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Old 10-21-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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I have had a pet peeve on this subject for decades. I have always suspected those not even going the speed limit in the left lane were self justifying their non-courteous behavior by believing "Well, the folks behind me want me to pull over so they can speed, therefore I am justified by blocking their progress".

This is nothing more than selfishness and a refusal to offer fellow drivers a common courtesy. It's always been common practice for most folks to go ~5-10% over the limit here in Texas, and in most cases not even worthy of notice by the Police. I don't tend to speed anymore as I have aged, but you can bet your fanny I don't spend the majority of my drive time stuck in the passing lane. I courteously pull over to let faster cars by!
 
Old 10-21-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I have had a pet peeve on this subject for decades. I have always suspected those not even going the speed limit in the left lane were self justifying their non-courteous behavior by believing "Well, the folks behind me want me to pull over so they can speed, therefore I am justified by blocking their progress".

This is nothing more than selfishness and a refusal to offer fellow drivers a common courtesy. It's always been common practice for most folks to go ~5-10% over the limit here in Texas, and in most cases not even worthy of notice by the Police. I don't tend to speed anymore as I have aged, but you can bet your fanny I don't spend the majority of my drive time stuck in the passing lane. I courteously pull over to let faster cars by!
It does make sense that left lane slowpokes would also generally be the same ones who hold back social progress.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 02:30 PM
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It does make sense that left lane slowpokes would also generally be the same ones who hold back social progress.
Oh thanks for the stomach ache from laughing at this stupid post.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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It does make sense that left lane slowpokes would also generally be the same ones who hold back social progress.
Hmmm...
 
Old 10-21-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I drove to Dallas on Saturday and there were slower left lane drivers all the way with a line of cars closely piled up behind them. This is a recipe for disaster. One abrupt brake by any one of them and the frustrated and closely spaced cars will have a pile up. Whenever the middle lane freed up a bit, I sped up and passed everyone on the right. I know its against the law, but I'd rather risk a ticket than stay in a dangerous situation. Contrary to what people here have said, the slow left lane drivers were not busy putting on make up, or drinking coffee, or on the phone and instead the majority seemed to be caught up in conversation. As I sped past on their right and got in front of them, I looked through my rear view and saw them glancing at their own rear view mirror, they realized they had a tail of cars behind them and pulled over to the middle lane.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Again, NEVER drive in the left UNLESS there are only 2 lanes and I am NOT merging on or off...am I the ONLY one that things that as long as you move to the right when faster traffic wants to pass that this is acceptable behavior???? I am only trying to be respectful and courteous to those trying to get on and off without being in their lane by staying to the left during those 2 lane areas...but at the same time, ensuring I am not blocking traffic moving faster than I am (hey, if you wanna run rabbit for me, I'm game!)
 
Old 10-22-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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Hmmm...
It was a pun on your statement, "...therefore I am justified by blocking their progress."

Don't think too hard about it.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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Whenever the middle lane freed up a bit, I sped up and passed everyone on the right. I know its against the law, but I'd rather risk a ticket than stay in a dangerous situation.
In the State of Texas, it is permissible to pass on the right, provided there is a traffic lane to the right of the one you are driving in.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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A lot of the hanging in the left lane would be eliminated if the more oblivious drivers were kept to interior lanes. In my daily commute, the vast majority of people I see driving in the left lane, well under the posted speed limit, and oblivious to the road around them all have one thing in common. They are all blabbing on cell phones or worse, texting. It seems that a cell phone ignition interlock is a new feature on cars in San Antonio whereby a vehicle will not start unless the driver is in the middle of a call. Now, I have to wonder, just who the heck the people are talking to at 6am?
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