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Old 10-27-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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No! -- the speed limit applies to the entire road, specifically including the left lane. If you are going below the speed limit, then you need to keep to the right. If you're in the left lane, then you need to obey the speed limit. Do you really think that you can go any speed that you want simply because you're in the left lane?
And this is exactly the thing that causes the back ups and insane traffic on 540 every day on my way to and from work. Some moron will appoint themselves the speed patrol and get in the left lane and go either exactly the speed limit or 5 to 10 miles under it - and thus really does result in the slow up in every other lane. Then drivers get angry and try to shoot around them. (And this has only gotten worse since the speed limit was raised.) It's all rather sanctimonious and extremely annoying.

Also - not in line with the OP's question. To which the answer is: Yes - get a lawyer before doing anything else. It will be worth your money. Talk to a few of them, if you can get free consults, to see which one fits your needs the best.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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^^ Keep calm and carry on. It worked during the bombing of London (although the people of London were not nearly as important as modern-day North Raleigh-to-RTP commuters, at least in their own minds . . .).
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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^^ Keep calm and carry on.
Or KCCO (Keep Calm and Chive On) as I learned about from Business Week.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Your grasp of logic is interesting. Where did I say it was OK for me to break the law? I don't ever block the left lane, because I personally obey "slower drivers keep right."
I'll have to apologize then. Based on your strident rhetoric, I made the assumption that you were a left lane blocker.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:00 PM
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I'll have to apologize then. Based on your strident rhetoric, I made the assumption that you were a left lane blocker.
Ditto for me as well then.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:45 AM
 
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And this is exactly the thing that causes the back ups and insane traffic on 540 every day on my way to and from work. Some moron will appoint themselves the speed patrol and get in the left lane and go either exactly the speed limit or 5 to 10 miles under it - and thus really does result in the slow up in every other lane. Then drivers get angry and try to shoot around them. (And this has only gotten worse since the speed limit was raised.) It's all rather sanctimonious and extremely annoying.

Also - not in line with the OP's question. To which the answer is: Yes - get a lawyer before doing anything else. It will be worth your money. Talk to a few of them, if you can get free consults, to see which one fits your needs the best.
All you hot shots think the speed limit is a joke. If it says 55 and you do 55, you are in full compliance and have every right to use the lane you prefer.

The right lane on many roads appears and disappears many times, so those who feel more comfortable at a lower speed can't use it.

The speed limit is to be obeyed, not a starting point for calculating your desired rate of speed.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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All you hot shots think the speed limit is a joke. If it says 55 and you do 55, you are in full compliance and have every right to use the lane you prefer.

The right lane on many roads appears and disappears many times, so those who feel more comfortable at a lower speed can't use it.

The speed limit is to be obeyed, not a starting point for calculating your desired rate of speed.
Incorrect.

The law says "slower traffic must keep right, regardless of speed"

You may proceed....
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Like I said, neither side will be convinced here.


Hopefully, the OP will update us on the massive stack of letters from local attorneys he should be getting any day now.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Incorrect.

The law says "slower traffic must keep right, regardless of speed"

You may proceed....
Slower traffic does not include motorists driving at the speed limit since exceeding the limit can result in a citation.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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I often drive over the speed limit but both accept that I'm knowingly doing so and also respectful of those who chose to maintain the legal speed limit. My only complaint is when two cars are side-by-side and pacing one another which gums up the flow of traffic.

And while I think this point has been beaten to death, resuscitated and beaten to death again, anyone driving thirty-five mph over the speed limit needs to be reigned in. I also don't believe that police officers exaggerate or make mistakes often enough to assume that's the case, ever.
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