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Old 02-10-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Well then cops need to start enforcing this rule as much as trying to catch up with speedsters. I absolutelly cannot stand people driving in left lane bellow speed limit. Even at the speed limit, if there is space on the right lane, move over, and if you are passing someone, speed up pass and go back to the lane. There is no need to drive 5 miles next to the person you are "passing"
You won't have an issue with me...I rather have them pass me and love to see them later when the cops give them a ticket...that is why i move over so fast. ....if all others do the same we can have the County get a lot of money....
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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But why should I wait my turn? I am more important than you. I deserve special treatment. All of the regular people should wait. Not me!
hehe You don't happen to live in Florida do you?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Because in Florida, with the kind of ppl We attract, we need a law to enforce an existing law!!!!!!


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My complaint with this is that we really already have this law. Why waste time and money instituting one that's so similar?

Florida Speed Laws (http://www.floridaonlinedriverschool.com/Traffic_School-Laws_Florida.htm - broken link)


I. No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. 316.183(5)
II. The minimum speed limit on Interstate and Defense Highways, with at lest 4 lanes, is 40 MPH. 316.183(2)
III. A person, driving at less than the normal speed of traffic, shall drive in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. 316.081(2)
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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There is no need to drive 5 miles next to the person you are "passing"
That's an I-4 Classic!!!

The ppl who drive slow in the left lane, in most cases they seem delusional, or they're texting.....ONLY after they are passed by 4,5 cars they finally get the point and move over!

I usually horn!

What "I" don't understand at all is when has the road become a game? I mean, I am on the road because I have too not because I want too, I have a place I have to be at at a certain time and oddly enough I have to leave with even more extra time now to include these idiots who cheated the driving exam and have no clue about road rules and laws!
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Because in Florida, with the kind of ppl We attract, we need a law to enforce an existing law!!!!!!
After all, bad drivers are purely a Florida thing.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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About time they started ENFORCING it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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You won't have an issue with me...I rather have them pass me and love to see them later when the cops give them a ticket...that is why i move over so fast. ....if all others do the same we can have the County get a lot of money....
Perfect If you don't want to get tickets it's fine, but there are people who are willing to take the risk of getting the ticket in favor or getting to their destination a little faster. It's not other driver's job to regulate the speed on the highway.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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hehe You don't happen to live in Florida do you?
I am younger and raised in Florida. I deserve to have everything handed to me just because I am me and I want it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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Perfect If you don't want to get tickets it's fine, but there are people who are willing to take the risk of getting the ticket in favor or getting to their destination a little faster. It's not other driver's job to regulate the speed on the highway.
Exactly. And the people who are going too slow, or blocking the left passing lane should get tickets.

I will tell you though that you better not tailgate me. I have been rear-ended 4 times and really don't like tailgaters because of that. I will slow down until you back off. If you aren't going to leave enough space between our 2 cars for a safe braking distance, I will be forced to leave enough space in front of me to compensate. I am mainly talking about driving the middle lane on US19, going 5 above the speed limit and I need to turn left very soon. If you back off, I will continue driving at a good speed. If you want to go around, you have the left lane. There is no reason to drive so close to my car that I can't see your headlights while moving at 60 MPH and coming up to a red light.

Sorry about that. Had to get it out. lol. I have wanted to get some Florida driving manuals and start passing them out to people who do stupid and illegal things.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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In counter to this, tailgaters should get ticketed!!

Some like me deliberately slow down to **** these tailgaters who think they own the roads off.

I am in the right lane going under the speed on the highway because guess why, I am in no hurry and you don't need to go faster than 55 to get somewhere. I suppose in sprawl environments you do. God I hate FL!
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