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Old 03-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #99
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I believe I've posted this Plain Fact before but in case anyone's missed it, here it is again:

I'm the only person on Planet Earth that knows how to drive. All others must be aware of that Fact, and yield the road to me accordingly.

Thankyou for your attention to this obviously overlooked matter...
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Why can't the LEO's do their job and enforce the speed limits...shut down the speeders. Why punish the legal drivers.

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #101
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Why can't the LEO's do their job and enforce the speed limits...shut down the speeders. Why punish the legal drivers. Ken
What makes anyone think the LEOs will enforce this new GA law?

They will not.

The issue is MOOT!

Not worth discussing until we see plausible stats on it. My bet? Will not happen folks.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:54 PM   #102
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In conditions when there is a strong wind blowing from my left accross the hwy I'm using, I have many times moved into the left lane because the road serface is sloped down to the left. Doing so will lesson the effect of the "cross wind". If a vehicle is going faster than I am, I'll move to the right lane and allow them to pass by, then I'll move back to the left.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:41 AM   #103
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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.
I completely agree. I have seen it happen. Someone refuses to get out of the left lane and then the insanity starts; extreme tailgating, aggressive and unsafe passing in the middle lane to get around that left lane hog, it's just plain ego. "I own the left lane and you can't pass me" which is, in my opinion, where all the danger lies.

Yes, speeders will abuse this, they always do. So what.... get out of their way, there's no ego involved, in Germany everyone moves over for the guy driving 100 mph+ without a second thought. Much safer that way.

Lets the cops enforce the law when it comes to speeding, lets you and I stay safe and move over when there's someone behind us tailgating in the left lane. That's how I think, that's how I act.

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Old 04-03-2014, 07:48 AM   #104
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Why all the animosity , with traffic jams , road works and stop lights what's the big hurry .
Let's try to be pleasant to each other
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:13 AM   #105
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In conditions when there is a strong wind blowing from my left accross the hwy I'm using, I have many times moved into the left lane because the road serface is sloped down to the left. Doing so will lesson the effect of the "cross wind". If a vehicle is going faster than I am, I'll move to the right lane and allow them to pass by, then I'll move back to the left.


Just to clarify... your "Rule of Thumb" when driving in gusting crosswind is Keep Left?

I really can't imagine that the crown in the road (2%) is enough to offset a crosswind. Wouldn't you be much safer by slowing down?

Just for clarification here are links to KEEP RIGHT LAWS.

The Uniform Vehicle Code states:

...any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic... under the conditions then existing, shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic ...

Note that this law refers to the "normal" speed of traffic, not the "legal" speed of traffic. The 60 MPH driver in a 55 MPH zone where everybody else is going 65 MPH must move right.
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Surely if someone is keeping to the legal speed limit they can stay in the right lane or are you saying it's who has the fastest car owns the left lane ?
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Surely if someone is keeping to the legal speed limit they can stay in the right lane or are you saying it's who has the fastest car owns the left lane ?

Drivers doing the speed limit CAN stay in the right lane.

I'm not saying anything only relaying information.
But..
Yes, in the left lane, please get out of the way.
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Just happened this afternoon. Driving home on 3 lane 287, traffic was running between 65 & 70 (65 limit) when all of a sudden a big slowdown and lock ups as a rolling chicane in the middle lane with a constant left turn signal on was going at least 15 mph slower. Everyone was diving left or right and towing a trailer I was stuck behind them for a couple of minutes just waiting for that "crunch". I would have loved to have stopped them and ask what their problem was. Driving on a crowded highway is difficult enough without having some moron make it harder.
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Drivers doing the speed limit CAN stay in the right lane. I'm not saying anything only relaying information. But.. Yes, in the left lane, please get out of the way.
I should have said left lane
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I can hardly wait for the slow driver citations to make it onto annual stats.
Never happen. Will not be enforced.

End of topic?
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I agree...If you are doing the speed limit and are forced to move over out of the "fast lane", I think this will cause more accidents with all the changing of lanes go on. Now throw in people talking on the phone, doing make-up..and changing lanes more often.....ouch !
You mean by returning to the slower lanes after passing, like we're all supposed to do anyway?
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I agree...If you are doing the speed limit and are forced to move over out of the "fast lane", I think this will cause more accidents with all the changing of lanes go on. Now throw in people talking on the phone, doing make-up..and changing lanes more often.....ouch !
This is a classic example of a "straw man" argument. A fallacy based on the misrepresentation of the original topic. An obfuscation tactic, often used in political campaigns.

Make up application or cell phone usage is not pertinent to riding in the left lane, impeding traffic and disrupting peoples ability to pass.

Maybe we could compare not changing lanes, to being in the supermarket. If we were stopped, two or three abreast, blocking an isle, wouldn't we all move aside to allow another shopper to pass? Certainly. It's only polite.

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