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Old 01-14-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Driving on average skill wise is pretty poor here in Dallas. But on the highways, since its mostly a straight line, its alright. You will have problems on the normal roads.

If you want to drive slower than normal on the highways, use the left lane. But by slow it does not mean 30mph!
Do NOT drive slower in the LEFT lane. Slow traffic keeps right. If people are passing you on the right, you are moving too slow for that lane and need to get further to the right.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Do NOT drive slower in the LEFT lane. Slow traffic keeps right. If people are passing you on the right, you are moving too slow for that lane and need to get further to the right.
Someone's been spreading this information around. Do you know how many people are just puttering around in the left lane of 70 mile per hour freeways? I think they really think that's where they're supposed to be. Someone is disseminating this information that the left lane is where you go when you're scared and you don't want to go fast.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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The exam manual says left lane. If i recall correctly. Right lane is on normal roads.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Yup it is! I was wrong!

Page 50!

Choose the Proper Lane
1. Use the right lane to drive at the minimum posted speed limit or below the normal flow of traffic.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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On highways the left lane is the passing lane. You are not even supposed to drive in it unless you are passing slower traffic in the right lane.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The exam manual says left lane. If i recall correctly. Right lane is on normal roads.
AND THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD HAVE A MANDATED DRIVER REFRESHER COURSE EVERY 5 YEARS!!!!!!
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