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Old 06-23-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Of course not, but gpsma's belief that throwing marbles at a motorcycle will have some sort of effect is very Bugs Bunnyesque.
It had me thinking of Wylie Coyote and ACME brand marbles.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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No. I really don't. I do a lot of driving in NJ, and if you come up behind the guy in the left lane, he will signal and move over to the center lane so you can go on your merry way. Not so much of the pack mentality in Jersey.
I drive back and forth to New England. I've seen packs in CT, MA, VT, NH & during my occasional trips in ME. I was only in RI twice, once during rush hour, so I can't comment on RI.

That written, I do notice in NE fewer left lane hogs -- people tend to use it to pass and then pull right. The biggest left lane hogs I find to be from NH. Like Gpsma, they are out there controlling the pace for the left lane.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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See earlier in the thread. The self appointed speed police who like to drive in the left lane, at the same pace as the car next to them in the right lane, which leads to cars bunching up behind them who want to disobey the speed limit.
I corrected it for you
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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Says the guy who resorts to vandalism. You either obey the laws or not, which is it?
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I obey the laws that involve the safety of me or others. Retribution for someone not obeying the laws by parking in my driveway is simply the correct and justified thing to do.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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It's harder for the cops to pull over a speeder who is in a pack of speeders then if you are speeding by yourself
This is the correct answer across the country. People tend to jump from group to group, but rarely speed on their own. The ones ones who speed alone are the ones you tend to see pulled over.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Throwing oil in a car does not involve safety? Think about if this persons hands slip off the wheel causing him to lose control or his feet slip from the brake which causes an accident. Your actions do not seem very safe now.

Gpsma: Obeying and disobeying laws as he sees fit, just like everyone else.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Throwing oil in a car does not involve safety? Think about if this persons hands slip off the wheel causing him to lose control or his feet slip from the brake which causes an accident. Your actions do not seem very safe now.

Gpsma: Obeying and disobeying laws as he sees fit, just like everyone else.
LOL.....The oil was all over his velour seats..LOL.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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In other states, such as NJ, I have seen signs warning people that the left lane is ONLY for passing.

I have also known LI'ers to get mad when they get a ticket in another state for travelling in the left lane because they just were so used to doing it, they didn't know it was wrong.

Around here, since the traffic is so heavy, I think that restriction has been voided.
So the left lane is only for passing? Well spank my A@@ and call me Charlie, I thought it was just a regular lane! (And I'm not kidding either). Since I started driving to work in LI from Brooklyn I thought the left lane was the "Fast Lane" not only the Passing lane. As I have gotten more comfortable with driving I use the left lane to "drive" all the time. OOPS!

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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So the left lane is only for passing? Well spank my A@@ and call me Charlie, I thought it was just a regular lane! (And I'm not kidding either). Since I started driving to work in LI from Brooklyn I thought the left lane was the "Fast Lane" not only the Passing lane. As I have gotten more comfortable with driving I use the left lane to "drive" all the time. OOPS!
Spank!

OK Charlie,

Technically the left lane is for passing. The volume of traffic on LI makes it more of a fast lane, although that's not what it is meant to be. If you're in the left lane driving in another state, you might get pulled over for driving in the passing lane. My friend had that happen in ME.
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