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Old 12-12-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So for the sake of the discussion, if the speed limit on a freeway is 65 MPH, does the average motorist (whatever that means) think its OK to do 65 MPH in the left lane? I ask this because I suspect for many the answer is yes.
I don't think it is. If you want to go slow, stay in the slow lane. Left lane should be for passing.

I had a guy going 52 MPH in the left lane on 65 MPH Pena Blvd earlier this week. He looked like he was having a conference call.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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So for the sake of the discussion, if the speed limit on a freeway is 65 MPH, does the average motorist (whatever that means) think its OK to do 65 MPH in the left lane? I ask this because I suspect for many the answer is yes. Had exactly this situation on the way home tonight - gentlemen in the right lane going 65, being passed on the left by almost everyone and yet somehow blissfully unaware of his impact on traffic. Once past this driver, average freeway speed was 75 - and yes I know we were all speeding (all 456 cars, 27 trucks, 1 motorcycle and 6 RV's).
So, was he in the left or the right lane? Nothing wrong to drive in the right lane with the speed limit. Use the left one if in a hurry.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Denver
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... gentlemen in the right lane going 65, being passed on the left by almost everyone and yet somehow blissfully unaware of his impact on traffic. Once past this driver, average freeway speed was 75 - and yes I know we were all speeding (all 456 cars, 27 trucks, 1 motorcycle and 6 RV's).
65 on right lane and you have problem?

I think he is a very good driver.
Left lane is open so why that matters?
He doesn't control traffic and should not drive faster just because every other moron wants to drive over the speed limit.
Now if he was on the left lane, that's different.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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So for the sake of the discussion, if the speed limit on a freeway is 65 MPH, does the average motorist (whatever that means) think its OK to do 65 MPH in the left lane? I ask this because I suspect for many the answer is yes. Had exactly this situation on the way home tonight - gentlemen in the right lane going 65, being passed on the left by almost everyone and yet somehow blissfully unaware of his impact on traffic. Once past this driver, average freeway speed was 75 - and yes I know we were all speeding (all 456 cars, 27 trucks, 1 motorcycle and 6 RV's).
It's absolutely fine to be driving 65 - or slower - in the left lane as long as you're passing a slower driver. The left lane is for passing. If you're not passing, don't be it in (it's against the law).
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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So, was he in the left or the right lane? Nothing wrong to drive in the right lane with the speed limit. Use the left one if in a hurry.
Sorry - he was in the left lane. I have no issue with drivers doing whatever they want in the right lane - so long as they stay out of the left lane (or just visit it on rare occasions!).
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