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Old 09-06-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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ok, this thread seems to be about people's angst when passed when there are multiple lanes. I, personally, don't pay attention to whether people are upset or not fi I pass them

What concerns me is when I pass someone on a two-lane road, which means I have to cross into the opposite travel lane to pass. I only do this if the person is driving below the speed limit, and only will attempt if I have the dotted line and cannot see a single car on the other side.

That being said, it enrages me when I attempt to pass, and the person (who has been driving below the speed limit for miles) speeds up as I am passing. Do they not realize that by speeding up, they are endangering my (and their) life?

If you are being passed by a car on the left (using the opposite traffic lane), the only thing you should do is SLOW DOWN!! This allows them to safely get back into the travel lane. Speeding up just puts both cars in a lot of danger.

They are passing you because they want to go faster than you. You will be in no different situation if they pass, because they will just go faster than you. So, slow down and let them pass!!
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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I see this all the time. It's pretty sad. It only shows that these people are full of themselves and think they own the road. These are the same people who drive side by side at the same speed, effectively creating a wall of cars that no one can pass, which is not only an assholish thing to do but it is dangerous. Where I live, I frequently see police pull over people for driving too slow in the left lane, which makes me super happy every time. Most of these highway bullies don't know that it is actually illegal to cause a traffic jam by driving slow in the left lane... and YES, driving the speed limit when the flow of traffic is going about 10mph faster than that is in fact considered driving too slow.

Here's a fun example of a cop demonstrating to someone to gtfo of the left lane:

Police pull over slow driver - YouTube
OMG I can only pray that I would ever see someone in my city get pulled over for driving too slow in the left lane. Its torture that I endure daily in this place.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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What if you don't want to get a ticket for driving too fast?
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:51 PM
 
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A lot of Americans just don't know how to drive. In Europe everyone and I mean everyone stays right and passes left.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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People are idiots. End of story.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
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A lot of Americans just don't know how to drive. In Europe everyone and I mean everyone stays right and passes left.
Have your travels to/through Europe ever taken you through the Balkan states? Might change your disposition on that.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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Haven't had a good laugh like that in a while.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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You just can't fix stupid!
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What if you don't want to get a ticket for driving too fast?
Then drive in the far right lane, also known by everyone as the slow lane.
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