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    States cracking down on left lane campers

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    These people drive me nuts. I was following someone today going 60 in a 65, and they took at least 2 miles to pass someone who was going 59, and when they were past? Yep, just stayed in the left lane, completely oblivious. I swear 65/69 between Indianola and Des Moines is absolutely filled with them!




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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    This describes approximately 50% of all drivers in the state of Texas. And I'm not exaggerating.



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    If you drive in Minnesota, you have to camp out in the left lane unless you want back problems


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Well, hopefully Iowa will be one of them.

    But what frosts me just as much is when I'm in the left lane passing someones (or a row of someones), already doing (maybe a wee bit over) the speed limit, and some dillweed comes flying up behind me and rides my...tailgate, thinking that I'll get the "hint".



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    I wish the penalty for left lane camping was instant death.



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    I love the slow side-by-siders myself. It's quite the feeling to be stuck behind 2 vehicles going 53 mph side-by-side on the interstate.


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    How come so many people are for this but tickets are never issued? It's called the passing lane, that means that you actually can speed up, go around the car, and then move back over just like a tow lane highway.

    My wife hates ridding with me because I usually give these people a mile before I start flashing them(with my lights).



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    I ******* hate people that ride the fast lane. If you're just doing the speed limit, the fast lane is not for you, please move over. I'll gladly flash lights, lay on my horn and flip off people I come to that don't get over when I'm coming up behind them to pass them.


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    I admit, I'm a left lane camper, but I drive real fast


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    The only exception to this rule for me is semi's. Most are good drivers and between lack of power, the inability to see, and idiot drivers who drive in their blind spot I usually try to be patient with them.



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Why is it that when you come up on someone going under the speed limit they road hazard, but when someone flies around you over the speed limit, they are an insane maniac?



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    Why is it that when you come up on someone going under the speed limit they road hazard, but when someone flies around you over the speed limit, they are an insane maniac?
    Depends on who you ask. I'm not an insane maniac, I'm an offensive driver.


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I ******* hate people that ride the fast lane. If you're just doing the speed limit, the fast lane is not for you, please move over. I'll gladly flash lights, lay on my horn and flip off people I come to that don't get over when I'm coming up behind them to pass them.
    Sweet. So you're saying, "Please step aside and allow me to break the law with impunity. It's my RIGHT as a driver to be able to speed."? Do you steal small items from convenience stores as well?

    I suspect if we would drive in the left lane of the freeway and make the right lane the passing lane, accidents would be reduced because drivers on the on-ramp would be able to enter the freeway without other drivers having to switch lanes at the last minute to make room for them.


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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I admit, I'm a left lane camper, but I drive real fast
    That's asking for a ticket. I do my best to drive 80-85 but still look like I'm just an old lady in the slow lane.



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    Re: States cracking down on left lane campers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I admit, I'm a left lane camper, but I drive real fast
    I do too at times, mainly because I'm driving faster than the flow of traffic on average, but I'm also watching my rear view, and will slide over to let someone get by. That's the key.



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