"If a driver in the left lane is all it takes to 'cause' your road rage, you might want to think about getting treatment for anger management issues," said Rick Pheasant of Middletown.
I asked a Washington State trooper about the "slow traffic keep to the right" on the interstate. He said he had stopped many motorists over the years, but never issued a citation for that. If there was no other violation, like seat belt or insurance, he would give them a verbal warning.
Illinois came up with a law a few years back that said you couldn't run the left lane for more then a half mile. I asked a state trooper if he was setting along a four lane and I came over a hill running the left lane how would he know if I had been there for a tenth of a mile or five miles. His reply was that the guys he worked with said they weren't going to worry about it, that if the politicians in Springfield wanted to make stupid laws let them enforce them.
Arkansas also passed a law that said if you were running the left lane and someone came up behind you, you had to move over for them even if they were speeding.
The left lane isn't the passing lane, it's the 'entitlement' lane. Everyone with a valid driver's license is entitled to camp out in it. SUUUUCKS... How often I see people merge onto (name you high speed limited access road here), and immediately jump across three lanes of traffic into the left, regardless of who's coming up in it and at what speed.
Yeah, right. He will not worry about this law as long as he will be short a few tickets to meet quota they never have but must meet every month. Or when state will be really short on money and send those unofficial "tax collectors" to do something about it.
Like in Toledo, OH. This law was not enforces for about 60 or so years, but than in 2009:
And as usual all they will need to issue ticket will be word of cop, that driver was on left line over half mile distance. And you will have to prove that you are innocent because we all know that cops never lie in court. And after all he will be only "enforcing the law", isn't he.
I once went to Mexico (bleh) and, during part of the trip, traveled on a toll road. At one point there were only 2 cars in sight - my truck and one other vehicle. I was in the left lane and the other car pulled up behind me and rode right on my tail until I moved over to the right lane. Even though there was no other traffic the guy wouldn't go around me on the right. I asked some folks about this and was told that's just how it is there. Weird.
Does the license have to be valid?
I don't see the appeal of driving in the left lane. It tends to be slower, and most exits are on the right side of the road.
Speed doesn't kill, it's differences in speed that kill. A slow driver in the left lane is dangerous to other drivers.
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