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Left Lane Hogs Again!?  
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Yes I know this topic is discussed a good amount but this time I would like to find ideas of what can been done to make people aware of this huge problem.

Today when driving on an empty highway at about 75mph I was in the left lane and pulled up behind a small Honda Civic, I waited for the car to move out of the lane so I could pass, well this car would not move! I got a little closer and flashed once. The car decides to all of sudden Brake. This is crazy, the two lanes to the right were wide opened and this person thinks he has the right to just stay in the left lane and force me to make an pass on the right which is always dangerous and illegal in some places. I hate these stupid drivers who think they have the right to control the road and the speed of traffic! Sure I was speeding but still, I should not have to make a pass on the right! I have this problem at least 2-3 times every time I drive on a somewhat non-congested highway, and people look at me like I am crazy one after I flash them a few times with my lights and pass on the right but they are the ones that are not following simple driving procedures.
So who here has seen this problem themselves? Who here would be the one who brakes because the person behind them because they want to pass?
When are people in the US going to learn LEFT LANE FOR PASSING!
Traffic flow and traffic accidents would decrease if people just learn the left lane is for passing and the other lanes are the cruising lanes. When are law enforcements or state transportation departments going to really find a solution to this annoying and dangerous problem? What solutions could there be?





"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
I waited for the car to move out of the lane so I could pass,



Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
the two lanes to the right were wide opened

Pass on the right. Who cares...let the civic keep cruisin. I hate when people ride my bumper when other lanes are wide open.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
I hate these stupid drivers who think they have the right to control the road and the speed of traffic! Sure I was speeding

You admit you were speeding. You complain about this when you were breaking the law too. hmm...

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
I should not have to make a pass on the right!

Why not? And who cares? Pass wherever you like.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
I have this problem at least 2-3 times every time I drive on a somewhat non-congested highway

Drive slower and don't get so pissed at something so trivial like passing someone on the right.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
So who here has seen this problem themselves?

This problem is everywhere. I usually just pass on the right and be done with it. Since when is it illegal to pass slower moving traffic on the right? I've never heard this.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
LEFT LANE FOR PASSING!

Left, center, right, all the same. If the road is open who cares where you pass.


User currently offlinePencrypted From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

i have only seen this followed once in Canada in my 5 years of driving, and that was on the veterans highway heading to ottawa. everyobody kept right except to pass. Was a site to behold.


-Maty
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Left, center, right, all the same. If the road is open who cares where you pass.

Thats the problem, people who think it is all the same but it is not.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
This problem is everywhere. I usually just pass on the right and be done with it. Since when is it illegal to pass slower moving traffic on the right? I've never heard this.

It is illegal in countries that people know how to drive. The United States is a very dangerous place to drive. For example in Germany which has the non speed limit highways aka autobahn which are very safe, unless you are passing it is illegal to be in the left lane, yet traffic moves well and very safely. The passing on the left has something to do with that.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Why not? And who cares? Pass wherever you like.

Thats the problem people dont care. Passing on the right is dangerous. Passing in the left lane is safer and if everyone would do it traffic would move much better and safer.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
You admit you were speeding. You complain about this when you were breaking the law too. hmm...

When a police officer gives me a ticket for doing 75mph in a 65mph zone at 12am than we will talk. 10 over on a three lane highway at night is not going to get me a ticket unless there is a cop in a very bad mood.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):

You are around the same age as me and I can see your view point, but after doing some driving in rural areas and learning to drive by somewhat european standards I see highways alot different now, if only the United States could figure it out. Again with passing on the left highways would move better and be safer.



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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Bahhh hate that shit!! Every time I go up I-35 from San Antonio to Austin, whenever it's blocked up, there's one d-bag holding up traffic!!! We even have signs saying "Don't slow Texas down, slower traffic keep right" WTFFF

However, I've found something that works pretty well for me. I just turn on the left blinker as I'm coming up on them... People get pissed when you ride their ass or if you flash your brights, but they seem to take this one pretty well. So, I give a nice wave and drive on by. =)

They do it a lot in Europe, right? Don't see it much over here...

-Mike


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 4):
I just turn on the left blinker as I'm coming up on them... People get pissed when you ride their ass or if you flash your brights, but they seem to take this one pretty well. So, I give a nice wave and drive on by. =)

I will try that next time.

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 4):
They do it a lot in Europe, right? Don't see it much over here...

Good point  Smile



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Pass on the right. Who cares...let the civic keep cruisin. I hate when people ride my
bumper when other lanes are wide open.

That's just it. You're not supposed to pass on the right since you spend more time in a driver's blind spot. There's a reason that you're supposed to pass on the left.

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 4):
I just turn on the left blinker as I'm coming up on them...They do it a lot in Europe, right? Don't see it much over here...

Yeah, definitely more of a European thing. I'll have to try that next time.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Since when is it illegal to pass slower moving traffic on the right? I've never heard this.

In Massachusetts it's illegal to pass on the right on city streets. The wording in the driver's manual is a bit ambiguous. It doesn't say in so many words that it's "illegal" on freeways, but it's strongly advised that you stay in the right lane and use the left lane for passing only. I find in MA that rule is observed a fair amount of time but there are still a lot of idiots who stay parked in the left lane going 65-70 (the top speed most people drive outside of the immediate Boston area is 75-85) when everyone else is going 75 and having to pass them on the right.

Some people will never get it.

LH423



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 3):
Passing on the right is dangerous.

Why is passing on the right at 12am on an empty highway dangerous? Please, do tell.


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Biggest driving pet peeve I have.

Unfortunately, I have noticed that the idiots usually doing this are talking on their phone.

Can't say much more, but it really ticks me off, especially when the driver moves to a faster lane when no one is in front of them.

Sometimes, it is quicker here to drive in the slow lane during rush hour.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Why not? And who cares? Pass wherever you like.



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Pass on the right. Who cares...let the civic keep cruisin. I hate when people ride my bumper when other lanes are wide open.



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
This problem is everywhere. I usually just pass on the right and be done with it. Since when is it illegal to pass slower moving traffic on the right? I've never heard this.

When the DMV issues license to people like you, a 16-20 year old American is when we have problems in this country.

You have no idea how to drive. Which is further supported in my cop thread.

Its dangerous to pass on the right at 3am or 3pm and should be illegal everywhere (And it already is in a majority of places...even in the USA) because people exit to the right and merge from the right. It really takes a yankee to contemplate why its dangerous to pass on the right and why its ok to do so.

You have never heard of this because drivers education in the USA is a worthless waste of time and 99% of people here do not know how to drive properly and cause traffic jams and accidents because they cant follow simple rules.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 4):
They do it a lot in Europe, right? Don't see it much over here...

They also slap you with a 200 Euro fine for passing on the right and call you an idiot.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Drive slower and don't get so pissed at something so trivial like passing someone on the right.

Drive to the right and stop blocking traffic, you deserve to get your behind whooped when you pull stunts like that.


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21693 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Left, center, right, all the same.

No, not all the same. Pass on the left, and then get your ass back into the right lane so that if others want to pass you, they can. Or at least the center lane if it's a three lane road.

That's the way the roads are set up. And if you can't see that hanging out in the left lane is interfering with the traffic flow, perhaps it would behoove you to visit a traffic school.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 11):
No, not all the same. Pass on the left, and then get your ass back into the right lane so that if others want to pass you, they can. Or at least the center lane if it's a three lane road.

That's the way the roads are set up. And if you can't see that hanging out in the left lane is interfering with the traffic flow, perhaps it would behoove you to visit a traffic school.

I swear to god he needs to get deported to Hamburg or Gdansk By-pass and try to drive with that mentality there, he would first get a fine that would set him back a months worth of paycheck then he would get the living bejesus beat out of him at the next red light.

You recommend him traffic school. Mate hes in Oklahoma...a traffic school there teaches them how to slow down for beef cattle, not lane etiquette.


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21693 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 12):
I swear to god he needs to get deported to Hamburg or Gdansk By-pass and try to drive with that mentality there, he would first get a fine that would set him back a months worth of paycheck then he would get the living bejesus beat out of him at the next red light.

That would work too.  Smile

-Mir



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 13):
That would work too.

I peeked in your profile, I saw Daytona Beach, FL and then I realized I g2g back to that craphole in 6 weeks. I need to open a beer now because reality is setting upon me!  Silly


User currently offlinePositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Future Captain,
You are young, so I will give you a pass. But, before you become the captain of an airliner I am riding on, I hope you mature a little bit. Those who make traffic pass them on the right are ignorant, unsafe and show a profound disrespect for those with whom they share the road.
Cheers


User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
Yes I know this topic is discussed a good amount but this time I would like to find ideas of what can been done to make people aware of this huge problem.

Today when driving on an empty highway at about 75mph I was in the left lane and pulled up behind a small Honda Civic, I waited for the car to move out of the lane so I could pass,

What where you doing on the left lane on this empty highway?
If you would have kept right, like the law says (over here anyway) you would not have run into that civic in the first place.

You acuse somebody else of doing exactly the same thing as you are doing.



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User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Slow moving traffic is supposed to be on the left  Wink

User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting 747438 (Reply 17):
Slow moving traffic is supposed to be on the left

Sure ,in the UK that would be right but in the civilized world we drive on the right side of the road.
 Big grin



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):

You both showed signs of aggressive driving. You for flashing him to get out of the way, and him for not moving out of the way and braking. Incidentally, both are now illegal here in VA, with stiff fines. Thank goodness, hopefully they enforce it.



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 4):
However, I've found something that works pretty well for me. I just turn on the left blinker as I'm coming up on them... People get pissed when you ride their ass or if you flash your brights, but they seem to take this one pretty well. So, I give a nice wave and drive on by. =)

They do it a lot in Europe, right?

No, they do not. That's nearly as stupid as passing cars in any lane you feel like. Ever heard of stopping distance? If you ride 3 feet from someones bumper and they hit the brakes, you have nowhere to go but into the back of them. And then it's your fault, so that will been higher insurance premiums and possibly a fine and points on your licence for tailgating.



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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2031 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 16):
What where you doing on the left lane on this empty highway?
If you would have kept right, like the law says (over here anyway) you would not have run into that civic in the first place.

You acuse somebody else of doing exactly the same thing as you are doing.

I was wondering the same thing.

Besides, driving up on someone's rear end is a lot more dangerous than it would have been to pass them on the right.

Mark



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
When are people in the US going to learn LEFT LANE FOR PASSING!

Many, many Germans don't know this either. On Friday evening I was driving on the left lane of the A44, in front of me was some retard in his Ford Galaxy, this guy drove with exactly the same speed (120 kph) like the guy next to him on the right lane. Sure, there is a 120 kph speed limit on that part of the A44 but that doesn't mean that you can drive on the left lane with 120 while letting nobody pass. Last time I checked is the police there to enforce the speed limit and not some guy who thinks: "Here is a 120 speed limit so I drive 120 and let nobody pass because it is illegal anyway".

The same for three lane Autobahns and streets... why the heck do people drive on the middle lane when the rest of the street is completely empty? Switch the hell over to the right lane!  Angry But no wonder actually, last week I was driving on the Universitaetsstrasse in Bochum with a friend, the street was completely empty with the exception of three cars (one of them a cop car), all these three cars were driving on the middle lane despite the right lane was empty, at least the cops should be a role model and drive on the right side. I had to switch from the right lane to the left lane to pass them, if they had driven on the right lane I only had to switch to the middle lane to pass them and not to the right lane.

Way too many people are simply too friggin' stupid to drive a car, I see it every damned day and it is annoying. The traffic would flow better when some people would switch on their brains before starting their engines!

Patrick


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2023 times:

I pass on right some of the time because inconpoops do not know how to drive and stay on the right. I respect FlyMIA for this. Also, us Floridians like FlyMIA, Go3Team, MIr, I, and others can attest the majority of people who do pass people are on the right are because of tourist or ignorant people.

Maybe ANCflyer can shed some light on whether this is illegal and should we be fined when we pass people on the right. In my opinion, the people driving slow in the left lane should be fined or be given a warning.

Hunter



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User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 23):
Maybe ANCflyer can shed some light on whether this is illegal and should we be fined when we pass people on the right. In my opinion, the people driving slow in the left lane should be fined or be given a warning.

I cannot speak for the US or with the same authority as ANCflyer but over here you definately get fined for unnecessary driving on the left (or in the middle lane) when there is ample space on the right.
I , as most other people, also get terribly annoyed when I see one of those left lane huggers driving like they exist alone on the world therefore I always make a habit driving on the left, even while speeding on an open freeway.



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25 Go3Team : Not from Florida... Different states, different laws. They all should have/enforce keep right except to pass laws. I mentioned aggressive driving in
26 Jetstar : In Connecticut it is illegal to pass on the right on a 2 lane highway, 3 or more lane highway, passing on the right is ok. Also and I assume most stat
27 MD11Engineer : Well. while I try to keep going on the right lane as much as possible, I have a small problem with my car (a clapped out 1989 Suzuki Samurai jeep). M
28 Post contains images Vikkyvik : I was driving back up to the Boston area from the Cape last night. Was cruising on 495 N, which is two lanes down south of the 24 interchange. Some g
29 Galapagapop : What part of CT are you driving in???????? Where I am, everyone is on their cell phone, highway, backroads, post road, everywhere, going slow, not si
30 MD11Engineer : This is actually the only traffic offense I have seen the Italian police to enforce. Getting caught yakking away on a mobile phone in Italy will cost
31 Post contains images Mir : Another thing that pisses me off is when I'm in the left lane passing a group of cars, and somebody behind me is obviously looking to go faster. So I
32 Post contains images Galapagapop : I wish we had our fines that high, but someone would just counter sue or something saying it's a necessity, but boy would a $500+ fine curb such habi
33 Post contains images Pelican : To be honest I do that, too - when it is dark an I drive more than 180kph. I imagine that I've a little more room to navigate around an obstacle on t
34 FlyMIA : Here is your answer Empty I dont mean no cars at all. I mean not many cars, I already passed a few cars who were in the right lane and I was in the l
35 Jetstar : In southwestern Connecticut. All the police officer has to do is see the driver using the cell phone. It does not matter that when he stops the vehic
36 Scottieprecord : Haha... I'm saying this is an alternative to tailgating. You don't have to be right on their ass for them to see the blinker. How is that illegal? I'
37 Futurecaptain : You're saying you don't check your blind spot before you merge lanes? That's just as unsafe as anything else in this topic. Not all the time. In OK t
38 A332 : Welcome to my world... every day I make it home quicker by passing on the right and taking the supposed 'slow lanes' home during my commute... the lef
39 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Everything is illegal in VA when it comes to driving...lets face it you get raped for having a detector there for christs sake In the case of Daytona
40 ShyFlyer : I hate that as well. Not only is it rude, it is dangerous. I was almost clipped my some jerk-off doing that. Had contact been made, it could have got
41 57AZ : Here in Arizona, passing on the right is permissible as long as it is not prohibited by posted sign or ordinance and the roadway has at least three t
42 Post contains images FlyMIA : Your one of the good drivers but you dont see a problem with passing on the right? Try driving in Miami for a few hours and not come close to running
43 Mdsh00 : It would but then some of the freeways are so wide around here that the left lane loses some of its meaning. Haha, seems a lot of people would hate i
44 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : I think that might have been me passing you Asian ladies? Sovietjet can enlighten you on the situation of asians and driving in Chicagoland. The reac
45 Post contains images ACDC8 : Just posted this pic in another thread, but I'll post it again. Page 28 of our Provincial driving exam text book .... KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS, its t
46 Asuflyer05 : Has anyone from the New York area noticed that the guy who parks himself in the left lane is inevitably the same person who STOPS in the EZPASS lane?
47 Post contains images Sabena332 : I do it as well when the Autobahn is completely empty and when I fancy a high-speed ride, I was talking about "normal" Autobahn conditions in the mor
48 FlyDeltaJets87 : So if you were on the empty highway driving down the left lane, who were you passing that you needed to be in the left lane? I am the one who brakes
49 AirCop : Just two points 1) you just given the police a reason to stop you for possible DUI. 2) the worst two lanes to drive in on a freeway at night is the f
50 Post contains images Mdsh00 : Please, my dad is a sick driver, and my girl's dad used to race his M3 on a track. My mom however, once made my little brother vomit from motion sick
51 LOT767-300ER : Are you that white dude at ERAU who drives that full size van and listens to rap music at the loudest decible? Yea you know who im talkin about...!
52 MCOflyer : Yes and it gives cops more of an excuse to pull you over. My local PD has told me they do this often. If someone is hogging the left lane like a truc
53 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Nope. I hate rap music. But I do know who you're talking about. Defensive Driving- Any animal smaller than a deer...you DON'T stop. I'll pass on the
54 LOT767-300ER : His name is Will Rogers (No joke, i worked with him for 3 days) Sooner or later you will get a ticket for that. If not here, then somewhere else. Bec
55 FlyMIA : Okay fine if I am doing 10 over on a interstate highway at night, let the police officer pull me over and check for a DUI, I wont be under the influe
56 BigOrange : If it's at night then sit behind them at a distance and put your brights on. Make sure you are far enough back so that your lights are in their rear v
57 Post contains images NorthStarDC4M : 1st up, all you people saying "speeding is dangerous" get your head around this fact: obstructing traffic is MORE dangerous. I'm not saying you should
58 N202PA : I love it how the OP here feels justified in citing the law when it's convenient (ie, passing on the right, braking to tell drivers behind to back off
59 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Haha, I know him through ROTC. He was in my flight one semester. A "good" driver would also drive the speed limit. N202PA hit the nail right on the h
60 SCCutler : these discussions always amuse, but the bottom line is, proper right of way and lane discipline are vital to traffic safety. If you think about it, be
61 LOT767-300ER : 75-80mph in a 65mph is an understandable speed. I dont think we would have this kind of discussion if everyone drove like you. You are wrong, or you
62 Post contains images FlyMIA : Enough with I was breaking the law stuff, find me 3 police officers out of ten on the highway that would give me a speeding ticket for doing 10 over
63 N202PA : VOOM, right over your head, FlyMIA. IT'S THE LAW. Doesn't matter if you go one mile over, or 50. Doesn't matter if it's enforced or not. If you're goi
64 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : And you'll probably find even fewer who will pull you over for "riding in the left lane" if you're doing the speed limit or for passing on the right
65 Post contains links and images LOT767-300ER : Hahah FlyMIA read this, god damn its funny as hell: http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap18/auto.htm "Europeans tend to be fast, aggressive drivers, wi
66 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Who cares? Hes a douchebag. I told him that to his face before.
67 Post contains images FlyMIA : Well in Florida a police officer can not give you a ticket for going 5mph or less over the speed limit, a police may only give you a warning for that
68 Post contains images Mdsh00 : Who does the limit at 12pm? Retards that drive the speed limit in the left lane and stay there are a bigger detriment. I can't stand cell phone drive
69 LOT767-300ER : Mafia IDOT again, Blagojevich screwed up basically half a decade of Chicago driving by creating open road tolling making it seem like its our savior.
70 Futurecaptain : Been there, done that whole move with the flow of traffic BS. Got too many speeding tickets to show for it. Even one for doing 10 mph over the limit.
71 LOT767-300ER : Just because there is a limit of 70 mph on a highway in Minnesota and 500 feet later it turns all of a sudden into a 55mph zone in Wisconsin doesnt m
72 Post contains links Pelican : What kind of engine has it? With the 4.2 TDI quattro it is possible to reach 278km/h on its digital speedo, which should be 258km/h because that's th
73 Post contains images GOCAPS16 : FlyMIA, I see you drive a VW. This should take care of your needs when it comes to left lane hoggers. Now, who will merge to the right lane.
74 FlyDeltaJets87 : My opinion on that is someone was actually rather smart, and just knew that humans have a tendency to bend the rules and push the envelope. They knew
75 Post contains images Cfalk : Absolutely. If people observe lane discipline, you can have some cars at 60 mph and others going 100 mph safely, because people know what they are su
76 AndesSMF : Agreed. It is very hard to so here in many parts of California, as some idiots will shift to the faster lane for no apparent reason (which means that
77 FlyMIA : I am not mad at the person for following the speed limit, I am mad at the person for first being the left lane while doing just about the speed limit
78 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Unless it's been changed, I-110 (and CA-110) from south of downtown north to Pasadena is all 55. Speed limit on MA-128/I-95 around suburban Boston, a
79 Post contains images Sabena332 : The 4.2L, but the non Diesel version. You can reach 240 kph in the area you live on a Friday afternoon??? I wish I could drive faster than 80 kph on
80 Post contains images Pelican : Sounds like alot of fun. Chasing Porsches should be possible Yep, the traffic is seldom dense on the A9 until Dessau or Halle, once you've left the B
81 Post contains images WildcatYXU : No shit. There was a fatal accident years ago near to my place (I lived in Slovakia then). A young dude totaled his Peugeot 405 and killed his GF whi
82 Post contains links Aa757first : http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/sl-irrel.html Scroll down to "Summary of Findings". Basically: people go how fast they are used to traveling on a road. Ra
83 LH423 : I never said that. The fact remains that passing on the left is preferred because you are in the blind spots for a shorter period of time. One should
84 N202PA : And I'd expect you to call yourself grossly hypocritical for bitching out FlyMIA if you have ever travelled at 1 mph over the posted speed limit. Fact
85 FlyMIA : So I am being "bitched" out for speeding than? Again I am not mad at the guy for following the speed limit, Again I am not mad at the guy for followi
86 LOT767-300ER : Only a fool would bitch someone out for speeding on an empty highway by 10mph. I choose which laws I follow and certainly driving the speed limit isn
87 N202PA : So I am being "bitched" out for speeding than? No. Like I said, I speed too. Most people do, at one point or another. But very few have the nerve to s
88 FlyMIA : Why not make a non-aviation topic about it? When most people have deaths in the family or have problems with their girlfriends most of the time they
89 LOT767-300ER : Actually most of Americans in real life think they should enforce the law and are self made cops and snitch on one another like there is no tomorrow.
90 Post contains images Sabena332 : It is. Never tried it, I am not a big racing fan, but it should be possible. Countless more examples in this area, some of them simply unbelievable!
91 SWISSER : are you serious? Why would you risk getting killed by doing so? What have you done to it?mine has only 340HP?
92 Sabena332 : Nothing, it is the regular 4.2l FSI engine. Patrick
93 LH423 : I think the main issue is not whether FlyMIA was speeding or not, or how fast the guy sitting in the left lane ahead of him was going or whether FlyMI
94 Pelican : Indeed, but I meant the A24 and not the A2 which has indeed 3 lanes per direction... it was late... The 'best' example in our area is the A10 (Berlin
95 NorthStarDC4M : A> they won't take your word for it, they'll dispatch a cop ahead to watch out for him B> im not saying they are going exactly 50 over the limit, i m
96 WildcatYXU : Nice. So a cop that may be missed elsewhere get dispatched just because somebody thinks about the other car that it's traveling too fast. So when the
97 LOT767-300ER : 1. Writing to the DOT wont do squat, the speed limits in America are set low for collecting ticket money. I wont buy any other theory that the limit
98 NorthStarDC4M : yes... i have... and doing 29 over the limit looks a whole hell of alot slower than doing 170. I'm not talking about calling the cops on the people d
99 WildcatYXU : Believe me, the wast majority will be such calls. Many people have no idea how fast the other car actually is... Who are they? How will you know them
100 FlyMIA : I agree somewhat. But than the drivers sucks in America that is another reason for the low limits. Most of Europe's highways are 120km/h which is 80m
101 Seb146 : In Oregon, it is illegal to flash your brights to get someone to move over. It is considered endangering the driver ahead of you. Stupid law, I know.
102 LOT767-300ER : Did you drive on that nasty YVR bridge where there is sort of like 1 or 2 middle lanes and they change when the "X" overhead changes to a Checkmark o
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