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Old 04-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #113
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MickBrennan: Why should we reply on Interstate driving techniques from a resident of Lancaster Co. PA??? Just Kiddin.. Looks like the left lane is for walking....
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #114
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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.

Not at the Safeway I shop at.

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Old 04-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #115
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In school I was taught that the far right lane was for getting on/off the highway or local traffic. Second from the right was for people that were not stopping in that town/city and if you had a third lane it was for cars only and trucks had to do with the other two lanes.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:07 PM   #116
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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.

There's only one problem with your scenario, Mick. People are just as irritating and rude in the supermarket as they are on the highway. "Polite" has gone the way of the dinosaur.
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In school I was taught that the far right lane was for getting on/off the highway or local traffic. Second from the right was for people that were not stopping in that town/city and if you had a third lane it was for cars only and trucks had to do with the other two lanes.
In Texas, the law is "keep right except to pass." I don't know why people can't understand that; it's so simple. Of course, around Houston everyone is driving like maniacs so it's a moot point. And I have never understood why they call it "rush hour" when the freeway is jammed with cars creeping along. No "rushing" at all.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #118
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This rule is enforced on most major highways in Europe.
Right, and if you, for a moment, forget to move over, believe me, someone will come up behind you fast with their headlights flashing to let you know.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:00 PM   #119
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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...
what is responsible about blocking a lane? Isn't it aggressive to block a lane? If a driver wants to speed, let him. He pays the ticket and added insurance premiums. I like the idea of the law. I see traffic backed up because people aren't willing to move over.
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With all that has been said, I take solace in my practice of using 2-lane roads as much as is practical. With only one lane and doing the speed limit I have no issues at all.

This new law is also of no issue, as it will not be enforced.
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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 04-04-2014, 11:46 PM   #122
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Hooligans picture is correctable to freeway speeds. We could all use the lesson here about vehicles. Notice that each buggy is doing their speed levels, no one is passing and not in each others bumper. Proves it can be done. Due to the discourteous ways of drivers on freeways, it won't be long before murder and mayhem will replace the freeways. It a case of who has the bigger gun in traffic, and you better move over.
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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...
No. Road rage is caused by people who think they have the right to enforce laws and by people who have no common courtesy.
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Why would anyone over the age of 19 get road rage because someone is driving slower than they are ? Have we all gone mad ?
What happened to live and let live ?
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Why would anyone over the age of 19 get road rage because someone is driving slower than they are ? Have we all gone mad ?
What happened to live and let live ?
The problem is not speed of travel.
Blocking the left lane aggravates those who wish to pass.

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Two lane roads in TX often have wide, well-paved shoulders. As Winter Texans we've been taught that "Texas courtesy" is to drive onto the shoulder if someone would wants to pass so he doesn't have to go into the oncoming traffic lane. Most of the time I don't mind doing that since I'd rather have him pass me safely than create a hazard by riding my bumper waiting for a chance to pass. I view this "left lane issue" the same way. Why should I insist on my right to be in the left lane if other people want to go by faster? If they want to speed why is it my responsibility to prevent them from doing so? All you're doing by planting yourself in the left lane is creating a hazard that results in unsafe driving maneuvers to get around you. That's counter productive.
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