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    Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!


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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    One of the most annoying, disrespectful, stupid things I have seen lately, is on the slow circle onramps to highways people gunning it, cutting across and passing me as I merge on.

    You litterally cannot go faster than 40 on these ramps, but people are hitting it and passing me, before I even have a chance to merge over. Really irritating.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    One of the most annoying, disrespectful, stupid things I have seen lately, is on the slow circle onramps to highways people gunning it, cutting across and passing me as I merge on.

    You litterally cannot go faster than 40 on these ramps, but people are hitting it and passing me, before I even have a chance to merge over. Really irritating.
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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    So true.

    Problem is these lane blockers "think" they are helping by enforcing the posted speed limit. I.e. since their speedometer says 65 and limit is 65 that person behind me has no right to get by.

    What idiot lane blocker doesn't realize is that their speedometer is NOT calibrated regularily unlike law enforcement vehicles. So even though they think they are doing 65 mine may read 60.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    65/69 between Indianola and Des Moines is absolutely the worst place in the state for this. The only explanations that I can think of for this:

    1. They are stupid and do not understand the law

    2. They are so self-involved that they don't realize anyone is waiting behind them

    3. They are passive-aggressive, and the only way they can feel important in the world is if they impede someone else's life in whatever way they can.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    [QUOTE=ruxCYtable;2479689]LET ME TRAINER MERGE[/QUOTE
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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    I'll get over, but if you are tailgating me I'm going to slow down to **** you off.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I'll get over, but if you are tailgating me I'm going to slow down to **** you off.
    I'm pretty patient overall, and don't tailgate, but if I'm following someone for over 30 seconds with no car in the right lane, I'm passing on the right. I don't drive all that fast, but I end up passing 2 or 3 cars on the right on almost every trip between Des Moines and Indianola.

    Of course, their next favorite trick is to speed up by 20 mph when you try to get around them (or speed up until they're next to another car, and then slow back down). It's just silly....if you like driving in the left lane, just scoot over until people are by you, and then get back over. Pretty simple. I've followed cars for 3 or 4 miles in heavy traffic, with 8 or 10 cars waiting behind, just to make a simple pass that would have taken about 10 seconds.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    So true.

    Problem is these lane blockers "think" they are helping by enforcing the posted speed limit. I.e. since their speedometer says 65 and limit is 65 that person behind me has no right to get by.

    What idiot lane blocker doesn't realize is that their speedometer is NOT calibrated regularily unlike law enforcement vehicles. So even though they think they are doing 65 mine may read 60.
    More than that, it is the responsibility of drivers to assume the prevailing speed of traffic. In some states, that's the law. (It was in MO when I was growing up anyway).

    One of the problems is that these jackwagons don't see the havoc they wreak, namely the accordian reactions they cause behind them, and accidents inside them.

    Some of them hang in the left lane because they aren't good enough drivers to deal with all the lane changes that typically come with being in the right hand lane, but they claim that they have a right/responsibility to be in the left rather than admit their "fear" of the right.


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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm pretty patient overall, and don't tailgate, but if I'm following someone for over 30 seconds with no car in the right lane, I'm passing on the right. I don't drive all that fast, but I end up passing 2 or 3 cars on the right on almost every trip between Des Moines and Indianola.

    Of course, their next favorite trick is to speed up by 20 mph when you try to get around them (or speed up until they're next to another car, and then slow back down). It's just silly....if you like driving in the left lane, just scoot over until people are by you, and then get back over. Pretty simple. I've followed cars for 3 or 4 miles in heavy traffic, with 8 or 10 cars waiting behind, just to make a simple pass that would have taken about 10 seconds.
    Yes this irritates me as well, but I'm talking about when I'm going 75 in a 70 to get around a truck because you want to go 80 MPH and you are riding my ***. It's just going to make me slow down, because I hate people who tailgate me. And it's dangerous.

    The people I hate are the ones that have an empty lane to their right and don't take it at all for some stupid reason.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Can we add to the list of gripes, people who refuse to change the cruise control, ie slowly creeping past someone while passing. Cars start stacking up behind them.
    If I see a car that is waiting on me to pass someone I will kick it up a few mph, just so it doesn't get to blocked up.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    65/69 between Indianola and Des Moines is absolutely the worst place in the state for this.
    You've never been on I-380 between CR and IC, I take it. I routinely have to pass people on the right and half the time, when I do, the idiot speeds up.

    Just make it easy and move over...I don't see what the huge problem is!!



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    I got pulled over in Missouri one time for driving more than 5 miles in the left lane when not a single soul was in both lanes.. The cop gave me a warning, but it's a law in Missouri. I'm a fast driver and used to being in the left lane when I drive up and down 35, so sometimes I forget.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    I once got pulled over for not passing in the left lane. I slowed down my pass because i saw the cop. It was st patty's'so i think he just wanted to see if he could smell booze on me.



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    Re: Slow drivers, KEEP RIGHT!

    Don't tailgate me in City traffic. You will not get where you want to get in the time you expect.

    Most of these guys are teenagers thinking that they actually make progress by getting to a stoplight sooner than others.



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