany there is no speed limit on the Autobaun (freeway) which is 2 lanes each directions. You stay in the right lane and if your in the left and see blinking lights, you move over quick as you get passed by a car traveling 100 plus mph.
In CA and most states, there are traffic laws against impeding traffic.

Impeding traffic is typically defined when not operating a vehicle reasonably, so as to block the normal flow of traffic. It typically is used in cases where a person is blocking an intersection or driving too slow and causing a log jam. Laws vary by jurisdiction, but are generally follow a standard of "reasonable operation". The following is an example of a state law governing impeding traffic:

" 169.15 Impeding traffic.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law or except when the vehicle is temporarily unable to maintain a greater speed due to a combination of the weight of the vehicle and the grade of the highway. "
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:47 PM   #34
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Wow!! Is NJ the only state to post signs "KEEP RIGHT PASS LEFT" and rightlyfully so. The left lane is also an emergency vehicle lane so they can get to where they need to "FAST", because some people are culeless as to whats going on around them.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #35
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It's fairly simple... If there are people passing you on the right you are in the wrong lane. If the lane ahead of you is clear, vehicles are stacked up behind you, then you might think about moving to the right if there is a lane there.

It matters not that you are doing the speed limit or even speeding in the left lane(s). If others want to get by, move over.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #36
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I didn't think Ga. had ANY slow pokes. Every time I drove thru or around Atlanta you HAD to do at least 15 mph OVER the speed limit or you got run over!
You got that right. I am a savvy NJ driver and used to moving six lanes one direction packed in all the lanes. BUT usually it is only ten miles over the speed limit.

I was on 85 in rush hour traffic at night and was being push at 85 mph. I finally got off the highway and set the GPS for back roads.

There are plenty of roads where I will drive in better of two or even three lanes dependent upon how the surface affects my comfort.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:28 PM   #37
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There are just way to many people driving way to fast. It amazing that there are not more accidents and deaths. And, I have read a study that says if everyone would always just drive the posted limit, no matter what it is, 10, 35, 45, or 75, that this country could save 1.5 million barrels of oil per day.
Just try drive a little slower and see how your mileage improves, I get 14 at 55, and 11 at 65. So if I drive 10hrs I will get 550 miles vs. 650, no big deal.
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It has not been enforced in PA or NJ to my knowledge. If it has, it is not affecting the slow left laners.

I dont expect it to make a dent in the problem if enforcement is little to none. LEOs have been short staffed and over burdened for a loooong time.

I consider the issue moot, but the state rep probably got good face-time on TV.
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States can pass ( and usually do ) laws that will never be enforced and highly likely a judge will throw out for being issued a ticket for driving the speed limit in any lane. Is there a going to be a sign for those to use the left lane for all drivers that will be exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph ? the middle lane for drivers exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph ? Really ?
Or do they just ticket those with out of state plates knowing they will not be back to appear in court ? Will Georgia post signs when speed limits are "not really" the speed limit ?
Enquireing minds need to know these details befor breaking the "not really laws"
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States can pass ( and usually do ) laws that will never be enforced and highly likely a judge will throw out for being issued a ticket for driving the speed limit in any lane. Is there a going to be a sign for those to use the left lane for all drivers that will be exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph ? the middle lane for drivers exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph ? Really ?
Or do they just ticket those with out of state plates knowing they will not be back to appear in court ? Will Georgia post signs when speed limits are "not really" the speed limit ?
Enquireing minds need to know these details befor breaking the "not really laws"
Huh???
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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...
Well...here is the other side of the coin.

Down here in the Rio Grande Valley they have Hwy 83/I2. 3 lanes wide and speed limits of 65-70 MPH. One HAS to go to the far left lane just to do the speed limit. Sooo many yahoos in the right 2 lanes doing as slow as 45 MPH. If you move into the middle lane you get trapped by folks just doing the speed limit.
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I think SPEEDERS should be executed in public... The LAW is the law...


No the law used to be the law. Now it simply a weapon used against some, justified by others and never handed down equally and fairly to all.

(Mod Edit) When everyone is heald to the same standard I may cooperate.
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